The 2012 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards were announced recently at a special ceremony held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
A prestigious awards event for the residential building industry, the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards showcases the talents of the nation’s top builders and designers with the winners selected from a list of state-based finalists. Awards are given in 20 separate categories.
Judged by industry professionals, the awards acknowledge the talent of builders, designers and building companies who plan and construct quality new housing, apartments, renovations, kitchens and bathrooms.
F & J Sanders Builders Pty Ltd took out the top award, winning the 2012 HIA Australian Home of the Year in addition to the award for the Australian Custom Built Home of the Year for a pavilion-style house that was mostly hand-built from raw materials.
Sammut Constructions Pty Ltd won the Australian Apartment Project of the Year with the judges singling out the design’s modern and luxurious finish that rendered a ‘house-like’ feel.
Mirvac Victoria Pty Ltd won the Australian Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year with the judges describing the use of stunning screens as highly artistic and a great compliment to the minimalist approach to finish.
2012 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Award winners also include:
- Tony Rettle Builders won the Australian Special Purpose Housing Project of the Year
- MC Building & Construction Pty Ltd won the Australian Spec Home of the Year
- APS Homes won the Australian Display Home of the Year
- Gage Roads Constructions won the Australian Renovations/Additions Project of the Year
- Webb & Brown-Neaves won the Australian Outdoor Project of the Year
- Dale Alcock Homes won the Australian Project Home of the Year
- F & J Sanders Builders won the Australian Custom Built Home of the Year
- Sugar Designs won the Australian Bathroom Design of the Year
- Everyday Homes Pty Ltd won the Australian Bathroom of the Year
- Quail Construction Pty Ltd won the Australian Solutions in Steel
- Sublime Cabinet Design won the Australian Kitchen Design of the Year and the Australian Kitchen of the Year
- Ruairi Taylor won the Jim Brookes Apprentice of the Year
- Dale Alcock Homes won the Australian Professional Major Builder of the Year
- Wilson Homes won the Professional Medium Builder of the Year
- Today’s Homes & Lifestyle won the Professional Small/Renovator Builder of the Year
- Franzine Karamflies won the Business Partner of the Year
According to HIA Managing Director Shane Goodwin, the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards reflect the increasingly diverse and competitive Australian housing industry.
HIA is Australia’s peak building industry body representing more than 40,000 builders, suppliers and contractors involved in residential construction.
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