Showcasing the best builders in Northern Ireland

The best builders in Northern Ireland were recognised and celebrated at the 2019 Northern Ireland Master Builder Awards Gala Dinner at the end of March.

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The best builders in Northern Ireland were recognised and celebrated at the 2019 Northern Ireland Master Builder Awards Gala Dinner at the end of March. Hosted by the Federation of Master Builders, the awards celebrate the incredible achievements of Master Builders across the UK, showcasing examples of high- quality craftsmanship, exceptional customer service and building excellence.

More than 170 guests attended the gala dinner, sponsored by Openreach, at the Malone Lodge Hotel in Belfast where a diverse range of building projects were on show. Now in its 14th year, the Master Builder Awards provide an opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the hard work and contribution that small to medium-sized building firms make to the local construction industry.

Gavin McGuire, Director of FMB Northern Ireland, said the quality of the entries made for tough decision making for the independent judges. “The high calibre of nominated projects this year was impressive and it reinforces why Master Builders are the best in the building industry,” said Gavin.

“The Master Builder Awards provide us with the opportunity to give our members the recognition they deserve for their dedication and commitment to delivering quality building projects.

“It was great to welcome some new entrants this year, and all building firms should be very proud of their work. We’re also grateful for the support of our sponsors who help to make events such as these possible, and enable us to bring our members and their clients together to help celebrate a job well done.”

The winners from the Northern Ireland awards are now in the running to win a UK category title at the national Master Builder Awards ceremony on Friday, September 20 at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.

More than 600 guests are expected to attend the national ceremony, which will be hosted by TV presenter and building enthusiast Nick Knowles. In addition to a national category win, the Northern Ireland members will be vying for the overall Master Builder Award and the chance to drive home in an Isuzu D-Max Utah Pick Up truck worth more than £30,000 and collect a £1,000 cheque for their client.

The Northern Ireland finalists have good reason to be hopeful – following the success of the 2017 Master Builder Awards where local building firm John Dynes & Son took home the top prize, this year’s winners will be trying the keep the title in Northern Ireland. “We look forward to cheering on the Northern Ireland winners at the national Master Builder Awards ceremony later this year,” Gavin said.

Winners


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Winner: William Moffitt, Moffitt & Robinson Construction Ltd

BATHROOM PROJECT
Winner: Moffitt & Robinson Construction Ltd

LOW CARBON PROJECT
Winner: Moffitt & Robinson Construction Ltd

APPRENTICE AWARD
Winner: Matilda-May Beattie, Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd

COMMERCIAL PROJECT
Winner: Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd

LOCAL AUTHORITY/PUBLIC SECTOR
Winner: Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd

HERITAGE PROJECT
Winner: Marlfield Joinery & Construction Ltd

LARGE RENOVATION PROJECT
Winner: Marlfield Joinery & Construction Ltd

MEDIUM RENOVATION PROJECT
Winner: Alskea Contracts Ltd

SMALL RENOVATION PROJECT
Winner: AMD Homes

KITCHEN PROJECT
Winner: John Dynes & Sons Ltd

HEAVENLY BUILDER
Winner: Energystore Ltd


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