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2019 NYBCP Winner   Best Educational Building

Awards & Recognition

Building Control Award

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ISO 14001 Award

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Civic Trust Award

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Civic Trust Award

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Lewis Jones Award

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Billy Grimmer Award

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Matthew Myers Award

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Josh Hunter Award

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Joiners York Guild of Building Award

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Hull Building Safety Group Main Contractor's Award - 1st Prize

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Yorkshire Bricklayer of the Year Award

Awards & Recognition

ConCom Presentation

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Trinity Constructing Excellence Award

Awards & Recognition

Student of the Year Josh Hunter

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

The company has been fortunate to receive many awards and recognition for its people, buildings, developments and operations over the years.

A selection of the most notable are listed below :

Considerate Constructors Scheme 2015 National Site Award

Houlton won a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme 2015 National Site Award for our Hull Royal Infirmary Tower Block Facade Repairs and Encapsulation Works for Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The award was presented for Houlton winners James Townend, Steve Cheesman and Christopher Carline at a ceremony in Leeds.

Considerate Constructors said: "This site has shown the highest levels of consideration towards the public, its workforce and the environment through adhering to the Scheme’s five-point Code of Considerate Practice".

Hull Building Safety Group Award 2014

The Hull Building Safety Group held its Charity Dinner/Dance and Safety Awards Presentation at the Willerby Manor Hotel on Saturday 15th March. The evening’s events saw the presentation of the Safety Groups’ annual awards, which were sponsored by MKM Building Supplies Ltd, Hull and Hudson Contract Services Ltd.

The winners of the Main Contractors Award were Houlton in 1st place.

The evenings’ events included a fund raising game of Heads and Tails and a raffle with prizes being donated by group members and several of their trade partners, all in aid of Dove House Hospice. These two events raised £1300.00 for the Group’s elected charity. 

Student of the Year 2014

Houlton’s 350th Apprentice is Student of the Year and collects £350!

Houlton’s apprentice Josh Hunter has scooped 4 awards in a month! He started by winning a brickwork competition in the senior category at this year’s Yorkshire Guild of Bricklayers. He then went on to win the Award for the Most Outstanding Student on an Apprentice Programme 2014 and the Award for the Most Outstanding Apprenticeship on a Brickwork Level 2 Course 2014 at the Hull College Construction Awards evening.
Josh then completed his academic year by winning the Student of the Year Award on a Work Based Learning Course 2014 at the prestigious Hull College Awards Ceremony at Hull City Hall. Josh is the 350th Houlton apprentice in 135 years trading - our first indentured apprentice was Thomas Bishop, bricklayer and plasterer, who started a 5 year apprenticeship in November 1879 and then went onto serve with the company for 57 years!

Hull Trinity House Academy wins Prestigious Award

Hull Trinity House Academy gained due recognition for its impressive appearance and functionality at a glittering Awards Ceremony at The Deep to mark the completion of the Hull Building Schools for the Future Programme. Scooping the Best Refurb Award for Design, recipient John Gledhill, Houlton Contracts Manager said “This was one of my most challenging projects, stripping back a dated façade to the structural skeleton before replacing it with energy efficient cladding and glazing was a major logistical exercise. Remodelling the interior to provide the correct learning adjacencies over 8 storeys provided its own issues, all within a 52 week contact period – and with a new build Sports Hall added in for good measure!”
Houlton is rightly proud of the timeless appearance of the new facility and the stature it adds to Hull Trinity House Academy.

Constructing Excellence Highly Commended Award

Houlton were proud to receive a ‘Highly Commended’ award for our Hull Trinity House Academy project in the Project of the Year category at the now prestigious and renowned Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2013 ceremony which celebrates the best of construction in the region.
The Awards ceremony highlights the hard work, innovation and positivity that is rife in our region with each project assessed by an industry working group to determine whether it should be considered for the awards. We were extremely pleased to be recognised by our peers for excellence in construction at the new Hull Trinity House Academy.

Houlton Wins ConCom Gold

Houlton received the highest ConCom accreditation, the Gold Certificate of Merit in recognition of outstanding achievement in their last ConCom audit, achieving a score of 96%.
ConCom was launched in 2000 by a group of likeminded Client companies who wanted to improve Contractors competency for those working on Humber Bank Client sites. Current members include Air Products, Arkema, Bluestar Fibres, BOC Industrial Gases, BP Chemicals, Centrica Energy, Centrica Storage, Cristal, Gassco, Greenergy, Knauf, Lenzing, Nippon Gohsei, Novartis, Phillips66, Synthomer, Total and Vivergo Fuels. Contractors are required to provide extensive information on their Quality, Environmental and Safety Management procedures for assessment by ConCom prior to accreditation.

Building Excellence Award 2013

Our project at Withernsea School to create the Holderness Vocational Centre was the winner of the 'Best Education Building' at the recent Local Area Building Control North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2013. It received the award for recognition of our high standards of construction and workmanship on the project.
Building Excellence Awards are all about the essence of good buildings. The finalists are not judged on architectural beauty, but on the "Excellence" shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. The awards showcase buildings and design teams that have had to tussle with technical issues, difficult sites, innovative and creative solutions.

Houlton Apprentice crowned “Yorkshire Bricklayer of the Year!”

The annual competition was organised under the auspices of the Guild of Bricklayers, and this year the Yorkshire Regions event was held locally at Hull College. Three bricklaying apprentices from Houlton were chosen from 40 Hull College students; one for each of the 3 sections; New Starters, Juniors and Seniors. Colleges from across Yorkshire were represented with a total of 38 bricklayers apprentice’s to compete in this year’s competition. The standard of the competition was very high, with all our apprentices giving a good account of themselves.

Lewis Jones faced some stern competition in the Senior section, Josh Hunter finished just outside the top three in the New Starters section, while Billy Grimmer won the Junior Section to be crowned “Yorkshire Bricklayer of the Year”.

Hull Building Safety Group Award 2013

Thanks to the hard work of all the project teams Houlton has been awarded first place in the Hull Building Safety Group's Principle Contractors award for 2012 / 2013.

Houlton's achieved the award despite stiff opposition from other contractors in the East Yorkshire area and the award was accepted on Saturday 16th March at the Willerby Manor Hotel in an event attended by over 170 representatives from company’s associated with and members of the Hull Building Safety Group.

Accepting the award Mr Andrew Durant Houlton SHEQ Manager said ” This award is a resounding achievement for our site teams and recognises their commitment to health & safety and I am proud to accept this award on behalf of all the employees at Houlton which reflects the hard work and desire to achieve within our business".

Prestigious Craftmanship Awards On The Right Track

Houlton Joiners Chris Clark and David Mears were recognised at The York Guild of Building Craftmanship Awards for their outstanding ability demonstrated on the successful completion of the reinstallation of the roof of the Grade II listed Pickering Railway Station. Steve Bielby, Honorary Clerk of the York Guild of Building, said: “Once a year awards are presented for outstanding craftsmanship on construction projects in and around the Greater York area. This year’s team award for Craftsmanship went to Houlton for its work in creating a new over-all roof for NYMR at Pickering Station.”

The Houlton team responsible for replacing the roof of Pickering Railway Station were also thrilled to receive the Best Commercial Building / Scheme Under £1m at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2011.

The Junction Goole wins Gold Award for Architecture

The £2.4million project to create The Junction, a new arts and civic centre in Goole upon completion received a prestigious Gold RIBA White Rose Award for Architecture for the designers architect Henley Halebrown Rorrison. In Goole we reused the foundations and steel portal of a redundant 1980s market building to create a new £2.45 million civic centre. The project includes a council chamber, auditorium, workshop and café, while retaining covered space for market traders along the street. The design seeks to forge links between the arts and commerce, tapping into the town’s everyday life to become an integral part of its culture and identity.

Charterhouse Bell Tower Good Mark Award

The Houlton team working to restore the Charterhouse bell tower in Hull to its former glory picked up a Hull Civic Society Good Mark Award.The £60,000 project to replace the bell tower was praised for ‘maintaining the high level of craftsmanship skills necessary for the reconstruction of the cupola’.