Taupo builder takes both supreme awards in local competition
Media release: 4 August 2014
Taupo builder takes out both supreme awards in local competition
Haimes Building in Taupo has this year taken home both Supreme Awards for the House of the Year and the Renovation of the Year in the Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.
Haimes Building took out a total of seven regional awards for its two entries. The Supreme Award-winning House of the Year also scooped the Gold Award and category win for the Carters New Homes $1 million - $2 million, as well as the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, while the Supreme Award-winning Renovation of the Year collected a Gold Award and category win for the ITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000.
The House of the Year winning home impressed judges who said, “This was an extremely small and restrictive site on a corner overlooking the lake. The builder faced a spate of challenges in terms of access, excavation and shocking weather on a very exposed site.
“The end result is mind blowing. With exceptional craftsmanship and faultless detailing throughout the home including a spectacular vertical timber wall in the stairway, the builder’s attention to detail goes well beyond what the architect calls for.
“This builder is a long standing and worthy House of the Year winner. Known for consistently going the extra mile, Mark Haimes and his team have yet again demonstrated building excellence.”
The judges went on to praise Haimes Building for its comprehensive alteration and addition project that took out the Supreme Renovation of the Year.
“The builder managed to retain the character of this 1950s home, despite the fact that it was a very large operation. Marrying the old with the new was a real challenge in this build, and it was executed incredibly well,” they said.
“Intricate workmanship and detailing, and retention of the home’s original charm, made this a stand out entry. The owners and their family will be happy here for many years to come.”
The results were announced at a gala dinner on Saturday, 2 August at ASB Stadium Baypark in Mount Maunganui. The event was attended by members of the local building industry and the Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau Registered Master Builders.
There were 13 Gold Award winners from the Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau 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.
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.
|BAY OF PLENTY AND CENTRAL PLATEAU REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2014 HOUSE OF THE YEAR|
|ITM Renovation Award $250,000-$500,000|
|Gold & Category||Haimes Building Limited||Taupo||BOP-02-5205|
|Gold||Urbo Homes Limited||Rotorua||BOP-02-5284|
|PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000-$350,000|
|Silver||Urbo Homes Limited||Rotorua||BOP-05-5371|
|PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000|
|Gold & Category||K Fowler Homes (Bay of Plenty) Limited||Papamoa||BOP-06-5319|
|Gold||Penny Homes Limited||Tokoroa||BOP-06-5173|
|Gold||Design Builders (Taupo) Limited||Taupo||BOP-06-5351|
|Silver||Design Builders (Taupo) Limited||Taupo||BOP-06-5243|
|Bronze||Debec Building Solutions Limited||Tauranga||BOP-06-5322|
|James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000|
|Gold & Category||Gudsell Designer Homes Limited||Tauranga||BOP-07-5187|
|Gold||K Fowler Homes (Bay of Plenty) Limited||Bethlehem||BOP-07-5313|
|Bronze||Knight Building (2008) Limited||Turangi||BOP-07-5515|
|Nulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million|
|Gold & Category||Richard Stewart Building Limited||Whanarua Bay||BOP-08-5212|
|Gold||Urbo Homes Limited||Papamoa||BOP-08-5334|
|Gold||Harwood Homes NZ Limited||Tauranga||BOP-08-5237|
|Bronze||Blue Steel Buildings Limited||Te Puke||BOP-08-5458|
|Carters New Homes $1 million-$2 million|
|Gold & Category||Haimes Building Limited||Taupo||BOP-09-5192|
|Westpac New Homes over $2 million|
|Gold & Category||Riordan Construction Limited||Tauranga||BOP-10-5372|
|GIB Show Home Award|
|Gold & Category||Harwood Homes NZ Limited||Tauranga||BOP-12-5197|
|Silver||Debec Building Solutions Limited||Tauranga||BOP-12-5252|
|Silver||Home Builders BOP Limited||Tauranga||BOP-12-5363|
|Supreme Award and Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year|
|Haimes Building Limited for a home in Taupo|
|Supreme Award and Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year|
|Haimes Building Limited for a home in Taupo|
|Craftsmanship Award||Gudsell Designer Homes Limited||Tauranga||BOP-07-5187|
|Outdoor Living Award||Riordan Construction Limited||Tauranga||BOP-10-5372|
|Heart of the Home Kitchen Award||Harwood Homes NZ Limited||Tauranga||BOP-12-5197|
|Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award||Haimes Building Limited||Taupo||BOP-09-5192|
|Resene Sustainable Home Award||Riordan Construction Limited||Tauranga||BOP-10-5372|
|Gerrand Flooring Interior Style and Design Award||Harwood Homes NZ Limited||Tauranga||BOP-12-5197|