OF WORKMANSHIP RECOGNISED IN HIA AWARDS
Hunter builder Construct Central Coast has taken out the top accolade winning the HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year at the 2018 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards. This year’s award winning projects were unveiled before hundreds of industry leaders at the prestigious awards ceremony held as the final night at the 2018 HIA National Conference in Singapore. The HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards are the ultimate platform to showcase the talents of the nation’s top builders and designers. Winners are selected from state-based finalists, with awards in 21 separate categories. The HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year is the highest honour in the residential building industry and was presented to Hunter builder Construct Central Coast. The home also won the award for Australian Custom Built Home. White and light inside and out, the 2018 Australian Home exudes space, comfort, and quiet luxury. The judges found this home to be a true reflection of good design and construction. “The contributes to the calm and welcoming feel throughout the home,” commented the judges. Drunken render “The range of interesting materials and finishes combine to great effect, including drunken render, eucalypt lata sticks and tallow wood sourced specifically for the project.” Other award winners from across Australia in include: Palazzo Homes from Western Australia won Australian Apartment of the Year, partnered by Toyota Fleet, for faultless quality and workmanship, and meticulous presentation of the apartment with marble features throughout. Mirvac Projects from NSW won Australian Apartment Complex, partnered by Lawn Solutions Australia. The new five-building complex also preserved a heritage cottage and pavilion from 1860 and 1880, as well as integrating the existing trees into the design. Creative Structures from South Australia won Australian Townhouse/Villa of the Year, partnered by Holcim, for an ultra-modern semidetached duplex that makes a bold statement from the street with meticulous attention to detail. Individual Builders from Victoria won Australian Townhouse/Villa Development, partnered by Brickworks Building Products. The two townhouses in the development are designed to capture endless views and were constructed on a sloping block. Pichelmann Custom Building Services and DNA Architects from ACT & Southern NSW won Australian Specialised Housing, partnered by Merlin Garage Door Openers. The luxury home was built to the highest standard with full accessibility for the client and provisions for future needs, including a separate carers wing. 3.5 metre built-in fireplace Averna Homes from Western Australia won Australian Spec Home, partnered by Stratco Australia. The home features stunning views of the Perth skyline and boasts an impressive interior encompassing an impressive gourmet kitchen and spacious open-plan living with magnificent 3.5 metre built-in fireplace. MyStyle Homes (QLD) from North Queensland won Australian Display Home, partnered by ActronAir, for a 9.3 star-rated home with smart technology, providing low energy consumption with touches of luxury. Cordwell Lane from Tasmania won Australian Renovation/Addition Project, partnered by TRUECORE steel. Truly remarkable workmanship can be seen
throughout this renovation project - a sympathetic restoration of the historic 1830s Captain Kelly’s Cottage on Bruny Island. Gremmo Homes from NSW won Australian Outdoor Project, partnered by James Hardie Australia for an impressive outdoor area with three separate entertaining areas and careful choice of materials. Dechellis Homes from South Australia won Australian Project Home, partnered by Liberty Steel Reinforcing. The lofty ceilings both upstairs and down in this home enhances the space and elegance. Magically transformed Minosa from NSW won Australian Bathroom Design, partnered by Caroma. The winning bathroom is a peaceful oasis magically transformed with a sophisticated and clever design. The modern black and white bathroom glows with warmth and light. Sublime Architectural Interiors from Queensland won Australian Bathroom of the Year, partnered by Caroma. The dramatic ensuite contains the best of fixtures and fittings with seamless porcelain wall cladding complementing the natural metal, stone and timber. Riverstone Custom Homes from Western Australia won Australian Kitchen Design, partnered by HIA Insurance Services for a warm, modern kitchen that forms the heart of the home and links beautifully to the surrounding areas. Impact Kitchens from Tasmania won Australian Kitchen of the Year, partnered by HIA Insurance Services for a bold, modern kitchen with a stunning black velvet finish complimented by mirror splashbacks, polished concrete floors and timber highlights in Tasmanian oak tones. Simon Russell from ACT & Southern NSW won Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice, partnered by Stratco Australia. Simon, who now has his Certificate III in Carpentry, was looking for a lifestyle change when he became a mature-age apprentice. Eden Brae Homes from NSW won Australian Professional Major Builder, partnered by Companion Systems. A strong culture of innovation and commitment to identifying and managing the challenges facing customers makes Eden Brae Homes a standout. Bold Living from Queensland won Australian Professional Medium Builder/Renovator, partnered by Companion Systems. This growing familyoperated business has a strong repeat client base and a commitment to social responsibility through their own foundation. Logico Homes from NSW won Australian Professional Small Builder /Renovator, partnered by Companion Systems, for being a small business that takes pride in providing personal service to customers. Susie Martin from South Australia’s Aaron Martin Constructions won Australian Business Partner, partnered by B&D Doors. Susie is a proactive business manager who uses her creativity, astute business sense and passion for housing to ensure the business exceeded its early goals. HIA Managing Director Shane Goodwin said the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards recognise the best in the Australian residential building industry. “HIA is committed to recognising the outstanding achievements of our members. Each year the entries are of the highest calibre, reflecting the exceptional standard HIA members place on workmanship, innovation and excellence in construction. “Congratulations to our winners and finalists; having achieved one of the highest accolades and being recognised before industry peers,” Mr Goodwin said.
Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice - Simon Russell, ACT and Southern NSW
Display Home - MyStyle Homes (Qld) North Queensland
Australian Home of the Year - Construct Central Coast, Hunter
Kitchen Design - Riverstone Custom Homes, West Australia