Media release: 4 August 2014
Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast’s supreme homes revealed
A new home in St Arnaud and a renovation in Blenheim have been named this year’s finest upper South Island homes,
winning Supreme Awards in the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.
Harris Builders took out four regional awards, including a Gold Award and category win for the James Hardie New Homes
$450,000 - $600,000 award, as well as the Craftsmanship Award and the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered
Master Builders Supreme Award for 2014 House of the Year.
Roger Hogg Builders was awarded the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the
Year award, as well as a Gold Award and overall category win for the Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over
The judges applauded Harris Builders for a build they say is a perfect response to the client’s brief.
“The brief to the builder was to create a holiday home that catered to summer days on the lake and winter days in the
snow. Using extensive cedar and metal cladding, the unique materials and impeccable craftsmanship work together to
create a home that ticks all the boxes,” they said.
“A stand out feature of this home is the use of plate steel for a feature panel on the front of the house, creating a
rustic look and feel. The end result is a magnificent home that really suits its environment, and is a credit to a
Roger Hogg Builders’ winning renovation impressed judges who said the builder succeeded in incorporating modern features
while still retaining the existing character of the home.
“The retention of period character in this renovation was well achieved through all areas of the house, particularly in
family living spaces,” they said.
“Boasting meticulous attention to detail throughout and an extremely high level of workmanship, the merge of old with
new is capped off with a beautiful modern timber joinery system. This is a renovation to be proud of.”
The results were announced at a gala dinner on Saturday, 2 August at Rutherford Hotel in Nelson. The event was attended
by members of the local building industry and the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders.
There were 12 Gold Award winners from the Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Region 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
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.MARLBOROUGH, NELSON AND WEST COAST REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2014 HOUSE OF THE YEARAWARDCOMPANYLOCATIONITM Renovation Award $250,000-$500,000 BronzeBrockie Renovations LimitedNelsonFuture-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000 Gold & CategoryRoger Hogg Builders LimitedBlenheimMinistry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000 Gold & CategoryStonewood Homes Marlborough LimitedBlenheimBronzeStonewood Homes Nelson LimitedNelsonPlaceMakers New Homes $250,000-$350,000 Gold & CategoryJennian Homes Nelson Bays LimitedNelsonGoldJennian Homes Nelson Bays LimitedNelsonSilverPeter Ray Homes Blenheim LimitedBlenheimSilverStonewood Homes Marlborough LimitedBlenheimBronzeStonewood Homes West Coast LimitedHokitikaBronzeStonewood Homes Marlborough LimitedBlenheimBronzeJeslac Construction LimitedNelsonPlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000 Gold & CategoryInhaus Developments LimitedNelsonGoldStonewood Homes Nelson LimitedMarlborough SoundsBronzeJeslac Construction LimitedMapuaBronzeJennian Homes Nelson Bays LimitedNelsonJames Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000 Gold & CategoryHarris BuildersSt ArnaudGoldK Fowler Homes (Nelson) LimitedNelsonSilverLSK Builders 2011 LimitedNelsonSilverStonewood Homes West Coast LimitedHokitikaNulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million SilverFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedNelsonCarters New Homes $1 million-$2 million Gold & CategoryFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedWaimea WestBuilder’s Own Home Award Gold & CategoryRobert Caldana Builder LimitedGreymouthGoldTrubet Building LimitedNelsonGIB Show Home Award Gold & CategoryLSK Builders 2011 LimitedNelsonSilverStonewood Homes Nelson LimitedNelsonSilverLSK Builders 2011 LimitedNelsonSupreme Award and Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the YearHarris Builders for a home in St ArnaudSupreme Award and Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the YearRoger Hogg Builders Limited for a home in BlenheimLifestyle Awards Craftsmanship AwardHarris BuildersSt ArnaudOutdoor Living AwardRobert Caldana Builder LimitedGreymouthHeart of the Home Kitchen AwardTrubet Building LimitedNelsonPlumbing World Bathroom Excellence AwardRobert Caldana Builder LimitedGreymouthResene Sustainable Home AwardFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedWaimea WestInterior Style and Design AwardFoothold Developments Building Projects LimitedWaimea West