New Zealand’s top residential properties announced


Renovation of the Year
Riordan Construction Limited’s three-bedroom renovation in Matua, Tauranga wowed the competition judges who say the home is exceptional. The builder was also awarded the PlaceMakers Renovation over $500,000 Award and the PlaceMakers Heart of the Home Kitchen Award.
“We were incredibly impressed with the creative enhancement of proportions to allow for the family’s changing lifestyle, without moving outside the original footprint of the home. Care has been taken to maximise the outlook of its stunning site,” judges say.
“The time and care spent to retain the old while introducing the new is evident in aspects such as the relaying of original roof tiles and cobble stones and the exquisite restoration of fireplaces and handrails.
“The finishing is second to none, incorporating a theme of oak throughout including custom made cabinetry tying in with the joinery, doors and stairwell detailing.
“The relationship between the builder and the owners was integral to the success of turning this much loved family home into a masterpiece of workmanship for future generations.
“This is not only the Renovation of the Year, but a renovation for many years to come.”

Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Warwick Quinn says the House of the Year competition continues to showcase the work of the country’s best builders, and would not be possible without the support of competition sponsors.
“House of the Year sponsors have long been faithful cohorts of the competition, and we are grateful for their ongoing support, particularly given the changing structure,” Mr Quinn says. 
“Without their help, we would not be able to celebrate our members’ high level of workmanship and dedication to the quality evident in the outstanding homes presented again this year.
“We are thrilled to own this competition, and our members should all be proud to be such a vital component of New Zealand’s building industry.”

John Beveridge, chief executive of principal sponsor PlaceMakers, congratulates all the winners and Gold Reserve Finalists.
“These builders are the leaders that will inspire and reinvigorate our industry through their example and commitment to excellence. We need to make the process of building a home enjoyable for the client and an enriching experience that encourages a renewal of interest in building your ideal house,” Mr Beveridge said.
“Recognising quality and premium building skills has never been more important in a climate when certainty is so difficult to come by.”

The finalists – all National Gold Reserve winners – were selected from 12 regional competitions held throughout New Zealand during July and August.
The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, Gib Living Solutions®, Nulook, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Future-Proof Building and Master Build Services Ltd.

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