Judge the best builders in New Zealand


Would you like the opportunity to judge the very best in residential construction by New Zealand’s top builders?
Applications are now open to join the strong team of residential judging panels for the Registered Master Builders 2007 House of the Year.

2006 saw the introduction of national judging panels in the House of the Year, sponsored by PlaceMakers. This new approach to judging was well received by entrants and ensured consistent and quality judging nationwide.

The competition is now in its 17th year and continues to go from strength to strength. Designed to raise awareness and interest in new housing and renovations while celebrating and recognising building excellence, this competition is the key marketing programme for Registered Master Builders.

Up to seven judging panels will judge all local residential entries throughout the country, determining local results in each area.
This will deliver consistency in judging in each category with a Gold Award in Invercargill assessed by the same panel as a Gold award winner in Auckland.

There will be two judges in each panel — one building specialist and one designer/architect. Individuals with extensive building and design backgrounds are being sought for appointment to the judging panels.

Each judge will visit up to 100 houses around New Zealand from mid-April through to the end of June, assessing them against the judging criteria to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and a local winner in each category.

The top 100 local Gold award entries will proceed to Gold Reserve status and be judged afresh by one national judging panel in the national competition phase of the event.
Judging of the House of the Year competition is a unique opportunity to meet the best builders in New Zealand and view their work, developing and rewarding excellence in construction.

For more information on the application process or to receive an application form for the residential judging panels, contact Sharon van Gulik on 04 917 0376 or 021 663 597.

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