New Zealand’s top 100 home builds announced

3 Sept 2018

One hundred of the best home builds in New Zealand have been named as National Gold Reserve Finalists in the Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year competition. Almost 340 new builds and renovations across the country were assessed by an expert panel of judges, with regional award-winners announced at nine events during July and August.

Registered Master Builders Association Chief Executive David Kelly says residential building is fuelling the construction boom, and House of the Year sets the standard of what is possible in the industry.

“The building and construction sector is interwoven into New Zealand’s social fabric – it contributes to the wellbeing of every New Zealander. As New Zealand’s prominent house building competition, House of the Year showcases how our industry is continually evolving and adapting to meet the changing needs of our society – both demographics and expectations,” he says.

“Our decision last year to introduce two new categories, one for multi-units such as apartments, and one for volume and group housing, continues to reflect the landscape of residential building.

“What we are building is changing as we move to higher density housing. Growth in apartments and townhouses have increased three times more than traditional homes in the past five years. Building consents for new townhouses, flats, and units have also increased by 36%, which is a 23-year high.”

All the Gold Reserve National Finalists have consistently demonstrated impeccable craftmanship and attention to detail. These top 100 builds show 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.

“One of the award-winning homes preserves local history by using red brick sourced from Invercargill’s Lorne Hospital. Another home was a complete and complex renovation of a family home that suffered significant damage after the Canterbury earthquakes,” says Kelly.

The Gold Reserve National Finalists represent the top entrants from this year’s regional competitions, which were held in July and August. They 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 14 National category awards, as well as separate awards for four lifestyle categories – outdoor living, kitchen, bathroom and sustainability. 

National winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday 24 November. 

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build 10-year Guarantee, GIB, Nulook, CARTERS, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.

For more information about the competition, visit www.houseoftheyear.co.nz

About the Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year
The competition is divided into two parts – the first is at a regional level, the second at a national level. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners are determined using a points-based system. These award-winners are announced at 10 regional events held throughout New Zealand during July and August.

The top 100 Gold Award winners from around the country become Gold Reserve National Finalists. The National finalists are then re-judged by a panel of judges who determine the overall National winners, which are announced at the National event in Auckland on 24 November.
 

COMPANY NAME

SITE LOCATION

COMPANY LOCATION

CATEGORY

AUCKLAND

 

Faulkner Construction Limited

Howick

Auckland

Builder’s Own Home Award

Glover Homes Limited

Coatesville

Auckland

Builder’s Own Home Award

Maddren Homes Limited

Kumeu

Auckland

GIB Show Home Award

Bella Homes

Whangarei

Whangarei

GIB Show Home Award

Stonewood Homes East Auckland

Beachlands

Auckland

Group/Volume Housing New Home $450,000 - $700,000

Harrison Builders

Matakatia

Auckland

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Marcus Jones Limited

Mangawhai

Waipu

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Pitch Construction Limited

Waiheke Island

 

Auckland

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Dyer Construction Limited

Slipper Island

Whitianga

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Steve Haycock Construction Limited

Omaha

 

Warkworth

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Bella Homes

Whangarei

 

Whangarei

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Precision Homes NZ Limited

Waiau Pa

Auckland

PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $550,000

Bella Homes

Kerikeri

Whangarei

New Home $550,000 - $700,000

Cove Construction Ltd

Matarangi

Whitianga

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million

Create and Construct Limited

Bayswater

Auckland

New Home over $2 million

Absolute Construct Auckland Limited

Farm Cove

Auckland

New Home over $2 million

Oliver Tuck Limited

Whangarei

Whangarei

New Home over $2 million

Glover Homes Limited

Dairy Flat

Auckland

New Home over $2 million

W.G. de Gruchy Construction Limited

Devonport

Auckland

New Home over $2 million

Percival Construction Limited

Whitianga

Whitianga

New Home over $2 million

Cove Construction Ltd

Matarangi

Whitianga

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Next Level Construct Limited

Grey Lynn

Auckland

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Cove Construction Ltd

Cooks Beach

Whitianga

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Pitch Construction Limited

St Mary’s Bay

Auckland

Renovation over $1 million

T.P. Builders Limited

Takapuna

Auckland

Renovation over $1 million

T.P. Builders Limited

Freemans Bay

Auckland

Renovation over $1 million

Glenbuild Limited

Grey Lynn

Auckland

Renovation over $1 million

Hargraves Homes Ltd

Kohimarama

Auckland

Renovation over $1 million

BAY OF PLENTY CENTRAL PLATEAU

 

Landmark Homes Taupo, Rotorua Whakatane

Taupo

Taupo

GIB Show Home Award

Gudsell Designer Homes Ltd

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Todd Grey Builders Limited

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

The Craftsmen Limited

Taupo

Taupo

CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million

Ninety Degrees Limited

Pauanui

Tauranga

New Home $550,000 - $700,000

Edinbridge Resources Limited

Mount Maunganui

Tauranga

New Home over $2 million

Edinbridge Resources Limited

Mount Maunganui

Tauranga

New Home over $2 million

Penny Homes Limited

Taupo

Taupo

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Kuriger Builders Tauranga Limited

Tauranga

Tauranga

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Klein Builders Limited

Taupo

Taupo

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Calley Homes Limited

Tauranga

Tauranga

Master Build 10-Year Guarantee Renovation up to $500,000

CANTERBURY

 

Switched On Building Solutions Limited

Marshlands

Christchurch

Builder’s Own Home Award

DNA Structures Limited

Pegasus

Christchurch

Builder’s Own Home Award

Devon Construction Limited

Papanui

Christchurch

Builder’s Own Home Award

Hybrid Homes and Living Limited

Sumner

Christchurch

GIB Show Home Award

Peter Ray Homes Limited

Lincoln

Christchurch

Group/Volume Housing New Home $450,000 - $700,000

Benchmark Homes Canterbury Limited

Heathcote

Christchurch

Group/Volume Housing New Home up to $450,000

Contract Construction

Fendalton

Christchurch

Multi Unit (Apartments, Duplexes, Terrace Housing)

Casa Construction Limited

Cashmere

Christchurch

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Gregg Builders Limited

Merivale

Christchurch

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Swish Builders Limited

Clifton

Christchurch

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Lone Pine Building Limited

Ashburton

Timaru

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

SC Projects Limited

Mt Pleasant

Christchurch

PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $550,000

Greenland Homes

Westmorland

Christchurch

New Home $550,000 - $700,000

California Homes South

Hanmer Springs

Christchurch

New Home $550,000 - $700,000

Bowater Builders Limited

Lyttelton

Christchurch

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million

M O Brown Builders Limited

Papanui

Christchurch

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million

High Country Carpentry Limited

Lake Tekapo

Fairlie

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million

Trevor Hone Builders

Huntsbury

Christchurch

New Home over $2 million

Red + Black Construction Grant Waghorn Limited

Fendalton

Christchurch

New Home over $2 million

Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd

Redwood

Christchurch

New Home over $2 million

Avenue Homes Design Build Limited

Scarborough

Christchurch

New Home over $2 million

NKR Builders Limited

South New Brighton

Christchurch

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Keane Building

Amberley

Amberley

Resene New Home up to $450,000

LOC Construction Limited

Scarborough

Christchurch

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

John Creighton Builder Limited

Sumner

Christchurch

Renovation over $1 million

Takahe Construction Limited

Merivale

Christchurch

Renovation over $1 million

EAST COAST

 

ABC Design Limited

Mahia

Gisborne

New Home $550,000 - $700,000

Bain Construction Limited

Gisborne

Gisborne

Master Build 10-Year Guarantee Renovation up to $500,000

NELSON MARLBOROUGH WEST COAST

 

Dan Anderson Building

Kaiteriteri

Nelson

Renovation over $1 million

Inhaus Developments Limited

Richmond

Nelson

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million

Scott Construction Limited

Nelson

Nelson

New Home over $2 million

Scott Construction Limited

Nelson

Nelson

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Mike Greer Homes Nelson Limited

Richmond

Nelson

Group/Volume Builders New Home up to $450,000

MANAWATU WHANGANUI TARANAKI

 

Avenue Construction Limited

Palmerston North

Palmerston North

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Supreme Build Limited

Palmerston North

Palmerston North

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Mossman Construction Limited

Feilding

Palmerston North

New Home $550,000 - $700,000

Fowler Homes (Manawatu) Limited

Foxton Beach

Palmerston North

PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $550,000

SOUTHERN

 

Owens Building Limited

Wanaka

Wanaka

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

DCD Ltd.

Queenstown

Queenstown

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

A J Saville Builder Limited

Queenstown

Queenstown

New Home over $2 million

John Gavin Construction Limited

Queenstown

Queenstown

New Home over $2 million

Turnkey Homes Limited

Wanaka

Wanaka

GIB Show Home Award

A J Saville Builder Limited

Queenstown

Queenstown

GIB Show Home Award

W. Hamilton Building Limited

Dunedin

Mosgiel

Master Build 10-Year Guarantee Renovation up to $500,000

WAIKATO

 

Holah Homes

Pauanui

Hamilton

New Home over $2 million

Stewart Hanna Limited

Aotea

Hamilton

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Savannah Construction Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Multi Unit (Apartments, Duplexes, Terrace Housing)

Urban Homes

Cambridge

Hamilton

Group/Volume Housing New Home $450,000 - $700,000

Urban Homes

Hamilton

Hamilton

New Home $550,000 to $700,000

Design Builders (Waikato) Limited

Whitianga

Hamilton

New Home $550,000 to $700,000

Urban Homes

Hamilton

Hamilton

Bunnings renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Grant Stewart Building Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Brown Construction Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

GIB Show Home Award

Tim Whittle Homes

Te Aroha

Te Aroha

GIB Show Home Award

Design Builders (Waikato) Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

GIB Show Home Award

WELLINGTON WAIRARAPA

 

S & J Mackay Builders Limited

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti Coast

New Home $550,000 to $700,000

Hutt City Builders Limited

Seatoun

Lower Hutt

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Willie Davis Limited

Eastbourne

Wellington

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Scotty's Construction 2002 Limited

Seatoun

Wellington

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Planit Construction

Brooklyn

Wellington

New Home over $2 million

Jennian Homes Wairarapa Limited

Masterton

Masterton

Group/Volume Builders New Home up to $450,000