Nation’s supreme homes announced

Jason Barlow Building for a home in Te Anau. National category winner – Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award. Photo: Supplied

A NEW build in Christchurch and a renovation in Wellington have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the 27th Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year Awards.

The awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by 550 guests from the building and construction industry held in Auckland. National category winners and Lifestyle Awards were also announced.

Christchurch’s John Creighton Builder Ltd won the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme House of the Year with its Mt Pleasant home, along with the national category win for the New Home over $2 Million Award and the Craftsmanship Award.

Wellington’s Planit Construction was awarded the Registered Master Builders 2017 Supreme Renovation of the Year with its major renovation of a home in Mt Victoria and was also awarded the national category win for the Renovation over $1 Million Award.Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly said the number of top-quality homes and diversity within the range of price categories showed what could be achieved within the changing housing market.

All Supreme, Lifestyle and Category winners were selected from the Gold Reserve National Finalists, which were all award-winners in the 10 regional competitions held throughout New Zealand during July and August.For more information about the competition and results, go to

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