Elegant and striking home wins national award


Innovation and meticulous attention to detail has led to a national category win for Mark Waller of Waller Projects Ltd at the Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year.

His Murray’s Bay build was awarded the Future Proof Building New Home $500,000-$650,000 national category award at the competition.

Mr Waller says winning the award was a fantastic feeling, and acknowledged the hard work of his team.

“We were absolutely rapt. It is such great recognition of the team’s work and the level of quality we provide as a company,” he says.

Mr Waller says the unique site and approach to the build made the home stand out. However, he explains this also created the most challenging part of the build.

“It is a really quirky and unique build. The site wasn’t simple —  it was quite constrictive so the methodology was critical in making best use of it,” he says.

“As it was south-east facing, which isn’t great for sun, we created a courtyard on the other side to maximise the ocean views and sun exposure.

“We made the doors full height up to the ceiling to make the space feel bigger than it is and created an easy flow throughout.”

Judges were impressed with the precise detailing of the home and praised the builder’s immaculate craftmanship.

“This elegant and striking cedar home most definitely stands out. The views, privacy and innovative screening for security have all been carefully planned in its design,” they said.

“The light-filled interiors are modern, yet softened by the use of timber floors, fittings and interior screens.

“The residence is extremely well-planned, with immaculate construction by a master builder who understands his craft.”

Mr Waller says winning the award was a proud moment for his company and great for their reputation within the industry.

“To have the quality of your work recognised by your peers in the industry is the best accolade we could ask for,” he says.

Waller Projects Ltd hopes to come away with another win this year, having entered a home in the Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year awards in the New Home $550,000-$700,000 category.

Mr Waller praises the Registered Master Builders Association for their credibility and the recognition of quality they provide to members through the House of the Year Awards.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, GIB, Nulook, CARTERS, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.


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