New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

24 November 2018

Christchurch has come out on top at this year’s Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year Awards, taking out the Supreme Awards with a Redwood home and Merivale renovation.

Christchurch company Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd was awarded the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2018 Supreme House of the Year with their Redwood home. They also took out the national category win for the New Home over $2 million Award and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award.

                                                                                                                                                     

Christchurch’s Takahe Construction Limited won the title of Registered Master Builders 2018 Renovation of the Year, with their superb renovation of a Merivale home. The company also took out the national category win for the Renovation over $1 million Award and the Outdoor Living Award.

                                                                                                                                                     

House of the Year


Judges were impressed with Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd’s clever and balanced design, with their home showing a considered approach in every respect.

“The large home sits boldly on a rural site, but peacefully in its landscaped environment. The impeccable crafting and attention to detail demonstrated by the builders and subcontractors is truly exceptional. 

“The collaboration between client, architect and builder has made this a home that perfectly suits the needs of the growing family. “It is a well deserving winner of this award.” (View this house here)

Renovation of the Year


Judges remarked on the amazing quality of the Takahe Construction Limited’s renovation, which was extensively damaged in the Christchurch quakes.

“Originally built in the 1990’s, the client chose to engage the original architect to complete a full re-design, whilst retaining the elegance of the original home. 

“A collaborative approach between client, architect, engineer and builder made this project a success. The quality demonstrated in both the re-build work and the overall renovation is a credit to the team involved.

“This is truly a spectacular home, which the builder should be extremely proud of.” (View this house here).


The awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by over 550 people from the building and construction industry. The event was held at The Cordis Hotel in Auckland this evening. Other national category winners and lifestyle awards were also announced. 

Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly says, House of the Year epitomises building excellence and showcases Master Builders as the custodians of quality and innovation across all types of homes and price brackets.

“Residential building continues to fuel the construction boom, and while these homes need to be built quickly and cost effectively, it must not be at the expense of quality. House of the Year sets the standard of what is possible, both in quality and innovation.

“The craftsmanship demonstrated within all of our finalists shows that our members are building quality homes for all New Zealanders. From the luxury homes, to the cost-effective builds, to apartments, these homes are some of the finest in the country.

“Congratulations to our Master Builders, especially to our Supreme Award recipients, Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd and Takahe Construction Limited. Your projects represent the dedication and workmanship of all of our members. We are incredibly proud to represent you and provide platforms like these awards to highlight the amazing work you do.”

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
 

Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year results

SUPREME AWARDS

Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year
Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd for a home in Redwood, Christchurch

Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2018 Renovation of the Year
Takahe Construction Limited for a home in Merivale, Christchurch

CRAFTMANSHIP AWARD

Percival Construction Limited for a home in Otama Beach, Whitianga

CATEGORY WINNERS

Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450K
Mike Greer Homes Nelson Limited for a home in Stoke, Nelson

Multi Unit (Apartments/Duplexes/Terrace Housing)
Contract Construction for a home in Fendalton, Christchurch

New Home $550,000 - $700,000
Ninety Degrees Limited for a home in Pauanui, Hikuai

PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $550,000
Precision Homes NZ Limited for a home in Waiau Pa, Auckland

Resene New Home up to $450,000
Keane Building for a home in Amberley, North Canterbury

Renovation Over $1 million 
Takahe Construction Limited for a home in Merivale, Christchurch

Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 million 
Cove Construction Ltd for a home in Flaxmill Bay, Cooks Beach

Builders Own Home
Glover Homes Limited for a home in Coatesville, Auckland

Nulook New Home $700,000 - $1 million
Inhaus Developments Limited for a home in Redwood Valley, Richmond

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $2 million
Todd Grey Builders Limited for a home in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

New Home over $2 million
Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd for a home in Redwood, Christchurch

GIB Show home
A J Saville Builder Limited for a home in Millbrook Country Club, Queenstown

Volume/Group Housing New Home $450K - $700K
Peter Ray Homes Limited for a home in Barton Fields, Lincoln

Master Build 10-Year Guarantee Renovation up to $500,000
Calley Homes Limited for a home in Tauranga South, Tauranga

LIFESTYLE AWARDS
Outdoor Living Award
Takahe Construction Limited for a home in Merivale, Christchurch

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award
Red + Black Construction Grant Waghorn Limited for a home in Fendalton, Christchurch

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award
Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd for a home in Redwood, Christchurch

Sustainable Home Award
Glover Homes Limited for a home in Coatesville, Auckland