A Havelock North home has been announced as this year's finest Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast home, winning supreme awards in the Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.
Redmond Builders and Construction Limited won eight regional awards with the Havelock North home, including the Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast Registered Master Builders 2016 Supreme House of the Year, a gold award and category win for the New Home over $2 million award. The company also won the Craftsmanship Award, the Heart of the Home Kitchen Award, the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, the Outdoor Living Award, and the Manawatu Concrete Polishing Interior Design Award for the same property.
Judges called the Havelock North new build an "elegantly designed" family home located on a private site overlooking the Tukituki River.
"This home is an outstanding example of a great team working together to create a beautiful home. It displays supreme workmanship with a combination of materials including cedar weather boards, cedar shingle roofing and double-hung timber windows. The in-situ exposed concrete fireplaces strengthen the interior and the timber flooring adds warmth.
"Bespoke internal panelling line the walls and detailed ceilings are featured in every room. Black steel internal glazed doors divide the spaces when required while remaining a piece of art.
"Every aspect of the home has been carefully thought through from the start of the foundations to the detailed chimneys. This home was an absolute pleasure to judge."
The Manawatu, Whanganui & East Coast Registered Master Builders 2016 Supreme Renovation of the Year went to Avenue Construction Limited for a Palmerston North project, along with a Gold Award and Category win for the Master Build Services Renovation Award up to $250,000.
The results of the regional competition were revealed at a gala dinner on July 8 in Palmerston North. The winning builds were celebrated by members of the Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast Registered Master Builders Association and the local construction industry.
There were 12 Gold Award winners from Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast 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 the 2016 House of the Year and Renovation of the Year will be announced on November 26 in Auckland.