Media release: 30 July 2014
Manawatu-Wanganui’s supreme homes revealed
A family home in Palmerston North built by Stonewood Homes PN has been awarded the Supreme Award in the
Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.
Stonewood Homes took out six regional awards, including a Gold Award and category win for the PlaceMakers New Homes
$350,000 - $450,000, as well as the Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for the 2014 House of the
The company also received a Gold Award, category win and the Craftsmanship Award for a home in Fielding entered into the
James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000 category.
Stonewood Homes’ Supreme Award winning build impressed judges who said, “This home was built with a great deal of love
and care. A fantastic family home, the quality of the build and attention to detail throughout is something to be proud
“Designed to capture the sun and featuring functional, easy-living spaces, this is a home that a typical New Zealand
family would be delighted to own.”
The results were announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 25 July at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North. The event was
attended by members of the local building industry and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region Registered Master Builders.
There were 11 Gold Award winners from Manawatu-Wanganui which will now be assessed alongside Gold Award winners from
across the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists, to be announced in early September.
National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for Renovation of the Year and House of the
Year will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland in November.
The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, Ministry of Business,
Innovation & Employment, Future-Proof Building, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Master Build Services.
For more information about the competition, visit www.houseoftheyear.co.nz
Notes to the editor
About the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year
The competition is structured on two levels – regional and national. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners are
determined using a points-based system. These award-winners are announced at 11 regional events held throughout New
Zealand during July and August.
The top local Gold Award winners become Gold Reserve National Finalists, announced in early September. The national
finalists are then re-judged by a panel of judges who determine the overall national winners, which are announced at a
gala dinner in November.
MANAWATU-WANGANUI REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2014 HOUSE OF THE YEARAWARDCOMPANYLOCATIONITM Renovation Award $250,000-$500,000 SilverB W Hughes Building Co LimitedPalmerston NorthFuture-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000 SilverP A K Holdings LimitedLevinMinistry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000 Gold & CategoryFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedPalmerston NorthPlaceMakers New Homes $250,000-$350,000 Gold & CategoryFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedFeildingSilverIsles Construction LimitedPalmerston NorthBronzeKynoch Construction LimitedPalmerston NorthPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000 Gold & CategoryStonewood Homes PN LimitedPalmerston NorthGoldWolcan Construction Co LimitedPalmerston NorthGoldStonewood Homes (Wanganui) LimitedWanganuiGoldFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedLevinJames Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000 Gold & CategoryStonewood Homes PN LimitedFeildingGoldP A K Holdings LimitedPalmerston NorthGoldRichards Construction LimitedWanganuiNulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million Gold & CategoryFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedPalmerston NorthSilverNailing It LimitedPalmerston NorthCarters New Homes $1 million-$2 million Gold & CategoryMcMillan & Lockwood PN LimitedFeildingSupreme Award and Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the YearStonewood Homes PN Limited for a home in Palmerston NorthLifestyle Awards Craftsmanship AwardStonewood Homes PN LimitedFeildingOutdoor Living AwardMcMillan & Lockwood PN LimitedPalmerston NorthHeart of the Home Kitchen AwardWolcan Construction Co LimitedPalmerston NorthPlumbing World Bathroom Excellence AwardFowler Homes (Manawatu) LimitedPalmerston NorthResene Sustainable Home AwardMcMillan & Lockwood PN LimitedFeilding