Bellway hires ex-brickie as group construction chief

Volume house builder Bellway has appointed a new group construction director to oversee building practices and quality across its 21 operating divisions.

James Griffin joined the industry as an apprentice in 1999 and worked for seven years as a bricklayer before joining the National House Building Council where he has worked for the last 17 years.

At NHBC, he worked his way up from building inspector to regional director for the eastern region before joining Bellway.

Griffin will now oversee Bellway’s move to the Future Homes Standard and the shift towards timber frame construction and low-carbon technologies.

He will also ensure build quality and consistency is maintained across the country as part of Bellway’s Customer First programme.

One of his main challenges will be preparing construction teams for the shift towards zero-carbon ready homes ahead of the introduction of the Future Homes Standard in 2025.