By appointment to her majesty the queen - manufacturer of steel framed buildings A.C Bacon Engineering Ltd


Five awards received at the FAB Awards...

A. C. Bacon Engineering Ltd are delighted to announce their multiple successes at this years FAB Awards hosted by RIDBA (the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association).

The awards ceremony was held at the Royal York Hotel and the prizes were presented by Countryfile presenter Tom Heap.

Tom told the audience he was "delighted there were creative people trying to raise the appeal of agricultural buildings by producing something people would enjoy looking at into the future".

A. C. Bacon had been shortlisted for four prizes and also won 3rd place overall, thus claiming five prizes on the night.

The prizes received were as follows:

Diversification winner and 3rd overall - CJH Farming, 17th Century Barn Conversion, Boyton Hall, Essex. The judges said: “Excellent job at saving a building that could have easily been pulled down. Using original trusses, local labour and companies adds to this really nice project.” “Sympathetic renovation which is largely in keeping with the original style of the building.”

Most Sustainable building - The Doubleday Group, Swineshead, Lincs.“Great use of green technology – photovoltaic panels and water processing"

Non-agri farm building - Throws Farm Technology Centre for Agrii at Gt Dunmow, Essex. “Excellent re-purposing and redevelopment, with cutting-edge environmental credentials.”

Equestrian building - Suffolk Hay Company, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk. “Well designed and executed building using sustainable materials where possible.”

The FAB awards were launched to recognise and reward contractors and clients who have taken the time and effort to ensure their new building is sympathetic to and even complementing the local landscape, while ensuring it is fit for purpose and has been designed with sustainability in mind.

RIDBA national secretary Tony Hutchinson said: “Our awards scheme was particularly diverse this year which reflects the way the industry is going and its on-going reliance on buildings that are not only functional but also attractive, and increasingly now, sustainable.”

RIDBA’s 200+ members comprise contractors, designers, colleges, surveyors, land agents, planners, manufacturers and clients. The organisation campaigns on their behalf in the fields of good practice, health and safety and new legislation.



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