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The prestigious 2021 HIA Northern Victoria Home of the Year award has been won by Wangaratta-based Ovens & King Builders for an outstanding custom-built passive home in Beechworth.
The win was announced with an online broadcast on Tuesday 30 November 2021.
In presenting this honour, HIA’s judges recognised this home as a truly complete package that makes outstanding use of its small footprint. The home is a showcase of excellent workmanship, attention to detail and careful materials selection, and is perfectly suited to the needs of the owners.
The home also has top-class environmental credentials: it has Certified Passive House status, a comprehensive suite of sustainability features, and was the winner of the overall 2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home award earlier this year.
“This is a simply stunning home,” says Fiona Nield, HIA Executive Director, Victoria. “It is a testament to the expertise and craftsmanship of the builder, and HIA congratulates the entire Ovens & King team on their well-deserved success in this year’s HIA awards.”
In addition to 2021 HIA Northern Victoria Home of the Year, this project also won Custom Built Home of the Year, Custom Built Home $500,001 - $700,000 and GreenSmart Sustainable Home awards on the night.
A number of other builders also celebrated success on the night, including Southern Vale Homes from Wodonga, who won five awards in total, including Northern Victoria Display Home of the Year, three display home price bracket awards, and the kitchen in a display home award.
Bendigo-based Jason Wescott Builder won Renovation/Addition Project of the Year and an additional kitchen award, while J&J Carroll Builders from Albury won Project Home of the Year. LA Smith Studio from Wodonga won the Northern Victoria Kitchen of the Year award.
Hadar Homes won awards in the custom built home, display home and townhouse development categories, while Minosa won both interior design and kitchen design awards, in addition to the Laundry award in conjunction with Mint Kitchens Moonee Ponds.
“HIA congratulates all of the winners and finalists in the 2021 HIA Northern Victoria Regional Housing Awards,” says Ms Nield. “The HIA Awards are a showcase of the best of the best in the residential building industry. These projects very much live up to that standard, and they showcase the outstanding quality of work carried out by HIA members.”
A full list of winners can be found below.
|Home of the Year||Ovens & King Builders||J&J Carroll Builders, Jason Wescott Builder, Southern Vale Homes|
|Custom Built Home of the Year||Ovens & King Builders||Hadar Homes, Ultra Project Services|
|Custom Built Home $700,001 - $1 million||Ultra Project Services||B&H Homes|
|Custom Built Home $500,001 - $70,000||Ovens & King Builders||Hadar Homes, Ronad Constructions|
|Custom Built Home $350,001 - $500,000||Hadar Homes||Sandhurst Housing & Design|
|Display Home of the Year||Southern Vale Homes||Hadar Homes, Lansell Homes, Southern Vale Homes x 2|
|Display Home over $500,001||Southern Vale Homes||Dennis Family Homes, Hadar Homes, Metricon Homes|
|Display Home $400,001 - $500,000||Southern Vale Homes||Dennis Family Homes, Hadar Homes|
|Display Home $300,001 - $400,000||Hadar Homes||Dennis Family Homes, Metricon Homes, Southern Vale Homes|
|Display Home $250,001 - $300,000||Southern Vale Homes||Australian Building Company|
|Display Home up to $250,000||Lansell Homes|
|GreenSmart Sustainable Home||Ovens & King Builders|
|Kitchen of the Year||LA Smith Studio||Jason Wescott Builder, Southern Vale Homes, Ultra Project Services|
|Kitchen in a Display Home||Southern Vale Homes|
|New Kitchen $50,001 - $80,000||Ultra Project Services|
|New Kitchen $30,001 - $50,000||Jason Wescott Builder||B&H Homes|
|Renovated Kitchen over $80,001||LA Smith Studio||Minosa and Mint Kitchens Moonee Ponds|
|Laundry||Minosa and Mint Kitchens Moonee Ponds|
|Project Home of the Year||J&J Carroll Builders||Sandhurst Housing & Design|
|Project Home over $500,001||J&J Carroll Builders|
|Project Home up to $500,000||Sandhurst Housing & Design||Hadar Homes|
|Renovation/Addition Project of the Year||Jason Wescott Builder|
|Renovation/Addition Project over $500,001||Jason Wescott Builder|
|Residential Interior Design||Minosa|
|Specialised Housing||Garraway Developments|
|Townhouse/Villa Development||Hadar Homes|
HIA has provided the Federal government with our 2022-23 pre-budget submission setting out a range of funding and policy commitments aimed at improving housing supply and affordability.
Budgetary changes proposed to increase stamp duty, land tax and introduce the windfall gains tax on land uplift value from a rezoning.
Northern Territory government announced that any significant and complex building work that requires building approval will need to have its structural design reviewed.
A significant increase in the price of land indicates that supply is not keeping pace with demand
Winner: Ovens & King Builders