New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

A new build in Auckland and a renovation in Hamilton have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the prestigious 26th Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards.


The Supreme Awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by over 500 guests from the building and construction industry held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland this evening. National category winners and Lifestyle Awards were also announced.


Auckland’s Richard Davidson Builders Limited won four national awards with their Campbells Bay home, including the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2016 Supreme House of the Year, along with the National category win for the New Home over $2 million Award, the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, and the Craftsmanship Award.

Hamilton’s John S Macdonald Builders Limited was awarded the Registered Master Builders 2016 Supreme Renovation of the Year for their Tamahere renovation, along with the National category win for the Renovation Award over $500,000.

House of the Year


Judges said that the winning Campbells Bay home epitomized supreme sophistication and was an exceptionally crafted project.
“This home combined the architect’s vision and detailing with outstanding skills and craftsmanship to create a home full of delight, discovery and sophistication,” they said.


“The home’s adaptation of an American classic, which was built on a difficult and complex site, is bound to be a trend setter. It clearly displays the builder’s desire to create an experience that changes perceptions and the quality of lives.


“Congratulations to the Master Builder and the Architect, and to the homeowners without whom there is no dream.”


Renovation of the Year


Judges said the Supreme Renovation was simply stunning and a credit to both the owner and the builder.


“With no loss to the historical character, this magnificent family residence is a combination of renovation and restoration. The home has been reconfigured and services have been upgraded to incorporate 21st Century technology,” they said.


“The rooms are full of light and space, and include subtle ornamentation and detail which blends in with the opulence of the furniture and fittings.
“There is an ease of access to the outdoors where you will find shaded deck areas and a new pool house. The pool and shaded deck areas are controlled from the kitchen. The residence is surrounded by a paradise of recreational activities.”


Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly said the number of top-quality homes entered in the competition this year has been outstanding, reflecting the ongoing commitment to quality from across the sector.


“This is an exciting time to be in the sector. Our members have an absolute focus on quality across all price ranges, and this competition reflects that. Even in the current construction pipeline, productivity cannot be at the expense of quality. House of the Year has been celebrating quality craftsmanship for over 25 years - from cost effective builds to luxury homes.


“Congratulations to all of this year’s national award winners, and in particular our Supreme Award recipients – Richard Davidson Builders Limited and John S Macdonald Builders Limited. The projects are truly a credit to the dedication of our members in constructing a better built New Zealand.”


All Supreme, Lifestyle and Category winners were selected from 100 Gold Reserve National Finalists, which were all award-winners 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, GIB, Nulook, Future-Proof Building, Carters, Plumbing World, Resene, and Bunnings Trade.
For all the photos and more information about the competition, visit www.houseoftheyear.co.nz.

For the gala photos click here.


SUPREME AWARDS
Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year
Richard Davidson Builders Limited for a home in Campbells Bay, Auckland

Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2016 Renovation of the Year
John S Macdonald Builders Limited for a home in Tamahere, Hamilton


REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD
Richard Davidson Builders Limited for a home in Campbells Bay, Auckland


CATEGORY WINNERS
Master Build Services Renovation Award up to $250,000
Avenue Construction Limited for a home in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000
Scotty’s Construction (2002) Limited for a home in Thorndon, Wellington

Renovation Award over $500,000
John S Macdonald Builders Limited for a home in Tamahere, Hamilton

Bunnings New Home up to $300,000
Maddren Homes Limited for a home in Beach Haven, Auckland

Resene New Home $300,000 - $400,000
Sinclair Builders 2010 Limited for a home in Hillsborough, Christchurch

PlaceMakers New Home $400,000 - $500,000
Milestone Homes Canterbury (2012) Limited for a home in Redwood, Christchurch

Future-Proof Building New Home $500,000 - $650,000
Waller Projects Limited for a home in Murray’s Bay, Auckland

Nulook New Home $650,000 - $1 million
Form Builders Limited for a home in Fendalton, Christchurch

Carters New Home $1 million - $2 million
Lindesay Construction Limited for a home in Taiharuru, Whangarei Heads

New Home over $2 million
Richard Davidson Builders Limited for a home in Campbells Bay, Auckland

Builder’s Own Home Award
Casa Construction Limited for a home in St Albans, Christchurch

GIB Show Home Award
Urban Homes for a home in St Kilda, Cambridge

LIFESTYLE AWARDS
Sustainable Home Award
High Country Carpentry Limited for a home in Papakaio, Oamaru

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award
Redmond Builders and Construction Limited for a home in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award
Richard Davidson Builders Limited for a home in Campbells Bay, Auckland

Outdoor Living Award
Redmond Builders and Construction Limited for a home in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay

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