Waikato Region’s top builds announced

Waikato Region’s top builds announced

A Taumarunui home and a Hamilton renovation have been announced as this year’s finest Waikato homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

Sloan Annand Builder won four regional awards with their Taumarunui home, including the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2016 Supreme House of the Year, a Gold Award, Category win for the Carters New Home $1 million - $2 million Award, and the Craftsmanship Award.

John S Macdonald Builders Limited was awarded the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2016 Supreme Renovation of the Year, a Gold Award and Category win for the Renovation Award over $500,000.

Judges called the winning House of the Year simply amazing, from its classic and simplistic design through to its fantastic craftsmanship in every respect.

“The mix of external materials, from the plaster to the vertical timber and stonework, has been applied in a manner that is effective yet un-fussy.

“Built on the slopes of Taumaranui, this home sits comfortably in its environment taking full advantage of the views over the town and beyond.

“Designed on two levels, the main living areas sit on the upper floor, accessed from the road. The bottom level comprises of guest bedrooms making it ideal for when extended family come to stay.

“Timbers sourced from the family farm have been cleverly used in the interior design including ceilings, feature doors and built in cabinetry. The crafting of this timber work is of an exceptional standard and makes the home stand out from others in the category.”

Judges called the winning renovation a deserving winner of the Supreme award.

“What was once a stately old home in Auckland has been transported to a unique, rural Waikato property.

“A major makeover has created a majestic home of grandeur proportions.

“The builder has adapted well to the demands of this project, using a combination of modern technology and good old fashioned craftsmanship to transform this home.”

The results of the regional competition were revealed at a gala dinner on 22 July at the Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton. The winning builds were celebrated by members of the Waikato Registered Master Builders Association and members of the local construction industry.

There were 16 Gold Award winners from Waikato which will now be ranked against Gold Award winners from around the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists.

National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for the 2016 House of the Year and Renovation of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner on 26 November at The Langham in Auckland.

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.

View photos of all the winners here.

About the Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year

The competition is divided into two parts – the first is at a regional level, the second at a national level. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners are determined using a points-based system. These award-winners are announced at 10 regional events held throughout New Zealand during July and August.

The top local Gold Award winners become Gold Reserve National Finalists. The national finalists are then re-judged by a panel of judges who determine the overall national winners, which are announced at the National event in Auckland on 26 November.

WAIKATO REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2016 HOUSE OF THE YEAR

AWARD

COMPANY

PROPERTY LOCATION

COMPANY LOCATION

Renovation Award over $500,000

Gold & Category

John S Macdonald Builders Limited

Hamilton

Matangi

PlaceMakers New Home $400,000 - $500,000

Gold & Category

Urbo Homes

Hamilton

Rotorua

Gold

Jennian Homes Coromandel Limited

Whangamata

Whangamata

Nulook New Home $650,000 - $1 million

Gold & Category

Peter Vossen Builders Limited

Matamata

Matamata

Gold

Glenn Diffey Builders Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

Urban Homes

Cambridge

Hamilton

Gold

Gudsell Designer Homes Limited

Cambridge

Matamata

Silver

K Built

Raglan

Hamilton

Bronze

Cambridge Homes Waikato Limited

Cambridge

Cambridge

Bronze

Jennian Homes Coromandel Limited

Tairua

Whangamata

Carters New Home $1 million - $2 million

Gold & Category

Sloan Annand Builder

Taumarunui

Taumarunui

Gold

Stewart Hanna Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

New Home over $2 million

Gold & Category

John S Macdonald Builders Limited

Hamilton

Matangi

Builder’s Own Home Award

Gold & Category

Terranova Developments Limited

Cambridge

Cambridge

Gold

K Built

Hamilton

Hamilton

GIB Show Home Award

Gold & Category

Urban Homes

Cambridge

Hamilton

Gold

Vida Homes Limited

Cambridge

Matamata

Gold

Design Builders Waikato Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

David Reid Homes Waikato 2009 Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Supreme Award and Waikato Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year

Sloan Annand Builder for a home in Taumarunui

Supreme Award and Waikato Registered Master Builders 2016 Renovation of the Year

John S Macdonald Builders Limited for a home in Hamilton

Lifestyle Awards

Craftsmanship Award

Sloan Annand Builder

Taumarunui

Taumarunui

Sustainable Home Award

Gudsell Designer Homes Limited

Cambridge

Matamata

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award

Stewart Hanna Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award

Urban Homes

Cambridge

Hamilton

Outdoor Living Award

Stewart Hanna Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

DVS NZ Interior Design and Style Award

Peter Vossen Builders Limited

Matamata

Matamata

 

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