Multiple national category winner finally nails Supreme Award

Building Today - March 2019

Christchurch company Metzger Builders Ltd (MBL) 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.



Metzger Builders Ltd’s Rick Leftly was very proud of the company’s achievements, crediting their win to the incredible team and clients on the project.

“We were quite surprised as there were some amazing houses in the awards. To not only win the national category, but the bathroom award and the Supreme Award was fantastic,” he says. 

Rick says the design of the house and the picturesque grounds made the house stand out, but it was a complex build. 

“The design of the house is amazing, and it sits perfectly on a large block of land with trees all around. It’s a lovely well-lived in, well-used family home,” he says.

“The client’s brief was for a home that worked well for their growing family and it certainly does that.

“This was a difficult build, as the house has internal gutters, drains and stormwater, a huge amount of steel, a lot of engineering, and a hand-pitched roof. But the great thing about this is that it is all hidden, so it looks really cool.”

Judges were impressed with Metzger Builders Ltd (MBL) 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.”

Metzger Builders Ltd has been entering House of the Year for more than 11 years, but this is their first national Supreme win.

“We have been awarded 11 national awards, and a regional Supreme Award, so a Supreme Award at the National Awards was the ultimate goal. Our staff are so passionate about what we do, and these awards feed that passion. We all want to strive to do the best work and achieve a quality product.”

Rick says being a Registered Master Builder gives their clients peace of mind about the workmanship of projects.

“Clients have added confidence knowing they are dealing with a company that has to prove themselves to Registered Master Builders to become a member. Registered Master Builders is a trusted brand and they represent the same values we hold at Metzger Builders Ltd.”

House of the Year is made possible through the support of Altus, Bunnings Trade, CARTERS, GIB, Master Build 10-Year Guarantee, PlaceMakers, Plumbing World and Resene.