Expert judges have been up and down the country determining the best home builds and renovations of 2019. After lengthy
deliberation, the Top 100 National Finalists have been announced for the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the
Over 330 new home builds and renovations across the country were assessed by a panel of experienced judges, with
regional award-winners announced over ten events during July and August.
Registered Master Builders House of the Year is New Zealand’s premium and most recognised awards programme. These awards
epitomise building excellence and have been setting the standard in residential construction for nearly 30 years.
“The competition reaffirms our member’s position as the custodians of quality and innovation in New Zealand residential
construction,” says Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly.
“The building and construction sector plays a vital role in New Zealand society. Its success benefits not just our
members, but also contributes to the wellbeing and future of all New Zealanders. We can all celebrate a residential
market that is continually growing, with last year seeing the highest number of new home consents since early 1975.
“These Top 100 homes showcase everything from sustainability and innovation to skilled workmanship. The quality builds
reflect the evolving values and needs of New Zealand’s homeowners,” says David.
All the National Finalists have consistently demonstrated impeccable craftmanship and attention to detail. These Top 100
homes demonstrate the diversity of what can be achieved in a range of price categories – from cost effective builds and
renovations, to luxury home builds, to apartments and townhouses.
“Year after year we are seeing new and innovative building and interior design trends emerge,” says competition judge
“This year we have seen outdoor living spaces become more sophisticated with homeowners prioritising their
indoor-outdoor flow. Many spaces have been cleverly designed to provide covered areas and overhead operable louvres,
along with gas fires and wood burning pizza ovens, allowing for all weather use.
“LED lighting continues to be popular, now being the standard in homes no matter what the budget. This year we saw strip
LED lighting being introduced more and more in entry foyers and bathrooms as well as feature lighting in kitchen
islands” says Eric.
Faye Pearson-Green judged Auckland’s top homes and was impressed with their clever use of timber.
“Kitchens are now using timber to provide softness against their stark black or crisp white kitchen cabinetry. The
increase of feature timber screens is also notable, helping bring warmth into the home with a hint of a 60s & 70s retro style. Plywood interior feature linings are also still very much on trend, now being complimented with mid
last century furniture and built-in joinery.”
The Top 100 National Finalists represent the top entrants from this year’s regional competitions, which were held in
July and August. They will now be re-judged by the national judging panel to find the National Supreme House of the Year
and National Supreme Renovation of the Year.
Finalists can also win one of the 15 national category awards, as well as separate awards for four lifestyle categories
– Outdoor Living, Kitchen, Bathroom and Sustainability, the Builder’s Own Home and Show Home Awards and the coveted
Craftmanship and Special Awards.
National winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday 23 November.
The Awards are made possible through the support of Altus Windows, Bunnings Trade, CARTERS, GIB, Master Build Services
10 Year Guarantee, PlaceMakers, Plumbing World, and Resene.
For more information about the competition, visit www.houseoftheyear.co.nz.
For more information, including photos of the homes, please contact:
Acumen Republic for Registered Master Builders Association
P: 04 494 5144
M: 027 548 4442
About the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year
The competition is divided into two parts – the first is at a regional level, the second is at a national level.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners are determined using a points-based system. These award-winners are announced at
10 regional events held throughout New Zealand during July and August.
The top 100 homes from the regions will go on to the national awards. They will be re-judged by a panel of national
judges, who will determine the overall national winners. These will be announced at the National event in Auckland on 23
TOP 100 NATIONAL FINALISTSCOMPANY NAMESITE LOCATIONCATEGORYAUCKLANDNorth-West ConstructionHuapaiPlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $600,000The House CompanySilverdaleNew Home $600,000 - $750,000HAMR Home Building ContractorsWhitiangaAltus Windows New Home $750,000 - $1 millionBox BuildNorthlandCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 millionCashmore ContractorsDairy FlatCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 millionHatton ConstructionHobbs BayCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 millionHayes BuildersTakapunaNew Home $1.5 million - $2 millionShore BuildMt EdenNew Home $1.5 million - $2 millionPeter Dyer BuildersMatakanaResene New Home over $2 millionJennian Homes FranklinPukekoheVolume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000Shea LimitedBeachlandsVolume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000JAL DevelopmentsPine HarbourMaster Build 10 Year Guarantee Multi Unit (Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces)Lite-HouseFarm CoveBuilder's Own Home AwardAdvanced Design and BuildKarakaGIB Show Home AwardJZLBWhangareiGIB Show Home AwardBroswick BuildersNorthcote PointRenovation $500,000 - $1 millionBroswick BuildersDevonportRenovation $500,000 - $1 millionPitch ConstructionHerne BayBunnings Renovation over $1 million BAY OF PLENTY CENTRAL PLATEAUSMBCPapanuiNew Home $600,000 - $750,000 Eireann ConstructionWelcome BayNew Home $600,000 - $750,000 Calley Homes LimitedWelcome BayCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million Edinbridge ResourcesMatuaCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million The Craftsmen LimitedWharewakaCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million Fleetwood ConstructionGovernors BayCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million High Country HomesFernsideCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million Mike Greer ArchitecturalMerivaleCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million Stealth ConstructionBalmoral HillCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million A J Scott ConstructionMerivaleCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million Edinbridge ResourcesPapamoa BeachNew Home $1.5 million - $2 million Ninety Degrees LimitedPauanuiNew Home $1.5 million - $2 million Chris Fifield BuildingSumnerNew Home $1.5 million - $2 million Jim The BuilderSt Andrews HillNew Home $1.5 million - $2 million Premium Home BuildersMerivaleNew Home $1.5 million - $2 million DandB ConstructionWhakamaramaResene New Home over $2 million The Thorne Group B.O.P.Mt MaunganuiResene New Home over $2 million Bowater BuildersCharteris BayResene New Home over $2 million D.J. Hewitt BuildersRedcliffsResene New Home over $2 million Gregg BuildersFendaltonResene New Home over $2 million Hoogervorst BuildersMerivaleResene New Home over $2 million Parsons ConstructionMt PleasantResene New Home over $2 million Homes by ParklaneLincolnVolume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000 Mondo DevelopmentsTai TapuVolume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000 CANTERBURYAvenue Homes Design BuildRedcliffsAltus Windows New Home $750,000 - $1 million Mike Greer ArchitecturalIlamAltus Windows New Home $750,000 - $1 million A J Scott ConstructionMerivaleMaster Build 10 Year Guarantee Multi Unit (Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces) Tomkies ConstructionRangioraBuilder's Own Home Award Design ConstructionBryndwrBuilder's Own Home Award The Thorne Group B.O.P.The LakesGIB Show Home Award Design Builders (Taupo)HilltopGIB Show Home Award TMT ConstructionStrowanRenovation up to $500,000 EAST COASTAinsworth & CollinsonNapierResene New Home over $2 million Redmond Builders and ConstructionHastingsResene New Home over $2 million TARANAKI Build TaranakiNew PlymouthPlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $600,000 Build TaranakiNew PlymouthNew Home $600,000 - $750,000 S A HofmansNew PlymouthCARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million Lifestyle Building & Construction CompanyNew PlymouthNew Home $1.5 million - $2 million Terry Clegg BuildersNew PlymouthGIB Show Home Award MARLBOROUGH NELSON WEST COASTGlenroy HousingMarlboroughNew Home up to $450,000 Jennian Homes Nelson BaysNelsonNew Home up to $450,000