Midlands winners 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Midlands 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 - Harry Castle of David Smallcombe Ltd (Midlands)

Harry Castle demonstrates a willingness to extend his knowledge beyond joinery; his chosen trade apprenticeship, to understand the complete construction process. Our judges noted his enthusiasm and passion, evidenced by him offering to come in over the weekend to do extra work and progress his training. Harry even overcame a critical COVID illness, returning to work in record time to continue his learning. His employer, David Smallcombe Ltd, states: “We have been training apprentices for over 30 years, and Harry stands out as an exceptional example of a perfect apprentice”.

Find out more about David Smallcombe Ltd.

Bathroom Project - David Smallcombe Ltd (Midlands)

This Worcestershire project by David Smallcombe Ltd sought to create a bespoke luxury bathroom for the principle bedroom suite in a new build home, which would bring together both contemporary and natural design elements. The contemporary and minimalist bathroom features Calacatta Amber marble tiles used for the wall and floor in both brick and on-trend herringbone patterns. A bespoke oak vanity unit and matching bath pane complete a truly unique project, courtesy of this Master Builder’s talented workshop joinery professionals. The team also embraced new technologies to maintain coordination despite social distancing rules resulting from COVID-19.

Find out more about David Smallcombe Ltd.

Building Company of the Year - Cornerhouse Building Contractors (Midlands)

This nomination told a positive story of a business that worked through the pandemic and maintained a keen focus on delivering a great service to customers, keeping projects on-track despite significant disruptions to the industry. The judges recognised that Cornerhouse Building Contractors go the extra mile to ensure their staff have the best equipment and are always empowered to contribute to projects from the outset. As the company continues to grow and take on projects of increasing size and complexity, it’s clear the team can look forward to an engaging and rewarding future.

Find out more about Cornerhouse Building Contractors.

Commercial or Public Sector Project - Form Construction Midlands Limited (Midlands)

Form Construction Midlands took on the challenge of converting this Packwood Lane property from a steel portal frame cowshed into a multipurpose commercial space featuring flexible, modern two-storey offices. They brought character and authenticity to the build using only the highest quality materials, such as the wood cladding and exposed brickwork, beams and pipes, with an industrial steel staircase completing the aesthetic. The finished project features an open-plan, spacious work area with meeting rooms, a boardroom and rest facilities, and underfloor heating and air-conditioning ensures comfort all year round.

Find out more about Form Construction Midlands.

House Builder Award winner - Cornerhouse Building Contractors Ltd (Midlands)

This project was a new house that was designed by the client with input from an architect and structural design team. Cornerhouse were selected to complete the construction of this “forever home” because of the company’s outstanding client testimonials and references. The stunning new property features Flemish bond external brickwork, timber sliding sash windows and natural slate roof coverings as well as a "floating roof" over a duel bi-fold door to the kitchen. The client was clearly delighted with the outcome stating: “The completed house has exceeded our expectations and visitors praise the quality of the finish both inside and out”.

Find out more about Cornerhouse Building Contractors Ltd.

Kitchen Project - Form Construction Midlands Limited (Midlands)

Part of an eight-month, total refurbishment of a family home, the brief for this kitchen renovation was to create a bright and airy family hub, perfect for entertaining. Form Construction Midlands Limited completed this stunning, spacious build on-time and in-budget, designed with clean lines, seamless storage, and tonal shaker style units. The kitchen features blends of mixed texture and colour, as well as contrasting splashback tiles added to produce a traditional, modern and luxurious feel. The space is flooded with natural light and furnished with high-specification appliances, brass hardware and a large central island acting as a captivating focal point.

Find out more about Form Construction Midlands Limited.

Large Renovation Project - Templederry Properties Limited (Midlands)

This project saw Templederry Properties Limited convert a series of derelict barns into a luxury five-bedroom, five-bathroom home. Despite half the buildings requiring significant reconstruction and the extra challenges of a heavily waterlogged, overgrown site, Templederry persevered to transform this forgotten farmyard into a work of modern beauty. Retaining many of the original features and repurposing existing materials, the team were able to produce a contemporary finish in 200-year-old agricultural buildings. The finished product features oak doors, around 300 LED light fittings and unique features such as an original timber fragment fashioned into a lighting fixture in the kitchen. Their client “couldn’t be happier” with their new home.

Find out more about Templederry Properties Limited.

Medium Renovation Project - Abbey & Lyndon (Midlands)

This stunning project consisted of a rear house extension with bi-folding doors and a roof lantern, a new kitchen and a large garden renovation. This Master Builder brought the architect’s designs to life by implementing a frameless glass lantern, Howdens kitchen, Kardean herringbone flooring, slatted cedar cladding, K-rend planters, porcelain slabs and artificial grass. Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, effective communication was maintained between builder and client, and the latter was thrilled with the result, stating: “Abbey & Lyndon were brilliant throughout the project and we are super pleased with our job”.

Find out more about Abbey & Lyndon, which is also an FMB Insurance customer.

Tradesperson of the Year - John Young, A & E Construction (Warwickshire) Ltd (Midlands)

John Young joined A&E Construction Ltd in 2017 as a plasterer and has since then continuously striven to improve and increase his skillset. He constantly sets and maintains high standards in the quality of all his work and in dealing with clients, colleagues, and sub-contractors. His team nominated him for Tradesperson of the Year for his commitment to going beyond the call of duty, and for the dedication and enthusiasm he shows in his mentorship role; training and up-skilling new starters pursuing apprenticeships in the industry. They describe him as a “a thoroughly trustworthy, hardworking, conscientious, diligent, and capable individual, who to top it all off is a genuinely good guy”.

Find out more about A & E Construction (Warwickshire) Ltd.


Watch the ceremony

The 2021 Midlands Master Builder Awards ceremony took place virtually at 7pm on 12 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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