Waikato Region’s top home builds announced


Friday 14th July 10pm

 A Flagstaff home and a Hamilton renovation taken out this year’s Supreme Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. 

J A Bell Building Limited won seven regional awards for two homes at the competition. They were awarded the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme House of the Year, a Gold Award and Category win for the New Home $550,000 - $700,000 Award for their Flagstaff build. The company also received the Craftmanship Award, the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award and the Carpet Mill Interior Design and Style Award for the same home. They were also awarded a Gold Award in the Builder’s Own Home category for a home in Waihi.

Stewart Hanna Limited was awarded the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme Renovation of the Year, a Gold Award and Category win in the Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million category. They were also awarded the Sustainable Home Award and the Heart of the Home Kitchen Award.

Judges said the winning House of the Year was a cleverly designed private home on an elevated site, which created several challenges for the builder. 

“The design featured multiple cladding materials both inside and out, and understated bespoke detailing which required a high level of workmanship,” they said.  

“Accuracy of detailing and construction was clearly showed throughout the completed home.

“The builder has executed the design perfectly with a high level of workmanship, creating an outstanding home for the owners.”

Judges said the winning renovation was a classic Huntly brick home which has been brilliantly transformed.

“This home features a light and sun-filled kitchen and living area, replacing the former garage and basement space. This enabled the home to open directly to the deck and outdoors,” they said.

"The architect and owner worked closely with the builder to select and re-purpose recycled materials. This has created a warm and comfortable home that functions well for the evolving needs of a young family as they grow.”

The results of the regional competition were revealed at a gala dinner on 14 July at the Claudelands Event Centre. The winning builds were celebrated by Waikato Registered Master Builders Association members and colleagues from the local construction industry.  

There were 21 Gold Award winners from the Waikato 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 25 November at SKYCITY in Auckland. 

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

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

ENDS

For more information, please contact: 
Caitlin Kennedy
Acumen Republic for Registered Master Builders Association
P: 04 494 5146
M: 027 449 1107
E: ckennedy@acumenrepublic.com

Jennifer Brasch
Acumen Republic for Registered Master Builders Association
P: +64 4 494 5136
M: +64 27 260 8928
E: jbrasch@acumenrepublic.com

About the Registered Master Builders 2017 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 local Gold Award winners 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 25 November.
 

WAIKATO REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2017 HOUSE OF THE YEAR

AWARD

COMPANY

PROPERTY LOCATION

COMPANY LOCATION

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Gold & Category

FV Design and Build Limited

Raglan

Hamilton

Bronze

Yeoman Homes Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

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

Gold & Category

D & L Beeson Building Contractors Limited

Te Awamutu

Te Awamutu

Gold

Urban Homes NZ Limited

Ngaruawahia

Hamilton

Silver

Sentinel Homes Waikato

Cambridge

Hamilton

New Home $550,000 to $700,000

Gold & Category

J A Bell Building Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

Downey Designer HomesLimited

Pairere

Hamilton

Gold

Urban Homes NZ Limited

Cambridge

Hamilton

Gold

Design Builders (Waikato) Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

Downing Construction Limited

Te Kauwhata

Taupiri

Silver

Kelvin Lalich Builders Limited

Matamata

Morrinsville

Silver

Jennian Homes Coromandel Limited

Whangamata

Whangamata

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million

Gold & Category

Aspiers Building Limited

Hamilton

Te Awamutu

Gold

Karl Kampenhout Builders Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

Dan Fenwick Builders Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Silver

Landmark Homes Waikato

Hamilton

Hamilton

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million

Gold & Category

Ardent Building Developments Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

Urban Homes NZ Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Renovation up to $500,000

Gold & Category

John Mourits Builder Limited

Whangamata

Morrinsville

Renovation $500,000 - $1 million

Gold & Category

Stewart Hanna Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

PlaceMakers Volume/Group Housing up to $450,000

Gold & Category

Urban Homes NZ Limited

Cambridge

Hamilton

PlaceMakers Volume/Group Housing $450,000 - $700,000

Gold & Category

Urban Homes NZ Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Builder’s Own Home Award

Gold & Category

Holcroft Prestige Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

J A Bell Building Limited

Waihi Beach

Hamilton

Silver

Peter Vossen Builders Limited

Matamata

Matamata

Silver

Dan Fenwick Builders Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

GIB Show Home Award

Gold & Category

Sentinel Homes Waikato

Hamilton

Hamilton

Gold

Jennian Homes North Waikato Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Silver

Landmark Homes Waikato

Hamilton

Hamilton

Silver

Downey Designer HomesLimited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Bronze

Generation Homes

Hamilton

Hamilton

Bronze

Yeoman Homes Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Supreme Award and Waikato Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year

J A Bell Building Limited for a home in Hamilton

Supreme Award and Waikato Registered Master Builders 2017 Renovation of the Year

Stewart Hanna Limited for a home in Hamilton

Lifestyle Awards

Craftsmanship Award

J A Bell Building Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Sustainable Home Award

Stewart Hanna Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award

Stewart Hanna Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award

J A Bell Building Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton

Outdoor Living Award

Sentinel Homes Waikato

Cambridge

Hamilton

Carpet Mill Interior Design and Style Award

J A Bell Building Limited

Hamilton

Hamilton