For three decades, Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition has recognised the very best homes, builders, and craftsmen across New Zealand. This year marks 30 years of the competition.
In a first for the competition, this year the awards were announced virtually.
Builders across the country gathered with colleagues, friends and families to watch from the comfort of their own homes, workplaces, or at local viewing parties hosted at Master Builders regional branches.
Triple Star Management Limited, based in Queenstown, took home the Supreme House of the Year for their Southern House.
Taupo house takes Supreme Renovation of the Year
Taupo based Haimes Building won Renovation of the Year. They also walked away with the Bunnings Renovation Over $1 Million award.
Judges said this renovation, that was two years in the making, was an impressive example of collaboration between the passionate homeowners, a clever designer, and a craftsman builder.
“Renovations always present challenges, require great planning, and need lot of thinking along the way to incorporate the new, maintain the old, and create a seamless result.
“From the hinuera stone personally laid at the entry, to the endless straightening of the original structure to cope with the unforgiving new light from the atrium windows on the gib board, the workmanship has been executed beautifully.
“This is a wonderful alteration that the owners clearly enjoy and has been built to stand the test of time.”
Tauranga’s Totara Construction scoops CARTERS New Home $1-1.5m
Local Tauranga builders Totara Construction cleaned up the $1-1.5m new home category award with their BOP Modern Whare.
Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly says the organisation is proud to have been showcasing the best of New Zealand residential buildings over the last 30 years.
“Master Builders make up some of the best builders in the country and this competition is an opportunity to recognise their efforts to build quality homes in New Zealand.
“Each year we reach a new level with innovative designs and excellent craftsmanship.
“Our sector plays a vital role in New Zealand. We are a key contributor to the New Zealand economy, with every $1 million spent on house building supporting $2.6 million across the wider economy. “But maybe our most important role in the legacy we leave – we are building the quality homes that Kiwis will live in for generations to come.”