Michael Redshaw of Redshaw Homes was thrilled when his name was read out as the winner of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000 at the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.
He says after being a finalist for the past three years, it was great to be recognised for his company’s hard work and to be a national winner.
“Winning the award gave us recognition for the quality of work that we’re doing,” Mr Redshaw says.
“It gave us reassurance that we’re doing the right thing, and confidence that we’re up there with the best.”
Mr Redshaw says it was a simple design and straightforward build, yet has created a unique home of high quality.
“For a two-bedroom house, it felt very luxurious! It’s nice, light and airy with fantastic decor,” he says.
“The clients painted the exterior blue, which was a unique touch and made the home stand out from other houses in the area.”
The judges called this home “well balanced” and suitable for the occupants’ lifestyle.
“This home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, double garaging with internal access, and the main living areas are well complemented with adjacent, fully-equipped kitchen and a north-facing outdoor living area,” they said.
“Building a home of this quality, including all the home comforts for its owners, is no easy task in this restricted price range.”
Mr Redshaw says there were a range of benefits in taking part in House of the Year.
“It’s great for marketing our work and helps us stand out from the rest,” he says.
“The competition doesn’t only help us reach out to more clients, but more sub-traders want to work for us too.”
Mr Redshaw has been a proud member of Registered Master Builders since 2009.
“I think it’s really important to be part of an association. Master Builders plays a key component in our business,” he says.
The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, Future-Proof Building, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Mitre 10.