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NSW wins five Australian housing awards

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NSW wins five Australian housing awards

Media release
Winning five awards at the 2024 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards is a remarkable achievement for NSW designers and builders. Winning the categories Apartment of the Year, Apartment Complex, Display Home, Bathroom Design and Kitchen Design underscores the versatility and ability to excel in various aspects of housing design and construction.

Bronxx won HIA Australian Apartment of the Year for a waterfront penthouse that boasts 360-degree views of the water, city and national park, with a six-metre pool surrounded by outdoor seating, a kitchen and bar creating a perfect entertaining space. The category is partnered by Bondor.

Bronxx also took out the coveted HIA Australian Apartment Complex partnered by Daikin Australia, for the luxurious waterfront apartment complex as it perfectly balances bayside living and city convenience. Judges commented on the exceptional attention to detail and workmanship, stating the visual, street and market appeal was second to none.

Concepts by Gavin Hepper won HIA Australian Bathroom Design partnered by Tradelink. The highly functional bathroom has abundant natural light, ample storage and privacy for a relaxing bathing experience. Underfloor heating and considered lighting enhance the atmosphere. Judges observed the complex design is perfectly executed, making this a memorable and inviting space.

Horizon Homes won HIA Australian Display Home partnered by Clipsal by Schneider Electric. The contemporary residence blends modern aesthetics with organic design elements. Inviting timber flooring leads to a lounge room with a captivating wall-hung fireplace. The staircase intersects the space and defines the layout. 

Studio Minosa was named the winner of HIA Australian Kitchen Design partnered by Robam Kitchen Appliances. The opulent, sophisticated kitchen is a shining example of transforming a conventional kitchen into a breathtaking masterpiece. Clever planning optimises functionality while concealing appliances, resulting in a sleek, cohesive look. This is the fourth time Studio Minosa have won this category.

The 2024 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards were announced on 18 May in front of an audience of industry leaders and home-building consumers.

Victoria’s BCM Homes won the highest residential building award bestowed each year, winning the 2024 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year. Designed and built with an overarching philosophy of balancing aesthetic and environmental response, this home is suspended on the water's edge of an unbelievably steep slope, moulded to the landscape. The low-maintenance clad exterior is ideal to withstand the coastal setting. Inside, burnished concrete floors, solid timber, and high-end finishes complete this sophisticated build.

Judges were impressed with the meticulous detail and execution. With care, attention and uncompromising quality evident at every turn, the home perfectly combines luxury living with a laid back coastal lifestyle. The category is partnered by CSR.

HIA Managing Director Jocelyn Martin highlighted that the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of HIA members who are excelling in Australia’s residential building industry.

"At HIA, we're dedicated to giving credit where it's due. HIA Awards are our way of recognising the exceptional talent within our membership. We are talking about members who not only build extraordinary homes, kitchens, and bathrooms but also run incredibly successful businesses," Ms Martin emphasised.

"The craftsmanship displayed by our award winners is simply outstanding. Their projects often redefine what's possible in terms of design and innovation, setting new standards for the industry. It brings me immense joy to extend my congratulations to each and every winner for their unwavering dedication to excellence."

Ms Martin also acknowledged the aspiring tradespeople of tomorrow - the apprentices - who are constantly striving to better themselves in their chosen fields and congratulated the professional builders and small businesses who are setting the bar high in areas like customer service, design, innovation, building quality and overall business practices.

"It's truly inspiring to see such dedication and passion across the board. Congratulations to all the winners for their outstanding contributions to the industry," Ms Martin concluded.

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 22 separate categories. The Awards are partnered by leading building products company CSR.

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2024 HIA Australian Apartment of the Year

Winner: Bronxx

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2024 HIA Australian Bathroom Design

Winner: Concepts by Gavin Hepper

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2024 HIA Australian Display Home

Winner: Horizon Homes

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2024 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards winners
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2024 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year
Partnered by CSR
BCM Homes
Victoria
2024 HIA Australian Apartment of the Year
Partnered by Bondor
Bronxx
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Apartment Complex
Partnered by Daikin Australia
Bronxx
NSW
2024 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice
Partnered by Stratco
Oliver Burnell
Tasmania
2024 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year
Partnered by Caroma
Pichelmann Custom Building and Precise Custom Joinery
ACT/SNSW
2024 HIA Australian Bathroom Design
Partnered by Tradelink
Concepts by Gavin Hepper
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Custom Built Home
Partnered by ActronAir
BCM Homes
Victoria
2024 HIA Australian Display Home
Partnered by Clipsal by Schneider Electric
Horizon Homes
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Kitchen of the Year
Partnered by HIA Insurance Services
Craig Linke Bespoke Building
South Australia
2024 HIA Australian Kitchen Design
Partnered by Robam Kitchen Appliances
Studio Minosa
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Outdoor Project
Partnered by Toyota for Business
Liam Gilligan Builders
North Queensland
2024 HIA-CSR Australian People’s Choice Home
Partnered by CSR
BCM Homes
Victoria
2024 HIA Australian Project Home
Partnered by James Hardie
The Rural Building Company
Western Australia
HIA Australian Professional Small Builder / Renovator
Partnered by Companion Systems
Ultimo Constructions
Western Australia
2024 HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder / Renovator
Partnered by Companion Systems
St Joseph Affordable Homes
Tasmania
2024 HIA Australian Professional Major Builder 2024
Partnered by Companion Systems
AVID Developments
Queensland
2024 HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project
Partnered by COLORBOND steel
Zorzi
Western Australia
2024 HIA Australian Spec Home
Partnered by Stratco
VM Building
Western Australia
2024 HIA Australian Specialised Housing
Partnered by Merlin Garage Door Openers
M+J Builders
Northern Territory
2024 HIA Australian Start-up Business
Partnered by American Express Australia
Crew Built
South Australia
2024 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa Development
Partnered by Brickworks
DNA Architects and Bellevue Building Projects
ACT/SNSW
2024 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa of the Year
Partnered by Sika Australia
MK Building Group
Victoria
2024 HIA Sir Phillip Lynch Award of Excellence Colleen May
Victoria

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

For more information please contact:

David Bare

Executive Director - NSW
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