A COUNTY DURHAM-based housebuilder is celebrating handing over its 2017th house, in 2017.

The announcement comes following an unprecedented level of growth for Partner Construction, which has seen its pre-tax profits treble over the past year.

The Spennymoor headquartered firm employs around 50 staff and also has offices in Derby.

Since being established in 2011, it has partnered with major players in the industry, including a number of blue chip contractors.

Now with 15 live sites in locations from Oxford and Essex to Darlington, Partner has laid the foundations for continued growth.

Managing director Leigh Cresswell said: “We’ve always focused on building a great firm, so we’re obviously very happy with the company’s performance.

“As we approach the end of the year it’s great to be able to say we have handed over our 2017th home in 2017 and we’ve got ambitious plans for 2018 and beyond.

“Our success is down to our focus on building high-quality homes and recruiting and retaining hard-working experienced staff.”

The company has 15 major sites currently in development. Its 73-plot Springfield Oval site near Oxford is being undertaken alongside Waterloo Housing Group, and its Flitch Green development will provide 25 homes in Essex.

Closer to home the company has a 70-home development in Spennymoor called The Acorns, in partnership with Maple Oak Homes. Its Alexander Street development will see a 66-plot site in Darlington with Home Group.

Partner Construction is A-rated by the National Housing Building Council and Premier Guarantee.