Waikato region’s finest home builds announced

2nd August 2019

An impressive home in Cambridge has been recognised as the best new build in this year’s Waikato Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year competition. 

The exceptional home took out the Supreme Award, the top award for the Waikato region.

The home’s builders, Vida Homes, also won a Gold award and took out the CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5million category. 

Judges said they were impressed with the faultless build, which demonstrated detailed workmanship from all involved.

“This home has been finished to perfection. The thoughtful and precise attention to detail is clear throughout the home. From the outside in, the high-quality is evident in the implementation of the home’s external cladding and decking. There is complex carpentry throughout the build and the selection of product and finishing lines are all consistent with the home’s established architectural style. 

“Vida Homes has delivered a home that is well deserving of the Supreme Award.”

The results of the regional competition were revealed at a gala dinner on Friday 2 August at the Claudelands Event Centre. The winning builds were celebrated by the region’s Registered Master Builders and members of the local construction industry.  

Overall there were 12 Gold Award winners from the Waikato area, which will now be judged against Gold Award winners from around the country to find the National Top 100 Gold Award 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 23 November at Cordis Hotel in Auckland. 

The Awards are made possible through the support of Altus Windows, Bunnings Trade, CARTERS, GIB, Master Build Services 10 Year Guarantee, PlaceMakers, Plumbing World, and Resene.

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

About the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year
The competition is divided into two parts – the first is at a regional level, the second is 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 homes from the regions will go on to the national awards. They will be re-judged by a panel of national judges, who will determine the overall national winners. These will be announced at the National event in Auckland on 23 November.
 

Waikato Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year

Award

Company

Property Location

Renovation up to $500,000

Silver

G.D Pringle Building

Cambridge

Bronze

G.D Pringle Building

Tamahere

CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million

Gold

Gibson Construction

Te Awamutu

Gold and Category

Vida Homes

Cambridge Park

Gold

Walker Residential Development

St Andrews, Hamilton

New Home $1.5 million - $2 million

Bronze

Fowler Homes

Leamington

Silver

Karl Kampenhout Builder

Tamahere

Resene New Home over $2 million

Gold and Category

8 Great Homes

Tamahere

Builders Own Home

Gold and Category

FV Design and Build

Tamahere

Gold

Jennian Homes

Whangamata

PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $600,000

Silver

Design Builders

Red River Estate, Taupiri

Silver

Sentinel Homes Waikato

Katikati

Altus Windows New Home $750,000 - $1 million

Gold

Design Builders

Bowentown

Silver

Design Builders

Cambridge Park

Silver

FV Design and Build

Rototuna

Gold

Karl Kampenhout Builder

Cambridge

Silver

NuVista Homes

Piarere

Gold and Category

Urban Homes

Kaipaki

GIB Show Home

Silver

Luxe Designer Homes

Te Awamutu

Bronze

Nick Bosanac Builders

Paerata Rise

Silver

Sentinel Homes

St Kilda

Gold and Category

Urban Homes

Flagstaff

Gold

Urbo Homes

Leamington

Silver

Versatile Cambridge

Cambridge

New Home $600,000 - $750,000

Silver

Glen Armstrong Builders

Puketaha

Gold and Category

Urban Homes

Cambridge

Bronze

Whippet Developments

Leamington

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

Silver

Venture Developments

Green Hill Park

Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000

Silver

Sentinel Homes

St Kilda

Supreme Award Waikato Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year

Vida Homes for a home in Cambridge Park

Lifestyle Awards

Outdoor Living Award

Jennian Homes

Whangamata

Craftsmanship Award

Urban Homes

Flagstaff

Carpet Mill Local Lifestyle Award

Urban Homes

Flagstaff

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence

8 Great Homes

Tamahere

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award

Urbo Homes

Leamington