Quirky home a winner for Andrew’s team
The huge effort put in by the team at Palmerston North’s Supreme Build to make everything perfect for the company’s first entry into the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition has paid off in the best way, with the company taking out a gold award and being named as a gold reserve finalist for a quirky home completed in February 2018.
Supreme Build managing director Andrew Robertson says he always had a goal to win an award, and his team certainly put the effort in to go for gold.
“Getting to the nationals was that extra achievement we weren’t expecting, and we were totally blown away,” he says.
As soon as he saw the plans for the stylish, single-level, monopitch home to be built in Palmerston North, Andrew knew it was a worthy contender for the awards.
“While the house looks really amazing, when you strip it down it’s quite a simple build. It comes down to the finer details that have been put into it.”
A combination of golden vertical cedar and dark horizontal weatherboard creates a modern and inviting impression from the street. Through a discreet side entrance, its beautiful interiors are a happy marriage of rustic and industrial elements.
“My clients are creative people and their personal touches are on proud display throughout the interior, which they designed themselves,” Andrew says.
In the main living space, two wall-hung barn doors take the place of curtains or blinds, opening to reveal a well-designed outdoor living space, complete with outdoor kitchen.
Supreme Build worked remotely with a Christchurch-based client and architect, Chris Smith of Cmd Designs and Consulting.
“Working for a remote client was no problem, they placed their full trust in us.
“We kept in touch throughout the project with updates and photos.”
Construction began in September 2017 and including landscaping, which Supreme Build also did, was completed by the end of February, just in time to enter the 2018 Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards.
Entering the awards meant throughout the build, perfection was striven for and achieved, from not just the Supreme Build team but all of the subtrades as well.
“I’m really proud of the quality, the finishing, and the extra effort the team put in to get everything perfect. There were a lot of late nights and weekends and they have all paid off.
“I’m proud of my team, they do an awesome job. Especially now I’m off the tools, they always work really hard to keep my standards in place.”
Competition judges said this home was the quirkiest they had seen, with its industrial styling on the interior, particularly around the kitchen. “They also said how great it was to see young people coming through and doing really well in the competition.”
Andrew is 28, and his 35-year old foreman is the oldest on the team of four. Supreme Build is now using Chris Smith to help deliver its design and build service.
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