Four Stunning Awards For Excel!

Excel Home Design receive LABC building award

Four Stunning Awards For Excel!

April 2018 has been an inspiring and humbling month at Excel Home Design. Through the hard work and dedication of our skilled team of expert craftsman and Excel’s ethos of intuitive, design-led construction, we are delighted to have won four prestigious building awards. 

Earlier in April Excel won three Rhondda Cynon Taff Building Control Awards in the categories of: 

    Best extension or alteration to an existing home
    Best change of use of an existing building or conversion
    Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson

All three Local Award Entries were deemed to have achieved the level of excellence to be put forward for the Local Authority Building Control South Wales Regional Awards in their respective categories. 

We are delighted to say that on Friday evening, 27th April, we won the Local Authority Building Control South Wales Regional Award for:

    Best extension or alteration to an existing home. 

The LABC Building Excellence Awards are the largest business-to-business awards in the UK. 

We are extremely grateful to our wonderful customers for the opportunity to have created their dream homes and their support in our Award applications. It is our pleasure to guide you through these stunning homes. 


converted farmhouse at night

Penbwch Isaf Farm – Best extension or alteration to an existing home

LABC South Wales Regional and Local Winner 2018

Penbwch Isaf Farm was a particularly inspiring project to work on and called upon Excel to intertwine a 200-year-old historic farmhouse with a contemporary extension. 

The project included a split-level Sunroom extension and balcony that enable the family to enjoy and appreciate their home and garden in new ways. The appeal of this development is apparent as it blends the historical with the ultramodern for truly breathtaking visual impact.

Farmhouse with sun room extension, doors open.

Excel Home Design upgraded the entire property to existing building control regulations. This included A-rated windows, under floor heating and LED lighting for improved environmental performance. 

Possibly our biggest achievement with this project is the knowledge that the client uses the space daily and is happy with the building. They describe the project as a “seamless” extension, which is praise indeed.

Farmhouse with sun room extension, living room.

When asked about what difference the property development has made to here life Nicola Moon replied: “To open the bi-folding doors on a nice day when you are having breakfast and to see the birds in the garden, it’s absolutely lovely…you could be anywhere in the world”

The client was so pleased and confident in our approach, delivery, management and finish that they asked us to work on a separate, commercial project.

“The project was finished on time and within budget with the build and finish far exceeding our expectations. We would have no hesitation in recommending Excel Home Design to anyone.” Simon Moon 


Coed Trecastell – Best change of use of an existing building or conversion.

Rhondda Cynon Taff Building Control Awards

This project was another privilege to have completed. It involved developing two existing buildings, previously used as Forestry Commission lodges into a contemporary property that created a WOW factor while retaining some of its original charm. 

The brief was to upgrade the two adjoining semi-detached houses to accommodate the living needs of a couple, and one set of aged parents. The brief had to be flexible enough to respond to a number of changes in plan as the health of the parents deteriorated during the preparation stages.

Excel Home Design’s motto is “Designs For Living”. So we ensured that the changes to the plans were not only compliant and to the highest standards, but also followed a developed idea that would provide the clients with an improved quality of life in their new home.

What the client said:

“The initial plan was to upgrade both houses so that we could look after our parents in their half. As their health deteriorated our plans changed and Russ accommodated 3 different kitchen locations during the project with a great deal of patience and understanding. His 3D computer programme helped us visualise the completed house and his help was invaluable through the difficult planning stage. His team were all efficient and polite and everyone worked to the high standard that Russ expected of them. He pays great attention to detail and has an eye for a quality finish. The three of us communicated and worked so well together it relieved us of the stress which enabled us to enjoy the project.”                                                                                                                                                                                               

The second point is the overall impact that the completed project itself delivers and in the words of the clients creates a “WOW” factor. The development is fully compliant and upgraded to the latest standards of building regulations. This also includes utilisation of the latest technolgoy and smart thinking in the planning of the energy system. 

“Our five bedroom detached house gives us so much pleasure. Each living area works just as we had imagined. It attracts much local attention and many compliments. We are very happy to recommend Excel.” Owen Hopkin

The overall effect is a home that blends character with contemporary, elegant design and leverages the highest standards in building technology to make living efficient and enjoyable. 

Russell Everett. Director, Excel Home Design – Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson

Rhondda Cynon Taff Building Control Awards

It was a proud and humbling moment for our Director, Russell Everett, to win Best Local Builder in Rhondda Cynon Taff. 

A chartered member of the MCIOB and qualified to Level 7 Construction Management, Russell has been on a mission for the last twenty years to create and develop homes that enhance your life as well as your kerb appeal.

Excel’s mantra is “Designs For Living”.  Russell has developed a culture and approach where we believe your home should grow and develop with you. We want it to be the setting of your happy future. From meticulous planning to on-trend creative designs, Director Russell Everett and the team at Excel have worked tirelessly to ensure a first class installation every time for our clients.

Russell said, “This Award is a team effort and it is with thanks to our team of talented tradesman, whose work ethic and attention to detail ensure the work is completed to plan first time and to the highest standards.” Russell is very much looking forward to completing many new “Designs For Living” in the coming months.


Man and woman planning house design.

Would you like to create your dream home?

At Excel Home Design we know how important it is to make your dream home a reality.

From envisioning the stunning external aspects that will create incredible curb appeal, to calculating ergonomic perfection inside your home, we are experts in seeing your big picture and understanding the details to make it happen.

Contact us for a free, friendly review with our Award Winning Director to discuss your ideas and requirements on 01443 561540. 

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