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Winners revealed: 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards

Australia’s most outstanding homes and the people behind them were announced via a ‘virtual’ ceremony on Friday 29 May.

Photo courtesy BJ Millar Constructions

The 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards announced 21 winners from across the country on Friday 29 May in a special online ceremony, a first in the award program’s decades-long history.

The awards acknowledged exemplar housing projects as well as major builders, small businesses and industry professionals from the Australian residential building industry, with the entrants judged on a range of factors, including quality of workmanship, creative design and business acumen.

HIA members are renowned for their excellent workmanship and attention to detail, representing the industry with inventiveness, passion and expertise. 

Exemplifying these standards to the highest degree was this year’s major winner, BJ Millar Constructions in Queensland, who took out the coveted 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year award. 

HIA Managing Director Graham Wolfe said the HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards are the pinnacle of the housing awards and recognise the best in industry.

‘The awards allow us to acknowledge members who excel in building exceptional homes, kitchens and bathrooms, and run highly successful businesses,’ he said.

‘The winners have surpassed the highest standards in workmanship and pushed the boundaries with design and innovation. It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate each winner for their hard work and commitment to excellence in both building and business practices.’  


 Winners and categories:

side of house

2020 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year 

Partnered by CSR Building Products

2020 HIA Australian Custom Built Home

Partnered by Beacon Lighting Commercial

Winner: BJ Millar Constructions, QLD

external front

2020 HIA Australian Apartment of the Year


Winner: Adrian Zorzi, Western Australia

external crown

2020 HIA Australian Apartment Complex


Winner: Crown Group, NSW


2020 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice 


Winner: Jake Blokker, Tasmania

full bathroom

2020 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year


Winner: Preferred Builders, Paul Tilse Architects and Braithwaite Innovative Joinery, ACT/Southern NSW


2020 HIA Australian Bathroom Design


Winner: MyStyle Homes (QLD) and Kim Duffin Design, North Queensland


2020 HIA Australian Business Partner


Winner: Rebecca Bishop, Elite Building Services, Victoria


2020 HIA Australian Display Home


Winner: Novus Homes, Western Australia


2020 HIA Australian Kitchen of the Year


Winner: JAG Kitchens, South Australia 


2020 HIA Australian Kitchen Design


Winner: MyStyle Homes (QLD) and Kim Duffin Design, North Queensland

birds-eye view

2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project 


Winner: Hamik Luxury Homes, NSW


2020 HIA Australian Project Home


Winner: Thomas Archer Homes, Victoria 

Major Builder

2020 HIA Australian Professional Major Builder


Winner: Henley Properties Group, Victoria

Medium Builder/Reno

2020 HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder/Renovator


Winner: Ronald Young & Co Builders, Tasmania

Small Builder/Reno

2020 HIA Australian Professional Small Builder/Renovator 


Winner: Ultimo Constructions, Western Australia 


2020 HIA Australian Renovation/Addition Project


Winner: Visioneer Builders, Victoria


2020 HIA Australian Spec Home


Winner: Camelot Homes, NSW

exteria side

2020 HIA Australian Specialised Housing


Winner: Jaxon Construction, Western Australia


2020 HIA Australian Townhouse/Villa of the Year


Winner: Metricon Homes, South Australia


2020 HIA Australian Townhouse/Villa Development 


Winner: Creative Building Services and DNA Architects, ACT/Southern NSW


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