Awards

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards are universally recognised as the New Zealand building industry’s most prestigious accolades. Entry to the annual competition is open to Registered Master Builders nationwide and the competition itself is fiercely competitive.

Quality Marks

In recognition of excellent building work, all entries in the awards competition that are judged to be at least 50% quality above building industry standards are awarded a Quality Mark.

  • Bronze Awards are awarded to builders whose entries are judged to be at least 50% higher than industry standard and score 75% of the available points during judging.
  • Silver Awards are awarded to builders whose entries are judged to be at least 65% higher than industry standard and achieve 82.5% of the available points during judging.
  • Gold Awards are awarded to builders whose entries are judged to be at least 80% higher than industry standard and achieve 90% of the available points during judging.

Regional judging is followed by the top 100 National Gold Award winners proceeding on to National Gold Reserve Award status. These homes are then judged again by a new national judging panel. After this, the Gold Reserve builders head to the National Gala in Auckland at which the National Category titles and Supreme Awards are announced.

Benchmark Homes has an extremely proud history in the awards. In addition, we are multiple category award winners.
2017

Gold Award – GIB Show Home
Gold Award – Nulook New Home $700,000 – $1 million
Silver Award – PlaceMakers Volume/Group Housing up to $450,000
Silver Award – Volume/Group Housing $450,000 – $700,000


2016

Gold award – Future-Proof Building New Home $500,000 – $650,000
Silver award – Resene New Home $300,000 – $400,000
Silver award – PlaceMakers New Home $400,000 – $500,000
Silver award – Nulook New Home $650,000 – $1 million
Bronze award – PlaceMakers New Home $400,000 – $500,000


2014

Gold Award and Category Winner New Homes $350 – $450,000
3 Gold Awards, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze.


2012
  • Gold Award and Category Winner new Homes $250 – $350,000
  • Gold Award New Homes $600 – $1,000,000
    National Gold Reserve Award New Homes $250 – $350,000

2011

Gold award and Category win for New Homes $250-350,000
Gold award in the category of New Homes $450-$600,000.
National Gold reserve award for New Homes $450 -$600,000


2010

Gold award and Category win for New Homes $250-350,000
Gold award in the category of New Homes $450-$600,000.
National Gold reserve award for New Homes $450 -$600,000


2009
  • 13 awards for 12 entries, including the local category winners award for new homes $250-$350,000.
  • National Category Winner, New Homes $250-350,000

2008

Local Category Winner and Gold Award for new homes $450-650,000, plus an additional 4 gold and 5 silver awards.

As well we received 4 more gold awards, 4 silver and a bronze award for other homes built by Benchmark Homes.