2017 Supreme House of the Year ticked all the boxes


An exciting and elegant family home won the Supreme award at the 2017 Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition.

John Creighton Builders was awarded the 2017 House of the Year award, a Gold Award and national category win for the New Home over $2 million award. The company also won the prestigious Craftsmanship Award.

John Creighton says winning the national Supreme Award was an exciting moment for his team.

“We were absolutely elated. It definitely came as a surprise for us, but it was great to see the hard work we put into it pay off,” he says.

Mr Creighton says the craftsmanship and detail of the home made it stand out from the competition.

“Workmanship-wise, the judges couldn’t fault it. It is a house that ticked every box. The owners wanted a family home and that is exactly what it is,” he says.

“It’s a beautiful, lovely warm family home, and whenever you go up there you just melt. The stunning views were perfectly utilised, and the upstairs outdoor area off the kitchen flows perfectly.”

An enormous amount of work went in behind the walls to fit in all the componentry of the house, Mr Creighton explains.

“From the reticulated underfloor hot water heated system, the air conditioning under the floors and through the walls, the lighting, the home automation and the sound system — everything had to fit in seamlessly.”

Judges praised the impeccable workmanship displayed throughout this challenging build.

“This build had a high degree of difficulty and challenging detailing throughout,” they said.

“The demands placed on the builder and his subtrades to complete the construction of this home to such a high standard required a considerable amount of expertise and passion.

We congratulate the builder on his achievements. This was a home the judges didn’t want to leave.”

This is the first national Supreme Award John Creighton Builders has won at House of the Year. However, they are no stranger to the awards, having achieved five national category wins in previous years across new builds and renovations.

“House of the Year raises our profile amongst our peers and it gives our clients a lot of confidence in our abilities.”

A Registered Master Builder since 1993, Mr Creighton praises the Registered Master Builders Association for their reputation of quality, and the confidence and security they provide for clients.

Entries for the 2018 Registered Master Builders House of the Year are currently open, and will close on Monday, February 26.

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