AN Ilkley based building contractor has won an LABC Building Excellence award in the category of ‘Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home’.

Father and son Mark and Thomas Dakin, of Dakin Developments Ltd were delighted to be presented with the award at a ceremony on Friday, June 7 at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford. They were nominated by the local authority building control for an extension they built at 1 Parish Ghyll Road, Ilkley.

It was praised as being “ both modern and sympathetic extension which emphasises both the quality and grandeur of the existing terraced dwelling”.

The extension was designed by Halliday Clark Ltd, Michael Eyres Partnership, Paul Waite Associates and Bright Blue Robot.

As regional winners they will go forward to compete for a place at the LABC Grand Finals 2019 on November 8.