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

 


Wellington and Wairarapa’s supreme homes revealed

Wellington and Wairarapa’s supreme homes revealed


A new home in Masterton and a renovation in Khandallah have been named this year’s finest Wellington and Wairarapa homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Wellington and Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Design Builders (Wairarapa) took out four regional awards, including a Gold Award and category win for the James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000, the Craftsmanship Award and the Supreme Award for the Wellington and Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Plan It Construction Limited was awarded the Supreme Award for the Wellington and Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year, as well as the Outdoor Living Award and a Gold Award and category win for the ITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000. The company also won a Silver Award and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award for another entry in Mt Victoria.

Design Builders (Wairarapa)’s winning home impressed judges, who praised the builder for a well-tailored response to his client’s brief.

“The builder went to great lengths to suit the home to the owner’s lifestyle, working closely with the homeowner to integrate their personality throughout,” they said.

“Boasting subtle but beautifully crafted features, including ground concrete floors, a tastefully displayed bookcase and fireplace, the workmanship in this home was difficult to fault.”

The judges called Plan It Construction’s winning build an immaculate renovation on an extremely difficult site.

“This was a building with historical significance to Wellington, and the builder was tasked with matching up all weatherboards, details and skirtings as per the original build,” they said.

“The builder overcame a number of challenges, including a steep site with restricted access and a large excavation to create a seamless addition to a historically important building. Built with accuracy and precision, the builder has fully carried out his client’s wishes.”

The results were announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 22 August at Te Papa. The event was attended by members of the local building industry and the Wellington and Wairarapa Registered Master Builders.

There were seven Gold Award winners from Wellington 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


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

R18: The Warehouse Group Praised For Removing Games

The decision by New Zealand’s largest retailer The Warehouse Group (TW Group), to withdraw stocks of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and other R18 games, has been praised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Air NZ Wine Awards: Victory For Villa Maria As Pinot Noir Thrills

It was a night to remember as Villa Maria Estate picked up one of the highest accolades of the evening, the O-I New Zealand Reserve Wine of the Show Trophy, at the 28th Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Marlborough ... More>>

ALSO:

Future Brighter Money: RBNZ Releases New Bank Note Designs

New Zealand’s banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. More>>

ALSO:

Commerce: Supermarket Inquiry Finds No Breaches By Countdown

The Commerce Commission inquiry into anti-competitive behaviour by Countdown supermarkets, alleged by former Labour Party MP Shane Jones, has found nothing to warrant prosecution, although it warns supermarkets to take care in the way they communicate... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Flags ‘Challenge’ To Budget Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning next month’s half yearly fiscal and economic update from the Treasury may not forecast a budget surplus, saying that returning the government’s accounts to surplus in 2015 will be “a challenge”, given the decline in commodity prices and weak global inflation. More>>

ALSO:

March 2015: Netflix To Launch In Australia And New Zealand

World’s Leading Internet Television Network to Offer Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials and TV Shows for Low Monthly Price More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese (Is Up): Dairy Product Prices Fall To Five-Year Low

Dairy product prices fell in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction to the lowest level in more than five years, led by declines in rennet casein and skim milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news