A haven for relaxation and entertaining wins national award



Fifteen years of entering the House of the Year competition has resulted in another win for Lindesay Construction to add to their track record.

Their Whangarei Heads project was named the Carters New Home $1 million – $2 million national category winner at the Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year.

Lindesay Construction general manager Hamish Craig says he was very proud of his team, and the award was a great way to acknowledge their hard work.

“The whole reason we enter the competition is to show the guys that we are very proud of what they do — and it’s always nice to be recognised amongst your peers for what you have achieved,” he says.

Mr Craig says the quality of the finishing and unique blend of materials made the home stand out in the competition, but explained the shape of the building provided a challenge.

“The workmanship around the finishing details is exceptional, and the unique blend of materials with the weathering steel as a rainscreen over a full double-layer, torch-on membrane envelope is a concept that we haven’t seen done before,” he says.

“However, it wasn’t an easy house to finish. Architecturally, the shape of the building created a challenge with no two roof planes being the same, and the joinery not being plumb or square.

“This introduced a very small tolerance around the interfaces, so the team did a fantastic job in the face of these difficulties.”

The judges were impressed with the unique architecture of the build, and praised the home’s precision building.

“The builder took on the mantles of builder, surveyor, precision engineer, boat-builder and co-ordinator of one of the most precise homes seen in the competition,” they said.

“The comforting protective shell of the steel cladding is perfectly complemented by the crafted timber interiors, which are alive with a welcoming glow.

“The result is inspiring, providing the clients a haven for relaxation and entertaining.”

Mr Craig says winning the award was a great way to reinforce the company’s credibility and reputation in the industry.

“We have been entering the House of the Year competition since 2002 and have won two Supreme House of the Year awards in the past. It keeps you in the forefront of people’s minds, especially those in the industry who we rely on for work,” he says.

“Entering the competition and winning awards strengthens our credibility amongst potential clients in the niche that we build.”

Mr Craig praises the Registered Master Builders Association for the level of security they provide for clients, and their recognition of high levels of workmanship.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, GIB, Nulook, Future-Proof Building, Carters, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.


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