North West winners 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 North West 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 - Ben Wilcock of Broadfield Construction NW Ltd (North West)

Demonstrating great ambition and hunger to succeed, Ben has impressed his employer and the judges by investing in driving lessons to increase his mobility and take on extra work as he progresses his apprenticeship at Broadfield Construction. When the pandemic took hold, Ben overcame significant challenges in his personal life to remain positive and committed to his role. Broadfield consider him a great asset to the team with excellent potential for further development, stating:

Whatever the future holds for this young person he will achieve great things and we will fully support him...”

Find out more about Broadfield Construction NW Ltd.

Building Company of the Year - E P Muldoon Building Contractors Ltd (North West)

E P Muldoon Building Contractors impressed the judges by retaining a keen focus on work standards and a great commitment to their staff. Investing in educational courses for their team as well as offering private healthcare as an employee benefit, it is clear this is a company that rewards hard work and commitment by supporting their own as they grow and develop their careers. With their client relationships built on honesty and integrity, E P Muldoon have laid the foundations for a successful future.

Find out more about E P Muldoon Building Contractors Ltd

Commercial or Public Sector Project - SR Design & Build Ltd (North West)

Taking on the challenging task of renovating this large hotel – part of which is Grade I Listed - SR Design & Build Ltd exercised tremendous care and skill at every stage. Each room now features a mezzanine floor with glass balustrades bordering an open plan floorspace, and the historic character of the building has been preserved through the retention of the original exposed warehouse trusses. The beautiful finish is even more remarkable considering it was achieved whilst the hotel remained fully occupied, testament to the builder’s innovative approach and consideration of their client’s needs.

Find out more about SR Design & Build Ltd, which is also an FMB Insurance customer.

House Builder Award winner - G Ellison Builders (North West)

G Ellison Builders demonstrated commitment to this project by undertaking specialist training in order to install the unusual, curved roof feature on this new build project on the site of an old barn. Designed to mirror the design of the former barn, the intriguing structure also features brickwork at the ground level with cedar boarding used on the first floor. G Ellison completed the works with the clients living on-site in caravans as the property continued to serve as a fully functioning farm meaning extra care had to be taken with regards to health and safety. The finished product delighted their client, who stated: “we couldn’t be any happier with the builder”.

Find out more about G Ellison Builders.

Kitchen Project - A J Joinery & Building Ltd (North West)

Despite a series of design changes from their client – including one that necessitated the unplanned installation of a steel support to enlarge the space available - A J Joinery & Building Ltd minimised delays to deliver a gorgeous new family dining area. Taking on some aspects of the design process as well as the lighting and installation, this Master Builder’s comprehensive service won high praise from the homeowner, who said:

Nothing was too much trouble... all of the team were friendly, helpful and cleaned up at the end of each day. I would highly recommend them.” 

Find out more about A J Joinery & Building Ltd.

Large Renovation Project - J C Building Services (North West)

J C Building Services’ transformation of this dilapidated 16th century farmhouse into a modern family home made use of almost entirely locally sourced and salvaged materials to restore the property in a manner sympathetic to its original style and character. The works required a complete structural and cosmetic fit-out to bring the property up to and surpass modern insulation requirements. The project impressed the judges who praised the “great emphasis on sustainable supplies and materials” to “create a beautiful home.” The clients were clearly delighted, stating:

…we absolutely love everything about the house, every time we come here we can’t believe how beautiful all the individual features are, every room has a number of things that make us smile."

Find out more about J C Building Services

Medium Renovation Project - Lathom Joinery and Construction (North West)

The reunification of the two halves that originally made up this early 20th century home by Lathom Joinery and Construction showcases a wonderful blend of modern features incorporated into a carefully preserved traditional setting. The two former properties now come together in the kitchen; a fitting focal point bathed in natural light. The works consisted of a full internal and external renovation as well as the addition of an extension at the rear of the structure. The judges were impressed by the “remarkable transformation” of the property and stated that

…making two homes into one seamlessly and keeping the unique and quirky charm of a period property, but for modern living, is impressive.”

Find out more about Lathom Joinery and Construction.

Small Renovation Project - Cheshire Building and Joinery Ltd (North West)

Delivering on an innovative design brief to install a “floating” kitchen corner extension that granted uninterrupted views of the countryside surroundings, Cheshire Building and Joinery Ltd demonstrated excellent attention to detail and customer care during this unique home renovation project. The judges highlighted the unique structural design of the build as a key feature and commended the builder on the way they maintained a close relationship with their client throughout the project. The client was equally delighted, stating:

The team went above and beyond for us in so many ways, from ensuring the site was always clean and tidy, updating us constantly and making sure we enjoyed the process.”

Find out more about Cheshire Building and Joinery Ltd

Tradesperson of the Year - Jeff Lomax of Dale Contractors Ltd (North West)

With some 20 years’ of experience under his belt as a joiner at Dale Contractors, Jeff has broadened his skillset by taking on a range of CITB courses and on-the-job training initiatives, now setting a fine example as Site Manager on their biggest projects. Taking the initiative as the pandemic took hold in the North West, Jeff constructed handwashing stations on sites to ensure staff safety, and acts as an outstanding ambassador for his firm dealing with everybody from young apprentices right up to the senior directors of key clients.. He maintains a positive attitude whatever the circumstances, and regularly gives back to his community by supporting charity fundraising.

Find out more about Dale Contractors Ltd


Watch the ceremony

The 2021 North West Master Builder Awards ceremony took place virtually at 7pm on 2 June, where the winners were announced. Catch up on the winner announcements and entertainment by watching the award ceremony on demand.

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