A HALESOWEN site manager has scooped a national award after being commended in a competition to find Britain’s best-run building sites.

Darren Galbraith has won the prestigious National House-Building Council’s (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award for his work in overseeing a Barratt Homes development in Hereford.

The 49-year-old worked in construction as a plasterer for 20 years before moving becoming a foreman and working his way up to site manager.

Darren, who won his very first NHBC award for his work at the Bishop Fields development, said: “My assistant site manager and myself have meticulous attention to detail and make each and every home on the development as if it was our very own, and this award shows that level of hard work can really get results.”

The pride in the job quality awards are the most respected in the housebuilding industry and are awarded after the construction standard setting body – NHBC – carries out a series of spot check site inspections to select the best-organised and best-quality housing developments.

Darren will now go on to the final round of the competition which will select the best site manager in the country later this year.

Adrian Farr, managing director of Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “This official recognition of Darren’s hard work by the NHBC confirms that he and his team are building some of the best quality homes.”