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Renovation / Addition Project

Partnered by COLORBOND® steel

Renovation / Addition Project

Partnered by COLORBOND® steel

2021 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards | Renovation / Addition Project

Winner: Martin Builders, Victoria

This renovation project presented a set of construction challenges when transforming a 144-year-old bluestone church and parish hall into a series of new residences. The result is a contemporary build that harmoniously connects the heritage features, vast open spaces and high vaulted ceilings to the new structure.

The project was named the 2021 HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project for Victoria’s Martin Builders.

The announcement was made during the virtual broadcast of the 2021 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards on 30 July.

The complex comprises of the church, church hall and new apartments. There are six new apartments, and the church and church hall include seven residences between them.

Utilising recycled materials, the restoration has been thoughtfully executed within each property.

The innovative concept and the careful design planning to ensure it sits comfortably within its inner-urban environment impressed the judges.

The HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project, partnered by COLORBOND steel, is awarded to a project which involves structural building works on an existing individual house or residential building.

Often, as in this case, projects include both an extension and a renovation, while conversions of non-residential buildings into homes are also able to contend. 


Renovation / Addition Project finalists

  • ACT/Southern NSW: Manteena Residential
  • Hunter: Construct Central Coast
  • North QLD: Eastbuild Designer Homes
  • NT: La Perouse Homes
  • NSW: Turrell Building Services
  • QLD: Shoreline Constructions
  • SA: Innovations In Construction
  • TAS: Merlin Constructions
  • WA: AMG Home Builders

2021 HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project sponsor

2021 HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project sponsor COLORBOND® steel