The Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards for Canterbury were announced in July and they showcase a promising real estate landscape.
There were two stand out recipients this year.
John Creighton Builders Limited won seven regional awards for two homes at the competition.
They were awarded the Canterbury Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme House of the Year, a Gold Award; and a category win for the New Home Over $2 Million Award for their Mount Pleasant home.
They won the Craftmanship Award, the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award; and the Heart of the Home Kitchen Award for the same home. They were also awarded a Silver Award in the Renovation over $1 million category for a Taylors Mistake home.
John Hamilton Construction was awarded the Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme Renovation of the Year, a Gold Award; and a category win for the Renovation Over $1 Million Award.
The judges spoke highly of the Mount Pleasant house that won Canterbury House of the Year, and the Fendalton home that won Canterbury Supreme Renovation of the Year.
They said the Mt Pleasant house was a wonderfully constructed home demonstrating an incredibly high level of accuracy throughout.
“This is a family home with substance, making the most of the site and views across the city and the sea,” they said.
“Architecturally very innovative, this was a challenging project which has been executed to the highest standard.
“This home meets the needs of the owners perfectly and has been created by an exceptional builder.”
The winning renovation, a historic and much admired Fendalton home, has been virtually re-built from the inside.
“The skill of the builder is very clear as the house has been strengthened, repaired, modernised, extended, and remodelled to ensure it lasts another 100 years,” they said.
“Solar heating and many other sustainable features have also been added.
“Details have been reproduced perfectly and the décor, although contemporary, completes the project to produce a very comfortable family home for modern living.”
There were 51 Gold Award winners from Canterbury, which will now be judged against Gold Award winners from around the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists.
National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for House of the Year and Renovation of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner on 25 November at SKYCITY in Auckland.
The awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build Services, GIB, Nulook, CARTERS, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.
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