Toowoomba builder adds national award to its belt
TOOWOOMBA building company Valdal Projects has taken out one of the industry's most prestigious national awards for a renovation project in the Garden City.
The company won the Master Builders Australia National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award in the range of $650,000 to $1 million for the alteration of 74 Campbell Street, East Toowoomba.
Owners Stuart and Emily Valdal made the trip to Tasmania recently, where they received the award.
Their first national honour, the accolade caps off a dizzying four years since they founded the company.
The win has ensured their place in a select group of Toowoomba builders who have won awards at a national level.
Humbled by the award, Stuart Valdal said the company was "very happy and quite fortunate" to have won.
"We were in the same category as a number of other builders from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane... when you beat some of those builders and architects, its quite a good little achievement for our business," he said.
The project involved restoring the existing house while working within the parameters of the existing heritage overlay, before constructing the angular, modern living spaces at the back of the home.