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Tinderbox House by Lane Group Construction Lights up Awards

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Tinderbox House by Lane Group Construction Lights up Awards

Media release
Custom builder Lane Group Construction has won the 2022 HIA CSR Tasmanian Home of the Year for Tinderbox House, a stunning home delivered to the highest level of quality construction and detailing, overlooking the bay towards the South Arm Peninsula.

The result was announced to a packed audience at Wrest Point, full of Tasmania’s leading residential builders, designers and manufacturers who gathered to celebrate the 2022 HIA CSR Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, in a memorable evening of industry recognition, entertainment and glamour.

HIA Tasmania Executive Director Stuart Collins said “The judges follow a meticulous process considering a range of elements including quality of workmanship, design effectiveness, visual and market appeal, and innovation, and could not fault the quality of the Lane Group Construction entry despite the build involving the highest degree of difficulty.”

“Built over an existing underground cellar and tunnel to the shoreline, this spectacular property is anchored to its windswept bushland locality by a series of heavy stone pavilions.” 

“The judges admired the burnished caramel concrete floors and spotted gum timber cladding, showcased inside and out, which served to perfectly match the earthy tones of the expertly wrought stonework featured so prominently throughout the home. An abundance of floor-length glass windows provides plenty of natural light and a connection to the magnificent, rugged coastline from all public and private living spaces.”

“The judges also commented on the cantilevered infinity pool with a spa and sauna that provides an indulgent addition to this entertainer’s delight, while cross-ventilation, a solar PV and battery system, as well as geothermal heating and ventilation guarantee comfortable, energy-efficient living year-round.”

“Without a doubt this is a remarkable example of the exceptional quality and workmanship available in Tasmania and a great testament to Lane Group Construction, especially as it has been completed throughout one of the most challenging periods the residential building industry has experienced,” said Mr Collins.

Lane Group Construction also won the Custom Built Home of the Year, Bathroom of the Year and Outdoor Project for their Tinderbox House. 

Other outstanding winners included St Joseph Affordable Homes for Specialised Housing, Wilson Homes for Display Home, Zanetto Builders for Townhouse/Villa, Merlin Constructions for GreenSmart Sustainable Home, Lyden Builders for Townhouse/Villa Development and Delaney & Co was awarded Renovation/Addition Project of the Year.

The 2022 HIA CSR Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards evening also celebrated the best kitchens and bathrooms delivered throughout 2022. Kitchen of the Year was awarded to Taswood Joinery and Kitchen Design of the Year went to Scott Flett Architecture Workshop. While Bathroom of the Year was taken out by Lane Group Construction and Bathroom Design of the Year was awarded to Delaney & Co.

This year’s awards also featured a number of individual winners that have made significant contributions to industry, including a new Building Women section.  HIA Apprentice of the Year is Christian Watson from Delaney & Co with his employer winning Host Trainer of the Year. Exceptional Young Women went to Rachel Cleary from Ronald Young & Co, Professional Service Excellence to Stacey Blackwell of Cunic Homes and Small Business Management to Nardia Nelson from J&N Developments.

In the hotly contested builder professional awards Merlin Constructions, Ronald Young & Co and Wilson Homes won Small, Medium and Major Professional Builder/Renovator respectively.

Mr Collins further said “We’re extremely proud of the work that has been recognised on such a significant night for HIA Tasmania and its members and express our deepest gratitude to all the entrants and industry partners that support this vitally important industry.”

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For more information please contact:

Stuart Collins

Executive Director – Tasmania
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