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.
The new star of Hamilton’s city heritage precinct, this 1930s-style bungalow has already been mistaken for the real thing. Sympathetic to surrounding dwellings, the authentic craftsmanship is striking.
Particular attention has been given to ensure the front porch, soffits, exposed rafters and coverboards are in keeping with neighbouring homes. Cladding, meanwhile, was constructed with a cavity to meet modern-day standards. On entering the three-bedroom home, it’s worth noting the hallway panelling, crafted to maintain equal spacing between the architraves for an authentic heritage look. Windowsills mimic the classic 1930s aesthetic. The doors are solid core with thicker jambs to prevent potential movement; the result is a visually appealing feature. The tongue-and-groove ply and timber battens of the ceiling are also in keeping with the era. Reinforced wing walls in the bathrooms provide a wheelchair-friendly feature; patio doors offer level entry for fluid mobility. Safety features include sensors for low-light conditions. The home is insulated for quiet and warmth.