The Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards for 2022 were held on Friday 10 October at Cordis Hotel in Auckland.
In our first year of participating, we entered two projects into the competition, our luxury masonry project in Orakei and our gorgeous passive home in Kumeu. The two projects were very different in all aspects – scope, design, architects, materials used – but both were built to a very high standard and we believed they were worthy contenders. The House of the Year website explains, “This prestigious competition celebrates building excellence in New Zealand. It awards the best homes and builders and the craftsmanship behind them”.
During the course of the judging, four judges came out to each home to meet with Ben and the lead builder of each project. They meticulously scored each on a range of criteria, including workmanship, structure, external cladding and roofing, installation, finishing, functionality and design, access, aestethic appeal and future proofing. Each property is judged against a scorecard of 2000 points (1300 for workmanship and 700 for design, style and functionality).
We were blown away to receive Regional Gold Awards for BOTH projects (for projects that score above 1,800 points), with Orakei scoring 1,814 out of 2000 and Kumeu scoring 1,824. Huge credit and thanks go to our skilled team of builders who worked on both projects – these awards are a testament to your high-quality standards and workmanship.
To celebrate as a team, we booked one and a half tables at the event and had a great night together as the winners were announced. The food was outstanding, the boys scrubbed up well in their black tie wear and enjoyed a few beverages, and the MC Paula Bennett did a great job reining in the rowdy crowd. Huge thanks to Julie Stevens, Tess Hartley and the wonderful team at Registered Master Builders for an exceptional event. See the short video below for an insight into the night.
We are so proud to be able to call ourselves award-winning builders and look forward to entering again in the years ahead.