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July, 2018

A Queenstown building company renowned for quality standards in
workmanship and ultimate pride in the job has struck gold, again.
AJ Saville Builder Ltd was named Supreme House of the Year Award
winner for a Queenstown home at the Southern Registered Master
Builders 2018 House of the Year gala dinner this weekend (Saturday, July
In addition to the Supreme accolade, the company also scooped
multiple gongs for the same home with a Craftsmanship Award, Heart of
the Home Kitchen Award, Gold Award and Category win in the New
Home Over $2 million division.
The multi-award-winning company had a second home in the awards,
which also won Gold and a GIB Show Home Category awards for a
Millbrook Country Club property.
Arrowtown-based owner and founder Allister Saville says the seven
awards are testament to the hard work and dedication of his team of
over 35 tradesmen, sub-contractors and suppliers.
Its a winning result for everyone involved, he says.
The immaculate detailing and craftsmanship of the Queenstown home
won over the judges, and were delighted with the feedback.
This project was a once in a lifetime build for our tradesmen and
subbies, delivering a home with this level of bespoke requirements.
The client, builders and designers all worked in harmony, and its
demonstrated in the immaculate finish of this four-year build.
Both projects demonstrate consistency in our work and its hugely
rewarding for our staff to be recognised for their hard work and quality
The substantial 802sqm four bedroom, four-plus bathroom Queenstown
home is a collection of different building types, functions, cladding and
internal finishes, all centred around a sunny courtyard.
The judges were most impressed with the immaculate detailing of
curved glass galleries linking stone buildings to the kitchen, lounge and
living areas.
The project was constructed in keeping with historic buildings of the
Queenstown Lakes district, using local stone and steep-pitched slate
and iron roofs.
The energy-efficient Millbrook Country Club show home, designed by
Mason & Wales Architects, exudes modern class and a subtle French feel
with all the charm and character of a traditional Central Otago cottage.
Allister says the show home is a timeless design that epitomises the
sophisticated rural elegance and character that is world-class Millbrook
A show home demonstrates the very best standards in your work and
Im honoured to work in partnership with Millbrook Resort to deliver
functional, spacious and energy-efficient homes at the resort, he says.
A total of 13 Gold Award winners from the southern region will now be
judged against Gold Award winners from around the country to identify
the National Gold Reserve finalists.
Those finalists will go head to head at the Registered Master Builders
Supreme Awards for House of the Year and Renovation of the Year on
November 24 in Auckland.


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