Gerard Recognise The Contribution Made By Architects, Designers And Builders

Often exceptionally well designed homes are never visible and as a result those involved seldom get acknowledgement for their work.

Architects, designers, builders and manufacturers all rely on one basic marketing reality - “If you don’t keep consumers informed about what you do, they simply don’t know you do it.”

From this fundamental concept Gerard, some three years ago, recognised an opportunity to provide both incentive and exposure for those who chose to use their products. They introduced the Gerard Roofs Home Design Awards which offers the winning entry three overseas vacations for two. The Architect, the builder and the home owners all benefit.
Gerard Roofing’s marketing manager, Gary McNamara says,
“The quality and quantity of entries to our award program has grown every year. All entrants benefit through national media exposure of their work and the Gerard Brand and product range benefits by association with excellence in design.”

Distinctive homes are a result of design, workmanship and materials and it is this combination which sets them apart.

Featured here is one of the finalists in the 2003 Gerard Home Design Awards. This country home near Wanaka was designed by Mason & Wales Architects and built by Mark Duffy.

The home features a Gerard CoronaShake roof in Charcoal .

The owners chose the textured shingle to compliment the colour and style of their new home.

The Gerard awards are judged independently, on line, by all industry professionals who wish to participate. To vote visit Further details in regards to this can be found in “news and views” on page15.

For details on the Gerard Roofs Home Design Awards program call 0800 104 868 or visit The Gerard website.