Platinum award-winner takes out GIB Show Home Award

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Allister Saville of A J Saville Builder was stoked for his team when his name was read out as the winner of the GIB Show Home Award at the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

He says winning House of the Year awards shows that his team is consistently delivering a high standard of work. “This build was a great opportunity for my  team, who got to prove their carpentry workmanship skills using the very best of natural materials. 

We were really proud of our end result, so it was great to see the home recognised with a House of the Year award,” he says. “We were spoilt for choice with materials in this home, from cedar to natural schist stone to timber benches in the kitchen, which made this home really special. I’m so proud of the whole team for the immaculate attention to detail by all involved.”

The winning home impressed judges, calling it a superb two-level timber home, with a combination of sunrooms and verandas to ensure maximum benefit is enjoyed all year round.“This ‘Ski Barn’ with an impressive entry foyer, featuring band-sawn pine walls and cedar ceilings, has this home exuding cosy warmth and rural charm, perfectly created for thatskiing holiday,” they said.

“This is a home full of character that has been meticulously detailed, and has drawn the best out of the builder to achieve an impressive result.”

Mr Saville joined Registered Master Builders more than 20 years ago when he saw a need to be part of a strong organisation that had a good reputation with the general public. “We are strong supporters of House of the Year — for us, the competition pushes us to challenge our limits and expectations. After winning the Platinum award in 2013, we find the House of the Year competition is a great platform to measure where you sit among your peers in the construction industry.

“We will absolutely continue to enter House of the Year. This year we have one renovation and one new build entered in the competition — fingers crossed! ”

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, SafetyMate, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Mitre 10.

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