FMB Award Winner 2019
Redruth building firm KPK Builders Ltd has scooped a prestigious Master Builder Award, taking the prize for best Large Renovation project in the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) South West Region awards.
Since 1999, the Master Builder Awards has been a flagship for high-quality building work, showcasing examples of fantastic craftsmanship, exceptional customer service and building excellence. Organised by the FMB, the awards programme is unique in that any project entered by the builder must be backed up by the customer – giving clients the opportunity to support those building companies that have delivered exceptional results. The awards programme recognises the hard work and contribution that small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms make to the UK construction industry.
KPK Builders Ltd collected the prize for best Large Renovation project for their work in turning a non-descript barn into a stunning family home. Meeting strict planning rules the team managed to create a new home while keeping the existing character of the ancient barn.
Several unique features impressed the judges: underfloor heating throughout the building uses heat from a geo-thermal ground source heat pump while hardwood windows, a natural stone spiral staircase, high-tech kitchen and an adjoining stable all demonstrate the dedicated approach to a high quality building project that respects the character of the original barn. This dedication was really appreciated by the clients and a strong working relationship throughout the project helped everything run smoothly.
KPK Builders Ltd was selected by the judges to win the South West Region Award, which was presented at the FMB South West, Midlands and Eastern Master Builder Awards Gala Dinner, at the Hilton DoubleTree, Stratford-upon-Avon on 21st June. The firm will now go through to compete in the national finals for the chance to win the UK category title. The national ceremony will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London on 20th September.
Phil Hodge, FMB South Director, said: “The Master Builder Awards give the FMB the opportunity to celebrate a job well done and for clients to say thank you to their builders. For the construction industry, it is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about small local building firms and their contribution to the UK economy.
“Time and time again, we have been impressed with just how far these builders will go to ensure their client is happy. It is this dedication that we want to celebrate. KPK Builders Ltd should feel justly proud of their achievement in winning and we wish the firm every success in the national competition.”
If KPK Builders Ltd wins the overall national Master Builder Awards title, selected from all national category winners, the firm will drive away with a new Isuzu D-Max Utah Pick Up truck worth more than £30,000. The company’s client will also receive a cheque for £1,000 for their efforts.