Going for gold The prestigious Master Builders House of the Year Awards saw nationwide building company Fowler Homes collect 10 Gold Awards in the 10 categories entered, including a National Supreme Award Above: This new home, designed and built by Fowler Homes, won a regional Gold Award in the 2014 Master Builders House of the Year Awards. The house won the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000 Gold Award and Local Category Award in the Manawatu- Wanganui region. The exterior features a brick cavity system and Linea weatherboards. Bifolding doors open up the house to a sheltered patio. Award-winning homes don’t need to cost a fortune. With a great design and high-quality construction, a house can be a winner no matter what its size and budget. This new home, built by Fowler Homes, won a major prize in the 2014 Master Build- ers House of the Year Awards for the Manawatu-Wanganui region. It won Gold and Local Category Awards in the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000 section. The three-bedroom house has plenty of street appeal, with its monopitch roof and low-maintenance brick and Linea weatherboard cladding. Stacking bifold doors open up the family living area to the outdoors, where there is a shel- tered patio and barbecue area. There are also bifold windows in the kitchen so food can be passed directly outside for alfresco dining. On the interior, the strict budget has been spread to benefit the areas of most sig- nificance to the owners. Tiles feature in the kitchen and main bathroom. The double garage is fully carpeted and insulated, pro- viding an extra space for entertaining indoors.