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Luxury hillside home wins highest North Queensland housing award

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Luxury hillside home wins highest North Queensland housing award

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North Queensland’s leading residential builders, designers and manufacturers gathered on Friday 4 November in Townsville to celebrate the 2022 HIA-CSR North Queensland Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards.

The prestigious awards showcased the very best in residential housing, kitchens and bathrooms from Housing Industry Association (HIA) members from Cairns, Townsville and Central Queensland. Winning projects displayed innovative and stunning designs with high quality workmanship and expertise.

The 2022 HIA-CSR North Queensland Home of the Year was awarded to Cairn’s builder, Ash Moseley Homes, for an impressive hillside luxury home in Mooroobool. The stunning four-bedroom family home takes full advantage of its hillside position, capturing panoramic city views and glimpses of lush rainforest. Separate levels create an undulating and stepped feel across the residence, while a skillion roofline adds volume and space.

The coveted HIA North Queensland Apprentice of the Year, partnered by Stratco, went to Townsville-based Dean Kenny, working for builder Lancini Homes. The 3rd year carpentry apprentice impressed the judges with his eagerness, attitude, and motivation. The judges commented that “his solid understanding of building and his direction and passion for a future in the housing industry for his age was impressive.” 

“It is great to see a young man with such dedication,” they concluded.

“In a memorable gala evening of entertainment and glamour, the industry came together to recognise building and design excellence, showcasing innovation, technology and modern trends in new homes, kitchens and bathrooms,” said HIA North Qld Executive Director, Peter Fry.

Other major winners on the night were CCW Cabinetworks in Cairns taking out the HIA North Queensland Kitchen of the Year for their stunning galley style kitchen complete with Calcutta Gold Stone bench tops. The kitchen was designed to be minimalistic to take advantage of the views over the Coral Sea. Judges commented, “the high quality, attention to detail and creativity created a stylish luxury kitchen”.

Townsville’s John Munro Builder won the HIA North Queensland Bathroom of the Year for their high-end lux ensuite project at Bushland Beach. The ensuite had a natural flow from the walk-in robe and was filled with natural light and colour giving a luxurious feel. 

“HIA members from across North Queensland attended the gala night recognizing the importance of these awards to the residential building community. Despite the challenging times the event celebrated the hard work, exceptional quality of work, and achievements of our members from the past year,” commented Mr Fry.

“The projects in this year’s Awards were of an extremely high calibre and the closest judging we have seen for a long time. The projects are nothing short of outstanding and it is a real credit to the finalists and winners,” Mr Fry said.

“The industry has experienced its challenges through the year ranging from skilled labour shortages, material delays and rising costs, but HIA Awards highlight the resilience, skill and professionalism of our members, and their commitment to delivering projects with the highest standard of workmanship,” concluded Mr Fry.

Major winners now progress to represent North Queensland on the national stage at the 2023 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards in May 2023. 

2022 HIA-CSR North Queensland Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Award winners

Category and Partner Award Winner
HIA-CSR North Qld Home of the Year Ash Moseley Homes
HIA North Qld Apprentice of the Year Partnered by Stratco Dean Kenny - Lancini Homes
HIA North Qld Kitchen of the Year CCW Cabinet Works
HIA North Qld Bathroom of the Year John Munro Builder
HIA North Qld Custom Built Home Ash Moseley Homes
HIA North Qld Renovation / Addition Project Boscon Constructions
HIA North Qld Project Home Designer Homes by Develop North
HIA North Qld Spec Home M Homes Townsville
HIA North Qld Display Home John Munro Builder
HIA North Qld Townhouse / Villa of the Year Ash Moseley Homes
HIA North Qld Professional Small Builder/ Renovator New Home Solutions Qld
HIA North Qld Townhouse / Villa Development Ash Moseley Homes
HIA North Qld Outdoor Project New Home Solutions Qld & Campbells Kitchen Cabinets
HIA North Qld GreenSmart Sustainable Home MyStyle Homes (QLD)
HIA North Qld Specialised Housing MiHaven
HIA North Qld Kitchen Design CCW Cabinet Works
HIA North Qld Bathroom Design MyStyle Homes (QLD)

Thank you to all our 2022 HIA-CSR North Queensland Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Award partners - CSR, Stratco, Clipsal by Schneider Electric, BlueScope TRUECORE® steel, Construction Skills Queensland, Rapid Building Approvals, Townsville City Council, Allcorp, Townsville Hardware, Cosentino, Harvey Norman Commercial, and HIA Insurance Services.

For more information please contact:

Peter Fry

Executive Director – North Queensland
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