OUT­STAND­ING QUAL­ITY

OF WORK­MAN­SHIP RECOG­NISED IN HIA AWARDS

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Hunter builder Con­struct Cen­tral Coast has taken out the top ac­co­lade win­ning the HIA-CSR Aus­tralian Home of the Year at the 2018 HIA-CSR Aus­tralian Hous­ing Awards. This year’s award win­ning projects were un­veiled be­fore hun­dreds of in­dus­try lead­ers at the pres­ti­gious awards cer­e­mony held as the final night at the 2018 HIA Na­tional Con­fer­ence in Sin­ga­pore. The HIA-CSR Aus­tralian Hous­ing Awards are the ul­ti­mate plat­form to show­case the tal­ents of the na­tion’s top builders and de­sign­ers. Win­ners are se­lected from state-based fi­nal­ists, with awards in 21 sep­a­rate cat­e­gories. The HIA-CSR Aus­tralian Home of the Year is the high­est hon­our in the res­i­den­tial build­ing in­dus­try and was pre­sented to Hunter builder Con­struct Cen­tral Coast. The home also won the award for Aus­tralian Cus­tom Built Home. White and light in­side and out, the 2018 Aus­tralian Home ex­udes space, com­fort, and quiet lux­ury. The judges found this home to be a true reflection of good de­sign and con­struc­tion. “The con­trib­utes to the calm and wel­com­ing feel through­out the home,” com­mented the judges. Drunken ren­der “The range of in­ter­est­ing ma­te­ri­als and fin­ishes com­bine to great ef­fect, in­clud­ing drunken ren­der, eu­ca­lypt lata sticks and tal­low wood sourced specif­i­cally for the project.” Other award win­ners from across Aus­tralia in in­clude: Palazzo Homes from West­ern Aus­tralia won Aus­tralian Apart­ment of the Year, part­nered by Toy­ota Fleet, for fault­less qual­ity and work­man­ship, and metic­u­lous pre­sen­ta­tion of the apart­ment with mar­ble features through­out. Mir­vac Projects from NSW won Aus­tralian Apart­ment Com­plex, part­nered by Lawn So­lu­tions Aus­tralia. The new five-build­ing com­plex also pre­served a her­itage cot­tage and pavil­ion from 1860 and 1880, as well as in­te­grat­ing the ex­ist­ing trees into the de­sign. Cre­ative Struc­tures from South Aus­tralia won Aus­tralian Town­house/Villa of the Year, part­nered by Hol­cim, for an ul­tra-mod­ern semide­tached duplex that makes a bold state­ment from the street with metic­u­lous at­ten­tion to de­tail. In­di­vid­ual Builders from Vic­to­ria won Aus­tralian Town­house/Villa Devel­op­ment, part­nered by Brick­works Build­ing Prod­ucts. The two town­houses in the devel­op­ment are de­signed to cap­ture end­less views and were con­structed on a slop­ing block. Pichel­mann Cus­tom Build­ing Ser­vices and DNA Ar­chi­tects from ACT & South­ern NSW won Aus­tralian Spe­cialised Hous­ing, part­nered by Mer­lin Garage Door Open­ers. The lux­ury home was built to the high­est stan­dard with full ac­ces­si­bil­ity for the client and pro­vi­sions for fu­ture needs, in­clud­ing a sep­a­rate car­ers wing. 3.5 me­tre built-in fire­place Averna Homes from West­ern Aus­tralia won Aus­tralian Spec Home, part­nered by Stratco Aus­tralia. The home features stun­ning views of the Perth sky­line and boasts an im­pres­sive in­te­rior en­com­pass­ing an im­pres­sive gourmet kitchen and spa­cious open-plan liv­ing with mag­nif­i­cent 3.5 me­tre built-in fire­place. MyStyle Homes (QLD) from North Queens­land won Aus­tralian Dis­play Home, part­nered by Ac­tronAir, for a 9.3 star-rated home with smart tech­nol­ogy, pro­vid­ing low en­ergy con­sump­tion with touches of lux­ury. Cord­well Lane from Tasmania won Aus­tralian Ren­o­va­tion/Ad­di­tion Project, part­nered by TRUECORE steel. Truly re­mark­able work­man­ship can be seen

through­out this ren­o­va­tion project - a sym­pa­thetic restora­tion of the his­toric 1830s Cap­tain Kelly’s Cot­tage on Bruny Is­land. Gremmo Homes from NSW won Aus­tralian Out­door Project, part­nered by James Hardie Aus­tralia for an im­pres­sive out­door area with three sep­a­rate en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas and care­ful choice of ma­te­ri­als. Dechellis Homes from South Aus­tralia won Aus­tralian Project Home, part­nered by Lib­erty Steel Re­in­forc­ing. The lofty ceil­ings both up­stairs and down in this home en­hances the space and el­e­gance. Mag­i­cally trans­formed Mi­nosa from NSW won Aus­tralian Bath­room De­sign, part­nered by Caroma. The win­ning bath­room is a peace­ful oa­sis mag­i­cally trans­formed with a sophisticated and clever de­sign. The mod­ern black and white bath­room glows with warmth and light. Sub­lime Ar­chi­tec­tural In­te­ri­ors from Queens­land won Aus­tralian Bath­room of the Year, part­nered by Caroma. The dra­matic en­suite con­tains the best of fix­tures and fit­tings with seam­less porce­lain wall cladding com­ple­ment­ing the nat­u­ral metal, stone and tim­ber. River­stone Cus­tom Homes from West­ern Aus­tralia won Aus­tralian Kitchen De­sign, part­nered by HIA In­sur­ance Ser­vices for a warm, mod­ern kitchen that forms the heart of the home and links beau­ti­fully to the sur­round­ing ar­eas. Im­pact Kitchens from Tasmania won Aus­tralian Kitchen of the Year, part­nered by HIA In­sur­ance Ser­vices for a bold, mod­ern kitchen with a stun­ning black vel­vet fin­ish com­pli­mented by mir­ror splash­backs, pol­ished con­crete floors and tim­ber high­lights in Tas­ma­nian oak tones. Si­mon Rus­sell from ACT & South­ern NSW won Jim Brookes Aus­tralian Ap­pren­tice, part­nered by Stratco Aus­tralia. Si­mon, who now has his Cer­tifi­cate III in Car­pen­try, was look­ing for a lifestyle change when he be­came a ma­ture-age ap­pren­tice. Eden Brae Homes from NSW won Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Ma­jor Builder, part­nered by Com­pan­ion Sys­tems. A strong cul­ture of innovation and com­mit­ment to iden­ti­fy­ing and man­ag­ing the chal­lenges fac­ing cus­tomers makes Eden Brae Homes a stand­out. Bold Liv­ing from Queens­land won Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Medium Builder/Ren­o­va­tor, part­nered by Com­pan­ion Sys­tems. This grow­ing fam­i­ly­op­er­ated busi­ness has a strong repeat client base and a com­mit­ment to social re­spon­si­bil­ity through their own foun­da­tion. Logico Homes from NSW won Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Small Builder /Ren­o­va­tor, part­nered by Com­pan­ion Sys­tems, for be­ing a small busi­ness that takes pride in pro­vid­ing per­sonal ser­vice to cus­tomers. Susie Martin from South Aus­tralia’s Aaron Martin Con­struc­tions won Aus­tralian Busi­ness Part­ner, part­nered by B&D Doors. Susie is a proac­tive busi­ness man­ager who uses her cre­ativ­ity, as­tute busi­ness sense and pas­sion for hous­ing to en­sure the busi­ness ex­ceeded its early goals. HIA Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Shane Good­win said the HIA-CSR Aus­tralian Hous­ing Awards recog­nise the best in the Aus­tralian res­i­den­tial build­ing in­dus­try. “HIA is com­mit­ted to recog­nis­ing the out­stand­ing achieve­ments of our mem­bers. Each year the en­tries are of the high­est cal­i­bre, re­flect­ing the ex­cep­tional stan­dard HIA mem­bers place on work­man­ship, innovation and ex­cel­lence in con­struc­tion. “Con­grat­u­la­tions to our win­ners and fi­nal­ists; hav­ing achieved one of the high­est ac­co­lades and be­ing recog­nised be­fore in­dus­try peers,” Mr Good­win said.

Jim Brookes Aus­tralian Ap­pren­tice - Si­mon Rus­sell, ACT and South­ern NSW

Dis­play Home - MyStyle Homes (Qld) North Queens­land

Aus­tralian Home of the Year - Con­struct Cen­tral Coast, Hunter

Kitchen De­sign - River­stone Cus­tom Homes, West Aus­tralia

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