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Stonewood Homes Wins 6 Gold Medals at House of the Year Awards


Stonewood Homes came out as a frontrunner at the Registered Master Builder House of the Year awards 2017. Great design paired with excellent craftsmanship got the builder a total 23 awards to its credit including the four category awards and six gold awards.

Delighted over the awards tally this year, John Chow, Director Stonewood Homes said, “The unparalleled success at this year’s awards is a testament of our commitment and focus on innovation, design and quality. We strive to provide quality and comfortable living spaces for individuals across New Zealand. We are truly rapt by this achievement.”

Stonewood Homes managed to score 4 category awards, 6 golds, 10 silvers and 3 bronze awards. Mid & South Canterbury, Southland, Hawkes Bay, Wanaka, Dunedin, Nelson, Christchurch, Auckland East and Whangarei regions shared the glory:

Winner FranchisesRegionCategoryAward
South CanterburyMid & South CanterburyGIB Showhome AwardCategory and Gold Award
Volume Group Housing New Home $450k – $700kSilver
Placemakers Volume Group Housing  New Home up to $450kSilver
Resene New Home up to $450kSilver
SouthlandSouthern RegionNulook New Home $700k – $1.0mGold
Hawkes BayEast CoastNulook New Home $700k – $1.0mCategory and Gold Award
Nulook New Home $700k to $1.0mSilver
Resene New Home up to $450kSilver
WanakaSouthern RegionPlacemakers New Home $450k to $550kBronze
Nulook New Home $700k to $1.0mSilver
Placemakers Volume Group Housing up to $450kSilver
DunedinSouthern RegionGib Show Home AwardBronze
NelsonResene New Home up to $450kGold
Gib Showhome AwardSilver
ChristchurchPlacemakers Volume Group Housing New Home $450k to $700kSilver
Placemakers Volume Group Housing New Home up to $450kBronze
Auckland EastAuckland and Northern RegionGIB Showhome AwardCategory and Gold Award
Placemakers New Home Award $550k-$700kSilver
WhangareiAuckland and Northern RegionPlacemakers Volume/Group Housing $450k – $700kCategory and Gold Award

Stonewood Homes design epitomises the Kiwi way of life with over a hundred contemporary and modern designs. The sense of space and openness is a signature of the Stonewood home designs.

“We are over the moon that Stonewood Homes has won this award. We have to extend a hearty congratulations and thank you to the home owners Kerry & Sharyn Wilson for allowing us to nominate their South Hillend, Winton home in the awards and for allowing the judging panel access to the property,” said Brendan Akeroyd, Owner, Stonewood Homes Southland having bagged the gold for Nulook New Home $700k – $1.0m category in Southern Region.

Celebrating his win at the House of the Year awards 2017, Brent Stewart, Managing Director of Stonewood Homes Nelson said, “To win these awards is particularly satisfying as it demonstrates our brand’s dedication to quality. The Gold, Silver and Bronze awards indicate that they are 50, 65 & 80 per cent, respectively, above the industry standards. It gives our clients the confidence that Stonewood Homes Nelson is a cut above the rest!”

“Stonewood Homes continues to produce innovative, quality homes. We offer our customers a unique product that can match any lifestyle, budget or aesthetic. The Stonewood Homes team work tirelessly to deliver these outstanding homes,” John Chow added.

More than 370 new builds and renovations across the country were assessed by an expert panel of judges, with regional award-winners announced at ten events during July and August. Finding the cream of the construction crop around the country includes a range of new homes and showhomes to renovations and builders own homes. House of the Year competition has been setting the standard of what is possible in the construction industry for more than 25 years.

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