Developers of Renishaw Hills, a mature lifestyle village set within the Mpambanyoni Conservation Development on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, are committed to creating superior-quality homes by using some of the area’s award-winning contractors.
Inyoni Homes and R&M Construction – both specialists in the creation of new homes and based on the South Coast – won awards at the 2016 Masters Builders Association (MBA) ‘Excellence in Construction’ event held in October.
There are 24 categories for this annual event, which serves to recognise its KwaZulu-Natal members for work well done. Numerous entries were received which were then whittled down to a top five in each category and the top three selected from those.
Inyoni Homes was awarded first place for the ‘Houses Under R5m’ category, as well as receiving two ‘highly commended’ nominations. In 2015, Inyoni Homes also walked away with the top award for ‘Houses Under R3m’.
“It’s really fantastic to receive these awards which validate our work in the construction industry, pushing us to create homes of the highest quality for our customers,” said Nic Moussouris, owner of Inyoni Homes. “Considering the calibre of entrants, it is really an honour to have won again.”
Both Inyoni Homes and R&M Construction are working on the 28 standalone units of Phase 1 within Renishaw Hills. R&M Plant Hire, which forms part of the R&M Group, is taking on the bulk earthworks contract for Phase 1 and Phase 2.
At the 2016 MBA Awards, R&M Construction – which has been operating for 31 years – received first place in the ‘Apartment/Townhouse Buildings (above 15m)’ category which was a joint venture with Simpkins & Associates Int. R&M Construction was also awarded top prize for the ‘Community Buildings’ category for the construction of the Umdoni Retirement Village New Hall and ancillary site works.
“We take great pride in producing a superior standard of construction and finishes using a high standard of workmanship, which is evident in the Renishaw Hills development,” said Richard Irwin, owner of R&M Construction. “All products specified are of a very high quality so investors can be assured that they are making a great investment.”
Commenting on the chosen contractors, Renishaw Hills Project Director, Richard Crocker, described their work ethic as ‘second to none’.
“They are willing and capable of tackling small and tough construction details with a ‘no compromise’ attitude for perfection,” said Crocker. “Their workmanship is of a very high standard, and more than compares with any builders on the North Coast estates where quality is critical. They take their work personally and will resolve any problems, as and when they are called to do so.”
Focusing on Renishaw Hills, Crocker said the intention is to compete with upmarket developments on the North Coast.
“Our offer is a quality product with state-of-the-art security as well as care and community centres,” he explained. “Our prices are also lower than that of the North Coast, not through any cost-cutting measures, but through our ability to reduce the land sale costs.”
He said, as developers, they are committed to presenting a product which does not compromise on construction quality.
“Our builders are constantly monitored to ensure quality never slips. With the experience within Renishaw Property Developments – having built more than 1 000 homes at Mt Edgecombe Country Estate, Zimbali Coastal Resort & Estate and Le Domaine – selling a quality product is our commitment to our buyers. This is why we have chosen, not only these award-winning builders, but also professionals like ZAARC Architects, with particular experience in estate and sectional title designs.”