Owners use the same builder more than a dozen times

Owners of this Havelock North home have commissioned Design Builders (HB) over 12 times.  Their latest home won the $750,000 to $1 million New Home category in the regional Master Builders awards.

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Owners of this Havelock North home have commissioned Design Builders (HB) over 12 times. Their latest home won the $750,000 to $1 million New Home category in the regional Master Builders awards.

Repeat business is a sure sign that you are getting something right. And so it is with builders.

A builder in the 2022 Central North Island, East Coast and Hawke’s Bay Registered Master Builders House of the Year – Design Builders (HB) – competition completed over 12 jobs for homeowners in Havelock North which won the New Home $750,000 – $1 Million Category and a Gold Award.

“When you’re asked to build for the same client more than a dozen times, that must say something good about the homes you’re building,” the judges noted. “There was obviously a good understanding of the clients brief as this bespoke two bedroom home reflected their style and clearly delivered everything they wanted.”

Exposed white painted trusses and a high glazed gable are the main features of the large open plan family living space.

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Exposed white painted trusses and a high glazed gable are the main features of the large open plan family living space.

The exterior features painted plywood and wooden slats, “which complement the design nicely.” Inside, large windows and skylights flood the home with natural light.

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“This house has been well built, with great attention to all finishes and paint jobs,” the judges said.

There is a classic country feel to the Havelock North home kitchen.

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There is a classic country feel to the Havelock North home kitchen.

Other big winners are modern country homes that pay homage to scenic beauty.

A spectacular house in New Plymouth, built by Petersen and Barnes, has won the Supreme House of the Year award for the area. The project also won the $1.5-2 million New Home category, the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award and the Scafit Outdoor Living Excellence Award.

This home features a mix of exterior cladding materials that complement the simplistic architectural form of the box. Standout features of this home include the guest bathroom with a sculptural basin and outdoor spaces that were designed for family living.

This spectacular New Plymouth home, built by Petersen and Barnes, won the regional Supreme House of the Year award.

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This spectacular New Plymouth home, built by Petersen and Barnes, won the regional Supreme House of the Year award.

The New Plymouth home opens to a pool and spa.

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The New Plymouth home opens to a pool and spa.

Most Expensive Build – $4+ Million

The most expensive build in these awards went to a new home overlooking the Tukituki River in Patangata, central Hawke’s Bay. The house, built by Davcon, won the New Home over $4 Million category, the Gas Hub Kitchen Excellence Award, the Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award, the Resene Eco.Decorator Interior Design Award and a Gold Award.

The judges described the construction, which incorporates recycled objects from around the world, as “impressive”.

This new home in Central Hawke's Bay, by Davcon, won the New Home over $4 Million category, the Gas Hub Kitchen Excellence Award, the Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award, the Resene Eco.Decorator Interior Design Award and a Gold Award.

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This new home in Central Hawke’s Bay, by Davcon, won the New Home over $4 Million category, the Gas Hub Kitchen Excellence Award, the Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award, the Resene Eco.Decorator Interior Design Award and a Gold Award.

This is Davcon's award-winning Central Hawke's Bay home kitchen.

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This is Davcon’s award-winning Central Hawke’s Bay home kitchen.

“This was a large and challenging project, which required careful planning to accommodate all the contractors and departments involved. The end result is an exceptional home, which has been beautifully built.

Sloped ceilings provide openness, with a bright and airy family living space. Other special features include the kitchen with handcrafted cabinetry which forms the centerpiece of the room. A large pantry, laundry room and cloakroom are positioned behind the kitchen.

A covered outdoor living space with fireplace allows you to enjoy it in all seasons.

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A covered outdoor living space with fireplace allows you to enjoy it in all seasons.

Avenue Construction has won the APL Sustainable and Environmental Excellence Award and a Silver Award for a house in Fitzherbert, Palmerston North.

“The owners clearly went into this project with the future in mind,” the judges said. “Conscious choices were made with their architect throughout the project to improve the design, running costs and life cycle of the house.

“To list a few attributes, this home features thermally broken aluminum double glazed joinery with low emissivity glazing, increased insulation throughout, photovoltaic panels with battery backup and solar hot water.

The APL Award for Sustainable and Environmental Excellence was won by Avenue Construction, who built this house in Fitzherbert, Palmerston North.

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The APL Award for Sustainable and Environmental Excellence was won by Avenue Construction, who built this house in Fitzherbert, Palmerston North.

Palmerston North's large kitchen offers an exceptional amount of storage.

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Palmerston North’s large kitchen offers an exceptional amount of storage.

“This home has been customized to meet today’s owner requirements, but future-proofed in many ways to accommodate changing lifestyles.”

A full list of winners can be viewed on the Registered Master Builders House of the Year website.

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