Tomlinson Construction Ltd enters the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year every year.
In 2005, one of the Marlborough building company’s properties became the national winner of the PlaceMakers Renovation over $250,000 Award. The national judging panel were unequivocal in their praise:“The builder has achieved a well integrated addition which blends seamlessly and retains the home’s original character.”
Built in 1939, the winning property is nestled in among mature trees on a large section. Tomlinson Construction manager Ron Braddick says the owners wanted to retain the plain lines of the 1930s while combining them with the modern features of the open living environment.
During the renovation living, dining and family rooms were added to the house. “The result is a home that has been brought in line with today’s expectations and creates carefree living for the modern family without stepping outside the home’s original era,” Ron says.
Tomlinson Construction always supports the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year Awards. “It is an opportunity to test the quality of your work and to promote your business and the product you produce,” Ron says. “The House of the Year has a positive effect on business, and entering brings great exposure and referrals.
The national award, in particular, has compounded this effect and tied in well with the company’s print advertising programme,” he says. The team at Tomlinson takes a proactive approach to securing entries for the competition each year.
All clients are advised about the competition before they even begin building, and are updated on how entries are doing. Staff also take the time to explain the award structure to clients. Tomlinson Construction has already lined up seven entries for 2006.
Just recently, Ron was contacted by a prospective client who stated quite simply: “I want Tomlinson Construction to build my property and to stand there with you at the nationals.” Somehow you get the feeling that Ron will make sure this happens