Banchory builder scoops top energy efficiency award

A Banchory-based building company has won a prestigious energy efficiency title for its work on a Deeside home.

Alan Buchan Contractors Ltd has scooped a Master Builder of the Year Award, taking the Scotland Energy Efficiency prize.

The Master Builder of the Year Awards, a nationwide search by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to find the best builders in the UK, is unique. Nominations must come from a satisfied client, and builders are judged on their technical ability together with their customer service skills.

Alan Buchan Contractors Ltd is the winner for their work constructing an energy-efficient home in Dess, using sustainable measures.

The company was chosen by the region’s judges to win the Energy Efficiency prize and will now go through to compete in the national finals.


The national winners of the 11th Master Builder of the Year Awards will be announced by architect and TV presenter George Clarke, who will present the coveted accolades at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on March 20.

Grahame Barn, FMB Services Director for Scotland, said: “The Master Builder of the Year Awards give clients the opportunity to celebrate a job well done and to thank their builder. Alan Buchan Contractors Ltd should feel justly proud of their achievement in winning the Energy Efficiency Award, and we wish them success in the national competition.”

If Buchan wins the overall Master Builder of the Year title, they will drive away in the brand new Nissan Light Commercial Vehicle of their choice worth up to £20,000, while the client who nominated them wins a £3000 cash prize.