New Zealand’s Top 100 Homes Announced
Expert judges have been up and down the country determining the best home builds and renovations of 2019. After lengthy deliberation, the Top 100 National Finalists have been announced for the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year competition.
Over 330 new home builds and renovations across the country were assessed by a panel of experienced judges, with regional award-winners announced over ten events during July and August.
Registered Master Builders House of the Year is New Zealand’s premium and most recognised awards programme. These awards epitomise building excellence and have been setting the standard in residential construction for nearly 30 years.
“The competition reaffirms our member’s position as the custodians of quality and innovation in New Zealand residential construction,” says Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly.
“The building and construction sector plays a vital role in New Zealand society. Its success benefits not just our members, but also contributes to the wellbeing and future of all New Zealanders. We can all celebrate a residential market that is continually growing, with last year seeing the highest number of new home consents since early 1975.
“These Top 100 homes showcase everything from sustainability and innovation to skilled workmanship. The quality builds reflect the evolving values and needs of New Zealand’s homeowners,” says David.
All the National Finalists have consistently demonstrated impeccable craftmanship and attention to detail. These Top 100 homes demonstrate the diversity of what can be achieved in a range of price categories – from cost effective builds and renovations, to luxury home builds, to apartments and townhouses.
“Year after year we are seeing new and innovative building and interior design trends emerge,” says competition judge Eric Dally.
“This year we have seen outdoor living spaces become more sophisticated with homeowners prioritising their indoor-outdoor flow. Many spaces have been cleverly designed to provide covered areas and overhead operable louvres, along with gas fires and wood burning pizza ovens, allowing for all weather use.
“LED lighting continues to be popular, now being the standard in homes no matter what the budget. This year we saw strip LED lighting being introduced more and more in entry foyers and bathrooms as well as feature lighting in kitchen islands” says Eric.
Faye Pearson-Green judged Auckland’s top homes and was impressed with their clever use of timber.
“Kitchens are now using timber to provide softness against their stark black or crisp white kitchen cabinetry. The increase of feature timber screens is also notable, helping bring warmth into the home with a hint of a 60s & 70s retro style. Plywood interior feature linings are also still very much on trend, now being complimented with mid last century furniture and built-in joinery.”
The Top 100 National Finalists represent the top entrants from this year’s regional competitions, which were held in July and August. They will now be re-judged by the national judging panel to find the National Supreme House of the Year and National Supreme Renovation of the Year.
Finalists can also win one of the 15 national category awards, as well as separate awards for four lifestyle categories – Outdoor Living, Kitchen, Bathroom and Sustainability, the Builder’s Own Home and Show Home Awards and the coveted Craftmanship and Special Awards.
National winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday 23 November.
The Awards are made possible through the support of Altus Windows, Bunnings Trade, CARTERS, GIB, Master Build Services 10 Year Guarantee, PlaceMakers, Plumbing World, and Resene.
For more information about the competition, visit www.houseoftheyear.co.nz.
For more information, including photos of the homes, please contact:
Acumen Republic for Registered Master Builders Association
P: 04 494 5144
M: 027 548 4442
About the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year
The competition is divided into two parts – the first is at a regional level, the second is at a national level.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners are determined using a points-based system. These award-winners are announced at 10 regional events held throughout New Zealand during July and August.
The top 100 homes from the regions will go on to the national awards. They will be re-judged by a panel of national judges, who will determine the overall national winners. These will be announced at the National event in Auckland on 23 November.
|TOP 100 NATIONAL FINALISTS|
|COMPANY NAME||SITE LOCATION||CATEGORY|
|North-West Construction||Huapai||PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $600,000|
|The House Company||Silverdale||New Home $600,000 - $750,000|
|HAMR Home Building Contractors||Whitianga||Altus Windows New Home $750,000 - $1 million|
|Box Build||Northland||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Cashmore Contractors||Dairy Flat||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Hatton Construction||Hobbs Bay||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Hayes Builders||Takapuna||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|Shore Build||Mt Eden||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|Peter Dyer Builders||Matakana||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Jennian Homes Franklin||Pukekohe||Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000|
|Shea Limited||Beachlands||Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000|
|JAL Developments||Pine Harbour||Master Build 10 Year Guarantee Multi Unit (Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces)|
|Lite-House||Farm Cove||Builder's Own Home Award|
|Advanced Design and Build||Karaka||GIB Show Home Award|
|JZLB||Whangarei||GIB Show Home Award|
|Broswick Builders||Northcote Point||Renovation $500,000 - $1 million|
|Broswick Builders||Devonport||Renovation $500,000 - $1 million|
|Pitch Construction||Herne Bay||Bunnings Renovation over $1 million|
|BAY OF PLENTY CENTRAL PLATEAU|
|SMBC||Papanui||New Home $600,000 - $750,000|
|Eireann Construction||Welcome Bay||New Home $600,000 - $750,000|
|Calley Homes Limited||Welcome Bay||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Edinbridge Resources||Matua||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|The Craftsmen Limited||Wharewaka||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Fleetwood Construction||Governors Bay||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|High Country Homes||Fernside||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Mike Greer Architectural||Merivale||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Stealth Construction||Balmoral Hill||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|A J Scott Construction||Merivale||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Edinbridge Resources||Papamoa Beach||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|Ninety Degrees Limited||Pauanui||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|Chris Fifield Building||Sumner||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|Jim The Builder||St Andrews Hill||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|Premium Home Builders||Merivale||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|DandB Construction||Whakamarama||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|The Thorne Group B.O.P.||Mt Maunganui||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Bowater Builders||Charteris Bay||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|D.J. Hewitt Builders||Redcliffs||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Gregg Builders||Fendalton||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Hoogervorst Builders||Merivale||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Parsons Construction||Mt Pleasant||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Homes by Parklane||Lincoln||Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000|
|Mondo Developments||Tai Tapu||Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000|
|Avenue Homes Design Build||Redcliffs||Altus Windows New Home $750,000 - $1 million|
|Mike Greer Architectural||Ilam||Altus Windows New Home $750,000 - $1 million|
|A J Scott Construction||Merivale||Master Build 10 Year Guarantee Multi Unit (Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces)|
|Tomkies Construction||Rangiora||Builder's Own Home Award|
|Design Construction||Bryndwr||Builder's Own Home Award|
|The Thorne Group B.O.P.||The Lakes||GIB Show Home Award|
|Design Builders (Taupo)||Hilltop||GIB Show Home Award|
|TMT Construction||Strowan||Renovation up to $500,000|
|Ainsworth & Collinson||Napier||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Redmond Builders and Construction||Hastings||Resene New Home over $2 million|
|Build Taranaki||New Plymouth||PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $600,000|
|Build Taranaki||New Plymouth||New Home $600,000 - $750,000|
|S A Hofmans||New Plymouth||CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million|
|Lifestyle Building & Construction Company||New Plymouth||New Home $1.5 million - $2 million|
|Terry Clegg Builders||New Plymouth||GIB Show Home Award|
|MARLBOROUGH NELSON WEST COAST|
|Glenroy Housing||Marlborough||New Home up to $450,000|
|Jennian Homes Nelson Bays||Nelson||New Home up to $450,000|