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Contrasting design helps company win building award

Contrasting design helps company win building award

A Kerikeri home built by the House Company which successfully combines two design styles earned the top accolade in the New Homes $200,000 - $300,000 category in the Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the Year competition in association with PlaceMakers.  The house’s sleek, smooth interior betrays no hint of the angular exterior which guilds it, prompting judges to say that the home demonstrated “true building genius”. House Company (BOI 1998) manager Peter Smith sa...
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Commercial contractor leads the way in building innovation

Commercial contractor leads the way in building innovation

Hawkins Construction was commended for its building expertise and collaborative approach when it was named national winner in the Commercial Award $2 - $5 million at the Registered Master Builders 2005 Commercial Awards in association with PlaceMakers.  Hawkins impressed the judges with its approach to challenges during the contract period and the way it formed close working relationships, while ensuring the project remained on time and on budget. Hawkins Construction regional manager Ross...
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Dunedin woman wins dream bathroom

Dunedin woman wins dream bathroom

A delighted Dunedin woman has won a $25,000 dream bathroom thanks to Mico Bathrooms and Registered Master Builders. The prize package was featured in the 2005 House of the Year national magazine.  Five hundred readers entered the draw to win the modern Mico bathroom. The lucky winner from Dunedin, Rosanne McKinstry, was thrilled with the result of the draw. “When I received the phone call to let me know I had won, I was so stunned I couldn’t speak,” she says.  &ldqu...
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RMBF: Softening market was expected

The latest building consents data from January 2006 was in line with expected industry trends, RMBF chief executive Pieter Burghout says. While residential consents fell 15% by number in 2005, they only fell 6.7% by value — and commercial consents only fell by 2%.  Factoring in additions and alterations, the total value of construction activity to the year ending January 2006 was the highest it has ever been — $10,905 million, up 1% on the January 2005 year. “So 2005 was ...
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Marlborough building company enjoys benefits of competition

Marlborough building company enjoys benefits of competition

Tomlinson Construction Ltd enters the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year every year.  In 2005, one of the Marlborough building company’s properties became the national winner of the PlaceMakers Renovation over $250,000 Award. The national judging panel were unequivocal in their praise:“The builder has achieved a well integrated addition which blends seamlessly and retains the home’s original character.” Built in 1939, the winning property is n...
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Quality homes for those less fortunate

Quality homes for those less fortunate

The team at Bushnell Builders Ltd enjoys bringing their imagination and workmanship to the homes they build for Housing New Zealand Corporation. “There is a quiet sense of satisfaction that comes from building quality homes for those who are in real need,” according to director Matthew Bushnell.  The Christchurch building company was recognised at the Canterbury Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2005 House of the Year Awards with a Silver in the Housing New Zealand Communi...
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Exciting Queenstown conference ahead

Exciting Queenstown conference ahead

Queenstown is the exciting destination for this year’s Registered Master Builders Federation conference to be held at the Millennium Hotel from April 22 to 26. The programme has been carefully tailored to include many of the attractions that have made the area famous, but ample free time has been included for attendees to either relax or partake in the optional excursions.  For the thrill seekers there is a choice between jet boating, the Skippers Canyon Adventure, mountain biking or...
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