Bay of Plenty’s finest home builds announced

Supplied images of the Supreme Award house in Whakamarama

A Whakamarama home in Tauranga has been recognised as the best new build in this year’s Bay of Plenty Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year competition. The “standout winner” took out the Supreme Award, the top award for the region.

The home’s builders, D&B Construction, won four regional awards all up, including the Resene New Home over $2 million category, the Craftmanship Award and the Outdoor living award.

The judges say they were impressed by the commitment, skills and passion shown by the building team.

“This amazing home, in its magical setting, definitely deserved the award. From the oversized front door, to the stonework, and other clever details, not a single detail was overlooked. The home shows that the project team had a strong relationship which helped create a remarkable result”

“This home is one that not only the builder, but the whole industry will be proud of. It is a standout winner from a field of high-quality entries.”

The results of the regional competition were revealed at a gala dinner on July 5 at the ASB Baypark Arena. The winning builds were celebrated by the regions Registered Master Builders and members of the local construction industry.

Overall there were 13 Gold Award winners from the Bay of Plenty Central Plateau area, which will now be judged against Gold Award winners from around the country to find the National Top 100 Gold Award finalists.

National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for House of the Year and Renovation of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner on 23 November at Cordis Hotel in Auckland.

The Awards are made possible through the support of Altus, Bunnings Trade, CARTERS, GIB, Master Build Services 10 Year Guarantee, PlaceMakers, Plumbing World, and Resene.

For more information about the competition, visit

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