New Zealand’s Supreme homes announced


A new build in Christchurch and a renovation in Wellington have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the prestigious 27th Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year Awards.

The Supreme Awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by 550 guests from the construction industry held at SkyCity in Auckland recently. National category winners and Lifestyle Awards were also announced.

Christchurch’s John Creighton Builder Ltd won the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme House of the Year with its Mt Pleasant home, along with the national category win for the New Home over $2 Million Award and the Craftsmanship Award.

Wellington’s Planit Construction was awarded the Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme Renovation of the Year with its major renovation of a home in Mt Victoria, Wellington. The company was also awarded the national category win for the Renovation over $1 Million Award.


House of the Year

Judges were impressed with this exciting and elegant home, which blended in well and complemented the surrounding neighbourhood.

“The home consists of three bathrooms, four bedrooms, living and dining area with effortless flow to an elevated outdoor living area”, they said.

“A home theatre, ground floor living, and den completes the package. It was a challenging and difficult build requiring precision workmanship throughout — a truly deserving winner of this award.”


Renovation of the Year

Judges said the magnitude of this renovation should not be underestimated.

“The overall success of this project is a classic example of the builder, architect and owner working in a collaborative manner, utilising their skills and knowledge to the maximum to produce a stunning result,” they said.

“It was extremely well crafted — judging this renovation was a rewarding experience for both judges.”

Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly said the number of top-quality homes and diversity within the range of price categories shows what can be achieved within New Zealand’s changing housing market.

“All of the winners and finalists have showcased the wide range of materials and approaches the industry can use to meet the increasing demands of the sector.

“They are the examples the industry can look to, and which demonstrate the focus of Master Builders on achieving the highest quality across all house builds,” he said.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s national award winners and, in particular, our Supreme Award recipients — John Creighton Builder Limited and Planit Construction.

“The projects are truly a credit to the dedication of our members in constructing a better built New Zealand.”

All Supreme, Lifestyle and Category winners were selected from the Gold Reserve National Finalists, which were all award-winners in the 10 regional competitions held throughout New Zealand during July and August.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, GIB, Nulook, CARTERS, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.

For more information about the competition, visit

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