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Barton Builders Auckld Master Builder of the Year

Barton Builders named Auckland Registered Master Builder of the Year

A Piha house built by Barton Builders took the top accolade at the Auckland Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year Awards at the Sky City Convention Centre on Saturday night.

More than 650 representatives from the building and construction industry attended the gala awards dinner to find out who the 2005 winners were from a record 98 entries, up 10 per cent from last year.

Barton Builders received the PlaceMakers Supreme Award and the 2005 Residential Registered Master Builder of the Year Award for a designer home built on split levels around a central protected courtyard. A distinguishing feature of the property is the exterior of the building which is layered with floating glass and concrete.

Meanwhile, the team from Lawton Building and Development won the Commercial $2-5 million category and Commercial Builder of the Year Award for the construction of the Glen Innes Police Station, a new, two-storey structural concrete and brick veneer building completed in a tight contract period of 24 weeks.

Auckland Registered Master Builders Association President Diane Phillips said judges were impressed with the superior level of workmanship demonstrated by the Auckland entrants and winners this year.

“With a record number of entries and awards in this year's competition, there is real evidence of the high standard of building amongst our Auckland Registered Master Builder members,” she said.

“The House of the Year competition highlights the huge range of options consumers have when it comes to building a home or commercial premises.

“It also recognises excellence and innovation in the building industry taking into account the design, structure, durability selection and installation of materials, and finishing,“ Ms Phillips said.

49 Auckland Gold Award winners will vie to be one of the top 100 Gold Awards nationwide progressing to the national competition. The Top 100 Gold Reserve Award recipients will be announced on 1 August. Following this, their entries will be judged again by a national panel to determine the overall winners including the 2005 PlaceMakers Supreme Award to be announced at a gala in Auckland on 15 October.

Other category winners include TP Builders Limited, DF Wight Builders Limited, Mitchell Homes, The House Company (BOI) Limited, Pukekohe Builders, RJ Paterson Building Contractors Limited, NSC Builders and Foundation Specialists Limited, Jennian Homes Counties Manukau, NZBuilt Limited, Scarbro Construction Limited, and Tony Tay Group.

A full list of all Auckland residential and commercial winners is attached.

The Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year and Commercial Awards are supported by principal sponsor PlaceMakers; and Lifestyle, Commercial and Supporting sponsors James Hardie, GIB Living Solutions®, Origin® , Tasman Insulation (Pink® Batts® Ultra), Mico Plumbing Supplies (Mico Bathrooms), and Housing New Zealand Corporation.

Auckland local sponsors include Sika (NZ) Ltd, Wattyl Taubmans NZ Limited, Electrolux Home Products (Westinghouse), QBE Insurance Limited, Crane Distribution (Mico Bathrooms), Nulook and Allied Domecq.

ENDS


Notes to Editors

Attached is list of winning homes including the site location and contact details for the builders. (Please note that the identity of the homeowner and actual address are confidential under the Privacy Act, and must not be disclosed without prior permission from the owner. As such we only provide information on the suburb location of the site, with the exception of the commercial awards in which we advise the name of the commercial building)


About Registered Master Builders

- The Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) represents New Zealand’s premiere building companies who pride themselves on delivering the highest quality building standards to all New Zealanders

- RMBF has 1650 registered master builder member companies throughout New Zealand employing more than 15,000 employees and subcontractors

- In 2004 member companies built 64% of every dollar spent in the building and construction sector – some $7 billion

- RMBF has been in existence for more than 100 years providing industry leadership, training and customer services.

- There are 22 Registered Master Builder Associations around New Zealand

- Registered master builders are assessed on their building experience, trade or professional qualifications and practical experience. Re-certification of members occurs regularly, with checks on financial viability and workmanship

- When engaging a registered master builder for a new home or for alterations and additions work, whether built under a full contract or a labour only contract, a Master Build 7-Year Guarantee covering loss of deposit, non-completion of the work, defective workmanship and defective materials, will be offered by the registered master builder (conditions apply).

- In the past 13 plus years, Master Build Services has provided over 54,000 Master Build Guarantees (48,988 on new homes and 5,468 on alterations to homes).

About the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2005 House of the Year
The annual Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year is New Zealand’s premier residential and commercial building awards programme. In its 15th year, these nationwide awards recognise excellence, quality, and innovation in the building industry.


Local Category Winners were:

Categories / Building Company / Builder’s contact details / Site Location

PlaceMakers Supreme Award and Registered Builder of the Year – Residential / Barton Builders Limited / Bruce Barton / 021 498 404
09 812 8623 / Piha
Registered Master Builder of the Year – Commercial / Lawton Building and Development Limited / John Lawton / 027 448 8361
09 378 9009 / Glen Innes Police Station, Glen Innes
Category One – PlaceMakers Renovation Award up to $250,000 / TP Builders Limited / Tony Pexton / 027 499 1419 / Epsom, Auckland
Category Two – PlaceMakers Renovation Award over $250,000 / DF Wight Builders Limited / David Wight / 027 493 2692 / Whitianga
Category Three – New Homes under $200,000 / Mitchell Homes / Brent Mitchell / 021 516 467 / Takapuna
Category Four – New Homes $200,000 - $300,000 / The House Company (BOI) Limited / Peter Smith / 0274 528 231 / Kerikeri
Category Five – New Homes $300,000 - $400,000 / Pukekohe Builders / Michael Lieshout / 027 292 2093 / Conifer Grove, Manukau
Category Six – New Homes $400,000 - $600,000 / RJ Paterson Building Contractors Limited / Ricky Paterson / 027 270 6572 / Takapuna
Category Seven – New Homes $600,000 - $1million / Pukekohe Builders / Michael Lieshout / 027 292 2093 / Bombay
Category Eight – New Homes over $1 million / Barton Builders Limited / Bruce Barton / 0274 498 424 / Piha
Category Nine – Nulook Builders Own Home Award / NSC Limited – Builders and Foundation Specialists / Neil Speakman / 021 614 768 / Dairy Flat, Auckland
Category Ten – James Hardie Show Home Award / Jennian Homes Counties Manukau / Deane Sanders / 021 383 796 / Pukekohe
Category Eleven – Housing New Zealand Community Development Award / NZBuilt Limited / Paul Belcher / 021 245 6375 / Manukau
Category Twelve –QBE Insurance Commercial Award under $2 million / Scarbro Construction Limited / Garry Scarborough / 021 821 177 / TCL Isuzu Trucks, Penrose, Auckland
Category Thirteen – Commercial Award $2 - $5 million / Lawton Building and Development Limited / John Lawton / 027 448 8361 / Glen Innes Police Station, Glen Innes
Category Fourteen – Commercial Award over $5million / Tony Tay Group / Pete Lawrence / 021 605 553 / Sapphire Apartments, CBD, Auckland

Lifestyle Award Winners:

Lifestyle Award / Name of Winning Building Company / Builder’s contact details / Site Location
GIB® Living Solutions Award / Pukekohe Builders / Michael Lieshout / 027 292 2093 / Bombay
Pink® Batts® Ultra™ Energy Efficiency Award / Brackenridge Builders / Steve Brackenridge / 021 931 898 / Sandspit, Auckland
Westinghouse Heart of the Home Kitchen Award / PW Design & Build Limited / Paul Williams / 021 397 418 / Whenuapai
Mico Bathrooms Award / J W Maddren Construction Limited / Clark Maddren / 025 820 346 / Remuera, Auckland
Origin® Structural Assurance Award / Pukekohe Builders / Michael Lieshout / 027 292 2093 / Auckland


Gold Awards were presented to:

Allwood Manning Limited, Barton Builders Ltd, Brackenridge Builders, Cardinal Homes Ltd, Coe Construction Limited, D.F Wight Builders Ltd, Darrell Trigg Builder Ltd, Faulkner Construction Ltd, Frame Developments Ltd, Haven Coromandel Ltd, J W Maddren Construction Ltd, Jalcon Homes, Jennian Homes Counties Manukau, Jennian Homes North Shore Ltd, Jennian Homes, Rodney, Kingsley Homes, Kris Andersen Builders Ltd, Lance Smith Builders Ltd, Lawton Building & Development Ltd, Lifestyle Developments Northland Limited, Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd, Marty van der Burg Builders Ltd, Mitchell Homes, NSC LTD Builders & Foundation Specialists, Pukekohe Builders Ltd, PW Design & Build Ltd, R.J Paterson Building Contractors Ltd, Rod Percival Builders Ltd, Ryan Builders Northland Ltd, Scarbro Construction Ltd, Sovereign Homes Ltd, Steve Swann Builders Ltd, T P Builders Ltd. , The House Company (BOI 1998) Ltd, The House Company Rodney Ltd, Universal Homes Ltd and Visual Statement Ltd

Silver Awards were presented to:

N.Z. Built Limited, Moda Construction Limited, Neer Ma Designs & Construction Ltd., Cavalier Homes Auckland North, Royal Homes Ltd, The House Company Rodney Ltd, Jalcon Homes, Jennian Homes North Shore Ltd, Jennian Homes Far North, Murray Pennell Builders, California Homes Ltd, Mitchell Homes, Ryan Builders Northland Ltd, Sovereign Homes Ltd, J A Bridgeman, Marty van der Burg Builders Ltd, Kingsley Homes, Royal Homes Ltd, Grayway Construction Ltd and Haven (NZ) Ltd

Bronze Awards were presented to:

Ascension Homes Ltd, Balmoral Homes (Auckland) Ltd, Cardinal Homes Ltd, Design Construction Homes Ltd, Haven (NZ) Ltd, Hawkins Construction Limited, Mitchell Homes, Signature Homes and Tony Tay Group

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