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Taranaki region’s supreme homes revealed

Media release: 11 August 2014

Taranaki region’s supreme homes revealed

A family home in Taranaki, built by Fowler Homes Taranaki, has been awarded the Supreme Award in the Taranaki Region Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Fowler Homes Taranaki took out a Gold Award and category win for the James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000 award, as well as the Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for House of the Year. The company also received two Gold Awards, a category win and the Craftsmanship Award for other entries.

The judges praised Fowler Homes Taranaki for a high-quality build that lends itself well to its surroundings.

“Built to make the most of the sun and boasting stunning interior timber work, this is a fine example of a comfortable family home,” they said.

“Set in lovely grounds, this is a nicely balanced, beautifully built New Zealand home that the builder should be proud to put his name to.”

The results were announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 8 August at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International. The event was attended by members of the local building industry and the Taranaki Region Registered Master Builders.

There were seven Gold Award winners from the Taranaki 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


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.

PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000
Gold & CategoryFowler Homes Taranaki LimitedNew PlymouthTK-06-5289
SilverMorph Homes LimitedWaiwhakaihoTK-06-5451
James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000
Gold & CategoryFowler Homes Taranaki LimitedNew PlymouthTK-07-5291
GoldMorph Homes LimitedNew PlymouthTK-07-5508
Nulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million
Gold & CategoryK & A Roebuck Construction LimitedNew PlymouthTK-08-5304
GoldFowler Homes TaranakiUrenuiTK-08-5294
SilverGareth Collins Building LimitedNew PlymouthTK-08-5486
SilverTerry Clegg Builders LimitedNew PlymouthTK-08-5420
SilverMorph Homes LimitedNew PlymouthTK-08-5466
Carters New Homes $1 million-$2 million
Gold & CategoryTerry Clegg Builders LimitedNew PlymouthTK-09-5409
Builder’s Own Home Award
SilverCooper Nickel Construction LimitedHaweraTK-11-5522
GIB Show Home Award
Gold & CategoryMike Childs – BuilderStratfordTK-12-5231
SilverPaul Jones Construction LimitedNew PlymouthTK-12-5462
Supreme Award and Taranaki Region Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year
Fowler Homes Taranaki Limited for a home in Bell Block, New Plymouth - TK-06-5291
Lifestyle Awards
Craftsmanship AwardFowler Homes Taranaki LimitedNew PlymouthTK-06-5289
Heart of the Home Kitchen AwardTerry Clegg Builders LimitedNew PlymouthTK-09-5409
Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence AwardK & A Roebuck Construction LimitedNew PlymouthTK-08-5304
Resene Sustainable Home AwardTerry Clegg Builders LimitedNew PlymouthTK-09-5409

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