Business North December 2023

68 | High calibre homes scoop multiple awards Clad in marine-hardy timbers, the same theme continues inside with a natural and muted palette. House of the Year Awards: Gudsell Builders BUILDING T T Kelly Deeks Regularly appearing amongst the best New Zealand builders at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition, Gudsell Builders from Mount Maunganui has scooped multiple awards again this year, with two stunning homes both making their way into the Top 100 and the national finals. Gudsell Builders is a family-owned and operated business working on new home construction and renovations throughout the Waikato and the Bay of Plenty. Founder Matt Gudsell has more than 30 years of building industry experience and a passion for high quality design and build homes. He has built a solid reputation for creating beautiful homes and happy customers as a result of a job really well done. “All the time and effort that goes into building one of our houses, all the attention to detail and quality of finish leads to everything being just right and to the very highest standard,” he says. “We take pride in what we do, and our homes reflect that. We finish to a superior level, so our clients can be proud of their homes too.” Gudsell Builders craftsmanship is clearly showcased in its two award winning entries into Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2023. Taking out Regional Gold, Outdoor Living, Interior Design, and the New Home $1.5 million to $2 million category for the Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau, and a Top 100 award, a 369sqm home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms has been skillfully built to make the most of its views without distracting from them. Widespread glazing and multiple connections to expansive decking and an outdoor room with louvres put this home in pole position for the view of the harbour at the bottom of the garden. Inside, the bedrooms and living rooms all enjoy a marine outlook, and if residents want to dine alfresco, there is also a sheltered patio tucked away from the sea breeze. Clad in marine-hardy timbers, the same theme continues inside with a natural and muted palette. The finishing touches, like the paneled walls and cabinetry in the kitchen and the tiled bathrooms, are to the same high standard Gudsell Builders applies to every one of its homes. Gudsell Builders also brought home awards for a brand new show home this year, winning the Regional Gold and a Top 100 award for a high-calibre home whose intention is to showcase quality craftsmanship and is therefore, executed to perfection. “It wasn’t to be about all the new gadgets and appliances we could throw into a house,” Matt says. “That’s why you’ll see the whole thing is timber inside and out so we can emphasise the work we can do.” The impressive rusticated cedar home has a front row seat to Tauranga Harbour, with sheltered outdoor rooms. Inside, 252sqm comprises three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a separate lounge, a double garage, and a large open plan space on the upper level, accessed via lift or staircase, with water views to the front and centre. The finishing is as spectacular as the view. Hemlock ceilings knit perfectly with bandsawn plywood walls, while negative detailing does away with the need for architraves and skirting. “You won’t find a fault in it,” Matt says. “All the guys that work for us, that’s what they do. They take pride in achieving that detail and finish.” PROVIDING HIGH END SOLUTIONSWITHOUT ALL THE STRESS For all your electrical needs. When quality & great service matter. WWW.SMARTSPARX.CO.NZ | 0508 600 700 TecSystems - Providing the best in the Bay for Residential & Commercial Automation, Audio & Visual design. 07 572 3141 Lighting Control Integration Audio Visual Solutions P. 021 438 533 | www. l ivl Partner with the Experts Liv Light handles all your architectural lighting needs, from custom plans to one-off LED solutions. We make planning, designing, sourcing, and supplying hassle-free, catering to new residential builds, large commercial spaces, outdoor areas, and renovations.