Registered Master Builders House of the Year Regional Awards 2018 Judges loved our clients’ homes.

It’s turning out to be a vintage year for Design Builders at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Regional Awards 2018. Homes created for Design Builders clients have won no fewer than four gold awards, three silver awards and two highly coveted Regional Category Medal winners.

We’re absolutely chuffed to have done so well in the regionals, now we’re pretty excited about the national finals later in the year. Fingers, toes and everything else crossed. In the meantime, we’ll simply enjoy the moment.

Congratulations to the owners of these beautiful homes, and our contractors and partners who have helped create these incredible award-winners.


New Home $550,000 – $700,000

Gold Award
‘Fly Away Home’

Clad in engineered timber laminate, this 303sqm home is right beside Whitianga Airfield. The perfect location because its 12m x 2.8m hangar houses a light aircraft. Chocks away!

Resene New Home up to $450,000

Gold Award + Regional Category Winner
‘Bach to the Future’

This beach beauty is a new twist on the classic Kiwi bach with the addition of concrete block to its mix of claddings. Weatherboards and iron roofing give it a real sense of Kiwi tradition.

GIB Show Home

Gold Award
‘Blurring Boundaries’

The judges simply loved this this ultra-modern home’s intriguing personality. Angled walls in the living room and master bedroom, a red-bricked wine room, and many more surprises throughout this amazing home.

Bay of Plenty / Central Plateau

PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 – $550,000

Gold + Regional Category Winner
‘Amazing Space’

Making the most of its enviable views, this lakeside lovely has natural charm and laidback luxury. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces make it easy to socialise or seek solitude.

Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 – $700,000

Silver Award
‘Idyllic Outlook’

This Acacia Bay escape enjoys the outlook to Lake Taupo and Mt Tauhara from the spacious open-plan living area and its large adjoining deck.

New Home $550,000 – $700,000

Silver Award
‘Work The Angles’

This new three-bedroom home offers sun, scenery and exceptional good looks. Such a unique location demanded a unique design and this beautiful home has got what it takes.

East Coast

PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 – $550,000

Silver Winner
‘Country Charmer’

With its wonderfully American feel this Hawkes Bay home enjoys stunning views across mountain vistas including the Ruahine and Tararua ranges, allowing its owners to fully indulge in the country life.