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Judges on the road in Hawkes Bay

Judges on the road in Hawkes Bay

A panel of judges has hit the road in Hawkes Bay, assessing this year's entries in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2011 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards.

The competition has given New Zealanders a taste of top quality homes for the past two decades, and this year will be no exception.

Long time competition judge Graham Coe says the judges will be looking for homes with exceptional quality and workmanship.

"Each project will be judged on a number of criteria including workmanship, design, functionality and style. The judges will be looking for homes that fit well in their environment, use suitable materials and have a high level of workmanship across all areas of the home," Graham said.

"This competition always brings out the best of New Zealand builds and I am looking forward to seeing what Registered Master Builders has to show us this year."

John Beveridge, CE of principal sponsor PlaceMakers, is proud to sponsor the competition in its 21st year.

"It is fitting that the competition is in its 21st year, as typically 21 is the time you come of age and look towards your future - this is certainly true for the House of the Year, which has a bright future ahead," John said.

"Homeowners are also becoming increasingly aware of the value a House of the Year award holds, and it presents a great marketing opportunity for builders to showcase their skills and talent to potential clients."

Regional judging will conclude early August with regional events commencing from July.

The Hawkes Bay event will be attended by Registered Master Builders, homeowners and industry leaders in August.

The Awards are made possible through the support of principal sponsor PlaceMakers, and supporting sponsors James Hardie, Gib Living (r), Pink Batts(r) Ultra(r) (Tasman Insulation), Nulook, and the Department of Building and Housing.

For information about the competition, visit the Registered Master Builders website .


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