HONOURS FOR BEST BUILDERS
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).