Buildings up for national accolade

This Jack’s Point property, built by DCD Ltd, won a host of awards, including the Master Builders...
This Jack’s Point property, built by DCD Ltd, won a host of awards, including the Master Builders Southern Supreme Award, in Invercargill on Saturday night. Photos: Supplied
Two Queenstown Lakes building companies are in the running for the National Master Builder Award, having taken out the Master Builders Southern supreme awards in Invercargill on Saturday night.

Along with the supreme award, DCD Ltd won the Southern house of the year award for Te Toka, its low-energy home in Jack’s Point, and the sustainable excellence, craftsmanship, interior design, and bathroom excellence awards, and the new home over $2million category and picked up a gold award.

The airtight and thermal insulation building specialists also won the new home $1.5million to $2million category and a gold award for a Dalefield home.

Te Toka, an 820sqm home, is completely self-sufficient with its own water supply, solar array, battery backup, generator and stormwater treatment.

Judges described it as "an exemplar of innovative solutions in sustainability and craftsmanship, with its sheer size demanding uncommon expertise".

DCD owner Dennis Dowling said the supreme award, alongside the craftsmanship and sustainability awards, was the highest form of validation in the building industry.

Wanaka’s Dunlop Builders won the supreme award for renovation for this home overlooking Lake...
Wanaka’s Dunlop Builders won the supreme award for renovation for this home overlooking Lake Wanaka.
Wanaka’s Dunlop Builders won the Southern supreme renovation of the year award, this second time the company has taken out a supreme award.

Owner Bruce Dunlop said the award was a recognition of the skill and dedication every single one of the company’s team showed every day.

The company also received two gold awards and two category wins.

Christie Brothers Building also won a gold award and the category for new home $1million to $1.5million for another Wanaka property.

John Gavin Construction won the smart home award and a gold award, for a Queenstown property, while W Hamilton Building won the kitchen excellence award for a Dunedin home, GJ Gardner Southland won the new home $600,000 to $750,000 category for a Tokanui property and Fowler Homes Otago won the volume/group housing new home ($450,000 to $750,000) for a Dunedin home.

The national awards will be announced in November.

tracey.roxburgh@odt.co.nz


 

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