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17th March 2017
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Recognising industry talent and a commitment to producing work of the highest quality, the 2016 Geberit Awards winners have been announced.
The standard of nominations this year was extremely high, with the judges having a hard task separating some of the most stand-out entries in each category.
Jonathan Terry scooped the title of 'Best Domestic Bathroom Installer', after being nominated for the title by Taylors Etc. in Cardiff. The bathroom showroom regularly recommends Jonathan to its customers due to his exceptional workmanship. Geberit Awards judges agreed, commenting on one particularly complex install by saying: "Attention to detail and impressive installation practice has resulted in a very neat finish."
Second place in this category was awarded to Steve Phippard of ASP Plumbing, with Mark Fowdon of Studio One South West scooping the third-place spot.
Geberit products were used to their best effect by the 2016 Geberit Award winners.
The very best examples of how teamwork pays off were on display in the 'Best Installer Team' category, with Sanctuary Bathrooms taking the top spot. Its work installing a master en-suite incorporating Geberit products to wall-mount the sanitaryware and maximise on space (pictured), particularly impressed the judging panel. Judges' comments included: "The overall finish is of a high standard, extremely neat and you can clearly see the installation team have a keen eye for detail."
Taking second place in the 'Best Installer Team' category went to Dunster Biomass Heating which chose Geberit Mapress when fitting a woodchip biomass system at a privately-owned property in Sussex.
The remaining spot was awarded to Designer Group, for excellent team work while installing Geberit HDPE in student accomodation in Dublin.
The many advantages of specifying Geberit Mapress were maximised by the winners of the 'Best Supply Systems Installer' category, with Derek Barclay of K J Quinn Services taking the title. Using his initiative and drawing on his expertise, Derek specified Geberit Mapress Carbon Steel as the best fit for a complete boiler room installation for the Ministry of Defence in Wiltshire
Completing the project to exacting timescales, Derek was praised by the judges, who said: "This entry detailed the time constraints K J Quinn Services faced with this job. After finding Geberit Mapress as an alternative method they managed to halve their intitial installation time from eight weeks to four weeks. The care and attention to the individual stages of the installation made this a stand-out entry."
An exceptional commitment to the job was also shown by second place 'Best Supply Systems Installer' Mark Griffiths, who used Geberit Mapress for the efficient installation of a twin air source heat pump system.
Third place in this category went to Christopher Flaherty of Vietec Heating. Again, Geberit Mapress was the piping solution of choice for Christopher when tasked with fitting a new heating system into a private residence in London.
The overall winner of each category picks up a cheque for �1,000, with Makita Drill Sets and radios for the runners up.
"It is great to see so many installers taking pride in their work and always striving to achieve the very best," comments Raffaela De Vittorio, Geberit marketing & brands director. "Each of the winners and runners up has clearly demonstrated how Geberit products can be utilised to their best effect."
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