25 July 2016 - Nelson designer Harris Builders Awarded supreme award for Tasman home

Nelson designer Harris Builders awarded supreme award for Tasman home



Harris Builders has been awarded five regional awards, including the Supreme Award, for a Nelson home design.

A dramatic home which stretches 60 metres along a hillside overlooking a Waimea Plains vineyard has taken out a supreme building award.

Harris Builders took home the supreme award and four others at this year's Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

The home crafted by Harris Builders was awarded the supreme award, two lifestyle awards - craftsmanship award and outdoor living award and the gold and category awards for the "new home over $2 Million category".

Harris Builders has been awarded five regional awards, including the Supreme Award, for a Nelson home design.

Nelson's Rutherford Hotel hosted the regional competition on Saturday night. Competition judges at the event said the winning Nelson home encompassed "great attention to detail and workmanship" to create an "outstanding" family home and studio.

The supreme award house was positioned in the middle of a vineyard and stretches along the hillside with its 60 metre frontage that takes advantage of the view beyond. The judges noted the architect's "complex design" required supreme accuracy.

The build featured an extensive amount of concrete work and concealed steel structures which supported the floating cantilevered roof and glazed windows and bespoke interior features.

Nelson company Jennian Homes Nelson Bays Limited also won four awards. The company took home bronze for the Future-Proof Building new home $500,000-$650,000 for a Blenheim home, the silver award for the Nulook new home $650,000-$1 million category for a Nelson-based home and the Gold and Category awards for the GIB Show Home Award category for a Richmond home.

Jason Gardiner Builders Limited won two awards for two Nelson homes to take home Gold in the Nulook new home $650,000-$1 million category and silver for the Carters New Home $1-2 million category.

Nelson-based company Hybrid Homes won the sustainable home award for the lifestyle category and also took home the silver award for Nulook new home $650,000-$1 million category.

J Lewis Building won the gold and category awards for the future-proof Building New Home $500-$650,000 category for a Nelson property design.

The eight gold award winners from the night will now go on to compete against winners from around the country with the national gold reserve finalists announced before the 2016 Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards of the Year and Renovation of the Year gala dinner on November 26 in Auckland.

- Stuff