; Master Builder Awards 2017: Heavenly Builder
The Federation of Master Builders

Heavenly Builder

Our relationship with Donald seemed as if he was a lifelong friend. He showed compassion and care through the battle I was facing and remained positive throughout. I personally cannot thank him enough and hope this nomination goes some way to provide the recognition he is due as a ‘Heavenly Builder’, but more importantly as a new friend.”

Heavenly builder

“Shortly after surgery and a course of radiotherapy to treat throat cancer we decided to improve our home and convert our existing conservatory into an extension. Following several interviews with prospective builders along came Donald Capewell, the local Durrington builder, who had a reputation for first class service and personal touch.”

David Campey was naturally nervous about the excessive noise and upheaval that major building work can cause, especially during what was proving to be a difficult recovery period. But he had nothing to worry about after hiring this year’s National Heavenly Builder, Donald Capewell.

Donald went above-and-beyond to ensure that David was comfortable and as undisturbed as possible during building works, whilst also ensuring the build went smoothly and to plan, finishing on time and within budget. He planned a strict schedule to make sure the minimum amount of noise was made and conscientiously arranged for heavy work to be carried out whilst his client was at hospital or taking respite elsewhere.

Clients and builders

More than this, Donald was willing to stop all work at the drop of a hat if needed and was more than happy to pop the kettle on, make a cup of tea and have a chat with David, providing him with much needed company, laughter and morale.

The Heavenly Builder category is one in which the winner really epitomises what the awards are all about as it looks for evidence of professionalism, courtesy and exceptional customer service. All qualities that Donald has in abundance, making him a very worthy winner.

Overall winner - Master Builder Awards 2017

Congratulations to John Dynes & Son, worthy winner of the 13th Master Builder Awards.

Small Renovation Project

True Build Director, Paul Dempsey regards this Edinburgh build as "the most challenging project yet".

Large Renovation Project & Heritage Project

Alan Staley Building Contractors Ltd has secured the titles for work on a prestigious listed property surrounded by amazing gardens.

Energy Efficient Project

Northern Irish builder Setanta Construction Ltd has picked up the national Energy Efficient Project title for a passive modern farmhouse.

Builders Merchant Award

The judges were impressed by the company’s culture, both as a place to work and to do business with.

Heavenly Builder

Donald went above-and-beyond to ensure that David was comfortable and as undisturbed as possible during building works...

Commercial Project

Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd, relished the challenge of pulling off a redevelopment worthy of the national title.

Apprentice Award

Northern Irish apprentice Kieran Magee has been chosen from a vast selection of impressive candidates to be crowned Apprentice 2017.

Kitchen or Bathroom Project

This smart and thoughtful move has secured Project One Installations the national award for best Kitchen or Bathroom Project.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The new Lifetime Achievement category is presented to a Master Builder who has contributed positively to the building industry.

Categories and Sponsors

Master Builder Awards 2017 categories and sponsors.


The Master Builder Awards Winner 2017 (builder) will win a Vauxhall LCV worth up to £20,000.

Northern Ireland Master Builder Awards

Northern Ireland Master Builder Award winners

Cymru Master Builder Awards

Wales Master Builder Award winners

Scotland Master Builder Awards

Scotland Master Builder Awards winners

Eastern Counties Master Builder Awards

Eastern Counties Master Builder Awards winners

Southern Counties & London Master Builder Awards

Southern Counties Master Builder Awards winners

Midland & South West Master Builder Awards

Midland and South West Master Builder Awards winners

North West and Yorkshire & Trent Master Builder Awards

North West and Yorkshire & Trent Master Builder Awards winners

Northern Counties Master Builder Awards

Northern Counties Master Builder Awards winners

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