2007 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards entries closing soon

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Entries in this year’s House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards close on Friday, February 23, 2007. Sponsored by PlaceMakers, this year’s competition is shaping up to be the hottest yet!

Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Pieter Burghout says he’s excited about the 2007 competition.
“This Awards programme is hugely valuable to our members and to the industry as a whole, and helps ensure our members stand apart from everyone else in the market,” he says. “Every year the standard of entries continues to improve, and we’re looking forward to another great year.”

Last year’s competition attracted a record 703 entries — up from 577 the previous year — and organisers expect that number will increase again this year, thanks in part to the introduction of a new structure in the PlaceMakers Renovation Awards.

Based on last year’s member feedback, new Awards categories have been introduced to better reflect the value of projects in this category. They are: 
• PlaceMakers Renovation Award up to $250,000,
• PlaceMakers Renovation Award $250,000 – $500,000, and
• PlaceMakers Renovation Award over $500,000.

All these categories are also open to stand-alone kitchen and bathroom renovations. So if you have undertaken a stunning bathroom or kitchen renovation in the past two years, you should enter it!

“The House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards celebrate the quality and standard and construction in New Zealand, and we are proud to once again be supporting the competition,” PlaceMakers chief executive David Edwards says.

James Hardie Limited, GIB Living Solutions, Tasman Insulation New Zealand, Mico Bathrooms, Housing New Zealand Corporation, Nulook, Future-Proof Building, Seismic, and the Department of Building and Housing are also partnering in this year’s competition.

All online entries are in with a chance to win a Samsung 32” plasma television.