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Celebrating building excellence in North Queensland

Media release

Celebrating building excellence in North Queensland

Media release
An architecturally collaborative home in Mackay by Urban Trend Constructions Australia was named the 2021 HIA-CSR Townsville & Central QLD Home of the Year when the Housing Industry Association (HIA) revealed the best in residential building at the annual HIA Townsville & Central Queensland Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards at The ‘Ville’ on Friday 12 November.

The winning home, aptly named “Indochine House”, incorporates the owners love of South East Asia with the features of the north Queensland lifestyle featuring three separate independent wings, full height glazing and a lagoon style pool which is the jewel of the home. The pool incorporates child friendly shallows, mosaic waterfall feature and integrated alfresco dining. 

HIA Regional Director Peter Fry praised the resilience of those working in the local building industry at this time saying “despite the continuing challenges posed by the pandemic, enduring material and skills shortages, HIA has again seen a high quality of entries and interest in our award’s program from across the north and central queensland region.” 

“The high quality of workmanship in the entries made the judge’s decisions a very difficult process,” said Mr Fry.

Urban Trend Constructions also took home Outdoor Project of the Year and Addition/ Renovation Project of the Year whilst Hotondo Homes Mackay took home the Display Home of the Year and New Home Solutions took home Project Home of the Year

Moduline Kitchens took out Kitchen of the Year whilst also taking home Bathroom Design of Year. David Moore Cabinetmaking and Bauer Constructions took home Kitchen Design of the Year.

Mr Fry, congratulated all the entrants this year, remarking that “each year the awards consistently attract an outstanding array of entries from across the region recognising building craftsmanship, design excellence and ‘raising the bar’ in contemporary design, construction, innovation and housing technology in our region, with this year being no exception.”  

All our major North Queensland award winners on the night will now progress to represent North Queensland as finalists at the national HIA Australian Housing Awards to be held on the Gold Coast in 2022.

“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 Fry.

HIA Awards highlight the latest examples of trends in new homes, kitchens and bathrooms from across Townsville and the Central Queensland region.

2021 HIA-CSR Townsville & Central Qld Housing, Kitchen & Bathroom Awards winners
Townsville and North Queensland Home Of The Year Urban Trend Constructions Australia
Renovated Kitchen up to $25,000 Campbells Kitchen Cabinets
Renovated Kitchen over $25,001 David Moore Cabinetmaking and Bauer Constructions NQ
Affordable Kitchen * Campbells Kitchen Cabinets and New Home Solutions Queensland
Interior Cabinetry Campbells Kitchen Cabinets
New Kitchen up to $35,000 Moduline Kitchens
New Kitchen over $35,001 Moduline Kitchens
Outdoor Kitchen * Bill & Ben The Cabinet Men
Residential Interior Design * Keir Constructions (Townsville)
Residential Building Design * Keir Constructions (Townsville)
Unique and Difficult Sites * New Home Solutions Qld
Renovation/Addition Project up to $300,000 Lifestyle Constructions
Renovation/Addition Project over $300,001 Urban Trend Constructions Australia
Display Home up to $450,000 Hotondo Homes Mackay
Custom Built Home up to $450,000 Keir Constructions (Townsville)
Custom Built Home $650,001 - $850,000 New Home Solutions Qld
Custom Built Home over $850,001 Urban Trend Constructions Australia
Bathroom Design * Moduline Kitchens
Kitchen Design of the Year * David Moore Cabinetmaking and Bauer Constructions NQ
Kitchen of the Year * Moduline Kitchens
Outdoor Project of the Year * Urban Trend Constructions Australia
Project Home of the Year * New Home Solutions Qld
Renovation/Addition Project of the Year * Urban Trend Constructions Australia
Display Home of the Year * Hotondo Homes Mackay
Custom Built Home of the Year * Urban Trend Constructions Australia

*Townsville and Central Qld Finalists that progressed to the HIA-CSR North Queensland Housing Awards

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