The third annual gathering of British housebuilders took place last week in Park Lane, London, to recognise the achievements of the best companies in the industry. Here's a taste of the evening's celebrations …
Berkeley Homes took the prize in the Channel 4 4Homes Award, one of the highlights of last week's Building Homes Quality Awards. Almost 800 of the housebuilding industry's great and good were at London's Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel to see Berkeley and 17 other winners collect their awards.

Illusionist Paul Zenon entertained the audience with a mixture of stand-up humour and some dangerous-looking tricks before presenting the awards.

This year's event included categories for new homes agent and IT. The Channel 4 4Homes Award was also introduced this year, based on a web poll at the 4Homes website, in which browsers were invited to vote for their dream new home by the country's top housebuilders. The line-up for the award ranged from large detached houses to trendy urban apartments. The public ultimately voted for the latter, in the shape of Berkeley's duplex penthouse at Chelsea Bridge Wharf in west London, a scheme designed by architect Scott Brownrigg.

After the official presentations, guests continued to party at a charity casino, sponsored by Barbour Index, which raised thousands of pounds for the Prince's Trust. And for some ecstatic winners, the party didn't end till dawn.

Quality shows: The 2003 winners

Best Approach to Partnering (sponsored by Construction Industry Solutions) Circle 33 Housing Group/ Willmott Dixon

Best Health and Safety Approach (sponsored by Dunbar Bank) Twigden Homes

Building Homes Innovation Award (sponsored by Zurich Financial Services) Willmott Dixon

Best Quality Improvement Strategy (sponsored by Rationel Windows UK) Midas Homes

Best Change Strategy (sponsored by RDL Distribution) United House

Best IT Initiative (sponsored by Miller Homes

Best Company-wide Sustainability Strategy (sponsored by Thermalite) St George

Most Creative Marketing (sponsored by Npower) Bowey Homes

Best Land, Planning and Regeneration Strategy (sponsored by English Partnerships) Southdale Homes/ Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Best Options and Choices Initiative (Sponsored by Housing Today)  Affordable sector: Higgins Construction
Private sector: Laing Homes

Best New Homes Agent (Sponsored by Property Week) DTZ Residential

Best Customer Satisfaction Improvement Strategy (Sponsored by Finnforest UK) 
Affordable sector: Willmott Dixon
Private sector: Miller Homes

Best Training/People Development Award (Sponsored by NHBC) Countryside Properties

Private Sector Housebuilder of the Year (Sponsored by Trus Joist) Countryside Properties

Affordable Housing Provider of the Year (Sponsored by ODPM) Willmott Dixon

Channel 4 4Homes Award
winner Berkeley Homes
second Bryant/Taylor Woodrow
third Wilson Connolly
fourth Westbury
fifth David Wilson
sixth Bellway Homes
seventh Redrow
eighth Persimmon
ninth Barratt
tenth Bovis