2021 Master Builder Awards, Kitchen Project

National winner: Bagshots Ltd

Bagshots Ltd's work at this property saw them designing and installing a complete bespoke kitchen with an island, window seating and a table and benches.

A complete bespoke kitchen with an island, window seating and a table and benches.

The client had sailed the seven seas at the helm of a classic yacht and had requested a maritime theme to match the location of their home, along with a "traditional" feel. The team applied "old-fashioned" style frames around the cabinet doors combined with solid oak features throughout the kitchen, and when building the table and benches, they routed a pencil bead on the edges to match the furniture. 

The build was not without challenges; an exposed rolled steel joint beam and posts left behind following the removal of a dividing wall threatened to take the wind out of their stylistic sails. They weathered the storm however by cladding the beam and posts with a ‘scarf beam’ to mimic those featured on old sailing ships, before applying a lime wax finish to complete the weathered look.  

“Old-fashioned” frames around the cabinet doors combined with solid oak features throughout the kitchen complete a traditional style.

The judges were impressed by the way this Master Builder took ownership of the process from start to finish, producing a truly unique result tailored precisely to their client's preferences. They also cited Bagshot's innovative use of virtual reality goggles and 3D design resources during the design process as a great way to keep their client involved and enthused in the project as it progressed.

When building the table and benches, the team they routed a pencil bead on the edges to match the furniture.

This kitchen demonstrates what can be achieved with a clear vision and a fine working relationship between client and builder, even on a tight budget. Bagshots Ltd have delivered a maritime masterpiece and a true one-of-a-kind project the judges deemed well worthy of this award.  

Great design and really well finished. An excellent project.”

From the national judges


The 2021 Master Builder awards concluded in September. Could one of your current projects win an award in the next competition? Nominations for the next awards will be opening in Autumn 2022, read more about it on our awards pages or contact [email protected] for more information.

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