West Suffolk-based Seamans Building among the winners at the LABC Building Excellence Awards grand final

The presentation of the Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftperson trophy to Seamans Building at

The presentation of the Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftperson trophy to Seamans Building at the LABC Building Excellence Awards grand final in London. Picture: Eden Photography - Credit: Archant

Seamans Building, based at Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds, is celebrating national recognition after picking up a trophy at the LABC Building Excellence Awards grand final in London.

Seamans won the Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson category at the event, and was also among the finalists in the Best Small Commercial Building category.

The company qualified for the final by winning both categories in the East Anglia regional round of the awards, recognising – respectively – its all-round excellent standards of work and craftsmanship and its role in the renovation of Cupola House, the Grade I-listed building in Bury St Edmunds, following a major fire.

Duncan Haydon, managing director of Seamans Building, said: “We are immensely proud to achieve three LABC awards. Our craftsmen, specialists and management team are delighted to be acknowledged for their outstanding professional craftsmanship, excellent working relationships and attention to detail.”

“The national commendation highlights the excellent craftsmanship and skill sets we have within Seamans Building county-wide. We are immensely proud to achieve national acclaim, demonstrating our ability to blend traditional skills with contemporary methods delivering outstanding, quality projects for our varied customers.”

Seamans Building was originally established in Stowmarket in 1912 and is now based at Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds, operating throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

The LABC awards are organised by Local Authority Building Control (LABC), the representative body for local authority building control teams in England and Wales. This year’s final was held at the Westminster Park Plaza hotel in London where the ceremony was hosted by writer, broadcaster, actor and former Conservative MP Gyles Brandreth.