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2023 Master Builders House of the Year

Friday 21st July marked the 2023 Regional Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition, an event that celebrates excellence in workmanship, creativity, and innovation.

In amongst the challenges of life, the opportunity to gather and connect is something that we really value. It was fantastic to be in the same space as so much passion and skill, a great reminder of the incredible community we're part of.

Our Papamoa Showhome was a particular stand out for the night, recognizing the true labour of love it represented for everyone involved. Special commendation was noted from the judges on the craftsmanship on this home, and for this we would like to personally acknowledge the outstanding skill and effort of Phill and his talented team, who l think were well and truly over cedar battens by the end of this build! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Awards received: 👉Gold GIB Showhome award 👉Category Winner GIB Showhome award 👉Lifestyle Award for Bathroom Excellence 👉Lifestyle Award for Environmental and Sustainability Excellence

This home is now our most awarded home ever, as in addition to the Master Build Awards, the Showhome also won the following honours at the Architectural Designers NZ Regional and National Awards earlier in the year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀


👉ADNZ Regional award for residential new home 150m2-300m2

👉ADNZ Regional award for Architectural Interiors

👉ADNZ Regional award for Resene Colour in Design

👉ADNZ National award for Architectural Interiors

👉ADNZ National award for Resene Colour in Design ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The success of this project was truly a collaborative effort between the builders, project managers, our suppliers, and designers at TG Architecture. A special mention goes to the exceptionally talented Annique from It really does highlight what can be achieved when everyone works together from the concept inception, pushing boundaries and working cohesively to achieve in some instances, details that our suppliers had not even heard of!

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The skill and talent of those who worked on this project, constantly pushing the boundaries to try and do something different, is nothing short of outstanding. This was a truly monumental effort, and one we deeply appreciate.

Well done to all the talented award winners on the night.


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