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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 Franchises Region Category Award
South Canterbury Mid & South Canterbury GIB Showhome Award Category and Gold Award
    Volume Group Housing New Home $450k – $700k Silver
    Placemakers Volume Group Housing  New Home up to $450k Silver
    Resene New Home up to $450k Silver
Southland Southern Region Nulook New Home $700k – $1.0m Gold
Hawkes Bay East Coast Nulook New Home $700k – $1.0m Category and Gold Award
    Nulook New Home $700k to $1.0m Silver
    Resene New Home up to $450k Silver
Wanaka Southern Region Placemakers New Home $450k to $550k Bronze
    Nulook New Home $700k to $1.0m Silver
    Placemakers Volume Group Housing up to $450k Silver
Dunedin Southern Region Gib Show Home Award Bronze
Nelson   Resene New Home up to $450k Gold
    Gib Showhome Award Silver
Christchurch   Placemakers Volume Group Housing New Home $450k to $700k Silver
    Placemakers Volume Group Housing New Home up to $450k Bronze
Auckland East Auckland and Northern Region GIB Showhome Award Category and Gold Award
    Placemakers New Home Award $550k-$700k Silver
Whangarei Auckland and Northern Region Placemakers Volume/Group Housing $450k – $700k Category 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 homeowners 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 percent, 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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