A new family home in Sumner has been named this year’s finest Canterbury home, winning Supreme Awards in the Canterbury Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.
Chris Beer Construction took out five regional awards, including a Gold Award and category win for the Westpac New Homes over $2 million, as well as the Craftsmanship Award, and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award.
The judges applauded Chris Beer Construction for overcoming a wide range of challenges to create a flawless finished product.
“This build was first started about 400 metres from the epicentre of the February 22 earthquake, and the team subsequently suffered the aftermath of damaged structure and restricted access,” they said.
“In spite of numerous challenges, the skill of the builder and his ability to work through problems has led to a build of extremely high quality. The juxtaposition of tilt slab and extensive timber was incredibly well detailed, and the workmanship throughout the home should be commended.”
There were 24 Gold Award winners from Canterbury which will now be assessed alongside Gold Award winners from across the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists, to be announced in early September.
National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for Renovation of the Year and House of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland in November.
For more information about the competition, visit www.houseoftheyear.co.nz