Grand Builder Awards

Enter Hardware & General's Grand Builder Awards


We celebrate over 60 years of supply to the building industry, with the Grand Builder Awards competition. What better way to thank you for your loyal support during these years than to offer this incredible opportunity to showcase your business and your building achievements.

Yes! I’d like to enter
the Builder Awards.

(no photos needed at this stage)

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I’d like to nominate
a builder

(We will invite the builder to enter)

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Best Outdoor spaces under $25,000

1st Place: $6000

2nd Place: $3000

3rd Place: $2000

Best Outdoor spaces OVER $25,000

1st Place: $6000

2nd Place: $3000

3rd Place: $2000

Prizes are provided as a credit to your Hardware & General Account. See Terms & Conditions on our website


  • There’s H&G Account Credit to be won!
  • Chance to showcase your workmanship
  • Gain additional promotion of your business
  • Chance to pick up new clients

Eligible entries can feature on Hardware & General’s website and social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

If your next project in 2022 includes outdoor spaces, be sure to showcase your project in the Grand Builder Awards.



The Builder Awards is open to Hardware & General business customers. The prize money will be provided via a Hardware & General account, so it is recommended that you have an existing account or apply for one with us as soon as quickly as you can. Applications are free and can be completed on-line.

2-Step Application Process:
  1. Complete application form as soon as you know which site address you will nominate for entry
  2. Upon completion of the project, upload photos & the required documentation
  • Be a Hardware & General business account holder (cash or credit)
  • Purchase a minimum of 80% of materials used in the project from Hardware & General stores
  • Commence after 1/12/2020 and be completed by 27/02/2022
  • Be available for on site interview in social media if required
  • Have clients/owners consent to nominate the project
  • Upload 4 photos to specification upon completion
  • Provide complete materials list with part 2 of application
  • Substantiate value of the contract for category selection
  • Read and comply with terms and conditions on our website
  • Tell all of your friends & family to vote for your project!

Grand Builder Awards JUDGING CRITERIA

There will be two stages of judging for the competition

  • Stage 1: Public Voting  – share your entry and tell all of your clients, friends and family to vote for their favourites!
    Maximise your business exposure by providing a very well written application and your company logo. Any links to your website or social platforms should be included.
  • Stage 2: Industry Judges  – a panel of industry leaders and specialists will visit a shortlist of finalists
Design & Creativity

Creative ideas Design thoughtfulness Originality Product range, materials choices Innovative thinking

Finished Functionality

Does the space work the way the client intended Was the space well utilised

Quality Workmanship

Consideration of over all finish of workmanship Quality of detail work Attention to detail

Environmental Aspects

How the space works with the environment Choice of materials Sustainable aspects

Overall WOW Factor

How well does the project come together and does it provide something exceptionally impressive in quality, in features, in ambience?


Yes, if the “outdoor room” component of the build commenced after December 1st 2020.  A condition of entry is that you supply a list of materials used and where you purchased them from.

That’s o.k. especially when they are products that H&G does not supply – a drop-in swimming pool is excluded from the 80% list. We ask that 80% of the products we do supply have been bought from H&G.

Yes! Especially as this is where we will credit the prize money to.

You can apply for an account online via our TRADE CENTRE

Entries are open now! You can nominate your site early and add the photos when you have finished the project.

All entries must be finalised by 27th February 2022

The project you nominate is the owners private home. They must give their permission to use photos of their private site before you can use them as an entry. The photos will be used for publicity of your entry and for future publicity.

We may also contact the owner (through you) to arrange an onsite interview or for finalist judging.

We are looking for Outdoor spaces where home owners live and entertain.  

This could include;

A deck area, pergola, alfresco kitchen, covered entertaining space, outdoor cinema space, creative fencing and structural landscaping.
We would liek to see projects including some of these items.

Timber decks, timber structures, Velux windows, kitchen / BBQ / bar area, glass pool fencing, bespoke pools created with steel from H&G, outdoor tiles, cabana structures, outdoor showers, innovative use of designer materials, cladding & lighting.

Applications Open

10th January 2022

Applications Close

27th February 2022

Public Voting Open

14th March till 8th April 2022

Finalist Judging

27th to 29th April 2022

Winner Announced

May 2022