New Zealand’s top 100 homes announced

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Metzger Builders won the Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year with this Christchurch home.

After lengthy deliberation, the Top 100 National Finalists have been announced for the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year competition.

Expert judges have been up and down the country determining the best home builds and renovations of 2019. More than 330 new home builds and renovations across the country were assessed by a panel of experienced judges, with regional award-winners announced over 10 events during July and August.

Registered Master Builders House of the Year is New Zealand’s premium and most recognised awards programme. These awards epitomise building excellence, and have been setting the standard in residential construction for nearly 30 years.

“The competition reaffirms our members’ position as the custodians of quality and innovation in New Zealand residential construction,” Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly says.

“The construction sector plays a vital role in New Zealand society. Its success benefits not just our members, but also contributes to the well-being and future of all New Zealanders.

We can all celebrate a residential market that is continually growing, with last year seeing the highest number of new home consents since early 1975.

“These Top 100 homes showcase everything from sustainability and innovation to skilled workmanship. The quality builds reflect the evolving values and needs of New Zealand’s home owners,” Mr Kelly says.

All the National Finalists have consistently demonstrated impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail. The Top 100 homes demonstrate the diversity of what can be achieved in a range of price categories — from cost-effective builds and renovations, to luxury home builds, to apartments and townhouses.

“Year after year we are seeing new and innovative building and interior design trends emerge,” competition judge Eric Dally says.

“This year we have seen outdoor living spaces become more sophisticated, with home owners prioritising their indoor-outdoor flow.

“Many spaces have been cleverly designed to provide covered areas and overhead operable louvres, along with gas fires and wood burning pizza ovens, allowing for all-weather use.

“LED lighting continues to be popular, now being the standard in homes no matter what the budget. This year we saw strip LED lighting being introduced more and more in entry foyers and bathrooms, as well as feature lighting in kitchen islands,” Mr Dally says.

Faye Pearson-Green judged Auckland’s top homes, and was impressed with their clever use of timber.

“Kitchens are now using timber to provide softness against their stark black or crisp white kitchen cabinetry. The increase of feature timber screens is also notable, helping bring warmth into the home with a hint of a 60s and 70s retro style,” Ms Pearson-Green says.

“Plywood interior feature linings are also still very much on trend, now being complemented with mid-last century furniture and built-in joinery.”

The Top 100 National Finalists will now be re-judged by the national judging panel to find the National Supreme House of the Year and National Supreme Renovation of the Year.

Finalists can also win one of the 15 national category awards, as well as separate awards for four lifestyle categories — Outdoor Living, Kitchen, Bathroom and Sustainability, the Builder’s Own Home and Show Home Awards and the coveted Craftmanship and Special Awards.

National winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday, November 23.

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

TOP 100 NATIONAL FINALISTS
COMPANY NAME SITE
LOCATION
CATEGORY
AUCKLAND
North-West Construction Huapai PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 – $600,000
The House Company Silverdale New Home $600,000 – $750,000
HAMR Home Building Contractors Whitianga Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million
Box Build Northland CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million
Cashmore Contractors Dairy Flat CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million
Hatton Construction Hobbs Bay CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million
Hayes Builders Takapuna New Home $1.5 million – $2 million
Shore Build Mt Eden New Home $1.5 million – $2 million
Peter Dyer Builders Matakana Resene New Home over $2 million
Jennian Homes Franklin Pukekohe Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000
Shea Limited Beachlands Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 – $750,000
JAL Developments Pine Harbour Master Build 10 Year Guarantee Multi Unit
(Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces)
Lite-House Farm Cove Builder’s Own Home Award
Advanced Design and Build Karaka GIB Show Home Award
JZLB Whangarei GIB Show Home Award
Broswick Builders Northcote
Point
Renovation $500,000 – $1 million
Broswick Builders Devonport Renovation $500,000 – $1 million
Pitch Construction Herne Bay Bunnings Renovation over $1 million
BAY OF PLENTY CENTRAL
PLATEAU
SMBC Papanui New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
Eireann Construction Welcome
Bay
New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
Calley Homes Limited Welcome
Bay
CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Edinbridge Resources Matua CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
The Craftsmen Limited Wharewaka CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Fleetwood Construction Governors
Bay
CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
High Country Homes Fernside CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Mike Greer Architectural Merivale CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Stealth Construction Balmoral Hill CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
A J Scott Construction Merivale CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Edinbridge Resources Papamoa
Beach
New Home $1.5 million – $2 million  
Ninety Degrees Limited Pauanui New Home $1.5 million – $2 million  
Chris Fifield Building Sumner New Home $1.5 million – $2 million  
Jim The Builder St Andrews Hill New Home $1.5 million – $2 million  
Premium Home Builders Merivale New Home $1.5 million – $2 million  
DandB Construction Whakamarama Resene New Home over $2 million  
The Thorne Group B.O.P. Mt
Maunganui
Resene New Home over $2 million  
Bowater Builders Charteris
Bay
Resene New Home over $2 million  
D.J. Hewitt Builders Redcliffs Resene New Home over $2 million  
Gregg Builders Fendalton Resene New Home over $2 million  
Hoogervorst Builders Merivale Resene New Home over $2 million  
Parsons Construction Mt Pleasant Resene New Home over $2 million  
Homes by Parklane Lincoln Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000  
Mondo Developments Tai Tapu Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 – $750,000  
CANTERBURY
Avenue Homes Design Build Redcliffs Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Mike Greer Architectural Ilam Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
A J Scott Construction Merivale Master Build 10 Year Guarantee Multi Unit
(Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces)
 
Tomkies Construction Rangiora Builder’s Own Home Award  
Design Construction Bryndwr Builder’s Own Home Award  
The Thorne Group B.O.P. The Lakes GIB Show Home Award  
Design Builders (Taupo) Hilltop GIB Show Home Award  
TMT Construction Strowan Renovation up to $500,000  
EAST COAST
Ainsworth & Collinson Napier Resene New Home over $2 million  
Redmond Builders and Construction Hastings Resene New Home over $2 million  
TARANAKI  
Build Taranaki New
Plymouth
PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 – $600,000  
Build Taranaki New
Plymouth
New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
S A Hofmans New
Plymouth
CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Lifestyle Building & Construction
Company
New
Plymouth
New Home $1.5 million – $2 million  
Terry Clegg Builders New
Plymouth
GIB Show Home Award  
MARLBOROUGH NELSON WEST COAST
Glenroy Housing Marlborough New Home up to $450,000  
Jennian Homes Nelson Bays Nelson New Home up to $450,000  
Inhaus Developments Nelson New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
Salter Builders Nelson Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Mike Greer Homes Nelson Nelson Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000  
Scott Construction Stoke Master Build 10 Year Guarantee Multi Unit
(Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces)
 
Scott Construction Nelson Builder’s Own Home Award  
Contemporary Homes Nelson GIB Show Home Award  
N. Hunt Construction Blenheim Renovation up to $500,000  
MID SOUTH CANTERBURY
Build Mack Oamaru New Home up to $450,000  
Dimension Building Twizel PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 – $600,000  
Dimension Building Timaru New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
Lone Pine Building Timaru New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
Build Mack Oamaru Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Dimension Building Timaru Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Dimension Building Twizel CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
High Country Carpentry Otago Resene New Home over $2 million  
Jennian Homes Canterbury Timaru GIB Show Home Award  
SOUTHERN
B & R Akeroyd Invercargill New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
Turnkey Homes Albert Town Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Colin Thom Builder Dunedin CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Spearhead Developments Cromwell CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
W. Hamilton Building Mosgiel CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
Dunlop Builders Wanaka New Home $1.5 million – $2 million  
Dunlop Builders Wanaka Resene New Home over $2 million  
John Gavin Construction Queenstown Resene New Home over $2 million  
Summerhill Construction Queenstown Resene New Home over $2 million  
Gee Jay Cee Enterprises Mosgiel Volume/Group Housing New Home
$450,000 – $750,000
 
Third Little Pig Homes Dunedin Builder’s Own Home Award  
Hodgson Construction Arrowtown Renovation $500,000 – $1 million  
WAIKATO
Urban Homes NZ Cambridge New Home $600,000 – $750,000  
Urban Homes NZ Cambridge Altus New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Design Builders (Waikato) Waihi Beach Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Vida Homes Cambridge CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million  
8 Great Homes Hamilton Resene New Home over $2 million  
Urban Homes NZ Hamilton GIB Show Home Award  
Urbo Homes Cambridge GIB Show Home Award  
WELLINGTON WAIRARAPA
Willie Davis Lower Hutt Altus Windows New Home $750,000 – $1 million  
Wilson Building Lower Hutt Resene New Home over $2 million  
Bright Build Wellington Builder’s Own Home Award  
SLC Builders Lower Hutt Renovation up to $500,000  
Scotty’s Construction Wellington Bunnings Renovation over $1 million  
Spice Building Solutions Lower Hutt Bunnings Renovation over $1 million