Current at: 05 May 2006
claimed the premier prize of HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year at the 2006 Housing Industry Association awards in Brisbane tonight (Sat May 6) it capped a great evening for the state.
Counting Scalzo’s earlier win in the HIA-Stramit Building Products Custom Built Home of the Year category, Victorian companies and individuals carried off six titles and one special commendation at the awards, which are generally recognised as the most significant event on the Australian home building calendar.
The Home of the Year and Custom Built Home of the Year, which the judges said was impressive by the “unending difficulty of curved work and material, and innovative materials used”, was backed by wins in categories for HIA-Omega Smeg Display Home of the Year (Metricon Homes); HIA-G. James Glass & Aluminium Town House/Villa Development of the Year (McKimm Developments); HIA-homesite Bathroom Project of the Year (All City Bathrooms & Kitchens) and HIA-CGU Professional Small to Medium Builder of the Year (Excelcon).
In addition, Elizabeth Murphy of Centre State Plumbing and Roofing received a special commendation in the highly competitive HIA Insurances Services Business Partner of the Year Category.
Elsewhere Queensland and NSW picked up four titles apiece, while Hunter, which is a separate region in HIA, would be very satisfied with its three wins ahead of South Australia and Tasmania (two each) and North Queensland one.
HIA is Australia ’s peak building industry body, representing 40,000 builders, suppliers and trade contractors in all states and territories. The industry is responsible for development projects, new homes, and renovation activity worth nearly $50 billion each year, and employs more than 350,000 people.
The association’s awards acknowledge excellence in housing construction, design, innovation and technology and recognise the talent of builders and building companies involved in the planning and construction of quality housing.
A full list of the awards follows:
HIA-CSR Home of the Year: Scalzo Constructions – Victoria
HIA-Smorgon Steel Reinforcing Apartment Project: VOS Constructions & Joinery – Tasmania
HIA-Stramit Building Products Custom Built Home: Scalzo Constructions – Victoria
HIA-Omega Smeg Display Home: Metricon Homes – Victoria
HIA COLORBOND steel Most Innovative Use of Steel: Nexgen Constructions - Hunter
HIA-Austral Bricks Outdoor Project – Downs Designer Homes – Queensland
HIA-Bradnam Group Special Purpose Housing: Landcom – NSW
HIA-Kennards Hire Renovation Project: PA&SA Krause Builders – Tasmania
HIA-Hyne Timber Residential Building Designer: Design Centre Nq – North Queensland
HIA-Lafarge Plasterboard Residential Lifestyle Development: Mirvac – NSW
HIA-G. James Glass & Aluminium Townhouse or Villa: McKimm Developments – Victoria
HIA-Hettich Kitchen Designer: Kim Duffin of Sublime Cabinet Design – Queensland
HIA-Electrolux Kitchen Project: Nouvelle Designer Kitchens – NSW
HIA-Hettich Bathroom Designer: Elizabeth Luke of Luke Interiors – NSW
HIA-homesite Bathroom Project: All City Bathrooms – Victoria
HIA-Termimesh Jim Brookes Apprentice of the Year: Chris Bateman – Hunter
HIA-Corinthian Doors Jim Sweeney Industry Innovation: Fallstop – Hunter
HIA-OneSteel Reinforcing Customer Service: CSR Gyprock – South Australia
HIA Insurance Services Business Partner of the Year: Mandy Adams – Queensland
HIA Insurance Services Business Partner Special Commendation: Elizabeth Murphy - Victoria
HIA-CGU Professional Major Builder: Adenbrook Homes – Queensland
HIA-CGU Professional Small to Medium Builder: Excelcon – Victoria
HIA-CGU Professional Renovator Builder: Ross Lang Custom Homes – South Australia
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