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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.

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