Wellington and Wairarapa region’s top home builds announced

A Brooklyn home and an Eastbourne renovation have won this year’s Supreme Awards in the Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year competition. 

Planit Construction won six regional awards at the competition. They were awarded the Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2018 Supreme House of the Year, a Gold Award and Category win for the New Home over $2 million award for their Brooklyn home. They were also awarded the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, the Interior Design Award and the Heart of the Home Kitchen Award. 

Willie Davis Limited was awarded the Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2018 Supreme Renovation of the Year, along with a Gold Award and Category win for the Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million award. They were also awarded the Craftmanship Award.

Judges said the winning House of the Year was built on an extremely exposed site and was well designed to maximise the expansive views of Wellington.

“It allows for outdoor living areas that give shelter from the, sometimes, extreme windy conditions. Use of natural products anchor this house to its site, while being well positioned to make use of all day sun. 

“This well detailed and finished home is a true example of the contractor’s skill. The owner and builder should be very proud of this project.”

Judges said the winning Renovation of the Year was a complex renovation that has been finished to a very high standard.

“Many of the internal and external walls, and the roof structure, were demolished. A lot of work was required to straighten and strengthen existing walls and it is impossible to differentiate the new from the existing.

“The renovation has cleverly modernised the existing building. The design is creative, innovative and is consistent inside and out. This beautifully crafted modern home is better insulated and maximises the fantastic sea views.”

The results of the regional competition were revealed at a gala dinner on 28 July at Te Papa in Wellington. The winning builds were celebrated by Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders Association members and colleagues from the local construction industry.  

There were 14 Gold Award winners from the Wellington Wairarapa region which will now be judged against Gold Award winners from around the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists.

National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for House of the Year and Renovation of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner on 24 November at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. 

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. 
 

WELLINGTON WAIRARAPA REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2018 HOUSE OF THE YEAR

AWARD

COMPANY

PROPERTY LOCATION

COMPANY LOCATION

Builder’s Own Home Award

Gold & Category

Spice Building Solutions Limited

Normandale

Lower Hutt

Silver

Blair Helbron Building Limited

Martinborough

Martinborough

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Gold & Category

Willie Davis Limited

Eastbourne

Eastbourne

Gold

Scotty’s Construction 2002 Limited

Melrose

Wellington

Gold

Scotty’s Construction 2002 Limited

Seatoun

Wellington

Gold

Spice Building Solutions Limited

Seatoun

Lower Hutt

Bronze

Refresh Renovations

Brooklyn

Wellington

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Gold & Category

Hutt City Builders Limited

Seatoun

Lower Hutt

Bronze

Refresh Renovations

Peka Peka

Wellington

GIB Show Home Award

Gold & Category

Navigation Homes Wellington

Aotea

Aotea

Silver

Epic Homes Limited

Porirua

Porirua

Silver

Abode Homes Limited

Aotea

Wellington

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

Bronze

Switched On Building Solutions Limited

Otaihanga

Porirua

New Home $550,000 - $700,000

Gold & Category

S & J Mackay Builders Limited

Otaki

Kapiti Coast

New Home over $2 million

Gold & Category

Planit Construction

Brooklyn

Wellington

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million

Gold & Category

Dawes Construction Limited

Greytown

Masterton

Gold

Aramus Limited

Paraparaumu

Porirua

Silver

David Reid Homes (Kapiti) Limited

Waikanae

Kapiti Coast

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

Gold & Category

Hutt City Builders

Korokoro

Lower Hutt

Silver

Epic Homes Limited

Aotea

Porirua

Silver

Navigation Homes Wellington

Aotea

Aotea

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Silver

Richbuilt Construction Limited

Strathmore

Lower Hutt

Bronze

Dawes Construction Limited

Greytown

Masterton

Bronze

A1 Homes Wairarapa

Greytown

Greytown

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

Gold & Category

Jennian Homes Wairarapa Limited

Carterton

Masterton

Silver

A1 Homes Wairarapa

Greytown

Greytown

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

Gold & Category

Jennian Homes Wairarapa Limited

Lansdowne

Masterton

Supreme Award and Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year

Planit Construction for a home in Brooklyn

Supreme Award and Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2018 Renovation of the Year

Willie Davis Limited for a home in Eastbourne

Lifestyle Awards

Craftmanship Award

Willie Davis Limited

Eastbourne

Eastbourne

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award

Planit Construction

Brooklyn

Wellington

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award

Planit Construction

Brooklyn

Wellington

Interior Design Award

Planit Construction

Brooklyn

Wellington

Outdoor Living Award

Dawes Construction Limited

Greytown

Masterton

Sustainability Award

S & J Mackay Builders Limited

Otaki

Kapiti Coast