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Stonewood Homes' Timaru Showhome takes Gold at Glittering ‘House of the year Awards’ for Mid and South Canterbury

Posted 17th July 2017 Press Release

Stonewood Homes South Canterbury has taken the Gold Award as well as the category win for their Timaru Show Home.  They also won a string of Silver awards at the coveted Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year Awards for the Mid & South Canterbury region.  The awards recognise building excellence nationwide, showcasing the best examples of quality craftsmanship and design innovation.

 

“We had four nominations in the awards and we’ve walked away with four awards for Stonewood Homes,” said a jubilant Amy Hollamby, Co-Owner, Stonewood Homes South Canterbury.

 

Amy explains that Awards programmes such as the House of the Year are very important in order to drive quality within the home building industry.

 

“The awards offer us a tremendous opportunity to have our homes judged alongside other builders in our market by an independent judging panel.   I think these types of programmes are key to driving quality, best practices and cutting edge design which benefits the home owner.”

 

Stonewood Homes South Canterbury is celebrating the following award wins :

 

  • Gold Award & Category Winner:  GIB Show Home Award
  • Silver Award Winner:  Resene New Home up to $450,000
  • Silver Award Winner:  Placemakers Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000
  • Silver Award Winner:  Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 – $700,000

 

Looking to build your own home?  Visit Stonewood Homes Timaru’s award winning show home for inspiration at 29 Hunter Hills Drive, Monday – Thursday 10am – 2pm and on Sundays 12noon – 4pm.

 

“Receiving the top accolade for our show home at Hunter Hills Drive is really exciting for all of us at Stonewood Homes and our extended team.  We are also very proud to have won Silver awards for three other categories which shows our versatility across different price ranges,” added Amy.

 

More than 370 homes were judged around New Zealand by a team of industry experts, with regional award-winners being announced at 10 regional events during July and August. Finding the cream of the construction crop around the country included everything from new homes and show homes to renovations and builders own homes. New leading edge building techniques, architectural masterpieces and housing materials have been on display via the House of the Year with a noticeable shift towards sustainability.

 

Judges assessed builds in three brand new categories which demonstrated a new trend in the residential construction industry. This included two new areas for entry for Volume and Group House builders, and one for multi-units, such as apartments. Multi-units made their debut to reflect an evolution in New Zealand’s housing landscape, these dwellings are expected to account for 40% of residential builds by the end of 2021.

 

House of the Year is still going strong. It has celebrated innovative quality building for over 25 years now covering a wide range of house plans and price ranges. Its accolades are not only highly regarded but firmly cemented in New Zealand’s burgeoning building sector.