Budget-friendly Beach Haven build wins award

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Maddren Homes has proved that quality can be achieved across all budgets after they scooped up a national category win, a gold reserve and four gold awards in a range of price categories.

Their Beach Haven project was named the Bunnings New Home up to $300,000 national category winner at the Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year.

Maddren Homes sales and marketing manager Paul Reid says winning the award was a great acknowledgement for the hard work and effort the team continually put in.

“The building industry, particularly in Auckland, has been incredibly busy, so to be able to deliver consistent quality in a heated market has been very pleasing,” he says.

Mr Reid says the integrity and individuality of the design made the home stand out in the competition, but explains that working to tight budgets can be challenging.

“The secret to our success with this build was understanding the client’s specific design and layout requirements, and tailoring them to suit the site,” he says.

“Trying to meet their needs and expectations, and maintaining consistently high standards within tight budgets can be hard. However, at the end of the day, no matter the size of the home or the budget, the quality will always remain the same.”

Judges were impressed with the generous feeling of light and space in the home, and praised the home’s smart design and use of simple materials.

“Indoor outdoor flow takes the home owner from a generous living area to a private sheltered deck,” they said.

“Service areas are defined from living and dining spaces through a variety in ceiling heights, along with flooring.

“This is an ideal family starter home or a home for those empty nesters looking to downsize. It is well constructed, showing what can be achieved on a tight budget.”

Mr Reid says winning the award reinforces the company’s reputation for consistent quality and craftsmanship.

“It puts us out there as a well-known and established, quality building company. The brand has been around since 1935, and the family-owned and operated ethos has remained unchanged over time,” he says. 

“We won gold awards for each of the four homes we entered in the competition, and while they were in different price categories, the quality and craftsmanship remained consistent throughout.”

Mr Reid praises the Registered Master Builders Association for the level of confidence and assurance it provides to its clients.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, GIB, Nulook, Future-Proof Building, Carters, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.