A minimalist design with stunning execution by Moyle Construction took top honours at this year’s Tauranga Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers. 2006 is the second consecutive year Moyle Construction has won the PlaceMakers Supreme Award.
The other major award of the evening — the 2006 RMB Commercial Project of the Year — went to Hawkins Construction with its Kingsview Apartments entry. Tauranga RMBA president Wayne McIndoe says the calibre of this year’s entries was extremely high.
“The volume and quality of entries are increasing every year, and the bar is constantly being raised,” Mr McIndoe says. “It is great to see local builders receiving the awards and recognition from their clients, colleagues and peers that they really deserve.”
Shannon Moyle says the PlaceMakers Supreme Award-winning three-storey home is designed with lines, angles and materials that come together to create a seamless and bold finish. “Despite the simplistic exterior, the house involved quite complex construction that required very detailed planning from conception through to completion,” Mr Moyle says.
The home has an expansive Poggenpohl kitchen, complete air conditioning, a crisp European-style bathroom, and full home automation, creating the perfect mix of elegance, comfort and modernism. In addition to the great advertising value taken from winning the award, Mr Moyle is motivated by the drive this type of award gives the team.
“We have built our reputation around quality, reliability and passion. In entering the House of the Year Awards we have put forward our work and our passion to be judged by, and against, our peers. “To be recognised with the PlaceMakers Supreme Award for the second year in a row is a real boost for the team.”
Hawkins Construction regional manager Ross Hargood agrees. “The greatest benefit from these awards is the sense of achievement within the team and the motivation to do the best work possible for next year’s competition,” he says.
Mr Hargood says the 11-storey Kingsview Apartment building, winner of the RMB Commercial Project Award, was a challenge for the builders and planners because of the location. The apartments are in the main Tauranga fl ight path, and this restricted the building height.
“This was a major project that incorporated modern building techniques and earthquake technology to create a luxury high-rise,” Mr Hargood says.