HON­OURS FOR BEST BUILDERS

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A Scot­tish manor-style home at the Gold Coast, a 34-storey build­ing in Bris­bane’s CBD and a sub­ur­ban home have been recog­nised as some of the best projects in Queens­land’s build­ing in­dus­try.

The best in the build­ing in­dus­try were ac­knowl­edged on Fri­day night at the Mas­ter Builders Queens­land Hous­ing & Con­struc­tion Awards in Bris­bane.

Austen Ritchie Builder, Wat­pac Con­struc­tion and McDon­ald Jones Homes scooped the ma­jor awards, held at the Royal In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

Austen Ritchie Builder’s Rich­mond Park was awarded 2016 Queens­land House of the Year, while Wat­pac Con­struc­tion took home the 2016 Queens­land Project of the Year for its com­mer­cial space and fa­cil­i­ties at One-Eighty Bris­bane. The House of the Year prop­erty, Rich­mond Park, which is set on a work­ing cat­tle prop­erty at Beech­mont on the Gold Coast, por­trays Scot­tish manor-style liv­ing at its finest. Tak­ing eight months to plan and two years to build, the judges said the sand­stone walls were a stun­ning fea­ture, while the curved stair­case wowed ev­ery time.

McDon­ald Jones Homes’ Oa­sis thirty-five at Rochedale won the 2016 Queens­land Pres­i­dent’s Award, which ac­knowl­edges an ex­tra­or­di­nary home which ev­ery­day Queens­lan­ders can as­pire to.

Mas­ter Builders CEO Grant Galvin con­grat­u­lated win­ners across all 53 cat­e­gories.

“The State Hous­ing & Con­struc­tion Awards carry a long and dis­tin­guished his­tory of show­cas­ing the ab­so­lute best in the in­dus­try, and the level of com­pe­ti­tion among this year’s en­trants is un­sur­passed,” Mr Galvin said.

“Over the past cou­ple of months our awards pro­gram has trav­elled through nine re­gions across the state, each recog­nis­ing the widespread tal­ent and ex­per­tise of our in­dus­try.”

Rich­mond Park by Austen Ritchie Builder (above and below cen­tre) was named 2016 Queens­land House of the Year. Other awards went to Oa­sis thirty-five (below left) and One-Eighty Bris­bane (below right).

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