Award Winning Builder – Year on Year!

In 2019, Ashcroft Homes entered the Registered Master Builder House of the year competition for the very first time. Ashcroft’s impressive build quality was recognised with a Gold Award for their Beaumont home. Achieving the highest score for their entire category, Ashcroft also won the Regional Category Award. In 2020, Ashcroft won two further gold medals, a bronze medal, and having achieved the highest build score of all the multi unit and terraced house entries across Auckland, Ashcroft was awarded the Regional Category Award for Multi Unit Housing (Apartments/Duplexes/Terrace Housing). In 2021, Ashcroft’s build quality was further recognised with two gold awards, a silver award and a bronze award.

These awards are a testament to the Ashcroft team’s commitment to delivering impressive quality homes that provide their owners with exceptional value for money.

Category: New Home up to $450,000

Region: Auckland/Northland/Coromandel

This Ashcroft Homes brick beauty stands majestically within its sought-after city-fringe location. The height afforded by its two-level layout combines with good-looking gables to give this home a strong street presence. On the lower level, the open-plan dining and kitchen space gives just a hint of Scandi style with simple functionality, white decor and earthy wood tones in the floor and cabinetry handles. This neutral palette has allowed the owners to create a calming, connected ambience and an opportunity to showcase their own style and personality. The sunny living area flows out through wide double doors to the large deck that allows for year round entertaining, thanks to the louvre-roof system. Surrounded by mature trees and attractive planting, this area expands the living space of the home beautifully. Upstairs, the four double bedrooms get their fair share of sunlight, thanks to large, well-positioned windows. A family bathroom sits centrally between the bedrooms, and the main bedroom includes an ensuite. A clever and spacious layout, along with great outdoor living combine to provide the perfect family home.

Ashcroft Homes Plan: The Castleton

House of the Year 2021 Gold Award

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Ashcroft Homes Rocheford House of the Year 2021 Gold 1

Category: New Home up to $450,000

Region: Auckland/Northland/Coromandel

With increasing numbers of Kiwis now choosing to work from home, a quiet, separate office often features high on the priority list, along with open-plan living and easy-going outdoor spaces. This modern, 191sqm, five-bedroom Ashcroft Homes design delivers nicely on all of the above. Set over two levels, upstairs is all about peace and quiet with a main bedroom (complete with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe), plus three additional bedrooms. The homeowners have set up one of these rooms as a bright and spacious work-from-home office, which overlooks the street and enjoys plenty of natural light. Downstairs, an additional large bedroom includes a semi-ensuite, providing the ideal set-up for when grandparents or guests stay. A strong and seamless connection to the outdoors has been created with two sets of double doors opening from the dining and living areas to the sunny paved courtyard. The kitchen is light and bright with a full-height window partnered with crisp white cabinetry and earth-toned floor tiles. This contemporary palette continues in the bathrooms to provide cohesive style throughout.

Ashcroft Homes Plan: The Rocheford

House of the Year 2021 Gold Award

Category: New Home up to $450,000

Region: Auckland/Northland/Coromandel

Looking for street appeal and a floorplan that ticks all the boxes for large-family living? This two-level, 177sqm Ashcroft Homes design with four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms has everything for today’s modern family needs. The stylish exterior impresses with bold brick cladding partnered by attractive steel-grey paving. As you step inside, you’re welcomed into the warm and inviting living space. Finished in crisp white inside, the home is ready to be infused with its owner’s personal touch. On the lower level, the internally accessed double garage leads into the open-plan kitchen and dining area, eliminating those rainy-day dashes to the car. The kitchen has been designed with busy family mornings in mind and features a breakfast bar and large, easy-clean floor tiles. A partial wall separates the kitchen and dining area from the light and sunny lounge. With its large sliders, this relaxed space easily opens up to the paved outdoor courtyard. Head up to the second level and you’ll find the main suite, three double bedrooms and the family bathroom. With plenty of space and a layout that favours a big family, this modern home has an abundance of appeal.

Ashcroft Homes Plan: The Kensworth

House of the Year 2021 Silver Award

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Ashcroft Homes Windsor House of the Year 2021 Bronze 1

Category: Multi Unit Housing (Apartments/Duplexes/Terraced Housing

Region: Auckland/Northland/Coromandel

Making the most of its two-level layout, this efficiently designed Ashcroft Homes 74sqm design packs plenty of punch. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living and a fully fenced, private outdoor area, this contemporary home respects easy-care living while making great use of the land it occupies. The smart exterior combines a warm and inviting blend of richly toned brick contrasted by white-and-grey weatherboard cladding. Inside on the ground level you’ll find the kitchen, with an open layout that includes an island bench and well-placed windows to bring in natural light. Elegant black pendants over the island add a stylish touch. The kitchen flows through to the dining and living area and out to the private courtyard. The upper level provides a quiet bedtime haven, with two bedrooms sitting either side of the main bathroom. Meanwhile, the main bedroom has its own ensuite. With a crisp white palette enhanced by carpet in the living spaces and tiled floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, this home offers plenty of warmth and comfort and the opportunity for its homeowners to add their personal finishing touches to make it their own.

Ashcroft Homes Plan: The Windsor

House of the Year 2021 Bronze Award

Category: Multi Unit Housing

Region: Auckland

Ashcroft Homes were the first building company to offer standard plan duplex and terraced housing in Auckland, and now has been recognised as the best. Ashcroft’s first ever entry into this award category saw them winning a Gold Award and being awarded the Regional Category Winner – the highest scorer builder of all those that entered.

For those seeking an affordable new home providing stylish contemporary living with minimal maintenance, you’ll love this terraced plan from Ashcroft Homes. Set over two levels, the home has been cleverly designed to offer two bedrooms (the main with ensuite), a sleek kitchen with high-end appliances and a modern dining and living area, which flows naturally to the private outdoor courtyard. The design of the property unites the heritage profile of a classic villa with contemporary interior design. High-spec integrations include a continuous gas hot-water system and thermally and acoustically efficient double glazing.

Consideration has been given to the exterior materials to ensure both good looks and practicality. This stylish, light and bright terraced home is the perfect lock-up- and-leave solution and an ideal example of the tasteful housing that can be achieved under the new Auckland Unitary Plan.

House of the Year 2020 Gold AwardHouse of the Year 2020 Regional Award

Category: New homes up to $450,000

Region: Auckland

With four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate toilet, this Ashcroft Homes’ Beaumont house packs plenty of punch, all the while delivering knockout value for money. Set over two levels, the 162sqm home delivers all the comforts of modern living via an economical and efficient floorplan, and is ideal for first home buyers or investors. The upper level comprises four bedrooms (the main with ensuite) and a family bathroom, while on the lower level a further guest toilet is adjacent to the stylish open-plan living areas.

The entertainer’s kitchen comes with an island bench as well as thermal-wrapped doors, soft-close cabinetry and tiled floors. The glossy tiled splashback adds a designer touch along with the Bosch stainless steel oven and ceramic hob. The living areas are enhanced with naturally flowing transitions to the generous outdoor areas, which are perfectly suited to entertaining and evening drinks. A two-car internal-access garage allows easy access in all weather. Brick cladding and concrete tile roofing take care of themselves, leaving residents more time to enjoy their budget-conscious, contemporary classic home.

Ashcroft Homes Design: The Beaumont Plan

House of the Year 2020 Gold Award

Category: New homes up to $450,000

Region: Auckland

Flowing across two levels, this four-bedroom home has been designed with form, family and practicality in mind. A gabled roof feature has been incorporated into the design, maximising natural light, and a neutral colour palette ensures there’s a sense of airiness and space throughout.

The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area includes multiple zones in which to relax – enjoy coffee at the kitchen breakfast bar or drinks outside in one of several easy-care living spaces. The sleek monochrome decor gives this area timeless appeal. A guest toilet on the ground floor is a thoughtful inclusion, while upstairs, the impressive main bedroom comes with a chic ensuite. A generous family bathroom also provides facilities for the further three upstairs bedrooms.

Solid construction, double glazing and the addition of heatpumps mean the entire home is cosy and comfortable all year round. As well as off-street parking, the 146sqm home has a secure single garage, where you’ll also find the laundry and storage options.

Ashcroft Homes Design: The Camden Plan

House of the Year 2020 Bronze Award

Ashcroft Homes Camden House of the Year 2020 Winner-1
Street Appeal with Ashcroft Homes

Category: New homes up to $450,000

Region: Auckland

Ashcroft Homes won Gold in 2019 with this quality designed and constructed home, and also won the Regional Category Award too!

Cleverly designed to offer maximum living space on a modest 162sqm floor plan, this two-storey Kumeu cutie to the northwest of Auckland punches above its weight.

Ideal for a young family or professional couple, this space-efficient, value-for-money home delivers four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and modern open-plan living.

The house sits proudly above road level, with a view of the surrounding area. The kitchen catches the early morning light, while the outdoors is perfectly suited for evening drinks. Bifold doors foster natural flow to the alfresco entertaining area. As well as offering ventilation and fabulous views, a full-height hinged window to the stairwell aids delivery of furniture to the upper level.

A pull-out pantry adds functionality in the sleek kitchen, as does the waterfall bench with breakfast bar.

Bathrooms boast custom-made vanities, wall-mounted mixers and spouts, and a tiled shower in the master ensuite.

Brick cladding and concrete tile roofing take care of themselves, leaving the residents more time to relax and enjoy their well-appointed home.

Ashcroft Homes Design: The Beaumont Plan

Registered Master Builder House of the Year Awards

All category entrants in each region are judged by the same panel of two judges. The judges go through each property and decide on the score against the set criteria for its category. Each property is judged against a scorecard of 2000 points evaluating Workmanship, Design, Style and Functionality.

Gold Awards are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and are judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.

Silver Awards are given to entrants who receive at least 82% of the available points and are judged to be at least 65% above the industry standard.

Bronze Awards are given to entrants who receive at least 75% of the available points and are judged to be at least 50% above the industry standard.

The Regional Category Award is awarded to the highest-scoring Gold Award Winner.

You can learn more about the House of the Year judging and awards here.