Hot on the heels of being featured in the Journal newspaper recently, Park Lodge in Jesmond has been getting even more attention in the form of a winning turn at the LABC Northern Regional finals. The LABC (Local Authority Building Control) recognise firms and projects that have made an outstanding contribution to construction and in 2017, JD Joinery and Building Services had two schemes shortlisted in the Best Alteration or Extension to an Existing Home category.

Park Lodge was up against a stunning rear extension constructed by JD Joinery and Building Services in Gosforth at Prince Meadows. The detached family home was reconfigured and extended into the rear garden to create a new, more contemporary space to suit the clients growing family. Prince Meadows was shortlisted in recognition of the high quality craftsmanship and positive partnership with local authority building control officers.

On the night though, there was only one winner and Park Lodge took home the award for Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home. Park Lodge was a hugely ambitious project and incredibly deserving of the award to highlight the skills and work that went into creating what is truly an important addition to residential construction in the region. Park Lodge was a real feat of design and construction and the finished home is testament to the hard work of all involved to create a contemporary home from a derelict cottage built over 100 years ago.

The full story and images of Park Lodge can be found here but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank the hardworking team and the client, Donald and Tania for their support, ideas and positive attitude throughout the challenging building process. Park Lodge will now go forward to represent the North East in the national LABC finals later in the year in London and we are confident that such an exceptional property stands an excellent chance of winning the national award.