Herne Bay house a winner
An ‘‘exceptional’’ Herne Bay home has been recognised with a national craftsmanship prize at the Registered Master Builders 2013 House of the Year Awards.
The two-storey masterpiece, built by New Windsor-based WG de Gruchy Construction Limited, was also named the Registered Master Builders House of the Year for the Auckland region ( Auckland City Harbour News, August 16).
The judges described builder William de Gruchy as a master of his craft.
‘‘He fully deserves the inaugural National House of the Year Craftsmanship Award.
‘‘The particular atten- tion to detail and exceptional standard of finish throughout was an absolute pleasure to judge.’’
Winning craftsmanship: A Herne Bay house is the winner of the inaugural National House of the Year Craftsmanship Award.