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Ex­mouth’s DLR Build­ing won two awards at the Kim­ber­ley-Pil­bara Mas­ter Builders Build­ing Ex­cel­lence Awards.

DLR took home the res­i­den­tial award for best con­tract home over $1 mil­lion and best al­ter­ations and ad­di­tions and restora­tions be­tween $100,000 and $200,000.

Held at Ca­ble Beach’s Zan­ders Res­tau­rant in Broome on May 6, the awards hon­oured out­stand­ing res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial con­struc­tion projects, com­pa­nies and ini­tia­tives in the Kim­ber­ley and Pil­bara re­gions.

DLR owner and di­rec­tor Peter Del­lar said he was very happy when he found out he won the awards.

“I pride my­self on try­ing to win awards but it doesn’t re­flect on me, it re­flects on all the peo­ple that work for us,” he said.

DLR has been run­ning in Ex­mouth for more than 20 years and has won many awards and com­pleted many im­pres­sive projects around town, in­clud­ing Man­tarays Nin­ga­loo Beach Re­sort.

Mr Del­lar said de­spite the tough times he had a few po­ten­tial jobs in the pipe­line and hoped to en­ter the MBA awards again next year.

“The work’s very thin and very com­pet­i­tive at the mo­ment and the banks are mak­ing it very, very hard for peo­ple to earn money and get us po­ten­tial new houses,” he said.

“It’s just a sign of the times — hope­fully, it will start to turn again.”

Other Pil­bara win­ners at the 2017 MBA awards in­clude Doric Con­struc­tion for the Kar­ratha Quar­ter and GP Su­per Clinic and Pin­dan for the Dampier Com­mu­nity Hub.

Mas­ter Builders re­gional man­ager Dianne Gil­le­land said the stan­dard of en­tries this year was once again very high.

“We ex­ceeded last year’s num­ber of en­tries, with many com­ing from lo­ca­tions far and wide through­out the North West that we haven’t pre­vi­ously seen,” she said.

“There is no higher recog­ni­tion across the State for builders to be recog­nised among their peers, and it was a won­der­ful way to cel­e­brate our 16-year mile­stone.”

Pic­tures: Sascha Pho­tog­ra­phy

DLR’s project at 32 Corella Court is lo­cated right on the Ex­mouth Ma­rina.

This Corella Court home won best con­tract home over $1 mil­lion.

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