Award-winning swamp dwelling

A Christchurch ‘Swamp Dwelling’ in Opawa has won the 2021 ADNZ Resene SUPREME Architectural Design Award. Designed by Ben Brady of Linetype Architectural, the unique 150sqm home is built opposite a river in a flood management area, exemplifying what is possible on an unforgiving, uninspiring site with no views, no bush and no heritage The […]

Top 100 winners

Diverse building projects from Akaroa to Tai Tapu, Cashmere to Fendalton, Cass Bay to Queenstown and many places in between make up the Top 100 list vying for more honours in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year national awards. Local contenders are: Southern Builders, Home Trends Builders, Premium Homes, LM Built, Greenland Homes, […]

Hundreds of entries

This year the Registered Master Builders House of the Year regional competition attracted more than 347 entries across 11 regions. The national awards later this month will recognise the Supreme House of the Year and Supreme Renovation of the Year, alongside 15 award categories, the Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award, two Feature Home Awards, and four […]

Contemporary design at its best: MC Architecture Studio

The building makes a bold statement on its Sumner Esplanade site. Not only that, but its size and design definitely attract glances and comments from people walking by. There are in fact two dwellings here. That was part of the brief for the architects of MC Architecture Studio – a main house of 240 sq […]

Supreme construction: Clive Barrington

Six houses entered; six gold awards won, including the 2021 Registered Master Builders’ Canterbury Supreme House of the Year Award. Winning six awards, two category awards, the lifestyle award and the overall Supreme Award has never been achieved before. It’s well known that quality and perfection are hallmarks of the work of the Clive Barrington […]

Bringing home the gold: M&S Construction

And the gold goes to… M & S Construction of Queenstown for a home in the over $2million category. Builder Marty Hulsman is over the moon at his company’s success in the Southern House of the Year awards. “This is only the second time we have entered one of our homes in the awards and […]