Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast’s supreme homes revealed

Media release: 4 August 2014
Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast’s supreme homes revealed

A new home in St Arnaud and a renovation in Blenheim have been named this year’s finest upper South Island homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Harris Builders took out four regional awards, including a Gold Award and category win for the James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000 award, as well as the Craftsmanship Award and the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for 2014 House of the Year.

Roger Hogg Builders was awarded the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year award, as well as a Gold Award and overall category win for the Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000.

The judges applauded Harris Builders for a build they say is a perfect response to the client’s brief.

“The brief to the builder was to create a holiday home that catered to summer days on the lake and winter days in the snow. Using extensive cedar and metal cladding, the unique materials and impeccable craftsmanship work together to create a home that ticks all the boxes,” they said.

“A stand out feature of this home is the use of plate steel for a feature panel on the front of the house, creating a rustic look and feel. The end result is a magnificent home that really suits its environment, and is a credit to a talented builder.”

Roger Hogg Builders’ winning renovation impressed judges who said the builder succeeded in incorporating modern features while still retaining the existing character of the home.

“The retention of period character in this renovation was well achieved through all areas of the house, particularly in family living spaces,” they said.

“Boasting meticulous attention to detail throughout and an extremely high level of workmanship, the merge of old with new is capped off with a beautiful modern timber joinery system. This is a renovation to be proud of.”

The results were announced at a gala dinner on Saturday, 2 August at Rutherford Hotel in Nelson. The event was attended by members of the local building industry and the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders.

There were 12 Gold Award winners from the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Region 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 www.houseoftheyear.co.nz.

ENDS


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.

MARLBOROUGH, NELSON AND WEST COAST REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2014 HOUSE OF THE YEAR
AWARDCOMPANYLOCATION
ITM Renovation Award $250,000-$500,000
BronzeBrockie Renovations LimitedNelson
Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
Gold & CategoryRoger Hogg Builders LimitedBlenheim
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000
Gold & CategoryStonewood Homes Marlborough LimitedBlenheim
BronzeStonewood Homes Nelson LimitedNelson
PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000-$350,000
Gold & CategoryJennian Homes Nelson Bays LimitedNelson
GoldJennian Homes Nelson Bays LimitedNelson
SilverPeter Ray Homes Blenheim LimitedBlenheim
SilverStonewood Homes Marlborough LimitedBlenheim
BronzeStonewood Homes West Coast LimitedHokitika
BronzeStonewood Homes Marlborough LimitedBlenheim
BronzeJeslac Construction LimitedNelson
PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000
Gold & CategoryInhaus Developments LimitedNelson
GoldStonewood Homes Nelson LimitedMarlborough Sounds
BronzeJeslac Construction LimitedMapua
BronzeJennian Homes Nelson Bays LimitedNelson
James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000
Gold & CategoryHarris BuildersSt Arnaud
GoldK Fowler Homes (Nelson) LimitedNelson
SilverLSK Builders 2011 LimitedNelson
SilverStonewood Homes West Coast LimitedHokitika
Nulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million
SilverFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedNelson
Carters New Homes $1 million-$2 million
Gold & CategoryFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedWaimea West
Builder’s Own Home Award
Gold & CategoryRobert Caldana Builder LimitedGreymouth
GoldTrubet Building LimitedNelson
GIB Show Home Award
Gold & CategoryLSK Builders 2011 LimitedNelson
SilverStonewood Homes Nelson LimitedNelson
SilverLSK Builders 2011 LimitedNelson
Supreme Award and Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year
Harris Builders for a home in St Arnaud
Supreme Award and Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year
Roger Hogg Builders Limited for a home in Blenheim
Lifestyle Awards
Craftsmanship AwardHarris BuildersSt Arnaud
Outdoor Living AwardRobert Caldana Builder LimitedGreymouth
Heart of the Home Kitchen AwardTrubet Building LimitedNelson
Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence AwardRobert Caldana Builder LimitedGreymouth
Resene Sustainable Home AwardFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedWaimea West
Interior Style and Design AwardFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedWaimea West

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Budget Policy Statement: Spending Wins Over Tax Cuts; Big Ticket Items Get Boost

Income tax cuts are on hold as the government says “responding to the earthquakes and reducing debt are currently of higher priority”, although election year tax sweeteners remain possible. More>>

ALSO:

Fishy: Is Whitebaiting Sustainable?

The whitebait fry - considered a delicacy by many - are the juveniles of five species of galaxiid, four of which are considered threatened or declining. The SMC asked freshwater experts for their views on the sustainability of the whitebait fishery and whether we're doing enough to monitor the five species of galaxiid that make up whitebait. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Smaller-Than-Expected Four-Month Deficit

The New Zealand government's accounts recorded a smaller-than-forecast deficit in the first four months of the fiscal year on a higher-than-expected inflow of corporate and goods and services tax. More>>

ALSO:

On For Christmas: KiwiRail Ferries Back In Full Operation After Quake

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are back in full operation for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake, with the railspan that allows rail wagons to be loaded on the Aratere now restored. More>>

ALSO:

Comerce Commission Investigation: Prosecutions Over Steel Mesh Labelling

Steel & Tube Holdings, along with two other companies, will be prosecuted by the Commerce Commission following the regulator's investigation into seismic steel mesh, while Fletcher Building's steel division has been given a warning. More>>

ALSO:

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news