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.
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.
This Whangamata retreat is twice the home it used to be. The former single-level, two-bedroom bach with one bathroom has been transformed into a two-storey, four-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty. But the renovation was more than simple multiplication.
All interior spaces have been fully refurbished for modern enjoyment. Extensive steel framing has been added to the existing home to form the second storey. Additional glazing, including two large roof windows, enhances solar gain. Living spaces (also doubled) enjoy great flow to alfresco areas. Two large decks, including one off the new master bedroom, grace the top storey. These cleverly provide cover to a large patio and smaller rear deck below. With so much extra living space, it’s easy to relax with friends or come together for family time.
An exposed steel staircase with solid oak treads provides an elegant link between levels. A fireplace warms the downstairs living area. The modern kitchen delivers the photo finish – the splashback displays an image of the local beach, taken by the owner.
AS WELL AS BEING THE LOCAL CATEGORY WINNER, JOHN MOURITS BUILDER LIMITED ALSO WON THE CATEGORY 'MASTER BUILD SERVICES RENOVATION UP TO $500,000' AWARD AT THE NATIONAL COMPETITION.