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Queensland wins three national residential building awards

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Queensland wins three national residential building awards

Media release
Three Queensland builders and designers have been recognised at the 2023 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards. Winners were unveiled before 550 industry leaders at the prestigious residential building industry awards ceremony on Hamilton Island.

Brisbane’s Darren James Interiors won HIA Australian Kitchen Design for a welcoming galley-style kitchen designed to perfectly endure and enhance family life. 

With lightly hued timber joinery and white integrated appliances, the elegant kitchen offers a nuanced combination of materials, fittings and fixtures throughout. Australian Kitchen Design is partnered by Robam Kitchen Appliances.

Alroe Constructions won HIA Australian Specialised Housing, partnered by Merlin Garage Door Openers, for a development which showcases true excellence in design and construction to improve the liveability of the occupants. 

Purpose-built for high physical support tenants, the project combines great street appeal with the full range of accessibility solutions. The dwelling includes ten National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) units, a carer’s unit, multipurpose consultation rooms, massage and therapy rooms as well as multiple recreational spaces to encourage socialisation, including a rooftop terrace. 

Gold Coast-based Mactech Constructions won HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa of the Year for a stunning duplex development that presents as a single home – an architectural gem that evokes the classic Queenslander style. Including four bedrooms and a four-car basement garage, gym, cellar and cinema on a tight site is a testament to the skill of the builder. Guests are also treated to a glimpse of a glass pool overhead upon entry. The category is partnered by NatHERS.

HIA Managing Director Graham Wolfe said the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards recognise the best in Australia’s residential building industry. 

“HIA is committed to recognising the outstanding achievements of our members. The HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards allow us to acknowledge their skill and their commitment to quality in design, material selection and construction. Our Awards’ program brings together members who excel in building exceptional homes, kitchens and bathrooms and run highly successful businesses. 

“HIA Award winners build with exceptional workmanship; demonstrated in projects that push the boundaries in design and innovation. It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate each winner for their hard work and commitment to excellence,” Mr Wolfe added.

Tasmania’s Lane Group Construction won the highest residential building award bestowed each year, winning the 2023 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year for a spectacular cliff-hugging property anchored to its windswept, bushland location by heavyset stone pavilions and described by HIA judges as ‘a once-in-a-lifetime build for Tasmania’.

An abundance of floor-length glass windows create a serene atmosphere for the owners and their guests to enjoy, connecting them to the magnificent, rugged coastline of the Derwent River from all public and private living areas. 

The layout includes the master suite, four additional bedrooms, billiards room and library – complete with a concealed lift to access the underground wine cellar and tunnel that opens out onto the rocks below.

The home also won HIA Australian Custom Built Home, partnered by ActronAir.

The HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards are the ultimate platform to showcase the talents of the nation’s top builders and designers. Winners are selected from state-based finalists, with awards in 23 separate categories. The Awards are partnered by leading building products company CSR.

For images of the winning projects visit: media.hia.com.au.

View winning projects

2023 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards winners

2023 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year
Partnered by CSR
Lane Group Construction
2023 HIA Australian Apartment of the Year
Partnered by Toyota for Business
K2 Built
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Apartment Complex
Partnered by Daikin Australia
Coben Building
2023 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice
Partnered by Stratco
Bethany Mercieca
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Apprentice Host Trainer
Jethro Urwin, Apex WA Carpentry Solutions
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year
Partnered by HIA Business Solutions
Greenbuild Constructions
2023 HIA Australian Bathroom Design
Partnered by HIA Business Solutions
Catherine de Meur Interiors
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Custom Built Home
Partnered by ActronAir
Lane Group Construction
2023 HIA Australian Display Home
Partnered by Clipsal by Schneider Electric
South Coast Constructions
South Australia
2023 HIA Australian Kitchen of the Year
Partnered by Robam Kitchen Appliances
Craig Linke Bespoke Building
South Australia
2023 HIA Australian Kitchen Design
Partnered by Robam Kitchen Appliances
Darren James Interiors
2023 HIA Australian Outdoor Project
Partnered by James Hardie
Lane Group Construction
2023 HIA-CSR Australian People’s Choice Home
Partnered by CSR
Greenbuild Constructions
2023 HIA Australian Project Home
Partnered by The Australian Reinforcing Company
The Rural Building Company
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Professional Major Builder
Partnered by Companion Systems
Carlisle Homes
2023 HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder / Renovator
Partnered by Companion Systems
Hudson Homes
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Professional Small Builder / Renovator
Partnered by Companion Systems
Ultimo Constructions
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project
Partnered by COLORBOND steel
BCG Constructions
2023 HIA Australian Small Business Management
Partnered by HIA Insurance Services
Jenny Matek, AM Bathrooms + Projects
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Spec Home
Partnered by Stratco
Averna Homes
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Specialised Housing
Partnered by Merlin Garage Door Openers
Alroe Constructions
2023 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa Development
Partnered by Brickworks
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa of the Year
Partnered by NatHERS
Mactech Constructions

For more information please contact:

Mike Roberts

Executive Director – Queensland
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