FMB Kitchen Project 2019

Newtownards based building firm John Dynes & Son Ltd has scooped a prestigious Master Builder Award, taking the prize for best Kitchen project in the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) Northern Ireland 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.

John Dynes & Son Ltd was crowned the winner for the firm’s work on a stunning family kitchen in Belfast. The client’s property was in need of renovation and extension to cater for the ever-changing practical needs of a growing family. It was important that the finished design and layout reflected all the family’s lifestyle needs. John Dynes & Son Ltd not only delivered a brand new kitchen but also a temporary one for the family to use while work was carried out. A major asset to the finished kitchen was the provision of a deep, concealed, walk-in larder. This clever, yet still aesthetically pleasing, storage area was created to maximise space and improve functionality. Different lighting at various levels helps to provide easy access to separate storage zones.

John Dynes & Son Ltd was selected by the judges to win the Northern Ireland Award, which was presented at a gala dinner hosted at Malone Lodge, Belfast on Friday 22nd March. 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.

Gavin McGuire, Director of FMB Northern Ireland, 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. John Dynes & Son Ltd should feel justly proud of their achievement in winning and we wish the firm every success in the national competition.”

If John Dynes & Son 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.