STATE’S TOP BUILDERS TAKE THE TITLES
If sporting matches are anything to go by, it’s evident that Queenslanders welcome a little interstate rivalry.
It’s highly fitting then that eight of the state’s most talented builders scooped up national titles at Master Builders’ National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards in Hobart last month.
Master Builders Queensland chief executive Grant Galvin conceded the competition was fierce, acknowledging that a win at this level was a phenomenal achievement.
“Every year the bar keeps getting higher, with quality craftsmanship now the norm,” Mr Galvin said.
“A win of this calibre can’t be attributed to one single factor. It’s a combination of factors that get the winner over the line. Dedication, quality of work, attention to detail, design innovation and suitability to lifestyle are just some of the factors that combine to create a winning formula.
“I congratulate not just the winners, but also the finalists on their outstanding achievement.”
Grant McDonald Homes took out the National Project Home $350,000$500,000 Award for Oloway House on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
“Oloway House at Alexandra Headlands is an architectural marvel, harmoniously melding indoor and outdoor living,” Mr Galvin said.
“The home is also environmentally friendly, making use of solar power, heat- pump hot water, solar powered LED downlights and energy-efficient glass.”
Winning the National Display Home $350,000-$500,000 Award was McDonald Jones Homes for Tallavera 45.
Mr Galvin described the home as nothing short of a showstopper.
“It takes practicality and liveability to a new level, offering well thought out features and expansive design,” he said.
Some of the state’s other winners included Lendlease for Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Watpac Construction for the Anna Meares Velodrome, and Badge Constructions (Qld) for St Vincents Aged Care and Stella Maris Church.