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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.

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