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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

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