The Bradstone Assured Awards 2019 celebrated the best landscaping projects in the country.
For the fifth year running, Professional Builder had the opportunity to observe the most inspiring patio and garden makeovers from Bradstone’s network of assured installers as they were showcased at the paving manufacturer’s 2019 national installer awards.
The awards, which took place at Hanger-42 Events Centre in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, acknowledged some of the best garden landscaping the industry has to offer in design expertise and quality craftsmanship. Categories included Best Patio, Best Apprentice and Engineering Excellence.
The deserving winners were chosen by an expert judging panel including guest judge, Steve Smith, from the Association of Professional Landscapers and Bradstone’s national sales manager, Peter Montgomery.
This year, the attending members enjoyed some healthy and wacky competition before the awards ceremony as they were pitted against each other in the Labyrinth Challenge, the world’s longest, continuous, widest inflatable obstacle course.
The awards proved 2018 was a busy year for the installers as each category saw fierce competition, with judges reviewing 70 submissions. Due to the high quality of work submitted, the judges opted to include an additional eight landscaping businesses as highly commended.
The 2019 Assured Award winners
Installer of the Year
Winner: T Perrin and Sons
Best Patio over 50m2
Winner: T Perrin & Sons
Highly Commended: Alfresco Landscaping
Highly Commended: Habitat Landscaping
Best Patio up to 50m2
Winner: Alfresco Landscaping
Highly Commended: Dynamic Landscapes
Best Driveway over 50m2
Winner: Alfresco Landscaping
Highly Commended: MJT Landscapes
Highly Commended: Haydon Hill
Best Driveway up to 50m2
Winner: Oakley Landscapes
Best use of Porcelain and Natural Stone Products
Winner: Lee Harvey Designs
Highly Commended: T Perrin & Sons
Highly Commended: Milner Landscapes
Apprentice of the Year 2019
Winner: Beth Gostelow from Gostelow Paving
Highly Commended: Jason Nicholls from English Landscapes
Winner: The Garden Barber
A word from Bradstone
Peter Montgomery, national sales manager for Bradstone, says: “For consumers, finding the right expert to transform their outdoor space can be difficult. That’s why we initially created our Assured network of installers; to offer homeowners access to a choice of quality-assessed, fully-insured landscapers, giving them complete peace of mind.
“Our overriding aims for the Awards are to say thank you to our Bradstone Assured members and also to showcase their skill and craftsmanship; not only to their peers but equally to prospective clients in their local areas. This year’s entries have given us a marvellous insight into the quality projects being delivered across the Assured network – and I congratulate all the winners for going above and beyond, both creatively and technically, in transforming their customers’ outdoor spaces with such flair and expertise.”