How They Are Judged
All entrants in each of the award categories are judged by the same panel of two judges throughout the country e.g. a New Home up to $450,000 in Kaitaia will be judged by the same two people as a property, in that category, in Invercargill.
The judges go through each property and decide on the score against the set criteria for its category.
How the Scoring Works
Each property is judged against a scorecard of 2000 points (1300 Workmanship and 700 Design, Style and Functionality). Note: Multiit Unit properties are judged (1100 Workmanship and 900 Design, Style, Functionality and general consideration). Properties are then awarded either Gold, Silver, Bronze or no award as set out in the diagram below.
The scoring is calculated as follows:
Workmanship = 65% and Retention or creation of character integration and future proofing = 35%
Workmanship = 65%, and Design, functionality and style = 35%
Multi Unit (Apartments, Duplexes, Terrace Housing)
Workmanship = 55%, and Design, functionality, style and general considerations = 45%
- Renovations (including Builders Own Home renovations) Awards Judging Criteria PDF (183kb)
- New Home and Builder's Own Home Awards Judging Criteria PDF (222kb)
- GIB Show Home Award Judging Criteria PDF (216KB)
- Lifestyle Awards Judging Criteria PDF (323 KB)
- PlaceMakers Volume/Group Housing New Home Award PDF (184 KB)
- CARTERS Multi Unit (Apartments/Duplexes/Terrace Housing) New Home Award PDF (122KB)
Registered Master Builders House of The Year judges Faye Pearson-Green and Tony Pexton in a Richmond house.