Up to 100 homes 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.
A steep raking ceiling floats above polished concrete floors in this innovative and aesthetically pleasing Palmerston North design. The feeling of space is enhanced by a bold black feature wall with bulkhead in the open-plan area – a nod to the dark exterior. Unexpected strips of colour add a modern industrial feel throughout. The playful twists highlight the choice of fittings and furnishings on display.
The kitchen is tucked away in the corner with a great pantry to keep up with family life. Inside flows out to a deck and large section – nature’s playground. Energy efficiency is at the heart of this build, which features solar power and in-slab heating. High insulation values keep the spacious interiors super cosy. Polished concrete takes hold of the sun’s warmth and redistributes it in the evening. The accommodation wing contains nice sunny bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom features an ensuite with custom vanities and tiled showers. The family bathroom rounds out this cool, contemporary player.