Orange is the New Black.
Orange is the New Black. CONTRIBUTED

Sunshine Coast shines at master builders' night of nights

IT was a night for builders throughout Queensland to shine.

The 2016 Master Builders Queensland Housing and Construction Awards at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, celebrated the best in an industry important to the state economy.

The Sunshine Coast was again strongly represented among the finalists, particularly in display and individual housing.

In the construction awards, Ausmar Homes took out the Sporting Facilities up to $5million for the Maroochy River Golf Club, while Hutchinson Builders won the Health Facilities up to $5million award for Gympie Radiology.

"It was a good mix of buildings that have won state awards this year - from display homes and entry-level homes through luxury homes and some commercial projects,'' Master Builders Sunshine Coast regional manager Will Wilson said.

"The mix of work is an indication of the healthy construction industry at all levels on the Sunshine Coast.

"It is good to see a Gympie project win at state level.

"Congratulations to our deserving winners on showing Queensland what the Sunshine Coast is capable of."

In the housing awards, it was double celebrations for J Co Constructions, a local builder operating since 2012.

 

J Co Construction home at Brightwater.
J Co Construction home at Brightwater. CONTRIBUTED

Builder Joe McGuirk had already been a dual award winner, taking out the 2015 Sunshine Coast President's award and now winning the Queensland Individual Home $251,000-$350,000.

Muir Developments took out Individual Home $351,000-$450,000 with Orange Is The New Black: a striking split-level home at Buderim.

That was followed by DJ Sommer Homes winning Individual Home $551,000-$650,000 for a charming colonial-style homestead at Maleny.

Integrale Homes won Display Home $301,000 - $350,000 for The Seaview at Birtinya, while Morayfield builder McLachlan Special Projects had two properties as finalists including The Bondi at Birtinya but won Display Home over $501,000 with The Rosewood at Burpengary.

Rycon Constructions took out Medium Density up to three storeys - two to five dwellings for a stylish Noosaville duplex.

Master Builders' CEO Grant Galvin congratulated the winners across all 53 categories.

"The State Housing & Construction Awards carry a long and distinguished history of showcasing the absolute best in the industry, and the level of competition among this year's entrants is unsurpassed," Mr Galvin said.

"Over the past couple of months our awards program has travelled through nine regions across the state, each recognising the wide-spread talent and expertise of our industry.

"Each winner was then given the opportunity to represent their region at the prestigious Queensland Housing and Construction Awards, which, after 29 years, continue to be sought after by the state's top builders and tradespeople.

"We are incredibly proud of every winner and wish them the best of luck as a selection of winners is put forward to compete against the best from each state in their respective categories at the National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards."

Major winners

House of the Year

Winner of the 2016 Queensland House of the Year - Austen Ritchie Builder

Set on a working cattle property at Beechmont on the Gold Coast, Richmond Park portrays Scottish manor-style living at its finest. Taking eight months to plan and two years to build, everything about this property exudes elegance. The standstone walls are a stunning feature, while the curved staircase wows every time. Each and every detail of the home is immaculate and nothing less than what a House of the Year should be.

Project of the Year

Winner of the 2016 Queensland Project of the Year - Watpac Construction Pty Ltd

Spanning 34 storeys and boasting almost 60,000 square-metres of A-grade commercial space and facilities, One-Eighty Brisbane sets the tone for the future of Brisbane's high-rises. Incorporating smart technology and exceptional environmentally-friendly design, its construction didn't come without challenges. The Watpac team worked closely to come up with ingenious and innovative solutions. As the first office tower to be constructed in Brisbane on-spec since the GFC, its presence doesn't go unmissed in the city skyline.

President's Award

Winner of the 2016 Queensland President's Award - McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd

Designed specifically for Queensland living, the Oasis thirty-five by McDonald Jones Homes, boasts clever living spaces, generous storage options and plenty of flexibility for families of all ages. Encompassing innovative technology in its build, design and styling, the home's thoughtful zoning shows a high level of craftsmanship and superior livability, with its affordable price making it a dream home many buyers can aspire to.

All state winners

Specialty & Construction

. Health Facilities up to $5 million - J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders

. Health Facilities over $5 million - Lendlease Building Pty Ltd

. Education Facilities up to $5 million - Condev Construction Pty Ltd

. Education Facilities over $5 million - Badge Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd

. Sporting Facilities up to $5 million - Ausmar Homes Pty Ltd

. Sporting Facilities over $5 million - Condev Construction Pty Ltd

. Community Service Facilities up to $5 million - Alder Constructions Pty Ltd

. Community Service Facilities over $5 million - J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders

. Retail Facilities - ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd

. Commercial Building up to $5 million - Clarke's Project Management Pty Ltd T/A Clarke's Design & Construct

. Commercial Building over $5 million - Watpac Construction Pty Ltd

. Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storey) up to $20 million - RCQ Construction Pty Ltd

. Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storey) over $20 million - P B S Building (Qld) Pty Ltd

. Industrial Building - Astute Projects Pty Ltd

. Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes - Paynter Dixon Queensland Pty Ltd

. Refurbishment/Renovation up to $2 million - Rod Johnstone Group Pty Ltd

. Refurbishment/Renovation over $2 million - F K Gardner & Sons Pty Ltd

. Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety - Cockram Construction Limited

. Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management - J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders

Housing

. Display Home up to $250,000 - Perry Homes (Aust) Pty Ltd

. Display Home $251,000 - $300,000 - McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd

. Display Home $301,000 - $350,000 - Integrale Homes Pty Ltd T/A Integrale Homes

. Display Home $351,000 - $400,000 - Natter Pty Ltd T/A Stroud Homes Gold Coast

. Display Home over $401,000 - $500,000 -Alliance Homes Pty Ltd T/A Stylemaster Homes

. Display Home over $501,000 - McLachlan Special Projects Pty Ltd

. Individual Home up to $250,000 - Gordon Bourke Constructions Pty Ltd

. Individual Home $251,000 - $350,000 - J Co Constructions Pty Ltd

. Individual Home $351,000 - $450,000 - Muir Developments Pty Ltd

. Individual Home $451,000 - $550,000 - James Nasser Constructions Pty Ltd

. Individual Home $551,000 - $650,000 - D J Sommer Homes Pty Ltd

. Individual Home $651,000 - $750,000 - William Beale Lamble

. Individual Home $751,000 - $1.25 million - Winzim Investments Pty Ltd T/A Mark Winter Constructions

. Individual Home $1.26 million - $2 million - Downs Designer Homes Pty Ltd

. Individual Home over $2 million - Austen Ritchie Builder Pty Ltd

. Home Renovation/Remodelling Project up to $275,000 - Nathan A Hore T/A N H Homes

. Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $276,000 - $575,000 - Nixon Build Pty Ltd T/A Nixon Build And Design

. Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000 - $1 million - Klinge Constructions & Developments Pty Ltd

. Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million - Corella Construction Pty Ltd

. Medium Density up to 3 Storeys - 2 to 5 Dwellings - G A Ryan Developments Pty Ltd T/A Rycon Constructions

. Medium Density up to 3 Storeys - over 5 Dwellings - Mosaic Construction Pty Ltd

. Excellence in Sustainable Living - MyStyle Homes (Qld) Pty Ltd

. Lifestyle Housing for High Care Needs, Disabled and Seniors Award - Purpose Built Detached Dwelling - Martin Locke Homes Pty Ltd T/A Martin Locke Homes

Trade Contractor/Specialty

. Best Residential Bathroom - Moseley Holdings Pty Ltd T/A Ash Moseley Homes

. Best Residential Kitchen - A M D Quality Constructions Pty Ltd

. Best Residential Swimming Pool - Downs Designer Homes Pty Ltd

Majors

. Rising Star - Rod Johnstone

. Women in Building - Katrina Tomkins

. Apprentice of the Year - Matthew Williams

. Residential Trade Contractor of the Year - Artizan Cabinets Pty Ltd

. Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year - Logan Steel Pty Ltd

. President's Award - McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd

. Project of the Year - Watpac Construction Pty Ltd

. House of the Year - Austen Ritchie Builder Pty Ltd

View the full winners' list and photo gallery at www.mbqld.com.au/housing-and-construction-awards



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