Cymru winners 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Cymru Master Builder Awards ceremony, and to all those who were nominated for an award. Check out the full list of winners below and learn more about the projects and tradespeople chosen as award winners.

Apprentice Award - Finley Anderton of Carwyn Jones Construction Ltd (Cymru)

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After being let down by his first employer halfway through his first year in college, Finlay Anderton showed initiative and resilience and was given a second opportunity to undertake a plumbing apprenticeship by Master Builder company Carwyn Jones Construction Ltd. After joining the team, Finlay got involved in all aspects of the construction process and was eager to learn new skills to make him a better plumber. His current employer is immensely proud of the way Finlay has recently completed his first and second fix of a bathroom and believes his determination to succeed in circumstances where many would have given up makes him an exceptional apprentice.

Find out more about Carwyn Jones Construction Ltd.

Bathroom Project - Excel Home Design Ltd (Cymru)

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Excel Home Design Ltd have lived up to their name with the creation of this luxury ensuite bathroom. The new vaulted ceiling features four Velux windows to accompany a redesigned main window, creating an abundance of natural light and ventilation. A stylish new bathtub has been installed within a quartz surround carefully designed to incorporate the room’s main windowsill. The bath is also fitted with a flush-mounted overflow and the taps are wall-mounted into a quartz upstand surrounding it. All the units are a bespoke design with a large integrated sink and mirror acting as a focal point, with a contrasting tile finish completing a gorgeous aesthetic.

Find out more about Excel Home Design Ltd.

Building Company of the Year - R & M Williams Ltd (Cymru)

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R & M Williams Ltd impressed the judges as an exceptional business that effectively weathered the effects of the pandemic and continued to deliver high-quality projects. Their staff training programmes have picked up LABC awards in the past and impressed the Master Builder Awards judges too, demonstrating a genuine commitment to the development of apprentices and the careers of those who worked for the company. This Master Builder was also recognised for the trust, understanding and honesty they bring to their commercial relationships, strengthening the reputation they have built over the course of more than half a century.

Find out more about R & M Williams Ltd.

Kitchen Project - Excel Home Design Ltd (Cymru)

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This stunning kitchen design doubles as an entertainment space for the client’s friends and family, replete with clever storage options and made-to-measure units arranged around a central breakfast bar. This focal point also boasts its own bespoke canopy and hob cooking area, as well as a newly installed LED lighting system. Opposite the kitchen, a specially designed TV cabinet also incorporates a custom wine rack. Colour-contrasting quartz work surfaces and a lovely timber-effect tile floor complete a beautiful kitchen that is sure to ‘wow’ guests for years to come. 

Find out more about Excel Home Design Ltd.

Commercial or Public Sector Project - Property Building Maintenance (Wales) Ltd (Cymru)

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Property Building Maintenance (Wales) Ltd’s work on this major redevelopment project saw them convert a disused office block into much-needed social housing in a local community. The job entailed significant work on the structure itself and on the services within, and several unforeseeable changes to the original plans also posed challenges to the budget. This Master Builder rose to the occasion and maintained excellent relationships with local stakeholders to deliver new housing to the local community on-time and within budget. One of the delighted new tenants stated: “The flats are really light, modern and airy and the quality is exceptional. I’m sure I’m going to be very happy here.”

Find out more about Property Building Maintenance (Wales) Ltd.

Large Renovation Project - Carreg Construction Ltd (Cymru)

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This project saw Carreg Construction convert a Grade II listed medieval farmhouse into a 21st century home, preserving the historical character while introducing modern amenities and creature comforts. The existing structure required a complete reconstruction of the rear gable and of its large chimney, as well as two Flemish style chimneys towards the front of the building – all of which was achieved by reusing rubble walling and lime mortar already present at the site. The project brought together traditional artisan craft skills and modern construction methods and materials to rescue an historical treasure from ruin and deliver a wonderful new family home.

Find out more about Carreg Construction Ltd.

Medium Renovation Project - Excel Home Design Ltd (Cymru)

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This breath-taking garage conversion has produced an open-plan paradise bathed in natural light thanks to the dual lantern roof windows. A new sunroom and wrap-around double extension provide an abundance of space, while a functional set of bi-fold doors beckon visitors outside into the patio space. A new underfloor heating system ensures energy efficiency, with an LED lighting system offering a choice of up-lighting, downlighting and flood lighting via the specially designed canopy installed above the central kitchen island. The client was clearly delighted, stating: “Never in our wildest dreams could we have envisaged a 'home' like this… but Excel made it happen.”

Find out more about Excel Home Design Ltd.

House Builder Award winner - Atlantic Construction (Cymru)

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Set in the picturesque countryside surroundings of Lisvane, this project saw Atlantic Construction create a beautiful new-build home that blends both traditional and contemporary styling with smart technology. The house is self-sufficient; drawing on renewable energy sources such as ground-source heating and solar panels to keep the inhabitants cosy, with heat recovery systems and a strict airtightness process ensuring little of this green energy goes to waste. Their client was overjoyed with their new home, stating: “To wake up each morning and experience the excellent craftsmanship that this family firm have been able to achieve is frankly astounding.”

Find out more about Atlantic Construction.

Small Renovation Project - Excel Home Design Ltd (Cymru)

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Excel Home Design Ltd extended this kitchen renovation project to include a redesigned balcony above and provide easy access to the groundfloor cooking facilities from the rear garden. The revamped balcony features a new floor covering, a glass and stainless-steel balustrade and bespoke lighting to help set the mood for those dining al fresco. The clients were thrilled with the build, stating “We are so very pleased with the end result. It looks amazing! We can’t wait to make full use of the outside patio in the summer.”

Find out more about Excel Home Design Ltd.


Watch the ceremony

The 2021 Cymru Master Builder Awards ceremony took place virtually at 7pm on 14 May, where the winners were announced. Catch up on the winner announcements and entertainment by watching the award ceremony on demand.

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