Building’s best and brightest
We’re kicking off our coverage of the NSW Housing Industry Association Awards this week with the finalists of the kitchens and bathrooms categories.
It’s an association Home magazine has always been proud of because it connects us directly with the building industry so that we can provide our readers with practical and up-to-date information.
The awards ceremony, which is on next Saturday, is a welcome night out for everyone (us included) to celebrate the best in the industry.
Because while there are some not-so-reliable operators out there, most builders and their teams take great satisfaction and pride in their work.
I’ve always enjoyed talking to those builders who go the extra mile, stretching themselves to see what’s possible in construction to create something unique using materials that, in some cases, have been around for hundreds of years.
Sometimes that means trying new techniques and taking on new skills that they can take into other jobs.
Sometimes that also means that profit margin is shaved to the bone but the builder persists anyway because these are the kinds of projects that get him out of bed in the morning.
Which is why awards like these are so important, to recognise the commitment to innovation and excellence by builders and their teams to create better housing for us all.
They’re also a great way for anyone looking to renovate or build their own home to take a good look at what might be possible with the right people.
I really hope you enjoy looking through our coverage in the coming weeks, and perhaps start dreaming about what might be possible at your place. Because quality housing is good for everyone.