Thursday, March 9, 2017
Master Builders Awards Best New Zealand Houses of 2016
A Cape Cod-style new build in Auckland and a transplanted villa renovation in Hamilton are the Supreme Award winners in the 26th Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards.
The Awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by over 500 guests from the building and construction industry held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.
Auckland firm Richard Davidson Builders won four national awards for their Campbells Bay home, including the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2016 Supreme House of the Year. The company also took home the New Home over $2 million Award, the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, and the coveted Craftsmanship Award for the same project.
John S Macdonald Builders of Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Supreme Renovation of the Year for their Tamahere renovation, along with the Renovation Award over $500,000.
Judges said that the winning Campbells Bay home epitomized supreme sophistication and was an exceptionally crafted project.
“This home combined the architect’s vision and detailing with outstanding skills and craftsmanship to create a home full of delight, discovery and sophistication.”
They said, “The home’s adaptation of an American classic, which was built on a difficult and complex site, clearly displays the builder’s desire to create an experience that changes perceptions and the quality of lives.”
Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly said the number of top-quality homes entered in the competition this year has been outstanding, reflecting the ongoing commitment to quality from across the sector.
“Even in the current construction pipeline, productivity cannot be at the expense of quality. House of the Year has been celebrating quality craftsmanship for over 25 years – from cost effective builds to luxury homes… these projects are truly a credit to the dedication of our members in constructing a better built New Zealand.”
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