A local builder has picked up a prestigious UK wide award beating competition from across the country.
Major honours went to John Dynes & Son from Kircubbin last weekend when they scooped the highly prestigious overall title of Master Builder 2017, after taking home the top prize for best New Home at the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) Master Builder Awards 2017.
Driving away with a Vauxhall Light Commercial Vehicle and £1,000 cash for his client, John Dynes & Son was selected as the worthy winner for building a stunning family home in semi-rural Knockbracken.
With an imposing façade and a contemporary kitchen with views of the fields, the unique and innovatively designed house has many bespoke and original features, including a floating walnut staircase and hanging stone fireplace.
The project was not without its challenges and perhaps the biggest of these was that the client brought forward the completion date by eight weeks.
This meant that the team at John Dynes & Son had to work around the clock to meet the new deadline, which they did.
Their client, Daniel McConnell, was highly complementary about the result saying: “John had the vision to help us create the family home of our dreams and he and his team managed to save us considerable amounts of money along the way with their ability to negotiate costs.”
Commenting on the way in which this new build seamlessly incorporates traditional and contemporary building materials, the judges praised the builder for their work on the creative design, which so successfully meets the needs of a modern family.
The Master Builder Awards is a nationwide search by the FMB to find the best builders in Britain and takes into account the builders’ technical ability, together with customer service.
Nick Knowles, TV presenter and building enthusiast, presented John Dynes & Son with their awards at the glittering ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.
From left to right: Gary Lewis (FMB National President), John Dynes, Gavin Dynes (John Dynes & Son), Sandy MacRitchie (Vauxhall) and Nick Knowles (BBC – DIY SOS)