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100 House of the Year National Finalists Announced

Media release: 4 September 2014

100 House of the Year National Finalists Announced

One hundred homes built by 84 builders across New Zealand have been named as Gold Reserve National Finalists in the country’s premier residential building awards, the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Representing the top entrants in this year’s 11 regional competitions held in July and August, the Gold Reserve National Finalists will now be scrutinised by the national judging panel to find out who will take out the ultimate accolades of the National Supreme Awards for House of the Year and Renovation of the Year.

Finalists also have the opportunity to win one of the 12 national categories, which include renovations, new homes, builder’s own homes and show homes, as well as four Lifestyle Awards. The results will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday, 15 November.

Registered Master Builders acting chief executive Brendon Ward says the competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the country’s finest builders.

“Building excellence is central to what we do as Registered Master Builders, and the impeccable workmanship and high standard of the homes entered in this year’s competition proves that quality is still our highest priority,” he says.

“We’re very proud to celebrate the work undertaken by the builders who have been named as Gold Reserve finalists this year.”

The National Gold Reserve Finalists’ properties will now be re-judged over the next few months before the National Category, Lifestyle and Supreme Award winners are announced 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. 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.

Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year Gold Reserve finalists

Trading AsSite LocationCategory
Sika Homes LimitedOnehungaRenovation Award up to $250,000
Absolute Building Services LimitedParnellFuture-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
Absolute Building Services LimitedDevonportFuture-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
JAL Developments LimitedHobsonville PointPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Waller Project LimitedMangere BridgePlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
JAL Developments LimitedPt ChevalierJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
The House Company (Rodney) LimitedWhangaparoaJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Sentinel Homes LimitedGlendowieJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Harris Built LimitedOrakeiJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
HAMR Home Building ContractorsWhitiangaNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Falcon Homes LimitedBeachlandsNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Steve Haycock Construction LimitedOmahaCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
TP Builders LimitedCastor BayCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Lost Craft Carpentry LimitedWaiheke IslandCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Crawford Construction LimitedHikurangiCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Lindesay Construction LimitedWhangarei HeadsCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
House of Nautica LimitedCoatesvilleCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
PSL Construction LimitedNorthlandWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Bonham Builders & Management LimitedTakapunaWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Brackenridge Builders LimitedWarkworthWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Brackenridge Builders LimitedRodneyWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Lindesay Construction LimitedRussellWestpac New Homes over $2 million
JAL Developments LimitedStonefieldsGIB Show Home Award
Bay of Plenty & Central Plateau
Haimes Building LimitedTaupoITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000
Penny Homes LimitedTokoroaPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
K Fowler Homes (Bay of Plenty) LimitedPapamoaPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Design Builders (Taupo) LimitedTaupoPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Gudsell Designer Homes LimitedTaurangaJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
K Fowler Homes (Bay of Plenty) LimitedBethlehemJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Richard Stewart Building LimitedWhanarua BayNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Urbo Homes LimitedPapamoaNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Haimes Building LimitedTaupoCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Riordan Construction LimitedTaurangaWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Harwood Homes NZ LimitedTaurangaGIB Show Home Award
NZ Mainco LimitedWestmorlandITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000
Mike Greer Homes LimitedKnight Stream ParkMinistry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000
Benchmark Homes Canterbury LimitedKaiapoiPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Stonewood Homes LimitedMairehauJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Mike Greer Homes LimitedBurwoodJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Takahe Construction LimitedFendaltonCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Metzger Builders LimitedDuvauchellesWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Chris Beer Construction LimitedSumnerWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Clive Barrington Construction LimitedFendaltonWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Summitbuild Construction LimitedMerivaleBuilder's Own Home Award
East Coast
Currie Construction (2012) LimitedGisborneRenovation Award up to $250,000
D Stevens LimitedGisborneITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000
Redshaw Homes LimitedNapierMinistry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000
D Stevens LimitedGisborneNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Welch Builders & Construction LimitedHavelock NorthCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Marlborough, Nelson & West Coast
Roger Hogg Builders LimitedBlenheimFuture-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
Stonewood Homes Marlborough LimitedBlenheimMinistry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000
Inhaus Developments LimitedNelsonPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Harris BuildersSt ArnauldJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Foothold Developments Building Projects LimitedWaimea WestCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Robert Caldana Builder LimitedGreymouthBuilder's Own Home Award
Mid & South Canterbury
Milestone Homes South Canterbury LimitedAshburtonPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Jennian Homes Mid Canterbury LimitedLochlea SubdivisionPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Wilson Building Timaru LimitedGeraldineCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Manawatu & Wanganui
Fowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedFeildingPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Wolcan Construction Co LimitedPalmerston NorthPlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000
Fowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedLevinPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Stonewood Homes (Wanganui) LimitedWanganuiPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Stonewood Homes PN LimitedPalmerston NorthPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Richards Construction LimitedWanganuiJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
P A K Holdings LimitedPalmerston NorthJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Stonewood Homes PN LimitedFeildingJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Fowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedPalmerston NorthNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
McMillan & Lockwood PN LimitedFeildingCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
The Breen Construction Company LimitedAlexandraITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000
Dunlop Builders LimitedWanakaFuture-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
Turnkey Homes LimitedWanakaPlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000
Jennian Homes Otago (2010) LimitedMosgielPlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000
Stonewood Homes (Central Otago) LimitedWanakaJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
JMB Construction LimitedInvercargillNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Form Construction Queenstown LimitedQueenstownNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Trevor Ward Builders LimitedQueenstownWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Carnie Developments LimitedQueenstownWestpac New Homes over $2 million
John Gavin Construction LimitedQueenstownWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Cliff Erskine Builders LimitedQueenstownWestpac New Homes over $2 million
Brayden Taylor LimitedInvercargillGIB Show Home Award
Allister Saville BuilderQueenstownGIB Show Home Award
Fowler Homes Taranaki LimitedWaiwhakaihoPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Fowler Homes Taranaki LimitedBell BlockJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
K & A Roebuck Construction LimitedOakuraNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Terry Clegg Builders LimitedNew PlymouthCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Mike Childs - BuilderStratfordGIB Show Home Award
Beach House Builders LimitedWhangamataRenovation Award up to $250,000
Gudsell Designer Homes LimitedCambridgePlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000
David Reid Homes Waikato 2009 LimitedWhangamataPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Greg McGovern Construction LimitedHamiltonPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000
Gudsell Designer Homes LimitedMatamataJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
CJW Build LimitedHamiltonJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Sloan Annand BuilderTaumarunuiNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Aspiers Building LimitedTe AwamutuNulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million
Peter Vossen Builders LimitedTirauCarters New Homes $1 million - $2 million
Urban Homes Built with Integrity LimitedTamahereBuilder's Own Home Award
Urban Homes Built with Integrity LimitedTamahereGIB Show Home Award
Wellington & Wairarapa
Plan It Construction LtdKhandallahITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000
Design Builders (Wairarapa) LimitedMastertonJames Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000
Aramus LimitedPoriruaGIB Show Home Award

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