Mt Maunganui house is Supreme!

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A new home in Mt Maunganui and a renovation in Auckland have been recognised as New Zealand’s top homes, winning Supreme Awards at the 25th Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year Awards.

 

Along with the Supreme Awards, the Lifestyle Awards, Craftsmanship Award and category winners were announced at a gala dinner attended by more than 550 guests from the construction industry held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland recently.

 

Mt Maunganui firm Shaw Builders won the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year with its striking beachside mansion, along with the sought-after Craftsmanship Award and the Westpac New Home over $1 million category. The company has a track record in the national competition, having won awards for the past seven years.

 

Glover Homes was awarded the Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2015 Renovation of the Year, with its major renovation of a home in Albany. The builder also received the SafetyMate Renovation Award over $500,000.


House of the Year


The competition judges said Shaw Builders’ Supreme-winning House of the Year is a well-designed home that exudes luxury with views and sun, polished Turkish stone tiling and superb negative detailing throughout.

 

“The well-designed upper-level outdoor area can be closed off from the prevailing winds with strategically-hidden sliding doors and a remote-controlled louvered roof,” the judges said.

 

“The luxurious ambience upstairs is complemented by a stunning, large gas fireplace. Another stand-out feature is the ensuite, with its polished marble tiling offset against dark-stained cabinetry enriching the light-filled space.

 

“This large, elegant home is well balanced with a superb palette of materials, and has been designed and built for comfortable living. A beautifully crafted home that meets the needs of its owners. Shaw Builders must congratulate themselves on achieving this fantastic result.”


Renovation of the Year


The National judges said Glover Homes’ Supreme Renovation of the Year was a major renovation, verging on a complete new build that wouldn’t have come together without the team of designers and fantastic owners.

 

“Encompassing five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two living areas, this is a home designed to fit the clients’ needs. A new kitchen and butler’s pantry was installed in the heart of the large open-plan dining room.

 

“Extensive decking completed the renovation, some of which is covered by louvre roofing panels and fitted out with an outdoor sound system and heaters. This entertainment area flows out to the swimming pool. What has resulted is an exceptional build by a quality builder, in Albany.”

 

Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly said the number of top-quality homes entered in the competition this year has been fantastic, reflecting the high standards maintained by its members in the Association.

 

“Congratulations to all of this year’s national award winners and, in particular, our Supreme Award recipients Shaw Builders and Glover Homes. The projects are truly outstanding and encapsulate the quality and high level of craft we value as Master Builders.

 

“We are incredibly proud to recognise and celebrate our members’ hard work and achievements in the construction industry — and the House of the Year is a fantastic way to do this. It’s great to see the leaders in the industry taking pride in what they do, and striving for excellence in their field.”

 

All Supreme, Lifestyle and Category winners were selected from 100 Gold Reserve National  finalists, which were all involved in the 11 regional competitions held throughout New Zealand during July and August.

 

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, SafetyMate, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Mitre 10.

 

Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year results:


SUPREME AWARDS

Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year
Shaw Builders for a home in Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

 

Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2015 Renovation of the Year
Glover Homes for a home in Albany, Auckland


REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD

Shaw Builders for a home in Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty


CATEGORY WINNERS

Master Build Services Renovation Award up to $250,000
Mossman Construction for a home in Palmerston North, Manawatu

 

Mitre 10 Renovation Award $250,000 – $500,000
Alteration Specialists Manawatu for a home in Palmerston North, Manawatu

 

SafetyMate Renovation Award over $500,000
Glover Homes for a home in Albany, Auckland

 

ITM New Home up to $300,000
Pepper Construction for a home in New Plymouth, Taranaki

 

PlaceMakers New Home $300,000 – $400,000
Todd Starkey Builders for a home in Rangiora, Canterbury

 

PlaceMakers New Home $400,000 – $500,000
Euro Construction for a home in Hamilton, Waikato

 

James Hardie New Home $500,000 – $650,000
Arnott & Arnott Builders for a home in Foxton, Manawatu

 

Nulook New Home $650,000 – $1 million
Dunlop Builders for a home in Wanaka, Otago

 

Carters New Home $1 million – $2 million
Metzger Builders (MBL) for a home in Clearwater, Christchurch

 

Westpac New Home over $2 million
Shaw Builders for a home in Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

 

Builder’s Own Home Award
Metzger Builders (MBL) for a home in Clearwater, Christchurch

 

GIB Show Home Award
Gudsell Designer Homes for a home in Matamata, Waikato


LIFESTYLE AWARDS

Resene Sustainable Home Award
Hybrid Homes for a home in Atawhai, Nelson

 

Heart of the Home Kitchen Award
Sugrue Construction for a home in Merivale, Christchurch

 

Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award
Ainsworth & Collinson for a home in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay

 

Outdoor Living Award
Faulkner Construction for a home in Clevedon, Auckland

 

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