Hastoe at the What House? Awards - written by What House?


Article written by What House? magazine
This year’s What House? Awards saw Hastoe Group celebrating in winning, not one, but two categories - gold for Best Sustainable Developer of 2013 and bronze for Housing Association of the Year.

Winning a What House? Award is something that any developer or housing association aspires to, as its prestige in the industry is unparalleled. 2013 was the 32ndconsecutive year for the awards ceremony, and shows that even in tough economic times, developers and homebuilders are investing in their local communities to give people more options when it comes to where they live.

The What House? Award judges are the cream of the crop
Each year, the What House? Awards event gets bigger and cements itself as one of the most prestigious ceremonies in the industry. This year was no different, with a judging panel made up of architects, property consultants and journalists; it really means something to win an award.

The judges have many years of experience in their field and are able to draw upon this when selecting winners for the 21 categories. Judges also provide that personal touch when selecting winners as they visit shortlisted entries to gain first-hand experience of what each entrant has achieved.

Hastoe picks up two awards
Hastoe provides people with affordable, quality homes and picking up two awards at this year’s ceremony is testament to this. The gold award for Best Sustainable Developer rewards Hastoe’s success in providing local people with sustainable, affordable homes in the areas they grew up in. One of the standout aspects of Hastoe winning gold in this category was its commitment to building developments to Passivhaus standard. Passivhaus schemes use 90% less energy compared to other properties built to UK building regulations. The bronze award for Housing Association of the Year celebrates Hastoe’s determination and its aim to constantly challenge and improve when it comes to developing.

Hastoe Group and What House? Awards going from strength to strength
The What House? Awards 2013 have once again instilled the legacy for developers and housing associations in the industry. Hastoe hopes to continue its award-winning success right into the 2014 What House? Awards.


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