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South Australian builders win national housing awards

Media release

South Australian builders win national housing awards

Media release
An eclectically renovated kitchen and a modern barn style home were two winners from South Australia announced 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. 

‘The Ashton’ display home by South Coast Constructions won HIA Australian Display Home, partnered by Clipsal by Schneider Electric. The home offers an inspiring interpretation of the Scandinavian barn style, its sheer size and striking exterior making it a memorable addition to the seaside town of Port Elliot. 

The home is full of character-laden features, including enormous stone walls, French-laid travertine tiles and an inviting loft platform that provides sweeping views of the water and surrounding countryside.

HIA Australian Kitchen of the Year was won by Craig Linke Bespoke Building for an eclectically renovated kitchen that provides an explosive mix of materials, colours and textures. A twin cylinder rangehood, hand-wrapped in aged brass and suspended within a custom brass canopy, is a building innovation. The category is partnered by Robam Kitchen Appliances.

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
Tasmania
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
Victoria
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
Hunter
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
Tasmania
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
Queensland
2023 HIA Australian Outdoor Project
Partnered by James Hardie
Lane Group Construction
Tasmania
2023 HIA-CSR Australian People’s Choice Home
Partnered by CSR
Greenbuild Constructions
Hunter
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
Victoria
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
Victoria
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
Queensland
2023 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa Development
Partnered by Brickworks
Futureflip
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa of the Year
Partnered by NatHERS
Mactech Constructions
Queensland

For more information please contact:

Stephen Knight

Executive Director - South Australia
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