Expert Workmanship

Form Construction (Lake Hayes)
National Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award
Builder’s Own Home category winner

Auckland / Northland / Coromandel
Renovation over $1.5 million

National Supreme Renovation of the Year
National Category Winner
Top 100

Regional Gold


Form Construction (Lake Hayes) co-owner Hamish Norton was honoured to be awarded the National Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award.

“I was very humbled as I knew the calibre of the competition was extraordinarily high. Very few builders will ever win this award, so for me this is a career highlight,” Hamish says.

“There are so many features of the build that I love, but if I had to pick a favourite it would be the stairway. The entire project is a commitment to seamless detailed integration of products and materials. This elevates the home and makes it stand out.”


The build was not without its challenges, but the overall result demonstrates commitment to excellence from Form Construction (Lake Hayes).

“The site has been absolutely transformed which was a big undertaking. We also installed twin skin concrete systems to enhance thermal performance. Additionally, the interior fi t out was complicated as virtually everything was bespoke."

“We have always prided ourselves on our detailed workmanship, and this win really affi  rms the level that Form Construction (Lake Hayes) operates at,” Hamish says. 

Judges comments:

This home is a masterpiece of design, detail, and craftsmanship, and is testament to what a highly skilled builder can achieve. The home is cut deeply into the Lake Hayes site, with schist pushed back over the roof, offering spectacular uninterrupted views across the lake to Coronet Peak.

The home was built on what was deemed an “unbuildable site”, and features details that take things to a new level — from a suspended, folded steel stair to a second concrete and timber stair welcoming guests at the entrance. The judges were blown away by the level of care and skill displayed, which was second to none, making this home a very worthy winner of the Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award.