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Glittering prizes This Palmerston North home won the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Award 2012 for Manawatu, and that wasn’t the only prize for Fowler Homes Attention to detail is one of the prerequisites for a new home builder. But it wasn’t just the client who benefitted from this project – the builder scored a wealth of prizes. Fowler Homes (Manawatu), which is locally owned and operated by directors Shane Walker and Megan Walker, won the supreme award at the annual Manawatu Regis- tered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. The home took out the 2012 House of the Year Award, and a number of additional awards, including winner of the Gold Award and Craftsmanship Award, and Category Winner of New Homes $600,000-$1 million. Fowler Homes also won awards for several other pro- jects, making this the firm’s most successful year to date. The house that received the top honours is a six-bedroom executive home built for clients who love to enter- tain. It was constructed using the Rockcote Integra AAC masonry panel system. This is a cavity-based plaster cladding system applied over light- weight AAC concrete panels that help to create a dry zone in the building facade, and a robust wall structure. The front entry features panels of Alucobond composite aluminium cladding. However, it is the dramatic architecture and interior detailing that catches the eye. Twin gabled forms give the house a formal symmetry that is echoed by the grand staircase inside the entry. This features American ash railings and a wrought iron balustrade. Other key elements include polished marble floors, fluted