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Canterbury’s supreme homes revealed

Media release: 4 August 2014

Canterbury’s supreme homes revealed

A new family home in Sumner and an extensive renovation in Westmorland have been named this year’s finest Canterbury homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Canterbury Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Chris Beer Construction took out five regional awards, including a Gold Award and category win for the Westpac New Homes over $2 million, as well as the Craftsmanship Award, Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award and the Canterbury Registered
Master Builders Supreme Award for the 2014 House of the Year.

NZ Mainco was awarded the Canterbury Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for the 2014 Renovation of the Year, as well as a Gold Award and overall category win for the ITM Renovation Award $250,000 – $500,000.

The judges applauded Chris Beer Construction for overcoming a wide range of challenges to create a flawless finished product.

“This build was first started about 400 metres from the epicentre of the February 22 earthquake, and the team subsequently suffered the aftermath of damaged structure and restricted access,” they said.

“In spite of numerous challenges, the skill of the builder and his ability to work through problems has led to a build of extremely high quality. The juxtaposition of tilt slab and extensive timber was incredibly well detailed, and the workmanship throughout the home should be commended.”

NZ Mainco’s winning home impressed judges who said this complete renovation was carried out by a skilled and competent builder who has set the standard for project management on an extremely difficult site.

“Responding to a brief to strengthen the home against weather conditions and natural disasters, the builder excelled in transposing the original build into a robust, modern home,” they said.

“With upgrades to the kitchen, living area and bedrooms, this was an extensive renovation. The builder can be proud of creating a home that the owners were absolutely delighted with.”

The results were announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 1 August at Wigram Airforce Museum. The event was attended by members of the local building industry and the Canterbury Registered Master Builders.

There were 24 Gold Award winners from Canterbury which will now be assessed alongside Gold Award winners from across the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists, which will 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 and 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
Gold & CategoryNZ Mainco LimitedWestmorland
SilverJD Homes LimitedRolleston
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000
Gold & CategoryMike Greer Homes LimitedHalswell
GoldTrendsetter Homes Christchurch LimitedNorth Canterbury
SilverBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedSouthbridge
BronzeDevon Construction LimitedKaiapoi
PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000-$350,000
SilverMike Greer Homes LimitedKnight Stream Park
SilverStonewood Homes LimitedPegasus Town
SilverStonewood Homes LimitedHalswell
SilverBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedParklands
SilverTrendsetter Homes Christchurch LimitedPegasus
BronzeFaye Homes New Zealand LimitedHalswell
BronzeBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedWest Melton
BronzeJPB Builders LimitedPegasus
BronzeBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedChristchurch
BronzeMike Greer Homes LimitedRolleston
BronzeMike Greer Homes LimitedWigram
BronzeMilestone Homes Canterbury (2012) LimitedTempleton
BronzeReap Partners LimitedChristchurch
PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000
Gold & CategoryBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedKaiapoi
GoldJD Homes LimitedRolleston
GoldProperty Solutions (Chch) LimitedRangiora
SilverJennian Homes Canterbury (2012) LimitedPegasus Town
SilverBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedWest Melton
SilverStonewood Homes LimitedBelfast
SilverJennian Homes Canterbury (2012) LimitedKaiapoi
BronzeStonewood Homes LimitedPegasus Town
BronzeStonewood Homes LimitedPrebbleton
James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000
Gold & CategoryMike Greer Homes LimitedBurwood
GoldStonewood Homes LimitedMairehau
GoldJennian Homes Canterbury (2012) LimitedWest Melton
GoldBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedWest Melton
GoldBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedWest Melton
GoldM & O Brown Builders LimitedRangiora
GoldMike Greer Homes LimitedChristchurch
GoldDNA Structures LimitedHalswell
SilverStonewood Homes LimitedLincoln
SilverJennian Homes Canterbury (2012) LimitedMt Pleasant
SilverBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedDarfield
Nulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million
Gold & CategoryPeter Ray Homes LimitedLadbrooks
SilverPeter Ray Homes LimitedIlam
SilverDesign Plus Build LimitedRedcliffs
SilverM & O Brown Builders LimitedWest Melton
SilverM & O Brown Builders LimitedRangiora
BronzeBuild Canterbury LimitedWest Melton
BronzeMike Greer Homes LimitedWigram Skies
Carters New Homes $1 million-$2 million
Gold & CategoryTakahe Construction LimitedFendalton
GoldClive Barrington Construction LimitedCashmere
SilverM & O Brown Builders LimitedKennedys Bush
Westpac New Homes over $2 million
Gold & CategoryChris Beer Construction LimitedSumner
GoldMetzger Builders LimitedDuvauchelles
GoldClive Barrington ConstructionFendalton
Builder’s Own Home Award
Gold & CategorySummitbuild Construction LimitedMerivale
SilverResidential Castles LimitedHalswell
SilverParker Group Construction LimitedLincoln
SilverReap Partners LimitedWigram Skies
GIB Show Home Award
Gold & CategoryToday Homes LimitedRolleston
GoldStirling Homes LimitedLincoln
GoldVersatile Buildings LimitedWigram Skies
SilverJennian Homes Canterbury (2012) LimitedRolleston
BronzeBenchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedRolleston
BronzeJendon Construction LimitedKaiapoi
Supreme Award and Canterbury Region Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year
Chris Beer Construction Limited for a home in Sumner
Supreme Award and Canterbury Region Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year
NZ Mainco Limited for a home in Westmorland
Lifestyle Awards
Craftsmanship AwardChris Beer Construction LimitedSumner
Outdoor Living AwardMetzger Builders LimitedDuvauchelles
Heart of the Home Kitchen AwardSummitbuild Construction LimitedMerivale
Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence AwardChris Beer Construction LimitedSumner
McKenzie and Willis Interior Design AwardSummitbuild Construction LimitedMerivale

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