Housing demands is one of the big issues facing the Surat Basin.
Housing demands is one of the big issues facing the Surat Basin. AAP

Mastering building success

THE champagne was flowing at Kleidon Masterbuilt Homes after the Bundaberg company took out two awards - including the prestigious President's Award - at the Master Builders Housing and Construction State Awards.

Business owner Dianne Kleidon said the company was thrilled with their awards, announced on Friday night.

“It basically proves that we've got the goods to build quality homes,” she said.

The President's Award is awarded to a home which combines affordability with innovation and quality workmanship.

Mrs Kleidon and husband Brett currently live in the award-winning home, called Eliza-Breeze.

“The kitchen is my favourite room because it's light and roomy and the area makes you feel you are in the centre of the home,” she said.

The home features a double shower in the ensuite, a spa, 11m lap pool in the outdoor area and a sound-proof media room.

The company was also awarded best individual home between $251,000 and $400,000.

Also tasting success at the awards was Jeff Lennox Homes, which took out the Tourism and Hospitality Building valued up to $8 million for the Hinkler Hall of Aviation.

Owner Jeff Lennox said everyone involved in the project was “excited and enthused” by their success.

“It is not often that you get to be involved in a project of the significance as Hinkler Hall,” he said.

“The award certainly recognised the quality and uniqueness of the building.”

The Gin Gin Primary Health Facility, built by Sunshine Coast-based construction company Northbuild Construction, was awarded best Health and Education Building from $4 million to $15 million.

Eliza-Breeze • Double shower and spa in the master bedroom ensuite • Designed for a tropical climate and the maximise natural light and ventilation • The swimming pool is an 11 metre lap pool • Sound proof media room, perfect to watch the footy in It proves that we've got the goods to build quality homes Dianne Kleidon


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