DUO nominated for five 2017 ACE awards including Renovator of the Year By: DuoBuilding

August 28, 2017
Announcement, Awards, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Unique Custom Homes

DUO Building is thrilled to announce that the London Home Builders Associated (LHBA) has nominated us for five Awards of Creative Excellence (ACE), including Renovator of the Year. The 2017 awards ceremony will take place on October 12 at the Lamplighter Inn.

In addition to Renovator of the Year, which DUO won in 2016, DUO is up for the following awards: Best New Single Family Home $700,000 – $850,000; Best Renovated Kitchen over $50,000; and, Best Renovated Bathroom over $25,000. For best bathroom, two of DUO’s renovations are nominated.

Last year, DUO won Best New Multi Family Home over $350,000 for its first custom home. This year, the LHBA is recognizing DUO’s second custom home, a chemical-free dream home for the homeowners, in the category: Best New Single Family Home $700,000 – $850,000.

“Custom homes are new for us at DUO so this nomination is particularly special,” said Patrick Malloy, founder and a partner of DUO Building. “The home showcases innovations in non-toxic building materials, something that we’ve been interested in for some time. Working closely with the homeowners who did their own research helped us advance our knowledge further.”

In addition to healthy products, the house is energy efficient.

“The homeowners considered the position of the house on the land to optimize light,” said Malloy. “We made use of passive solar energy, which also maximized the view while minimizing disruption from the road. With good insulation and choosing a high efficiency wood burning fireplace, there are minimum emissions. The space heats effectively and is airtight.”

Best Renovated Kitchen over $50,000

The look and feel of this original ten-year-old u-shaped kitchen was old school in comparison to the caliber of the rest of this magnificent house. It simply did not work. Take your magic wand and see the results. Beautiful clean, functional and organized space for entertaining. Wow!

Best Renovated Bathroom over $25,000

Ooh Lah Lah

This homeowner is a valued client of DUO’s and when they came to us with their bathroom dilemma, we jumped on it. They were not happy with the existing bathroom and walk-in-closet, which encumbered each other’s use. End result function, style, convenience, and Ooh Lah Lah!

70s meets 2020

DUO used its creative talents to take this dark, claustrophobic 70’s looking bathroom to this heavenly retreat. It is clean, spacious and spa-like, using custom cabinetry, heated floors, mosaic inlaid tile and oodles of storage space. Truly a piece of heaven.

The Awards of Creative Excellence were created by the LHBA to recognize quality products and industry accomplishments. Members are honoured for special achievements in Energy Efficiency, Health & Safety, Marketing, and Design as well as for personal voluntary commitments to the Association and the housing Industry. The competition consists of 40 categories judged by industry professionals from across the country.

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