These awards are given to builder entries which achieve 75 % of available points and are at least 50% above industry standard.
A lot has been achieved in this new build in which budget was a big consideration. Set on a great corner site in a rural spot south of Auckland, the 170sqm house’s floorplan includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has lovely all-day sun thanks to its north-facing aspect, and the owners get to watch the sun set from the lounge and deck.
Cost-effective materials were employed at all stages to keep to budget. The design also ensured there was minimal wastage of material during construction. Quality hasn’t been overlooked though, and the best mid-range VCBC vanities and fixtures used in the bathrooms give a stylish finish.
The same goes for the sleek white open-plan kitchen. Modern hardware and an acrylic gloss splashback imbue it with a high-end look. The hard-wearing, polished concrete floor in the kitchen/dining space has paua set into it for colour and lends a modern touch to the communal area. All in all, this house is more than the sum of its parts.