National award victory for family-run house builder

Stone Homes is presented with the Small Builder award.
Stone Homes is presented with the Small Builder award.

A family-run Alnwick-based building company has seen off competition from businesses across the country to win an industry Oscar.

Stone Homes beat some of the biggest names in house building to be named the UK’s Best Small Builder 2014 at the prestigious WhatHouse Awards ceremony in London.

The company, which was founded in 2001 by husband-and-wife team Dale and Jo Robinson, has designed and built superior modern country houses across Northumberland.

Current developments include Highmoor, Hepscott and Rennington.

Other recent housing projects have been situated in Budle Bay, Netherwitton, Felton, Adderstone Mains, Morpeth and Stocksfield.

Every home built by Stone Homes, which is based at Cawledge Business Park, is created to a bespoke design using only the finest interior and exterior materials. The company aims to develop an individual style by which its properties can be recognised.

The company employs a team of master craftsmen, including carpenters, stonemasons, roofer and tilers.

In presenting Stone Homes with the Gold award in its category, the WhatHouse Awards 2014 judging panel said: “Wherever it builds, statements are made.

“Stone Homes by name and nature, built with character, charm and an extraordinary attention to detail.

“This is a house builder in love with its job and it shows. It is a worthy winner.”

Collecting the award from ceremony host, comedian Rob Brydon, at a glittering ceremony in London attended by around 1,600 of the industry’s biggest names, Dale said: “We are exceptionally pleased and proud to have received this accolade.

“It is testament to the creativity, skill and expertise of our entire team – from our joiners and stonemasons to our architect and bank manager – and we are delighted to accept it on their behalf.”

The company’s website states that Stone Homes continues to build on its current success, producing luxurious homes in rural locations, offering a very personal service to its clients.

It says that the firm’s aim is to create new houses which look as if they have been part of the landscape for at least a hundred years.

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