New Zealand's top houses awarded

New Zealand's top houses awarded

Our house is our castle – for some a bit more than others.The Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition is a chance to appreciate excellence, whether a new build, renovation, or nestled into nature. Here is a selection of some of the 2014 winners in New Zealand's premier residential building awards programme with a sample of the judges’ comments.

 

Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for House of the YearSupreme.Westpac3

  • Winner: PSL Construction
  • Also awarded: Craftsmanship Award and Westpac New Homes over $2 million 
  • Location: Waipu, Northland

Judges’ comments:

“This home is testament to this builder’s construction ability. The high standard of workmanship and attention to detail PSL Construction has constantly achieved makes the business a worthy recipient of this year’s Supreme Award.”

SEE ALSO: What’s your house really worth?

 

Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for Renovation of the YearRenovation Supreme2

  • Winner: Absolute Building Services Limited
  • Also awarded: Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
  • Location: Devonport, Auckland

Judges’ comments:

“Indeed a home of exceptional quality, which combined with the high standard of associated finishes throughout, sees this remarkably executed renovation exhibiting an outstanding example of construction skills in all aspects.”

 

Resene Sustainable Home AwardSustainable Home2

  • Winner: Bella Homes
  • Location: Hikurangi, Northland

Judges’ comments:

“The incorporation of thermally broken joinery, tiled floors for thermal mass, highly specified insulation, LED lighting and a large bank of photovoltaic panels, with the solar battery bank in the basement level, means the power the home does not consume is fed back into the main grid.”

 

Nulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 millionNulook New Home1

  • Winner: HAMR Home Building Contractors            
  • Location: Whitianga

Judges’ comments:

“This carefully positioned and stunning architecturally designed cedar and concrete block home takes a dominating position on top of Centennial Hill. The builder has certainly been challenged with this project and he has proven equal to the challenge, providing a fine example of a high degree of workmanship.”

 

PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000

New Home 250.350.2

  • Winner: Fowler Homes (Manawatu) Limited
  • Location: Feilding, Manawatu 

Judges’ comments:

“An interesting home tailored to suit the owners’ requirements. The builder has maintained a high standard throughout, with careful consideration given to the adjacent rural views and outdoor living spaces.”

SEE ALSO: What’s your house really worth?

 

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