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


New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

Christchurch has come out on top at this year’s Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year Awards, taking out the Supreme Awards with a Redwood home and Merivale renovation.

Christchurch company Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd was awarded the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2018 Supreme House of the Year with their Redwood home. They also took out the national category win for the New Home over $2 million Award and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award.

Christchurch’s Takahe Construction Limited won the title of Registered Master Builders 2018 Renovation of the Year, with their superb renovation of a Merivale home. The company also took out the national category win for the Renovation over $1 million Award and the Outdoor Living Award.

House of the Year

Judges were impressed with Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd’s clever and balanced design, with their home showing a considered approach in every respect.

“The large home sits boldly on a rural site, but peacefully in its landscaped environment. The impeccable crafting and attention to detail demonstrated by the builders and subcontractors is truly exceptional.

“The collaboration between client, architect and builder has made this a home that perfectly suits the needs of the growing family.

“It is a well deserving winner of this award.”

Renovation of the Year

Judges remarked on the amazing quality of the Takahe Construction Limited’s renovation, which was extensively damaged in the Christchurch quakes.

“Originally built in the 1990’s, the client chose to engage the original architect to complete a full re-design, whilst retaining the elegance of the original home.

“A collaborative approach between client, architect, engineer and builder made this project a success. The quality demonstrated in both the re-build work and the overall renovation is a credit to the team involved.

“This is truly a spectacular home, which the builder should be extremely proud of.”

The awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by over 550 people from the building and construction industry. The event was held at The Cordis Hotel in Auckland this evening. Other national category winners and lifestyle awards were also announced.

Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly says, House of the Year epitomises building excellence and showcases Master Builders as the custodians of quality and innovation across all types of homes and price brackets.

“Residential building continues to fuel the construction boom, and while these homes need to be built quickly and cost effectively, it must not be at the expense of quality. House of the Year sets the standard of what is possible, both in quality and innovation.

“The craftmanship demonstrated within all of our finalists shows that our members are building quality homes for all New Zealanders. From the luxury homes, to the cost-effective builds, to apartments, these homes are some of the finest in the country.

“Congratulations to our Master Builders, especially to our Supreme Award recipients, Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd and Takahe Construction Limited. Your projects represent the dedication and workmanship of all of our members. We are incredibly proud to represent you and provide platforms like these awards to highlight the amazing work you do.”

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build 10-Year Guarantee, GIB, Nulook, CARTERS, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.

For more information about the competition, visit

Photos the 2018 Supreme House of the Year can be found here.

Photos of the 2018 Supreme Renovation of the Year can be found here.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Government: New Year Border Exception For Seasonal Workers In The Horticulture And Wine Industries

2000 additional RSE workers to enter New Zealand early next year employers must pay these workers at least $22.10 an hour employers will cover costs of managed isolation for the RSE workers RSE workers will be paid the equivalent of 30 hours work a week ... More>>


Grey Power: Is Disappointed To Learn Of More Bank Closures

Many older people are being left without essential services because of cost cutting and the march of modern technology. It is now expected that most banking transactions can occur via the internet or telephone. Jan Pentecost, President of the Grey Power ... More>>


Economy: Supply Chain On Brink Of Overload Says National Road Carriers

The New Zealand supply chain is on the brink of overload and it looks like the upcoming peak imports season may push it over the edge says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO David Aitken. “Worldwide supply chains are in disarray,” says Mr Aitken. ... More>>

Stats NZ: Annual Goods Trade Surplus At 28-Year High

New Zealand’s annual goods trade surplus reached a 28-year high of $2.2 billion as imports tumbled in the year ended October 2020, Stats NZ said today. “This is the largest annual surplus since the July 1992 year, driven mainly by much lower ... More>>

ComCom: How Real Is That Bargain?

The Commerce Commission urges retailers and consumers to think hard about the bargains being offered as ‘Black Friday’ and Christmas draw near. Black Friday has now overtaken Boxing Day in terms of retail spending, according to data from electronic ... More>>

Stats NZ: Births And Deaths: Year Ended September 2020

Births and deaths releases provide statistics on the number of births and deaths registered in New Zealand, and selected fertility and mortality rates. Key facts For the year ended September 2020: 57,753 live births and 32,670 deaths ... More>>


Forest & Bird: Kākāpō Wins Bird Of The Year 2020

The nation has voted and Aotearoa New Zealand has a new Bird of the Year. New Zealand’s moss-colored flightless parrot has climbed to the top-spot for the second time in Forest & Bird’s annual Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau/Bird of the Year competition. ... More>>