Tasmania’s Lane Group has won Australian Bathroom of the Year, announced at the 2019 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards in Perth on 25 May before hundreds of industry leaders.
The winning bathroom extends beyond the usual boundaries of amenity spaces. With an outdoor bath nestled among the wooded landscape, relaxation is proven to be as high a priority as functionality in this lodge-like retreat. The bath and indoor wet areas are set back from the remainder of the property, forming a U-shape, to ensure privacy during use.
Contrasting the textured timber cladding of this modern cabin-in-the-woods design, the charcoal tiling in the shower naturally guides the eye to the full-length window and view of the ocean ahead.
The Australian Bathroom of the Year award recognises quality workmanship in the manufacture and installation of a complete single, residential bathroom.
HIA Tasmanian Executive Director Stuart Collins congratulated Lane Group and each of the finalists both in the region and the national category, saying the HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards program is unsurpassed in the residential building industry.
‘HIA members representing Tasmania at the national Housing Awards really have excelled and it is my pleasure to congratulate each of them,' he said. 'From sustainable initiatives to incredible workmanship, these projects are remarkable.
‘Each year a high calibre of creative and innovative nominations are put forward to compete against other projects from all around Australia. They really do represent the best in the business.’
The HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards showcase the talents of the nation’s top builders and designers. Winners are selected from state-based finalists, with awards in 22 separate categories.