National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Two Local Supreme Awards are awarded from each regional event.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
Local Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Local Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Local Sustainable Home
This recognises excellences in sustainable building and energy efficiency.
Soak in the sun or relax under the stars. With this self-sufficient weekend retreat near New Plymouth you can truly immerse yourself in nature. An outdoor bath provides the masterstroke amidst great open-air living options.
Nestled into the foothills of the Pouakai Range near Egmont National Park, this 65sqm sweetheart proves bigger is not always better. Clever use of space incorporates a kitchen-living space, master bedroom, bathroom and bunkroom with loft . Insulated polished concrete flooring acts as a heat sink in the lovely north-facing living space. A riverstone feature wall provides a knowing nod to the environment. High, monopitch plywood ceilings add interest while enhancing the sense of openness in the master bedroom and open-plan area. A patio off the lounge sets the scene for sizzling summer barbecues, while a large kwila deck provides another opportunity to connect with nature. Solar panels, a wood fire and gas bottles have power and heating needs covered. Clad in sustainable cedar weatherboard, this home blends into its stunning surroundings beautifully.