News & Events

CMS Today

Registered Master Builders 2012 House of the Year Awards

A cliff-top home in Remuera and an exceptional renovation in Tauranga have taken out the Supreme Awards in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year.

The national winners were announced at a black tie gala dinner attended by over 500 building and construction professionals held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on Saturday, November 17.

House of the Year

The coveted title of the PlaceMakers Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders House of the Year went to PSL Construction Limited for its masterful development of a home in Remuera, Auckland. The home also took out the New Homes over $2 million category and the GIB Living Award.

Competition judges say the cliff-top beauty is a work of art and a place to enjoy, with outstanding craftsmanship and exceptional finishing.

“Built to perfection, this home more than deserves to proudly wear the mantle of House of the Year for 2012,” they say.
“The seamless connections between indoor and outdoor living, presented with a variety of materials and colour schemes, morph together to provide a superb back drop to the finishing touches by a very discerning owner.
“Innovative construction techniques give rise to features such as a floating concrete floor slab, while extensive effort has been made to integrate the double glazed sliding doors to give the appearance of large curtain walls.”

Renovation of the Year

Riordan Construction Limited’s three-bedroom renovation in Matua, Tauranga wowed the competition judges who say the home is exceptional. The builder was also awarded the PlaceMakers Renovation over $500,000 Award and the PlaceMakers Heart of the Home Kitchen Award.

“We were incredibly impressed with the creative enhancement of proportions to allow for the family’s changing lifestyle, without moving outside the original footprint of the home. Care has been taken to maximise the outlook of its stunning site,” judges say.

“The time and care spent to retain the old while introducing the new is evident in aspects such as the relaying of original roof tiles and cobble stones and the exquisite restoration of fireplaces and handrails.

“The finishing is second to none, incorporating a theme of oak throughout including custom made cabinetry tying in with the joinery, doors and stairwell detailing.

“The relationship between the builder and the owners was integral to the success of turning this much loved family home into a masterpiece of workmanship for future generations.

“This is not only the Renovation of the Year, but a renovation for many years to come.”

John Beveridge, chief executive of principal sponsor PlaceMakers, congratulates all the winners and Gold Reserve Finalists. “These builders are the leaders that will inspire and reinvigorate our industry through their example and commitment to excellence. We need to make the process of building a home enjoyable for the client and an enriching experience that encourages a renewal of interest in building your ideal house,” Mr Beveridge said.

“Recognising quality and premium building skills has never been more important in a climate when certainty is so difficult to come by.”

The finalists – all National Gold Reserve winners – were selected from 12 regional competitions held throughout New Zealand during July and August.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, Gib Living Solutions®, Future-Proof Building, Nulook, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and Master Build Services Ltd.



View more news

Fijian Luxury with a touch of Marley

December 12, 2012 Creating luxury accommodation in the Pacific Islands presents a unique set of design challenges requiring... Read more.

Extra defence against the Elements

December 12, 2012 Ecoply® Barrier is a pre cladding lining designed for residential or commercial construction and acts... Read more.

Recreate the magic of Disney at your place

December 12, 2012 You can bring the magic that is Disney into your home projects with the new... Read more.

Robertson Better Height

December 12, 2012 Robin Levien is one of the UK’s most consistently successful product designers of the last... Read more.

Tile Warehouse, Luxury Spanish Mosaics

December 12, 2012 Mosaics are rocketing out the door at Tile Warehouse. They are the perfect addition to... Read more.

Architecture for love AND money!

December 12, 2012 Book your space for the ADNZ 2013 Spring CPD Seminar Series NOW!   Are you... Read more.

Kahlo bath from Clearlite

December 12, 2012 The impressive New Zealand made Kahlo bath is the latest addition to the Clearlite acrylic... Read more.

Smarter Specification Writing

December 11, 2012 1,300+ Architects, Designers, and Specifiers love Smartspec, the beautifully simple online specification-writing system. Try it... Read more.

The new Hideaway Bins 40 litre bucket range available now from Hettich!

November 28, 2012 Hettich, a Master Distributor of Hideaway Bins, are excited to be launching to the market... Read more.

New TV Ad for FPB

November 28, 2012 The new Future-Proof Building television commercial launched at the end of October showing the new... Read more.

Are You Missing Out?

November 28, 2012 As work winds down for the year the time to sit back and relax while... Read more.

National Apprentice of the Year Announced

November 28, 2012 Adam Knott, second placegetter, James Poore, Registered Master Builders Carters Apprentice of the Year 2012... Read more.

Rinnai Magic Button Gas Fireplace App

November 28, 2012 If you have an iPhone/iPad or Android phone simply follow the instructions below to see... Read more.

Registered Master Builders 2012 House of the Year Awards

November 28, 2012 A cliff-top home in Remuera and an exceptional renovation in Tauranga have taken out the... Read more.

Seaside Allure

November 28, 2012 Built right on the coast, this New Plymouth home benefits from the attractive Marley Stratus... Read more.

Ingersoll Rand – We Have a Handle on the South Island

November 27, 2012 A couple of recent changes with our Christchurch based Sales Consultants has resulted in a... Read more.

OSRAM Circolite – Simple, clean and seamless

October 18, 2012 Introducing the new energy efficient OSRAM Circolite The OSRAM Circolite T5 oyster luminaire with its... Read more.

Introducing the New Star of Aluminium Door and Window Hardware

October 18, 2012 Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is proud to introduce a new and complete range of aluminium... Read more.

Unwrap the Latest Look in Roofing

October 18, 2012 Monier Horizon is the ultimate flat concrete roof tile. The sleek, streamlined look of a... Read more.

New Range of LED Downlights from Philips

October 18, 2012 Introducing the new SmartBright range of LED lighting from Philips. Available in 12 or 18... Read more.

What is Scyon?

October 18, 2012 James Hardie® is proud to introduce a new generation in building products. Ingeniously combining workability and... Read more.

BCITO boosts apprentice prospects with $3K scholarships

October 18, 2012 For the second year running, the BCITO will give five lucky graduates the opportunity to... Read more.

Prime Ministerial Makeover Wins Top Master Painter Award

October 18, 2012 Precision Painters winning team, from left: Megan Palmer, Mark Palmer, (operations manager), Rob Hamilton (kneeling)... Read more.

Fresh inspiration with Resene Habitat magazine

October 18, 2012 The latest Habitat magazine is on its way to letterboxes all over the country.  Habitatlooks... Read more.

Fisher & Paykel – Designed for Living

October 18, 2012 Introducing the new Activesmart™ 790mm range We all know every kitchen is different. The ActiveSmart™... Read more.