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Winning a host of gongs at last year’s Housing Industry Association awards was a ‘nice bonus’ for Wilson Homes, a company that proudly puts its clients’ happiness as its top priority, writes SHAUN McMANUS
Last year was another successful one for Wilson Homes, highlighted by a swag of accolades at the prestigious Housing Industry Association awards.
The company’s excellence was recognised at the 2016 HIA Tasmanian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, where it picked up six awards, including Display Home of the Year and Project Home of the Year.
Display Home of the Year went to The Sapphire, an excellent example of a family home at Kingston, which managing director Scott Wilson said was Wilson Homes’ first attempt at something a bit different.
The home features a “parents’ retreat” with a large ensuite, walk-in wardrobe, and a large bedroom separate from the main living area upstairs, while downstairs there are two other bedrooms, as well as a bathroom and an open-plan living and dining area.
“It’s geared mainly around that parents’ retreat — the parents are able to go up and spend some time away from the kids,” Mr Wilson said. “[There’s] a real emphasis on natural timber, so we’ve got a lot of natural timber in the staircase, timber flooring, and a lot of timber highlights through the ensuite and bathrooms.”
Designed from scratch by the Wilson Homes in-house custom design team, The Sapphire will be on display every Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 3pm for at least the next 12 months.
Mr Wilson said the Project home of the Year, in Bayside Drive, Lauderdale, was “amazing” and had a real “wow factor.”
The owner first viewed the Wilson Homes display home four or five years ago, and worked with the custom design team to tweak it to her personal needs, adding wings featuring a double garage and an entertaining area.
“The location is amazing, but the level of finish, both in build quality and also the inclusions that are in the house, are of the highest level,” Mr Wilson said. “No expense has been spared on anything.”
Wilson Homes also took out the Affordable Housing, Specialised Housing, Custom Built $350,000-$600,000, and Professional Major Builder awards, to cap off an outstanding year.
Mr Wilson said his team’s experience and local knowledge were key factors in the company’s success.
“It’s probably all down to customer service in Tasmania. If you do it right you keep getting repeat business,” he said.
While he was pleased Wilson Homes was recognised at the HIA awards, Mr Wilson said it wasn’t the top priority.
“If the client’s happy that’s number one, but to get a gong from the industry, that’s a nice bonus,” he said.