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HIA celebrates the best homes in regional WA

Media release

HIA celebrates the best homes in regional WA

Media release
The best homes in WA’s South West, Great Southern, and Mid West regions were recognised at the 2023 HIA-CSR Regional Western Australian Housing Awards held at The Tiller Farm, Yallingup on Saturday 9 September 2023.

The individual regions Home of the year winners were:

  • HIA-CSR South West Home of the Year –Tallwood Constructions - Yallingup
  • HIA-CSR Great Southern Home of the Year – Rural Building Company - Hay
  • HIA-CSR Mid West Home of the Year – Norcape Building - Exmouth

HIA WA Executive Director, Michael McGowan praised all the builders in the awards for their continued resilience and pride in workmanship to deliver such high quality homes in a very challenging period.

Awarded HIA-CSR South West Home of the Year, Dunsborough builder Tallwood Constructions’ home on a remote and exposed site in Yallingup was heralded as a standout project for the year.

The home which provides full panoramic views of the ocean and national park, features rammed limestone walls using stone from the site, weathered timber, a huge cantilevered ceiling, and expansive double glazed windows. The result is a stylish but understated elegance that achieves a relaxed and comfortable holiday home perfect for the unique setting.

“The judges commended the build quality, level of detailing and finish achieved by Tallwood Construction as exceptional, especially given the demanding site and complexity of the construction,” said Mr McGowan.

“Additionally, the home can be run as a complete off grid solution with rainwater harvesting for potable water and firefighting, PV power and battery storage, with all elements executed seamlessly and without any restrictions on the use or aesthetic of the home.”

Other notable results in the South West included Holst Design & Build winning Innovation in Housing of the Year for their off-grid home in Wilyabrup. 33 South Building Group and designButton for the GreenSmart Home of the Year in Yallingup. And White Building Co. for Affordable Home of the Year in South Bunbury.

Rural Building Company were awarded HIA-CSR Great Southern Home of the Year for their project home in Hay. The spacious home features a huge kitchen and scullery in a well-considered design that creates the perfect cook’s kitchen. Unique to the client’s wishes is also an expansive sewing room providing multiple work areas and storage to suit requirements.

“Judges were particularly impressed by the attention to detail throughout the entire building, with beautifully finished brick work, excellent paint finish, and a finely detailed exposed veranda. Overall, the well zoned and practical floor plan, combined with a luxurious and warm atmosphere creates a beautifully finished country home,” said Mr McGowan.

Plunkett Homes were also notable winners in the Great Southern, awarded both Lightweight Housing of the Year and Custom Built Home of the Year with their Lower King home. Home Group WA won Affordable Housing of the Year for their home in Yakamia.

Exmouth based Norcape Building took out HIA-CSR Mid West Home of the Year with their striking steel clad home in Exmouth.

Designed and constructed perfectly for Exmouth living, the home provides ocean views from the upper floor while the garage below features additional space and clearance zones to accommodate the required fishing boat.

“The judges were impressed with the innovative design which provides for flexible future use, catering for families, intergenerational living, separate ancillary accommodation or rental, or holiday home use,” said Mr McGowan.

“The home has been built with great attention to detail with polished concrete floors, well finished custom cabinetry, and finely detailed finishing of the exterior cladding and flashing.

“The required cyclonic specifications add to the complexity of building such a well presented home in a remote region, and this home has been delivered seamlessly,” said Mr McGowan.

Other impressive winners in the Mid West included Connolly Building’s Deepdale home awarded Lightweight Housing of the Year. Evoke Living’s Jurien Bay home was awarded Modular and Prefabricated Housing of the Year, and WA Country Builders won Project Home of the Year with an impressive home in Bowes.

“I am continually impressed with the beautiful workmanship in regional projects. Builders in regional areas continue to face acute workforce shortages, with some trades desperately low in numbers; they face material availability and cost impacts and yet they quietly continue to apply their craft with love and skill to deliver outstanding homes for their clients,” concluded Mr McGowan.

2023 HIA-CSR South West Housing Awards Winners

Category Partnered by Winner
HIA-CSR South West Home of the Year CSR Building Products Tallwood Constructions
Affordable Housing of the Year Keystart White Building Co
Custom Built Home up to $500,000 Jason Windows Holst Design & Build
Custom Built Home $500,000 - $650,000 Combined Metal Industries Wilde Design and Construction
Custom Built Home $650,000 - $800,000 James Hardie ProLiving Design and Construction
Custom Built Home $800,000 to $1.2 million Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning South West Building Company
Custom Built Home Over $1.2 million CSR Building Products Tallwood Constructions
Custom Built Home of the Year Centurion Building Products Tallwood Constructions
Display Home Up to $470,000 Midland Brick Dale Alcock Homes South West and Celebration Homes
Display Home $470,000 to $600,000 Electsales Dale Alcock Homes South West and Dale Alcock Homes
Display Home Over $600,000 Jason Windows Rural Building Company
Golden Key Award for South West Display Home of the Year Midland Brick Rural Building Company
Excellence in Service Small Builder CSR Building Products South West Building Company
Excellence in Service Medium Builder Keystart Plunkett Homes
Excellence in Service Large Builder Midland Brick Dale Alcock Homes South West
Excellence in Showroom Display Caroma Dale Alcock Homes South West and Home Collective Display Centre
GreenSmart Sustainable Home of the Year CSR Building Products 33 South Building Group and designButton
Innovation in Housing of the Year Independent Timber Supplies Holst Design & Build
Lightweight Housing Up to $480,000 Caroma Holst Design & Build
Lightweight Housing $480,000 to $600,000 James Hardie White Building Co
Lightweight Housing $600,000 to $850,000 Combined Metal Industries South West Building Company
Lightweight Housing Over $850,000 Centurion Building Products South West Building Company
Lightweight Housing of the Year Independent Timber Supplies Holst Design & Build
Liveable Home of the Year Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning White Building Co
Modular and Prefabricated Housing of the Year Keystart Modular WA and Department of Communities - Housing Authority
Outdoor Project of the Year Independent Timber Supplies ProLiving Design and Construction
Project Home Up to $500,000 Electsales WA Country Builders
Project Home Over $500,000 Jason Windows Rural Building Company
Project Home of the Year Midland Brick Rural Building Company
Renovation / Addition Project of the Year Centurion Building Products ProLiving Design and Construction
Residential Design of the Year Caroma ProLiving Design and Construction
Small Lot Housing of the Year Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning Holst Design & Build

 

2023 HIA-CSR Great Southern Housing Awards Winners

Category Partnered by Winner
HIA-CSR Great Southern Home of the Year CSR Building Products Rural Building Company
Affordable Housing of the Year Keystart Home Group WA Great Southern
Custom Built Home up to $500,000 James Hardie Plunkett Homes
Custom Built Home Over $500,000 Combined Metal Industries Plunkett Homes
Custom Built Home of the Year CSR Building Products Plunkett Homes
Excellence in Service Medium Builder Keystart Home Group WA Great Southern
Lightweight Housing Up to $400,000 Caroma Plunkett Homes
Lightweight Housing Over $400,000 Jason Windows Plunkett Homes
Lightweight Housing of the Year Independent Timber Supplies Plunkett Homes
Project Home Up to $500,000 Electsales WA Country Builders
Project Home Over $500,000 CSR Building Products Rural Building Company
Project Home of the Year Midland Brick Rural Building Company

 

2023 HIA-CSR Mid West Housing Awards Winners

Category Partnered by Winner
HIA-CSR Mid West Home of the Year CSR Building Products Norcape Building
Custom Built Home up to $500,000 Jason Windows Connolly Building
Custom Built Home Over $500,000 Electsales Norcape Building
Custom Built Home of the Year Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning Norcape Building
Excellence in Service Medium Builder Keystart WA Country Builders
Lightweight Housing Up to $400,000 Combined Metal Industries Evoke Living Homes
Lightweight Housing Over $400,000 James Hardie Connolly Building
Lightweight Housing of the Year Independent Timber Supplies Connolly Building
Liveable Home of the Year Caroma Integrity New Homes Geraldton
Modular and Prefabricated Housing of the Year Centurion Building Products Evoke Living Homes
Project Home Up to $400,000 Midland Brick WA Country Builders
Project Home Over $400,000 Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning WA Country Builders
Project Home of the Year Midland Brick WA Country Builders

For more information please contact:

Michael McGowan

Executive Director - Western Australia
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