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Hunter Housing Awards winners announced

Media release

Hunter Housing Awards winners announced

Media release
The highest honours in the residential building industry were presented virtually this afternoon at the 2021 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards.

Whilst we weren’t able to meet face to face we were delighted to celebrate the 21st running of the awards and view the achievements of the housing industry in the HIA Hunter region.

Held before an online crowd of industry leaders and peers that operate across the Hunter and Central Coast regions, the awards acknowledge the talent of builders, contractors, designers and manufacturers who plan and construct quality new homes, townhouses, renovations, kitchens and bathrooms.

Judged by industry professionals, winners were selected in 27 separate categories, with Butler Building taking out the coveted HIA-CSR Hunter Home of the Year award. 

Against strong competition the judges said “delivering a mid-century modern style, this architecturally designed home is a suburban masterpiece. The variety in materials and finishes used throughout are unique yet complimentary with the astute use of timber battens, exposed brickwork and chrome black finishes providing a seamless transition between the exterior and interior.”

HIA Hunter Executive Director Craig Jennion congratulated Butler Building and all Hunter Award winners and finalists. “HIA members are dedicated to achieving the very best workmanship and standards in every project they undertake. HIA’s Awards provide a tremendous opportunity for our members to showcase their projects and highlight building and design excellence,” he said.

Other winners on the night, included Bell River Homes for ‘Display Home of the Year’, Hunter Homes for ‘Project Home of the Year’, BuildArt Projects for ‘Renovation/Addition Project of the Year’, Construct Central Coast for ‘Spec Home of the Year’, P&D Bush Building for ‘Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year’ and Evolve Housing for ‘Affordable Housing of the Year’. 

McDonald Jones Homes won the Professional Major Builder award, with Tullipan Homes taking out Professional Medium Builder / Renovator for the fourth year in a row and Walkom Constructions the Professional Small Builder / Renovator award.

In the Kitchen and Bathroom categories ‘Kitchen Project of the Year’ was awarded to Lifestyle Custom Cabinetry and Peter Bailey Building took out ‘Bathroom Project of the Year’.

Mr Jennion congratulated all 2021 entrants. “HIA is delighted with the exceptional quality of entries and level of competition this year. In a year that has thrown up many challenges all winners and finalists should be proud to have reached the pinnacle of excellence as demonstrated in these awards,” he said.

Category Company
HIA-CSR Hunter Home of the Year Butler Building
Professional Major Builder * McDonald Jones Homes
Professional Medium Builder / Renovator * Tullipan Homes
Professional Small Builder / Renovator * Walkom Constructions
Custom Built Home of the Year * Butler Building
Custom Built Home up to $400,000 Mavid Construction
Custom Built Home $400,001 - $500,000              Baker Builts
Custom Built Home $500,001 - $600,000 Yarrum Designer Homes


Custom Built Home $600,001 - $700,000 Butler Building
Custom Built Home $700,001 - $800,000 HDR Building Services


Custom Built Home $800,001 - $1,000,000 BuildArt Projects


Custom Built Home $1,000,001 - $1,600,000 Mennie Builders


Custom Built Home $1,600,001 - $2,000,000 Living Green Designer Homes


Custom Built Home over $2 Million CJ Pearce Constructions


Display Home of the Year * Bell River Homes


Display Home up to $300,000 Eden Brae Homes
Display Home $300,001 - $325,000 Hudson Homes
Display Home $325,001 - $350,000 Bell River Homes
Display Home $350,001 - $375,000 Montgomery Homes
Display Home $375,001 - $400,000 Metricon Homes
Display Home $400,001 - $420,000 McDonald Jones Homes
Display Home $420,001 - $450,000 McDonald Jones Homes
Display Home $450,001 - $475,000 McDonald Jones Homes
Display Home $475,001 - $500,000 Metricon Homes
Display Home $500,001 - $625,000 Hunter Homes
Display Home over $625,001 Clarendon Homes
Renovation / Addition Project of the Year * BuildArt Projects
Renovation / Addition Project up to $250,000 BuildArt Projects
Renovation / Addition Project $250,001 - $500,000 Geordie Toohey Building
Renovation / Addition Project $500,001 - $750,000 Trademark Building
Renovation / Addition Project $750,001 - $1,000,000 Steven Harris Building
Renovation / Addition Project over $1,000,001 MARS Building
Project Home of the Year * Hunter Homes
Project Home up to $400,000 Hunter Homes
Project Home over $400,001 Hotondo Homes Central Coast
Spec Home of Year * Construct Central Coast
Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year * P&D Bush Building


Townhouse/Villa Development (2-5 dwellings) P&D Bush Building
Townhouse/Villa Development (over 5 dwellings) Mavid Construction
Townhouse/Villa of the Year * P&D Bush Building
Affordable Housing of the Year Evolve Housing
Specialised Housing of the Year * Mavid Construction
GreenSmart Sustainable Home of the Year HDR Building Services
Outdoor Project of the Year * Xcalaba Building Services
Residential Building Designer of the Year Torren Bell Building Design
Residential Interior Design of the Year Tailored HQ
Apprentice of the Year * Brayden Burgess
Business Partner of the Year * Lauren Williams
Trade Workmanship Bluewater Stainless
Work Health & Safety McDonald Jones Homes


Product Innovation Neumann Steel
Bathroom Project of the Year * Peter Bailey Builder

Bathroom Project up to $20,000
Williams Designer Homes
Bathroom Project $20,001 - $25,000 BuildArt Projects
Bathroom Project over $25,001 Peter Bailey Builder
Bathroom in a Display Home Hunter Homes
Bathroom Design of the Year * Greenbuild Constructions
Kitchen Project of the Year * Lifestyle Custom Cabinetry
Kitchen Project up to $25,000 Unity Kitchens
Kitchen Project $25,001 - $35,000 Newcastle Kitchen Magic
Kitchen Project $35,001 - $45,000 Lifestyle Custom Cabinetry
Kitchen Project $45,001 - $60,000 Kitchens for Living
Kitchen Project over $60,001 Lifestyle Custom Cabinetry
Kitchen in a Display Home Metricon Homes
Kitchen Design of the Year * Rustic Touch

For more information:

Craig Jennion

Regional Executive Director - Hunter (Newcastle)
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