Moortown firm recognised with 'Master Builder' award

A MOORTOWN contractor scooped a top industry award when their work came under the spotlight of the Federation of Master Builders at the 2008 Master Builder of the Year Awards.

McQuillan Building Contractors took home the prize for the Best New Homes builder in Northern Ireland.

The awards, a nationwide search by the Federation of Master Builders to find the best builders in Britain, tests each entrant’s technical ability together with their customer service skills. The awards are unique, as every entrant must be nominated by a satisfied customer.

Martin and Joanne McQuillan certainly know what they’re doing and have experience in the building trade for a combined total of 40 years.

Martin who gained a BTec National Diploma in Constrution went on to work on construction sites as a skilled labourer and bricklayer while Joanne also has a BTec National Diploma in Constrution as well as an Honorary Degree in Building Engineering & Management, with four years experience of construction sites, seven years as a Building Control Officer, and two years as a building contractor.

McQuillan Building Contractors cover a wide range of work from new homes, extensions, renovations, grant work, building maintenance and ground works - some of whichis detailed in the photos.

McQuillan Building Contractors beat hundreds of other firms to claim Northern Ireland’s Best New Homes builder prize.

On winning the award, Maire Devlin, FMB Northern Ireland director said: “The Master Builder of the Year Awards give customers a chance to thank their builder for a job well done.

“There are plenty of great builders out there, but all too often we only hear of stories where things have gone wrong. The reality is that the majority of builders are hardworking, friendly and extremely skilled craftspeople, so we want to reward these companies and prove that building firms in Northern Ireland surpass the rest.”

And she added: “McQuillan Building Contractors has done a fantastic job to win the Northern Ireland award and we wish them well in the national competition.”

McQuillan building Contractors were put forward by client Stanley Best who said: “McQuillan Contracts provided options and special design features throughout, creating a unique property dedicated to the needs of the family.”

Master Builder of the Year 2008 is organised by the Federation of Master Builders in association with Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. The New Homes category is supported by NHBC.