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Tasmanian builder wins top award at national housing awards

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Tasmanian builder wins top award at national housing awards

Media release
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’.

Winners of the 2023 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards were announced on 20 May before 550 industry leaders on Hamilton Island. 

The winning home has an abundance of floor-length glass windows, creating a serene atmosphere for the owners and their guests to enjoy, connecting them to the magnificent, rugged coastline of the Derwent River. 

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

The home’s beauty is also practical, with bushfire-resistant materials, a commercial-scale solar PV and battery system and geothermal heating and ventilation to ensure comfortable, energy-efficient living year-round. 

Lane Group Construction received a triple gong as the winning home was also named the HIA Australian Custom Built Home, partnered by ActronAir and recognised for its stunning cantilevered pool and outdoor areas – winning the award for HIA Australian Outdoor Project, partnered by James Hardie.

The outdoor areas feature a partially enclosed pool within a spotted-gum clad cabana, with a soaring skylight overhead. A waterfall edge cantilevers towards a dramatic 75-metre cliff face. 

The interior is protected from the external elements by an automatic sliding door that rolls over the pool to ensure the facilities, including a shower, sauna and spa, can be used in comfort in any season.

The adjoining internal spaces open out onto an alfresco area that can be covered by an operable roof. Here, the outdoor kitchen unobtrusively incorporates an integrated fridge, barbeque and pizza oven for optimal entertaining, allowing the fireplace with stone surrounds to be the main focal point.

The magnificent outdoor project is finished in a selection of organic, natural materials that reflect the beauty of the surrounding bushland. 

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.

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:

Stuart Collins

Executive Director – Tasmania
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