2018 Awards

Apprentice Awards

Allan Sage Memorial Award (for outstanding performance by an industry member who has recently completed their qualification):

Asher Takao, Gisborne Glass


Architectural Aluminium Joinery Apprentice of The Year:

Shevonne Evans, Gateway Glass & Aluminium Ltd, Waikato


Most Promising Glass Apprentice:

Ethan Taylor, Viridian Glass Nelson


Supreme Winner

Bradnam’s Commercial  AND  Metro Performance Glass for The Ministry of Primary Industries building

+ BEST USE OF GLASS WINNER – Metro Performance Glass

+ COMMERCIAL:  OVER $100,000 – Bradnam’s

The supreme award is given for an outstanding project that excels in a number of areas. The Ministry of Primary Industries building has been entered for an award in different categories by two members of the teams that delivered it: Bradnam’s Commercial and Metro Performance Glass. This is unusual and it hints at the range of skills that had to be brought to bear on the project to bring it to completion – and of course these two parties were not the only players involved in delivering this aspect of the project. The result, a complex synthesis of design, fabrication and installation, is a building with an outstanding presence on its site and one that delivers a rich and varied range of visual experiences. The New Zealand building industry as well as the Glazing Association would welcome more projects of this standard.

Glass Innovation winner – Glassforce for The Glasshouse

Massively oversized glass louvres create a delightful space for al fresco dining. This is a clever and brave adaption of an otherwise common device.

Designing with Glass winner – Glassforce for Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre

This is an impressive project where a small number of complex moves have been made with assurance and skill. The curved walls and doors of the sanctuary create a memorable space and the glazed panel containing the crucifix is hardly less memorable

RESIDENTIAL TO $25,000 – winner – Altherm Taranaki for Hancox Cottage

The design of the windows and doors is a major factor in achieving the desired effect in this faithful reproduction of a late-Victorian farmhouse. Proportions and details are true both to historic precedent and to the design intent and it would not have been possible for the project to have been successful without the care devoted to them.

RESIDENTIAL $25,000 – $75,000 – winner –  Rylock Waikato for Design Builders Waikato Show Home

Interior and exterior glazing come together seamlessly in this project contributing significantly to a striking design. Large glazed elements generate an impressive sense of openness and the motorised louvred roof over the portico is a dramatic and wholly successful element in the experience of the house.

RESIDENTIAL $75,000 – $175,000 –  winner – Ellison’s Aluminium for Arrow House

A dramatic, exposed roofline in this house is supported on heavily glazed walls which reveal outstanding views. It is the resultant generosity and openness which this provides to the main public spaces which gives the house its character and delight.

RESIDENTIAL:  OVER $175,000 – winner – Vistalite Otago for Di Bella Cascata

This is a hugely dramatic house with extensive glazing, colour matched to the exterior cladding. Strong, rectilinear forms sit poised above magnificent views to which the transparency of the house gives full effect.

COMMERCIAL:  $0 TO $100,000 – winner – Omega Aluminium Kapiti for Ramaroa Heritage Centre at Queen Elizabeth Park

Raking walls and dramatic rooflines are here complimented by finely detailed glazing units that permit the spatial forms of the building to be fully appreciated.


The Window Innovation showroom attracts attention from the street by a colourful exterior. Inside there is space for a wide range of displays enabling clients to see the product range, and the opportunities it presents, clearly. This looks like an exciting place in which to make choices about door and window systems.


A smart App for your Smart phone. This device, which can be downloaded for free, enables you to measure the thickness of glass and, if necessary, the gap between double glazed units. Like all good ideas it’s simple and effective.