Gold stan­dard

Holt-based house builder Fleur De­vel­op­ments has won an in­dus­try Os­car at a na­tional awards event.

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ANor­folk house builder has won a na­tional award at a cer­e­mony likened to the Os­cars of the con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

Fleur De­vel­op­ments took the Gold Award for Best Small House­builder in the na­tional What House? Awards 2018 in Lon­don at the end of Novem­ber.

Based in Holt with a staff of 15 and founded in 2007 by di­rec­tors Juli­ette Hop­kins and Joff Brooker, Fleur spe­cialises in build­ing de­sign­led homes in some of Nor­folk and Suf­folk’s most de­sir­able lo­ca­tions.

Fleur’s en­try fea­tured five East Anglian de­vel­op­ments: Foundry Field in Burn­ham Mar­ket, Parishes in Wey­bourne, Green­croft in Blak­eney, Sea Glass in Bran­caster Staithe and Lady Fisher’s Field at Risby, near Bury St Ed­munds.

The awards’ judges were im­pressed by Fleur’s use of qual­ity, lo­cal ma­te­ri­als; gen­eros­ity with space and light; at­trac­tive land­scap­ing; and re­fusal to com­pro­mise on the aes­thet­ics. They also com­mented on Fleur’s mar­ket­ing brochures, mostly cre­ated by de­signer Kevin Taplin at ten­sev­e­, which they de­scribed as “ex­cep­tional, al­most mini-tour guides”.

They said: “Land­scap­ing, along­side de­sign, is a key tenet of the busi­ness… a brick and flint wall here, park rail­ings there, a hedge, a fence – Fleur’s land­scap­ing ap­proach is the com­pany’s wel­com­ing party.”

Founder and de­sign di­rec­tor Juli­ette Hop­kins said: “We’re ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have won this award and to have our pas­sion for build­ing good-look­ing homes recog­nised na­tion­ally.

“As a de­sign-led house­builder, we are driven by our ethos of ‘lov­ingly made lux­ury’ and care deeply about our mark on the land­scape.”

The What House? Awards cer­e­mony was held at the Grosvenor House Ho­tel and was hosted by co­me­dian Jack White­hall and sports com­men­ta­tor Gabby Lo­gan.

“lov­ingly made lux­ury”

Foundry Field in Burn­ham Mar­ket

Joff and Juli­ette with Jack White­hall and Gabby Lo­gan

The Green­croft show house in Blak­eney

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