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Bruny Island farmhouse build awarded Tasmanian Home of the Year

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Bruny Island farmhouse build awarded Tasmanian Home of the Year

Media release
On Saturday, 6 November the Housing Industry Association held the HIA-CSR Tasmanian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards at Wrest Point, Sandy Bay with 500 guests in attendance including this year’s outstanding finalists, as well as the Hon. Elise Archer MP and Michael Ferguson MP.

HIA Executive Director, Stuart Collins said “Despite the continuing challenges posed by the pandemic, particularly around material and skills shortages, HIA has seen an increase in entries and interest in our award’s program.” 

The awards which celebrate excellence in building, design, innovation and sustainability were hosted by local media personality Matthew Garwood. The Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing, Michael Ferguson, addressed the audience during the event praising the industry for its resilience, strong contribution to the economy and for providing quality housing options to Tasmanians.

Winner of the major award on the night, the HIA-CSR Tasmanian Home of the Year was In2Construction Services for their stunning contemporary interpretation of a farmhouse, Coopworth, nestled in the rural surrounds of Bruny Island. The home captures wide ranging views from grazing sheep to the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and to the mountain ranges beyond. It possesses a thoughtful internal layout which can be opened up to host a large gathering of family and friends, with a modern veranda sleep out which is stunning in its simplicity. Other features include an exposed wool lining in the living room, ply walls and ceilings throughout adding warmth to the interior, polished concrete floors on the lower level giving a farmhouse feel and a 7.7 energy efficiency rating. In the words of the judges, “This very simple but truly radical build is definitely one of Tasmania’s most defining houses.”

Mr Collins congratulated the winners and finalists, remarking that “Each year the awards attract an outstanding array of entries across a number of different housing forms with this year being no exception.

“As in previous years the awards were well supported by CSR and other HIA industry partners whose support remains critical in ensuring events which celebrate industry success can continue” said Mr. Collins.

The full winner’s list.

Category Winner
Apprentice of the Year* Bryce Fraser – Blythe & Watchorn Builders
Host Trainer* Rob Watchorn – Blythe & Watchorn Builders
Professional Major Builder/Renovator* Wilson Homes
Professional Medium Builder/Renovator* Ronald Young + Co Builders
Professional Small Builder/Renovator* Delaney & Co
Residential Building Designer Murray Griffiths: My Build Collective – Green Point Rd
Business Partner of the Year* Claudine Vanderheide – Innerspace Wardrobes
New Kitchen up to $30,000 SJM Property Developments – The Hamptons Home
New Kitchen over $30,001 Davies Design & Construction - Shisaido
Kitchen Design* WD Bryan Joinery – Bowden St Renovation
Renovated Kitchen CTBS Constructions – Fielding Drive
Kitchen of the Year* Davies Design & Construction - Shisaido
GreenSmart Sustainable Home* Davies Design & Construction - The Huntsman
Outdoor Project* Merlin Constructions – The Rock
Spec Home* Jak Allie Constructions – Princes House
Heritage Renovation Lane Group - Runnymede
Modular and Prefabricated Housing Qube Containers – Granny Flat
Display Home* Lyden Builders – Cherrington
Project Home* Ronald Young & Co Builders - Trenso
New Bathroom up to $20,000 SJM Property Developments – The Hamptons Home
New Bathroom over $20,001 OCON Built - Summerleas
Bathroom Design* JTS Builders – Gillies Road
Renovated Bathroom Jak Allie Constructions – Macquarie Bathroom
Bathroom of the Year* OCON Built - Summerleas
Custom Built Home up to $500,000 PJ Robertson – Charles St House
Custom Built Home $500,001-$750,000 Aspect Building Solutions – Spring Beach
Custom Built Home $750,001 to $1 Million In2Constructions Services - Coopworth
Custom Built Home over $1 Million Merlin Constructions – The Rock
Custom Built Home of the Year* In2Constructions Services - Coopworth
Renovation/Additon Project up to $500,000 Lane Group - Runnymede
Renovation/Additon Project over $500,001 Langford Projects – Pirie Extension
Renovation/Addition Project of the Year* Lane Group - Runnymede
Trade Workmanship Rick Chew – Made to Measure (Merlin Constructions)
Interior Cabinetry Kam Joinery – Cedar Court Project
Commercial Joinery O’Brien joinery and Wilson Homes – My Choice Studio
Small Commercial Project 2H – Mewstone Wines and Cellar Door
Townhouse/Villa of the Year* Merlin Constructions – River Vue Villas
Townhouse Villa Development* Cunic Homes – Watermarque
Home of the Year In2Constructions Services - Coopworth

*Tasmania’s National Finalists at the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards

For more information please contact:

Stuart Collins

Executive Director – Tasmania
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