Phil Leach from PSL Construction was “taken aback” when he heard his name read out as the winner of the Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.
He says although PSL has won the Supreme Award twice previously, it’s hard to know where you stand until the results are announced.
“Winning the Supreme Award this year was completely unexpected, but it is confirmation that we continue to produce good quality work,” he says.
“It’s a massive achievement for the home owners and our team. It is reinforcement of the consistently high standard of work we maintain, and reassurance that our clients can put their trust in us.”
Also taking out the Westpac New Homes over $2 million category and the Craftsmanship Award, the judges called the winning home “meticulously built” and a “testament to this builder’s construction ability”.
“Situated close to the beach, this well-designed home gives the owners various living options, with a guest wing, a separate bunk room with adjacent living, and a private bedroom retreat for the parents,” they said.
“As you walk in the front entry, the hallway meanders down gentle ramps to beachfront views, passing a giant outdoor fireplace and chimney that protrudes into the hallway and incorporates a curved recess.
“The high standard of workmanship and attention to detail PSL Construction has constantly achieved makes the business a worthy recipient of this year’s Supreme Award.”
PSL Construction has been a member of Master Builders for 15 years. Mr Leach says he has found there are a range of benefits in being a member, and that the support he gets is extremely useful.
“We originally joined Master Builders because we felt we needed to keep up with all the news in the building industry,” he says.
“We’ve found that the opportunity to collaborate with other businesses is invaluable. Being able to discuss jobs and building practice with peers, backed by the support structure of the association, is a massive benefit offered by Master Builders.”
Mr Leach says business is thriving for PSL Construction.
“We really enjoy the process of building the big homes but we also do a range of other projects. We have a good team so we don’t really have any limits!
“The exposure we get from House of the Year is a big advantage — it helps to put us in front of the right people and promote PSL as a key player in the building industry.”
The awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, GIB, James Hardie, Nulook, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Future-Proof Building, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Master Build Services.