Southern homes vie for NZ awards

20:28, Nov 13 2013
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Corbel Construction Limited; ITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000.
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Corbel Construction Limited; ITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000.
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JD Homes Limited; Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment New Homes under $250,000.
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JD Homes Limited; Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment New Homes under $250,000.
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Bella Casa Enterprises Limited; Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment New Homes under $250,000.
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Bella Casa Enterprises Limited; Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment New Homes under $250,000.
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Stonewood Homes Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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Stonewood Homes Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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Jennian Homes Canterbury (2012) Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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Jennian Homes Canterbury (2012) Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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Paul Reed Homes; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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Paul Reed Homes; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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High Country Homes Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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High Country Homes Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000.
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JD Homes Limited; James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000.
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JD Homes Limited; James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000.
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Carl Taylor Homes; PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000.
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Carl Taylor Homes; PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000.
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M B L; PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000.
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M B L; PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000.
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M Bainbridge Homes Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000.
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M Bainbridge Homes Limited; PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000.
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Carl Taylor Homes; James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000.
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Carl Taylor Homes; James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000.
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Mike Greer Homes; Nulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million.
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Mike Greer Homes; Nulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million.
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Clive Barrington Construction Limited; New Homes $1 million - $2 million.
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Clive Barrington Construction Limited; New Homes $1 million - $2 million.
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McKenzie Builders Limited; Carters New Homes $1 million - $2 million.
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McKenzie Builders Limited; Carters New Homes $1 million - $2 million.
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McKenzie Builders Limited; Carters New Homes $1 million - $2 million.
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McKenzie Builders Limited; Carters New Homes $1 million - $2 million.
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Clive Barrington Construction Limited; Westpac New Homes over $2 million.
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Clive Barrington Construction Limited; Westpac New Homes over $2 million.
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Phil Benton Builders; Westpac New Homes over $2 million.
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Phil Benton Builders; Westpac New Homes over $2 million.
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Blayco Properties Limited; Builder's Own Home Award.
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Blayco Properties Limited; Builder's Own Home Award.
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Property Solutions (Chch) Limited; Builder's Own Home Award.
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Property Solutions (Chch) Limited; Builder's Own Home Award.

Canterbury homes are once again in the running to win House of the Year this weekend.

Twenty finalists from the region are vying for awards across nine categories in Auckland this Saturday at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards.Five of the houses are valued at more than $1 million.

Last year, Christchurch homes netted awards in two categories: New Homes $1m-$2m and MBIE New Homes under $250,000.

Design Construction director Graham Anderson will judge for the seventh year.

The number of finalists from Canterbury was the same as the number of finalists from Auckland, which Anderson said indicated a high standard of entries from the south.

The judging focused on the quality of workmanship, with the majority of points weighted toward workmanship rather than design.

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Anderson said the judges looked for ''perfection and degree of difficulty'' in the building.

In evaluating the buildings, judges awarded points based on various sub-categories, which were then tallied.

Anderson said it meant the final rankings were not skewed by judges' particular ''whims''.

A property that was well-designed, well-built and ''exceptionally well-finished'' would do well, he said.

Nationally, 84 finalists are up for awards across 12 categories, including renovations, new buildings, show homes and builders' own homes.

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