14 November 2015 - New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

A new home in Mt Maunganui and a renovation in Auckland have been recognised as New Zealand’s top homes, winning Supreme Awards at the 25th Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year Awards.

Along with the Supreme Awards, the Lifestyle Awards, Craftsmanship Award and category winners were announced at a gala dinner attended by over 550 guests from the building and construction industry held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland this evening.

House of the Year

Mt Maunganui firm Shaw Builders won the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year with their striking beachside mansion, along with the sought-after Craftsmanship Award and the Westpac New Home over $2 million category. The company have a track-record in the national competition, having won awards for the last seven years. Glover Homes were awarded the Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2015 Renovation of the Year, with their major renovation of a home in Albany. The builder also received the SafetyMate Renovation Award over $500,000.

House of the Year The competition judges said that Shaw Builders Supreme winning House of the Year is a well designed home that exudes luxury with views and sun, polished Turkish stone tiling and superb negative detailing throughout. “The well-designed upper-level outdoor area can be closed off from the prevailing winds with strategically-hidden sliding doors and a remote-controlled louvered roof. The luxurious ambience upstairs is complemented by a stunning, large gas fireplace,” said the judges.

Another standout feature is the ensuite with its polished marble tiling offset against darkstained cabinetry enriching the light-filled space. “This large, elegant home is well-balanced with a superb palette of materials, and has been designed and built for comfortable living. This is a beautifully crafted home that meets the needs of its owners. Shaw Builders must congratulate themselves on achieving this fantastic result.”

Renovation of the Year

The competition judges said Glover Homes’ Supreme Renovation of the Year was a major renovation, that wouldn’t have come together without the team of designers and fantastic owners. “Encompassing five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two living areas this is a home designed to fit the clients’ needs. A new kitchen and butler’s pantry was installed in the heart of the large open-plan dining room. “Extensive decking completed the renovation, some of which is covered by louver roofing panels and fit out with an outdoor sound system and heaters. This entertainment area flows out to the swimming pool. “What has resulted is an exceptional build by a quality builder, in Albany.”

Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly said the number of top-quality homes entered in the competition this year has been fantastic, reflecting the high standards maintained by its members in the Association. “Congratulations to all of this year’s national award winners, and in particular our Supreme Award recipients – Shaw Builders and Glover Homes. The projects are truly outstanding and encapsulate the quality and high level of craft we value as Master Builders.” “We are incredibly proud to recognise and celebrate our members’ hard work and achievements in the building and construction industry – and House of the Year is a fantastic way to do this. It’s great to see the leaders in the industry taking pride in what they do, and striving for excellence in their field.”

All Supreme, Lifestyle and Category winners were selected from 100 Gold Reserve National Finalists, which were all involved in the 11 regional competitions held throughout New Zealand during July and August.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, SafetyMate, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Mitre 10.

Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year results

SUPREME AWARDS

Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year Shaw Builders for a home in Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2015 Renovation of the Year Glover Homes for a home in Albany, Auckland

REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD

Shaw Builders for a home in Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

CATEGORY WINNERS

Master Build Services Renovation Award up to $250,000 Mossman Construction for a home in Palmerston North, Manawatu

Mitre 10 Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000 Alteration Specialists Manawatu for a home in Palmerston North, Manawatu

SafetyMate Renovation Award over $500,000 Glover Homes for a home in Albany, Auckland

ITM New Home up to $300,000 Pepper Construction for a home in New Plymouth, Taranaki

PlaceMakers New Home $300,000 - $400,000 Todd Starkey Builders for a home in Rangiora, Canterbury

PlaceMakers New Home $400,000 - $500,000 Euro Construction for a home in Hamilton, Waikato

James Hardie New Home $500,000 - $650,000 Arnott & Arnott Builders for a home in Foxton, Manawatu

Nulook New Home $650,000 - $1 million Dunlop Builders for a home in Wanaka, Otago Carters

New Home $1 million - $2 million Metzger Builders (MBL) for a home in Clearwater, Christchurch

Westpac New Home over $2 million Shaw Builders for a home in Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Builder’s Own Home Award Metzger Builders (MBL) for a home in Clearwater, Christchurch

GIB Show Home Award Gudsell Designer Homes for a home in Matamata, Waikato

LIFESTYLE AWARDS

Resene Sustainable Home Award Hybrid Homes for a home in Atawhai, Nelson

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award Sugrue Construction for a home in Merivale, Christchurch

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award Ainsworth & Collinson for a home in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay

Outdoor Living Award Faulkner Construction for a home in Clevedon, Auckland

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