HOUSE builder Skipton Properties is celebrating after reaching the finals of the National Building and Construction Awards.

The Cross Hills based family firm has been shortlisted for two awards - residential developer of the year and women in construction.

The winners will be revealed at a black-tie awards ceremony due to take place in Wembley, London in November.

As a close-knit, family-run business, Skipton Properties has been driven by a heartfelt passion for fostering vibrant communities since its establishment in 1986 by the late Brian Verity.

A spokesperson said: "Over the years, the company has reshaped the landscape of new home construction, consistently exceeding expectations by delivering exceptional homes that stand out for their quality and inclusive specifications.

"Being considered for the title of best residential developer is a tremendous honour for Skipton Properties. The company attributes its success to its unwavering commitment to excellence and dedication to creating thriving communities."

It says a notable testament to its commitment to preserving vibrant communities is the Ebor Mills, Haworth, development, where it has achieved a delicate balance between old and new.

It also takes great pride in managing director, Sarah Barraclough's nomination for the women in construction award.

The spokesperson said: "Sarah has made significant contributions over the past four years, leading the company into the present day with her innovative vision.

"Sarah's leadership during challenging times has been remarkable. Despite a slowdown in financial results, Skipton Properties has made substantial investments in processes, team development, and land portfolios.

"Despite an uncertain mortgage market, the company remains confident that its unique and thoughtful homes, featuring high specifications, will continue to be a secure investment for customers."

The spokesperson said the company is proud of its heritage and its commitment to building better homes.

"With a large proportion of employed staff, the company operates differently from its competitors, allowing for quicker construction with tighter controls. It’s dedication to quality and customer satisfaction has propelled it to the finals of the National Building and Construction Awards.

The National Building and Construction Awards are made up of 19 categories, also including contractor of the year, apprentice of the year, and a sustainability award.

Entries are judged by a national panel of four. Organisers of the awards say for businesses to shine, it is the best possible way to hit the spotlight.

The awards are "a credible opportunity to support and share in our vision to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising building and construction businesses."