Perfection is the aim


Philip Lindesay is proud of his achievements, and so he should be after his company Lindesay Construction Ltd took out the coveted PlaceMakers Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2010 House of the Year for a remarkable home in Remuera, Auckland.

Mr Lindesay and his team have created a masterpiece with this hand-built, chemical-free timber house. The workmanship is exceptional and it is clear that impeccability was the aim.
He says the main advantage of winning the competition is attaining continual recognition of the skill within the company.
“Whenever we’re approached by a new client, or when we’re meeting with an architect, I’m proud to say that we’ve won at such a high level,” Mr Lindesay says.
“It’s a great achievement and I’m proud of the staff on board that are capable of doing this sort of work.”

Competition judges said the Remuera property simply blew them away. “Coming down the walkway, you know you’re arriving at a very special place,” they said.
The home features 13 different species of timber, all crafted to perfection. Lindesay Construction Ltd took into account the owners’ passion to have a chemical-free home and a strong emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability.

“The result is a symphony of rich textures and tones providing a warm living environment. The stunning craftsmanship of the stonework in the powder room was something we have not seen before,” judges said.
The stunning Auckland home also won the New Homes over $2million category and the Pink® Batts® Ultra® Energy Efficiency Award.
“With attention to detail in every area of the home, on such a large scale, this new home build was quite simply faultless, and a deserving winner of the 2010 House of the Year title,” judges said.

“For us it is about being recognised for professionalism and excellent craftsmanship. The winning house this year was superbly built, and it deserved to win,” Mr Lindesay says.
“We’re really happy with the amount of work coming in at the moment. Let’s hope that winning House of the Year will continue to help us over the next 12 to 24 months.”
Last year was not the first time Lindesay Construction had won an award. In 2008, the company took out the Supreme Award for a stunning yet simple home in the Bay of Islands, as well as winning a number of other House of the Year awards in previous years.

Mr Lindesay has been a member of Registered Master Builders for a long time, and he says they enter House of the Year whenever they have a property that they think could be a winner.
He says House of the Year is well worth entering, and it definitely helps with business. 
“It is worth entering, providing you’ve got an entry that you think is a winner and if you can present that entry as a winning formula. Everything has to be perfect. Nothing can be left undone, untouched, unfinished or unclean. Even if you come out with just a bronze award, it’s worth it,” he says.
“We strive for perfection, and we achieve it.”

The Awards are made possible through the support of principal sponsor PlaceMakers, and supporting sponsors James Hardie, Gib Living Solutions®, Pink® Batts® Ultra® (Tasman Insulation), Nulook, the Department of Building and Housing, and Meridian.

Entries are now open in the Registered Master Builders 2011 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers.

For information about the competition, visit the Registered Master Builders web site at

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