Striking holiday home and revolutionary office take out 2008 Supreme Awards

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A striking holiday home in Russell and a revolutionary Auckland office building took out the supreme awards at the national Registered Master Builders 2008 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers.

 

The national winners were announced at a gala dinner at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland where Minister for Building and Construction Maurice Williamson joined more than 700 builders and industry leaders to celebrate the best new homes and commercial buildings in New Zealand.

 

The 2008 House of the Year was awarded to Lindesay Construction Ltd for Te Whare Hoiho, an elegant, low-maintenance holiday retreat at Paroa Bay, near Russell.

 

The architecturally-designed home uses steel, glass and corrugated iron to create a striking structure, and takes full advantage of spectacular Bay of Islands vistas and sunsets.

 


Hard to fault

One of the competition’s national residential judges Guy Evans says it was hard to fault the property.

 

“From a category with a range of outstanding entries, this home was unique — it blew us away,” Mr Evans says.

 

“The extremely demanding design of this home left no room for error in the builder’s execution. The property has been put together with exquisite detail, resulting in a home the owners see as a work of art.”

 

For the second year in a row, Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd was awarded the RMB Commercial Project of the Year. The company’s winning entry this year was Sovereign House, at Smales Farm on Auckland’s North Shore.

 

Commercial judge Rolly Adams says Sovereign House was a supreme effort by all concerned, and is a building where the people who work there have been put first.

 


Outstanding performance

“The outstanding performance of Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd and all the subcontractors under their care has resulted in a building which sets a new and exciting standard for the workplace in 2008 and beyond,” Mr Adams says.

 

Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Warwick Quinn says he was extremely impressed with the standard achieved in the 2008 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards.

 

“As someone who has only been with RMBF for a matter of weeks, I am blown away by the calibre of the properties that have been entered in the competition,” Mr Quinn says.
“It’s a real tribute to the construction industry, and augers well for our future in these testing economic times.

 

“My sincere congratulations go out to all the Gold Reserve Finalists and national category winners.”

 

David Edwards, chief executive of principal sponsor PlaceMakers, says the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition shows the quality and high standards of building in New Zealand.

 

“PlaceMakers is proud to support this competition and help recognise and reward excellence in the construction industry.

 

“We congratulate all National Gold Reserve finalists and this year’s national award winners,” Mr Edwards says.

 

The 100 finalists — all National Gold Reserve Award winners — were selected from more than 650 entrants in 20 regional competitions held throughout June, July and August.

 


Registered Master Builders 2008 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards,


in association with PlaceMakers

National Winners

PlaceMakers Supreme Award and 2008 Registered Master Builders House of the Year 
Lindesay Construction Ltd
Site location: Paroa Bay, Russell


PlaceMakers Renovation Award
$250,000 – $500,000
McKenzie Builders Ltd
Site location: Waikuku Beach, North Canterbury 


PlaceMakers Renovation Award over $500,000
Bonham Builders & Management Ltd
Site location: Castor Bay, Auckland 


New Homes $250,000 – $350,000
Alpine Homes NZ Ltd
Site location: Cromwell


New Homes $350,000 – $450,000
Glencoe Construction Ltd    
Site location: Rotorua


New Homes $450,000 – $650,000
S & J MacKay Builders Ltd
Site location: Waikanae


New Homes $650,000 – $1 million
Lindesay Construction Ltd
Site location: Paroa Bay, Russell


New Homes over $1 million
P W Design & Build Ltd
Site location: Taupaki, Auckland


Nulook Builder’s Own Home Award
Metzger Builders Ltd (MBL)
Site location: Belfast, Christchurch 


James Hardie Show Home Award
Ezebuild Ltd
Site location: Nelson


Department of Building and Housing Sustainable Homes under $500,000
Future Homes NZ Ltd
Site location: Taupo


Meridian Sustainable Homes $500,000 – $1 million
Carlton Richards Ltd
Site location: Nelson


Sustainable Homes over $1 million
Haimes Building Ltd
Site location: Taupo

 


Lifestyle Awards

GIB Living Solutions® Award
Haimes Building Ltd
Site location: Taupo

     
Pink® Batts® Ultra® Energy Efficiency Award
Future Homes NZ Ltd
Site location: Taupo


Heart of the Home Kitchen Award
Carlton Richards Ltd
Site location: Nelson


Mico Bathrooms Excellence Award
Ezebuild Ltd
Site location: Nelson


Future-Proof Building™ Award
Bonham Builders & Management Ltd
Site location: Castor Bay, Auckland
RMB 2008 Commercial Project Awards

2008 RMB Commercial Project of the Year
Mainzeal Property & Construction Ltd
Site location: Sovereign House, Takapuna, Auckland


QBE Insurance Retail and Business Project
Mainzeal Property & Construction Ltd
Site location: Sovereign House, Takapuna, Auckland


Health Project
Hawkins Construction Ltd
Site location: WAIATARAU – Waitakere Acute Mental Health Unit, Waitakere


Education Project
McMillan & Lockwood PN Ltd
Site location: Mana Tamariki Te Kohanga Reo and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori, Te Reo Immersion School, Palmerston North


Pacific Steel Industrial/Utility Project
Stanley Construction Ltd
Site location: RAL Turoa High Noon Express Terminal Building, Turoa Ski Field, Mt Ruapehu


Tourism and Leisure Project
Hawkins Construction Ltd
Site location: Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute) in Whakarewarewa, Rotorua