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Manawatu-Wanganui’s supreme homes revealed

Media release: 30 July 2014
Manawatu-Wanganui’s supreme homes revealed

A family home in Palmerston North built by Stonewood Homes PN has been awarded the Supreme Award in the Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Stonewood Homes took out six regional awards, including a Gold Award and category win for the PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000, as well as the Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for the 2014 House of the Year.

The company also received a Gold Award, category win and the Craftsmanship Award for a home in Fielding entered into the James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000 category.

Stonewood Homes’ Supreme Award winning build impressed judges who said, “This home was built with a great deal of love and care. A fantastic family home, the quality of the build and attention to detail throughout is something to be proud of.

“Designed to capture the sun and featuring functional, easy-living spaces, this is a home that a typical New Zealand family would be delighted to own.”

The results were announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 25 July at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North. The event was attended by members of the local building industry and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region Registered Master Builders.

There were 11 Gold Award winners from Manawatu-Wanganui which will now be assessed alongside Gold Award winners from across the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists, to be announced in early September.

National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for Renovation of the Year and House of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland in November.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Future-Proof Building, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Master Build Services.

For more information about the competition, visit


Notes to the editor

About the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year
The competition is structured on two levels – regional and national. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners are determined using a points-based system. These award-winners are announced at 11 regional events held throughout New Zealand during July and August.
The top local Gold Award winners become Gold Reserve National Finalists, announced in early September. The national finalists are then re-judged by a panel of judges who determine the overall national winners, which are announced at a gala dinner in November.

ITM Renovation Award $250,000-$500,000
SilverB W Hughes Building Co LimitedPalmerston North
Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
SilverP A K Holdings LimitedLevin
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000
Gold & CategoryFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedPalmerston North
PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000-$350,000
Gold & CategoryFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedFeilding
SilverIsles Construction LimitedPalmerston North
BronzeKynoch Construction LimitedPalmerston North
PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000
Gold & CategoryStonewood Homes PN LimitedPalmerston North
GoldWolcan Construction Co LimitedPalmerston North
GoldStonewood Homes (Wanganui) LimitedWanganui
GoldFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedLevin
James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000
Gold & CategoryStonewood Homes PN LimitedFeilding
GoldP A K Holdings LimitedPalmerston North
GoldRichards Construction LimitedWanganui
Nulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million
Gold & CategoryFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedPalmerston North
SilverNailing It LimitedPalmerston North
Carters New Homes $1 million-$2 million
Gold & CategoryMcMillan & Lockwood PN LimitedFeilding
Supreme Award and Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year
Stonewood Homes PN Limited for a home in Palmerston North
Lifestyle Awards
Craftsmanship AwardStonewood Homes PN LimitedFeilding
Outdoor Living AwardMcMillan & Lockwood PN LimitedPalmerston North
Heart of the Home Kitchen AwardWolcan Construction Co LimitedPalmerston North
Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence AwardFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedPalmerston North
Resene Sustainable Home AwardMcMillan & Lockwood PN LimitedFeilding

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