Five Manawatu homes are considered among the best of the country's new houses, making it into the top 100 builds of the 2016 Registered Master Builders' House of the Year.
The competition aims to recognise quality craftsmanship across the residential building sector, from cost-effective builds right through to luxury homes worth over $2 million.
The Manawatu homes had all won their categories in the Manawatu-Whanganui-East Coast regional final in July.
The interior of a new $1.5 million Palmerston North home that earned Fowler Homes a place in the national finals of the 2016 Master Builders House of the Year.
Palmerston North builders Cavalier Homes Manawatu and Avenue Construction each took a category with work done on Palmerston North Homes. Fowler Homes took two categories, with a home in the city and a Feilding home worth over $1 million.
Marton-based Richards Construction also made the finals with a Marton home styled after the owner's old farmhouse.
Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly said each of the top 100 homes were well-deserving of being national finalists, with many unique features and innovative designs between them.
Kelly said entries had consistently demonstrated the kind of excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail that would help ensure better homes and workplaces, and ultimately more comfortable lives for New Zealanders.
"We're extremely proud to run a competition that celebrates the incredible talent and passion of New Zealand's building and construction industry."
National winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland in November.