Lindesay Construction has made a name for itself as one of New Zealand’s premium construction companies, dedicated to building architecturally-designed, award-winning buildings.
The company was given a Platinum Award in November 2011 for winning eight National Awards in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year.
The Platinum Award signifies outstanding success, presented to those companies which have achieved five or more National Awards over the course of the competition.
Director Philip Lindesay says an appreciation for design and excellence, and the ability to deliver a client’s dream is the key to achieving at national level.
“You’ve also got to have the qualities that it takes to work with some of New Zealand’s leading architects — excellence, an appreciation for design, and an appreciation of some of the new materials that are available and how to use them,” Mr Lindesay says.
Having won National Awards since 2006, Mr Lindesay says the company consistently takes part in the competition to stay in that league of excellence, and be the best.
“[Winning awards] gives me great satisfaction, and it definitely does the same for my team,” he says.
Lindesay Construction won the Supreme Award for the House of the Year in 2008 with a Bay of Islands home in the New Homes $650,000 – $1 million category, and again in 2010 for a property in Remuera in the New Homes over $2 million category.
Judges said the Remuera home “simply blew us away”.
“With attention to detail in every area of the home, it was quite simply faultless, and a deserving winner,” they said.
The company added two further awards to its tally in 2011, winning the PlaceMakers Bathroom Excellence Award and the Future Proof Building Outdoor Living Award for a secluded waterfront property on the Russell peninsula.
The holiday compound, designed for three generations of one family, is an extensively landscaped beachfront property featuring a swimming pool and spa, golf green, tennis court, and boating and fishing facilities. Located 30km from the closest township, the home has total privacy.
Mr Lindesay also commends the work of the architect, Simon Carnachan.
“It was one of his last projects before he retired, and it is outstanding,” he says.
Praised for its outdoor living and luxurious bathrooms, this home contains open plan living areas ensuring more than adequate space for the entire family to enjoy everything the region has to offer.
Judges say the home has been beautifully integrated with the outdoor living areas around the outside of the building.
“The verandahs provide protection from the elements, and are inviting transitions to the outdoor living and play areas,” while they say the bathroom is “an ensuite to die for”.
While Lindesay Construction does not have any entries in this year’s competition, Mr Lindesay says the company will continue to enter the House of the Year so long as they have a home that is finished, and the client is happy to have it showcased.
Judging for the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year is currently underway.
The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, Gib Living Solutions®, Nulook, the Department of Building and Housing, Future-Proof Building and Master Build Services Ltd.
For more information about the competition, visit the Registered Master Builders web site at www.masterbuilder.org.nz.