GJ Gardner takes home the prize

EXCELLENCE in design, construction and housing construction has been recognised at the annual HIA Wide Bay awards.

The awards are convened by Australia's peak industry body for residential construction, recognise the achievements of the local housing industry, and covet excellence in design, construction, innovation and housing technology.

The major winner at this year's award event was GJ Gardner Homes Fraser Coast/Bundaberg, taking out both Display Home and Wide Bay Home of the Year.

The judges said the display home at The Esplanade, Pialba, was the pinnacle of contemporary design and liveability at an affordable price.

"The upstairs living space is designed to capture summer breezes and vistas while a huge entertaining room with built-in bar and lifestyle balcony and a ground floor featuring open-plan family space, office and guest bedroom with ensuite, make this home truly remarkable," they said.

In congratulating the winners and finalists, HIA branch manager Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay, Stuart Collins, said each year the Wide Bay Housing Awards attracted an outstanding array of entries across different housing forms.

"It is difficult enough selecting finalists let alone winners such is the high calibre of the entries received in 2015,"Mr Collins said.

"This healthy level of competition ensures that new standards in design, workmanship and innovation are achieved across all award categories," he said.

As in previous years the awards were well supported by Bundaberg Regional Council, Construction Skills Queensland and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

Mr Collins said that without the involvement of partners, such important industry events like this would not be possible and thanked them for their contribution.


HIA 2015 winners

Kitchen project

Rick Walters Homes

Bathroom project

Rick Walters Homes

Display home

GJ Gardner Homes Fraser Coast/Bundaberg

Country home

Breeze Homes

Project home

Tapscott Homes

Coastal home

Steve Bagnall Homes

Custom built up to $350,000

Bungalow Homes

Custom built $350,001 to $750,000

Gibson Building

2015 HIA Wide Bay Home of the Year

GJ Gardner Homes Fraser Coast/Bundaberg

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