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Gold Reserves revealed in premier building awards


Gold Reserves revealed in premier building awards


National Gold Reserve finalists have been announced in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2011 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards.


The Gold Reserve medal winners represent the top entrants in this year's competition, with finalists selected from 14 regional competitions held throughout New Zealand during June, July and August.


The finalists will now vie for New Zealand's top three building honours - PlaceMakers Supreme Awards for the House of the Year and Renovation of the Year; and the RMB Commercial Project of the Year.


Registered Master Builders Federation Chief Executive Warwick Quinn says this year's competition has shown superb levels of building excellence from around New Zealand.


"The quality of workmanship seen throughout the country is truly outstanding, builders are taking pride in their work and this is reflected in the quality of the finalists," he says.


"Exceptional quality is vital right across the building industry, not just in competitions like ours, and with the Christchurch rebuild and leaky home remediation there is no room for quick fixes that won't stand the test of time."


Principal sponsor John Beveridge, Chief Executive of PlaceMakers, says he is proud to support the competition in its 21st year.


"I would like to congratulate all of the Gold Reserve finalists despite some very tough times in the building and construction industry over the past few years.


"Each of you symbolise the very best in standards of building and craftsmanship. You represent the pinnacle of building excellence for this industry and we are proud to celebrate with you your commitment to showcase such talent."


The finalists' projects will now be re-judged over the next few months, before the National Category Winners and Supreme Award winners are announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday 19 November.


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


For information about the competition, visit the Registered Master Builders website www.masterbuilder.org.nz .


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