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Published by: Newscorp on behalf of Master Builders Queensland Writers: Erle Levey, Annie Caughey, Sarah Dionysius Features Sales Manager: jessica.watson@scnews.com.au Design & layout: Pete Coram Cover photo: Cooroy Mountain home by Braeden Constructions

Spotlight shines on Sunshine Coast building excellence In our ever busy daily lives sometimes it’s easy to focus on the endless to-do lists and overlook celebrating our own success. Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards provide an opportunity for the building and construction industry to take a moment to pause and celebrate success and receive recognition for their astounding work. It also provides the opportunity for the broader community to see the amazing work being produced in our Queensland communities. It is with great honour that I welcome you to the 2019 Sunshine Coast Award Winners magazine.

Will Wilson

Master Builders Sunshine Coast Regional Manager

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WINNERS The full list of this year's winners for construction, housing, individual and major awards

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2019 MASTER BUILDERS HOUSE OF THE YEAR Braeden Constructions

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MASTER BUILDERS Award pinnacle and building trends


Over the past few months, our panel of dedicated judges have attended each project and made a thorough assessment against the strict Awards criteria. The judges’ eagle eyes are honed in on workmanship, degree of construction difficulty, external appeal, siting and aspect along with amenities and aesthetics. After reviewing entries, the judges returned to our Sunshine Coast headquarters to deliberate and after much passionate discussion and sometimes, debate – one winner was selected for each category.

2019 MASTER BUILDERS PROJECT OF THE YEAR Lendlease 2019 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS The Rising Star and Apprentice of the Year 2019 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS Women in Building BUILDER PROFILES Find the perfect builder to suit your personal needs and style

The Awards cater for entrants ranging from apprentices to trade contractors and small family businesses to the biggest names in the industry. Each year the bar seems to be raised higher and this year was certainly no exception. The excelling quality highlights the exceptional skills and craftsmanship of Sunshine Coast’s Master Builders.

The feedback from our judges has noted the high calibre of entrants; both those we’ve not seen in the Awards before and those who continued their stellar work and made our judges’ job a difficult one.

“Their work, whether a winner this year or not, is a credit to the unwavering quality and craftsmanship of an authentic Master Builder.”

Each of our entrants has put their business, product and workmanship under scrutiny as part of an extremely competitive process. Their work, whether a winner this year or not, is a credit to the unwavering quality and craftsmanship of an authentic Master Builder. The Sunshine Coast 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. If you are considering a new build or renovation, please consider this book a showcase of the incredible work that can be achieved when choosing a Master Builder.

MASTER BUILDERS A guide for buyers, builders and renovators

Get in touch with one of the award-winning builders featured here directly or utilise our Find a Master Builder search at www.mbqld.com.au. This search will populate a list of properly licensed contractors who match your unique criteria and building needs.

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On behalf of Master Builders, thank you for your remarkable work and congratulations on your deserving win. I thank you for supporting the 2019 Housing & Construction Awards program.

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Winners 2019

Master Builders congratulates this years's winners who have demonstrated excellence across a wide range of categories.

Major Awards President's Award Aspect Homes Qld Pty Ltd The Austen

Commercial Building over $50 million Buildcorp Group Pty Limited T/A Buildcorp Interiors Kawana Shoppingworld Stage 5B Carpark & Cinema

Project of the Year Lend Lease Building Pty Ltd Sunshine Plaza Redevelopment

Industrial Building up to $5 million B A Murphy Constructions Pty Ltd Bells Creek Business Park II

House of the Year Braeden Constructions Pty Ltd Cooroy Mountain Residence

Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) up to $20 million Mosaic Construction Pty Ltd Cyan by Mosaic

Construction Health Facilities up to $20 million Badge Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd Caloundra Health Service Refurbishment

Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million Mosaic Construction Pty Ltd Solis by Mosaic

Education Facilities up to $10 million Evans Built Pty Ltd Caloundra Christian College Junior Learning Centre

Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes McNab N Q Pty Ltd Shine Birtinya Retirement Village

Education Facilities over $10 million Badge Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd Good Samaritan Catholic College Stage 1

Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000 LYNP Projects & Constructions Pty Ltd Akane Teppanyaki and Whiskey Bar

Sporting Facilities Evans Built Pty Ltd Sunshine Coast Grammar School Aquatic Centre Community Service Facilities Ri-con Contractors Pty Ltd Mooloolaba Spit Boardwalk Upgrade Retail Facilities up to $5 million Fitsin Pty Ltd Uptown Gastropub Retail Facilities over $5 million Lend Lease Building Pty Ltd Sunshine Plaza Redevelopment Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders Park Road Boardwalk Tourism and Leisure Facilities over $10 million Buildcorp Group Pty Limited T/A Buildcorp Interiors Kawana Shoppingworld Extension & Event Cinema Commercial Building up to $5 million Murphy Builders Qld Pty Ltd Daniel House Commercial Building $5 million – $50 million Adco Constructions Pty Limited Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre

Refurbishment/Renovation over $750,000 Lend Lease Building Pty Ltd Sunshine Plaza Ambience Upgrade Project Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders Park Road Boardwalk

Individual Home $251,000 – $350,000 Devcon Building Co Pty Ltd Sage Landing Individual Home $351,000 – $450,000 S K L Projects (Aust) Pty Ltd T/A Lamper Constructions Sunshine Cove Individual Home $451,000 – $550,000 Mint Design Homes Pty Ltd Black House Individual Home $551,000 – $650,000 D J Sommer Homes Pty Ltd Tallowwood Individual Home $651,000 – $750,000 Grant McDonald Homes Pty Ltd Allan Residence Individual Home $751,000 - $950,000 G T O Building Pty Ltd Bach House Individual Home $951,000 – $1.25 million Ratcliffe Builders (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A Pandanus Constructions Buderim A Haven in the Hinterland

Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million Ty Style Pty Ltd Adaluma Residential Unit Renovation/Remodelling Recom Building Services Pty Ltd Syrenuse Apartment Mooloolaba Medium Density up to 3 Storeys – 2 to 5 Dwellings Ryan Designer Homes (Qld) Pty Ltd The Hampton Residences Medium Density up to 3 storeys – over 5 Dwellings RCQ Projects Pty Ltd Locale Residential Trade Contractor of the Year Brendan M W O'Neill Timeless Excellence in Sustainable Living Maroochy Building Contractors Pty Ltd Lake View

Trade Contractor/Specialty

Individual Home $1.26 million – $2 million B A Murphy Constructions Pty Ltd Culbara Residence

Best Residential Bathroom Braeden Constructions Pty Ltd Cooroy Mountain Residence

Individual Home over $2 million Braeden Constructions Pty Ltd Cooroy Mountain Residence

Best Residential Kitchen Braeden Constructions Pty Ltd Cooroy Mountain Residence

Best Use of Sloping Sites S & S Timmer Constructions Pty Ltd Benn Home

Best Residential Swimming Pool Ausmar Homes Pty Ltd Yandina Creek Residence

Display Home $251,000 – $350,000 Aspect Homes Qld Pty Ltd The Austen

Best Use of Steel Frame Housing Halcyon Constructions Qld Pty Ltd Halcyon Lakeside


Display Home $351,000 – $450,000 McLachlan Special Projects Pty Ltd The Nadia

Home Renovation/Remodelling Project up to $275,000 Steele D Morrison T/A Southern Cross Builders Flame Trees

Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety B A Murphy Constructions Pty Ltd Managing Out Door Work Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year Bradley's Pty Limited T/A Honed + Polished Concrete Coles Birtinya Trading Floor


Display Home $451,000 – $550,000 Privium Homes Pty Ltd Shore 23 Display Home over $551,000 McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd T/A Brighton Homes Queensland Monterey 40 Individual Home up to $250,000 Thompson Sustainable Homes (Qld) Pty Ltd The Soho Loft

Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $276,000 – $575,000 Zerner Building Company Pty Ltd Rainbow Beach Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000 – $1 million Ratcliffe Builders (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A Pandanus Constructions Buderim Single becomes Dual Occupancy

Alan Eichmann Memorial Award for Quality Workmanship Ratcliffe Builders (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A Pandanus Constructions Buderim A Haven in the Hinterland Apprentice of the Year Galen Sek-Reid Community Solutions Group Ltd Rising Star Dominic Tyacke Qld Built Pty Ltd Women in Building Kristina Kucan B A Murphy Constructions Pty Ltd 2019 Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards | 3


Hitting the right note Magnificent Cooroy Mountain home by Braeden Constructions takes 2019 Master Builders House of the Year Award You are not prepared for this. With Mount Cooroy as a backdrop and Mt Tinbeerwah to the north, this quality home by Braeden Constructions appears to be floating in the Noosa hinterland landscape. The way it interacts with the environment takes you by surprise. Yet it is little wonder that the project has taken out the 2019 Master Builders Sunshine Coast House of the Year. The challenges for the builder came in understanding the client's vision for this landmark property, and working with the designers to deliver a quality product. Set on a northerly slope of the 50ha horse and grazing property, the home takes full advantage of the outlook sweeping views from Mt Cooroora in the west, past Cooran Tablelands to Mt Tinbeerwah.

with ease of transition between the different zones. An appreciation of the landscape is evident, capturing the outstanding sunny, northerly aspect and views. Protection from the cooler south-westerly weather is provided by sheltering in the lee of Cooroy Mountain. "It’s a big house but has a lightness of sitting above the landscape,'' Braeden Constructions' Mick Devlin said. “It has been designed to let the outside in. “The corners float. The gutter lines provide a sharp profile that gives it a border, during the day and especially at night. It lights up beautifully.’’ The house is a suspended slab that cantilevers 3m to give a feel of floating above the land.

The welcoming entry area can be opened right up, providing a calming rural view. A central fish pond effectively divides the bedrooms and the main living zone.

It is basically on one level with further garaging, an office and storage beneath it. Cleverly constructed into the slope is a wine cellar so as to maintain an even temperature.

This passive separation of living and sleeping areas is an example of how that while being a large house it is still homely

There is an ionised pool and floodlit tennis court as well as dam with cabana and deck.

The bathrooms are stunning, offering forever views from the stand-alone tubs and spacious showers. The main bathroom features a steam room while a mitre jointed stone slab serves as a central wall of the shower. Centrally located, the beautifully-appointed kitchen is a gathering point for family and friends. The colours and textures of the benches and cabinetry has an organic look to reflect the outdoors. The functional design features a cocktail cabinet conveniently located to one side, and a walk-in, walk-out butler’s pantry leading to a country-sized laundry that in turn connects to the garage. Designed to embrace sustainability features, the finished product must bring the builder immense satisfaction to see it as such a beautiful home for the client. “To see it during construction meant continually identifying work that needed finishing,’’ he said. “Yet to see it as a functioning home, that’s the reward for all the effort.’’

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Centre of attention Lendlease wins 2019 Master Builders Project of the Year Award for major Sunshine Plaza expansion The size and the scope of the Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre redevelopment at Maroochydore came with it an extraordinary number of challenges for the builder. The way Lendlease overcame those challenges, and provided a focus that the Sunshine Coast community could utilise and be proud of, has made it a worthy winner of the 2019 Master Builders Sunshine Coast Project of the Year. The redevelopment added about 34,000sq m of gross floor area to the existing 73,000sq m, elevating it to the first superregional shopping centre north of Brisbane. Seen as a key asset for the Lendlease portfolio, the eyes of management were on the construction team. Not only was the project constrained by existing buildings and car parking that had been constructed as early as 1994, extreme care had to be taken of the environmentally-sensitive Cornmeal Creek that runs through the whole site. Significant rain events during early 2018 created challenges to construction schedules.

High winds provided another set-back with three tower cranes being unable to operate.

At the same time excellent use was made of natural light and ventilation throughout the redevelopment.

Instead, three mini cranes were brought in across the creek to operate from the decks and mitigate possible delays.

Solar power has been installed for lighting in car parks as well

Yet another issue was for construction to be staged to allow the existing shopping centre and its tenants to continue trading without interruption.

back into the system as quickly as possible.

Logistics crews needed to come in of a night to erect scaffolding while trading continued in the existing malls.

respectful to the indigenous culture and heritage.

Trade deliveries needed to be coordinated with traders stocking their tenancies so that all 58 shops would open on time. A key feature of Sunshine Plaza to this stage was the centre had no defined northern entry. So the development became very much a customer journey. One that included the entry statement on the northern aspect to the pedestrian bridge across Cornmeal Creek. This structure takes customers to the creek-side boardwalk and promenade, giving pleasant break-out areas from the internal shopping malls.

as providing cover on the rooftop areas. It was also important to seamlessly join the new and existing car parking, and get it Highlighting the surrounding environment and being A strong indigenous engagement program was included. The construction period highlighted the surrounding environment and at all times was respectful to the indigenous culture and heritage. Overall, the project utilised 1.6million man hours and inducted more than 2900 people. The degree of planning, the challenges faced, the coordination required the need to think outside the box and the skill to carry it through are a credit to all involved.

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Rising Star Dominic Tyacke’s career in construction began 11 years ago and, within that time, his natural leadership skills, determination to deliver the best and sharp business smarts have led him on a winding journey to the top. After he spent many years building his knowledge and practical experience working for large construction companies. In 2015, he decided to follow his passion and go it alone, founding his own company Qld Built. As a rising star within the industry, his company is no different, winning two awards at the 2018 Master Builders Sunshine Coast Housing & Construction Awards. Dom has built a company reputation founded on a ‘meticulous attention to detail’ and a mentality of ‘doing things right the first time.’ His team is committed to delivering high-quality, custom built residential projects, with a luxurious edge. Dom ensures that every project delivered by Qld Built is completed with creativity, communication and fine craftsmanship and it is this desire to push the boundaries of construction that makes himself and his company shine so bright. A desire to be the best he can be, seems to be an innate trait of Dom’s who graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering achieving Honours and academic excellence awards along the way. Dom’s achievements far exceed his success on paper and he is well-known for his caring and attentive attitude to both his clients and those he works with in the industry. He ensures all views are listened to and delivers flexible solutions. Clients of Qld Built’s Hideaway Project Sissy and Ryan said whilst building their dream home they didn’t want to sacrifice quality design for the functional practicalities their family needed. “Paramount to the whole project for us was building a home that not only looked good but was also completely accessible - Ryan is in a wheelchair and having a home where he could do simple things that most people take for granted, like independently getting in and out to the street and deck with our daughter on his lap, being able to easily use every bathroom and cooktop was massive,” Sissy said. “Together with Dom’s openness to listening to what we wanted and going out of his way to resolve structural limitations, we’ve managed to create a house that any modern designer would be proud of, yet one that also enables our family to have complete freedom without the physical limitations that exist in most houses.”

While Galen Asha Sek-Reid is only new to the construction industry, it is clear he has a promising career ahead. Always one of the first on site, Galen arrives enthusiastically each day ready and eager to learn. His understanding of the workplace environment and his professional maturity is immensely impressive for someone his age. He has been repeatedly identified by supervisors and coworkers as someone who has a ‘get the job done attitude’ but will ensure quality craftmanship is never sacrificed along the way. No challenge thrown Galen’s way has proven too difficult for the young man, who so early into his apprenticeship has demonstrated the ability to successfully take on all parts of a project, from measuring and quoting to ordering the correct parts and materials. Owner and director of Booher Constructions, Mark Piling, said the young apprentice had an eagerness to learn which is what sets him apart from many others in the early stages of a career in construction. “Galen is one of the best apprentices I have had work for me and I look forward to working with him in the future,” Mr Piling said. “He has demonstrated skills that produce quality work, showing that he is ready to handle any task that is given to him.” Within just eight months working for Booher Constructions, Galen was nominated twice to win an award at the Annual Apprentice and Trainee Awards Night. At the event held earlier this year, he was awarded the Tafe Queensland Advanced Training Award. Recently Galen was able to add the Master Builders 2019 Apprentice of the Year Award to his “tool” belt, due to this hard work and dedication. Congratulations to Galen from the entire Master Builders community.


Master Builders is proud to announce Dom Tyacke as the 2019 recipient of the Master Builders Rising Star Award.

Apprentice of the Year

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Kristina Kucan understands that safety is the number one priority for all those who work in the construction industry. Which is exactly why she excels in her role as the Work, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (WHSEQ) Manager for BA Murphy Constructions. No detail is missed under the attentive eyes of Kristina, who is often described by those who work with her as a ‘highly intelligent’ and ‘motivated’ individual. Kristina's efforts in improving the company’s WHSEQ systems is what has earned her the 2019 Master Builders Women in Building Award. Within her time at BA Murphy Constructions, Kristina has executed a new digital software program to assist with the management of the business’ WHSEQ requirements, which she developed within just six months. Her commitment to educating sub-contractors has a direct impact and positive influence on the safety culture of the surrounding industry. Blessed with exceptional communication skills, Kristina’s approach to dealing with OH&S issues in the workplace centre around common sense and relatability. Director of SEQ Waterproofing, Patrick Dennehy, said after working closely with Kristina her valuable skill set and rare attributes should not go unnoticed. “I have worked on commercial buildings in Australia since 1999 and I can say from firsthand experience that Kristina’s attitude and approach in the workplace are of the highest standards,” Mr Dennehy said. “I truly believe that a lot of tier one safety advisors could adopt just half of Kristina’s approach and still better themselves as a safety advisor.”

Women in Building

Master Builders is proud to welcome Kristina into its hall of fame as the 2019 Women in Building Award recipient.

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With you every step of the way From planning and design to construction and property sale, Privium Group is there through every stage of the homeowner experience. You may not have heard of Privium Group, but they’ve been around for quite some time. Over 22 years in fact. When building with Privium, you can rest easy knowing your home is being created by a team of experts. However, they promise much more than just the home of your dreams. The team works to build communities, helping to empower Australians to realise their dreams of a new home and cater to those needs by offering solutions to suit the diverse needs of individuals, couples and families. Since its inception, Privium Group has built 6,500 homes across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. However,

the company’s expertise expands much further than this longterm construction experience. Today the company exists as a vertically integrated business offering services from civil development to home construction as well as design and property management. Privium works hand in hand with clients, partnering with them at every stage of the homeowner adventure, offering a level of personalised service that makes it a truly enjoyable ride. It has come a long way since its beginnings in 1996, and the company looks forward to using its 22 years of experience to continue to deliver Queenslanders their ideal home for another 22 years and beyond. Privium founding directors are still hands-on with the dayto-day operations of the company, and their knowledge and expertise lay at the heart of Privium Group’s success. Privium is proud to be one of the best builders in Queensland and was recently announced as the eighth best builder Australia-wide. They’re also Victoria’s number one fastest growing builder, so watch this space! The team continues to strive for excellence as they work with clients to realise their homeownership goals. Privium Group strives to make the path to homeownership as straightforward as possible. Its fixed-price contracts are a testimony to their promise of transparency and reliability covering all aspects of the project’s build, including the suppliers and products used. From your first home to your forever home, Privium is proudly supporting Australian homeowner’s dreams. To make the possibilities of your dream home a reality, call Privium Group on 1300 986 422.

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Grandview Homes – 20 Years Strong When it comes to building your new home, you need to be assured your builder will offer the best value for money, quality inclusions and no hidden additional costs. Not to mention personalised service, a streamlined building process and high-quality workmanship. Established in 1999 Grandview Homes is a locally owned, family operated building company. When building with Grandview Homes, you can have peace of mind that you are dealing with a locally owned, debt free company that has built over 1000 quality homes. Celebrating 20 years in operation, Grandview Homes has gained extensive local knowledge and expertise in the building industry maintaining its professional association with the Housing Industry Association (HIA) as well as holding its place as a member of the Queensland Master Builders Association. It is Grandview Homes’ approach to `building homes – not houses’ that has awarded the company with over 70 building industry awards at both local Sunshine Coast regional and Queensland state levels. Their endeavour to create quality homes has also resulted in a high level of customer satisfaction, generating a large proportion of loyal customers and repeat clients. With a highly qualified and experienced team, Grandview Homes provide a comprehensive and efficient service from sales to handover. The sales and design team will assist you to select from a diverse range of home designs that can be customised

to cater to your lifestyle and specific needs. The dedicated administration staff keep your project running smoothly, looking after countless tasks from building approval submissions to handover documentation. Not to mention, the commitment of their skilled onsite builders and tradespeople – all of whom understand the vital importance of ensuring each home is constructed with quality workmanship and attention to detail. The changing demographic of the Sunshine Coast and recent design trends have created a vast increase in medium density living. In response to these developments, Grandview Homes has recently diversified in providing construction of multiresidential projects. Their commitment to providing `homes –

not houses’ has Grandview Homes addressing multi-residential projects with the same focus on providing residences that will cater to the lifestyle and needs of their individual future residents. Whether you are building your first home, investment property or dream home, visit Grandview Homes to turn your vision into reality.

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Recom Building specialises in custom builds for new homes, remodelling and outdoor structures on the Sunshine Coast. They have excellent client engagement and a strong passion for delivering projects with a point of difference that accentuates lifestyle and functionality. The expertise of the Recom team is demonstrated through their high-end finishes, innovative products and professionalism. They work closely with designers and clients throughout the whole build from concept to construction. The Recom team pride themselves on their attention to detail, professionalism, project coordination and communication. They have a strong passion for creating your perfect lifestyle living whilst not compromising on functionality. Owner Jason Trinder has been in the building and construction industry for over 18 years. He prides himself on his workmanship to produce quality finishes as well as his organisational skills.

Ryan Designer Homes set out to design the combined “Hampton Residences“ to appear as one big home from the road. To achieve this desired look the team constructed a concealed entry with one grand front door presenting to the street via a wide entry platform. With the Hampton theme exterior, they strived to achieve two individual interiors that would allow the future residents to feel that their home was unique on the inside but in sync on the exterior. As such the properties developed their two personalities, The Hampton theme 8A residence with a Hampton contemporary twist, and 8B with a modern twist but sympathetic to the architectural landing point, achieving a subtle but important distinction. Just a few of the appeal design elements incorporated into the project include: • Stunning two-storey voids allowing northerly sun and light into living zones • 2700 x 7000 large sliding stackers that hide into stone walls • Beautiful oak timber floors with wide profile • Smart home intelligence • Led strip lighting for mood enhancement

Jason is driven by the challenge to always strive for better and guides trades to overcome any building obstacles. His natural talent for building really shines through his work today where he continues to fine-tune his skills and knowledge to better himself on each and every job.

• Built-in sound system • Whole of house water filter • Electronic Security code pad coded front door lock • Individual swimming pools with three-sided infinity edge and stone walls

When you engage Recom Building as your builder, you can count on them for the results you want and the quality you deserve.

One of the most exciting materials used in this project was the low maintenance Accoya cladding. It has high UV and termite resistance properties due to its genetically modified properties. Accoya is constructed from a renewable resource and is guaranteed for 50 years above ground with no maintenance/coating.

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The perfect home for the perfect lifestyle McLachlan Homes, proudly bringing their clients dreams to life for over two decades.

service officer, who guide them through the project as well

McLachlan Homes are proud once again to be part of the Master Builders Awards with a long history of unique awardwinning designs.

supervisor directly.

This year’s entries are truly special with projects ranging from the waterfront award winner at Newport Waters, sloping sites of Kedron, acreage and small lots designs of North Harbour to the award winning coastal design at Palmview, The Nadia.

as the freedom to liaise regularly with their construction McLachlan’s have a long-standing team of talented craftsmen whom are not only reliable but offer a high quality of workmanship and exceptional attention to detail that clients can depend upon. Many repeat customers have enjoyed interactions with the

McLachlan Homes have been proudly designing and constructing, stunning liveable homes for their customers for more than 22 years, from Noosa to South Brisbane.

same staff, trades and suppliers years later for their second

The national award-winning builder believes in tailoring each project to reflect their client’s individual lifestyle, taste and budget — Staying true to their motto “Built around lifestyle”.

Once construction is under way, clients enjoy flexibility

In line with a more personalised experience, this family owned company offers flexibility and high-quality workmanship that can only come through years of experience within the industry. With the encouragement for their customers to be involved as much or as little as they like, in every step of the planning stages and construction process. The customer is key to the dedicated team (many with more than 10 years of service) that bring passion and drive to each project. Clients enjoy on-site meetings with experienced design and sales consultants and personalise their homes with awardwinning new home’s designers.

and third projects, which is testimony to the high-quality skill and knowledge. to meet with these trusted craftsmen including painters, electricians, plumbers and cabinetmakers. McLachlan Homes also have many speculative homes for sale for customers looking for a quality investment already built, by the award-winning team. If customers want to make a contractual variation, it’s no problem. If a change is possible McLachlan’s offer customers, the flexibility to make it happen. Whether it be a simple colour change or a structural item they simply didn’t think about, McLachlan’s offer these variations to all customers with no administration cost. Experience the difference with a trusted local, family owned

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Braeden’s abode that exudes style Out in the hinterland of Cooroy Mountain who would ever need to leave home with a property this exquisite. Braeden Constructions is a Noosa building company that specialises in custom-built homes on the Sunshine Coast. With the priority always being client satisfaction, Braeden Constructions is committed to achieving high-quality outcomes whilst exceeding clients’ expectations. There can be no bigger compliment than winning national building awards where judges reward quality of workmanship, value for money, design and technical excellence and Braeden Constructions has a cabinet full of awards to prove their excellence in the construction industry. When you build with Braeden Constructions you deal directly with company owner Mick Devlin. Mick is a third-generation builder and the extensive knowledge passed onto him throughout the years shows in the solutions achieved by his team. “We always enjoy a great working relationship with the people we work for. Most of our work comes from word-of-mouth referrals or repeat clients. I think our references reflect the successful outcomes we achieve,” Mick Devlin said.

of the year at the 2019 Master Builders Awards night. This is the 3rd time Braeden Constructions have won the prestigious overall Home of the Year Award. The luxurious modern farmhouse floats above the landscape, through the use of cantilevered concrete slabs, exquisite sharp lines, bespoke brickwork patterns and a dark exterior palette. This modern Noosa farmhouse contrast beautifully with its surroundings – a working cattle property at Cooroy Mountain.

“We go the extra mile when quoting so there are no surprises during construction.”

With French oak flooring flowing throughout this house, integrated home automation and a central water feature with fish, this luxurious abode built by Braeden Constructions exudes class.

If you're still not convinced, have a look at Braeden Constructions recent project at Cooroy Mountain which was awarded home of the Year, Bathroom of the Year and Kitchen

Feature lighting in the kitchen helps convey warmth and establish it as the heart of the home, while large windows ensure the superb hinterland views on offer to be enjoyed just

as easily internally as on the large balcony that opens from the interior seamlessly. This acreage home construction project also included the use of natural stone wall panels in wet areas, a steam room that features mosaic tiles, a gazebo near the property’s feature dam, a tennis court and a cellar. Looking for a builder to build your hinterland masterpiece in Noosa? Call Mick Devlin today on 0418 505 117, visit www.braedenconstructions.com.au or follow them on facebook.

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An enduring commitment to excellence Originally established in 2004 by Brook Monahan and rebranded in 2012 with co-founder Dave Handley, the privately owned, Brisbane-based Mosaic Property Group has grown to become one of Queensland’s most awarded and respected residential developers. Mosaic’s unique approach to controlling every aspect, from research, site acquisition, design, marketing and sales, to construction, settlement and property management ensures exceptional quality properties that deliver enduring value for customers. Their proven track record for creating architecturally bespoke, lifestyle-driven developments in premium locations continues to set new benchmarks in SouthEast Queensland’s residential market. The prolific developer, whose projects in Brisbane alone now number well over 40, most recently added to its enviable track record at the 2019 Master Builders Sunshine Coast awards, with its Caloundra projects, Cyan by Mosaic and Solis by Mosaic, winning Best Residential Building up to $20m and Best Residential Building over $20m respectively. Mr Monahan said he and the team were extremely proud of the recognition, which he attributed to the Group’s attention to detail and passion for delivering benchmark developments. “Careful consideration is put into absolutely every aspect of our projects to create homes that not only look great but feel great – that enhance the quality of life for our customers while

delivering real investment value.” Mr Monahan said. “To receive these coveted awards for Cyan and Solis is another milestone for Mosaic and proof that we are achieving our goal of introducing a new level of style and luxury to the Sunshine Coast market.” Mosaic’s expanding footprint of multi-residential developments in the region includes the sell-out Drift in Coolum (due to completion in late 2019), the sales record-breaking Avalon in Maroochydore (due for completion in early 2021), and the soon-to-be-released, boutique luxury First Bay in Coolum. “We are very excited about and have a serious, long-term

commitment to the Sunshine Coast. The unprecedented infrastructure spending, coupled with the unbeatable lifestyle offering, is further cementing it as one of Australia’s most desirable locations” Mr Monahan said. “Mosaic will continue to work hard to create legacy developments that contribute to the region’s vision of being a true, world-class destination while providing significant employment opportunity and drive economic growth for the area." For more information, call 07 5329 7920, drop into the sales display at 48-50 Duporth Avenue Maroochydore or visit www.mosaicproperty.com.au


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An authentic take on teppanyaki wins LYNP an award LYNP Projects & Constructions are very honoured to be awarded the Best Commercial Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000 in 2019 for its Akane Teppanyaki and Whisky Bar project. The Sunshine Coast Master Builders Construction Awards was a night to remember and the directors are very proud of this achievement, especially considering how new the company is to the Australian market. It was only in 2014 when Levon Yaghdjian decided to move to Australia with his family and opened LYNP Projects & Constructions on the Sunshine Coast. In 2016 his Australian cousin came on board as his business partner and the company became fully operational. Levon brought with him his international degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering and is licensed as a Builder in Queensland. This level of knowledge and experience is one of LYNP’s best strengths. The Akane project was a hard and complex job. It included four cooking stations for two chefs and seating for 20 people, fully equipped in a warm ambient atmosphere. It was a challenge to carry such big installation works regarding gas, plumbing, electricity and exhaust to fit out this space under comfort and functionality. The kitchen and bar were designed for perfect interconnection and were dimensioned to cater for a full

house also supporting a complete Izakaya menu and whisky bar. The design has followed traditional teppanyaki restaurant concepts but in a sophisticated and modern way. The dining space was planned to be the perfect stage for the cooking show. This makes the difference to what is now one of the best restaurants in Queensland. LYNP’s experience learnt overseas includes all sort of residential, commercial and industrial projects. Its range of work includes industrial areas, bridges, retail shops, pet shops, restaurants, cafes, spas, lighting showrooms, service stations, medical clinics, penthouses, housing, extensions and renovations. They offer high quality service under an affordable price point.

LYNP is also representing CEUSA tiles from Brazil in Queensland, importing high quality and outstanding designed tiles to increase the quality of the finishing on all LYNP projects. You can visit LYNP Projects & Constructions in its office in Warana to talk about how they can make your next project happen!

Commercial Residential Industrial We bring over 30 years of experience and high qualification overseas to Sunshine Coast, the home we chose! Whether you want to build or renovate, small projects to big developments, we can provide you with the best solutions from first concept to final delivery.

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All the benefits of the new, with the comforts of the old Pacific Blue Developments can help you achieve your dream build in the perfect location. The Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful places in Australia to live, with its laid-back vibe and stunning beaches. It is the dream of many to have a beautiful home by the water, to be able to take a quick dip in the ocean or stroll along the beach at any time while enjoying a modern, comfortable house. But how to make that dream a reality?

Whether its families moving into the perfect spot and planning the dream home or those who already live in the ideal spot wanting to upgrade their house, rebuilding is an option for clients to get the best of both worlds. Pacific Blue Developments has helped many clients through this process and take pride in transforming an ordinary property into a dream home built for the specific needs of the owners. Working in partnership with the client, Pacific Blue Development create a one-off design which is customised to suit each client and their block. The “knockdown, rebuild” option can actually be more cost-

effective than renovating an existing dwelling. Quite often renovations can have unexpected costs as old structures present unknown complications throughout the construction process. With a rebuild, clients can rest assured that everything within the house is brand new and working the way it should. This also results in savings, as innovative technology such as insulation, improved window and door design and smart lighting choices can often lower the costs associated with running the house. Another obvious benefit of building a new home is being able to choose the design aspects that suit your personal tastes and lifestyle. Sitting down with a designer and discussing how

you live and what is important to you will result in a home which feels comfortable and right to you. If you’re looking for your dream home in your dream location, a “knockdown, rebuild” might be exactly what you need, and no one knows the process like Pacific Blue Developments, so work with the experts and book a consultation today by calling (07) 5479 2087.

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With very little available land in close proximity to the Coast, many people are turning to the “knockdown, rebuild” process. Pacific Blue Developments has noticed this emerging trend early, and have diversified its offerings to accommodate this progressing demand.

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Thinking outside the box

High-end results with low-end costs

This renovation has successfully overcome many challenges to turn an old farm house

Transforming an old brick house into a modern beachside family home.

into a family home that merges the indoors with the outdoor. In this unique design, each

With budget in mind, clients approached Zerner Building Company with the challenge of

family member has their own space but can also come together in a large outdoor area to

renovating an existing low set brick house that had been rented out for years.

enjoy the property’s surroundings. The backdrop of trees between the home and the road

The design established by DesignFolk architecture and Interiors aimed to retain as much

maintains the home’s rural setting.

of the existing house structurally utilising existing door and window openings, retaining the existing slab and masonry external walls, along with the roof structure. However, on the inside

A large, north east facing, covered deck extension adjoining the kitchen dining area steps

everything was completely gutted and re-built, including reconfiguring the layout.

out to the pool looking out over the property. There is a new ensuite extension that is

Two small extensions were added to the house creating a dining room nook and an expansion

accessible from both the bedroom inside and externally from the deck and pool area.

of the outdoor room. The new roof of the extension flies over the northern elevation and has

Internal walls were moved to create more functional spaces while the bathrooms, toilet, laundry and kitchen were also renovated.

completely transformed both the scale and form of the house, making the original house

Rather than the hugely expensive and inconvenient option of knock down and rebuild, and

While being mindful of cost, a few special details such as tiled window hoods which reflect the

almost unrecognisable.

because the owner loved the old house, the builder worked with the existing structure,

light and control the sun, feature window seats

saving the owners thousands of dollars whilst

overlooking the garden, and the new gable ceiling

also allowing them to continue living in their

all work to create a bright space that feels much

home during works. As the existing framing

larger than it is.

was so far `out of whack’ this required a lot of

The house has successfully been transformed

ingenuity and skill.

into a modern beach house for a young family, with a clever use of indoor and outdoor space and

This beautiful end project is just one example of

durable, timeless material palette.

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Create your perfect, polished floor look Honed and Polished Concrete is a multi-awarding winning concrete polishing company based on the Sunshine Coast. The company specialises in artisan, quality polished finishes and works with their clients to deliver tailored and unique looks, suited to their needs. Honed and Polished Concrete director Christopher Bradley said the company was Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licensed and proud members of both the Queensland Master Builders and Master Concreters Association, so you could depend on their service delivery and professionalism. “In 2016 we were awarded the best trades contractor for the Sunshine Coast by the Queensland Master Builders,” he said. “At the awards night, four of the award-winning projects had our floors, including the house of the year.” Honed and Polished Concrete work on residential, commercial and retail floors, specialising in mechanically polished concrete using their own award-winning DiAMONDFLOOR system. They can help if you have a Coles store (3000m2) or a garage conversion (30m2), a specialist architect designed project, or if you want to renovate your family home. For commercial builders and developers, they can help with surface preparation work, epoxy coating systems, and external low slip pedestrian and alfresco surfaces. Christopher said polished concrete was a great choice for those concerned with their health and for the environment.

“As you aren’t importing floor coverings from manufacturers overseas you reduce the product miles and carbon foot print of your home, so you are doing good by the planet,” he said. “Mechanically polished concrete uses the construction slab and turns it into your finished floor. It’s easy to clean, lasts longer than other types of flooring and does not build up toxins and harbour dust mites like carpet. “Laminate floors can trap moisture underneath them and be a hidden source of mould in your home, by contrast mechanically polished concrete using our DiAMONDFLOOR system exhales moisture so that mould has nowhere to live.” Christopher said polished concrete also helped with regulating

temperature in your home as it created thermal mass, which helps keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. “But the best thing about polished concrete is how it feels when walking around in bare feet that you have to experience for yourself,” he said. To find out more call 0424 122 836.

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Aussie first in Queensland

On time, every time

No one builds like Hotondo Homes, so choose someone who will do it different.

With over 25 years’ experience Aspect Homes Qld never fails to impress.

Hotondo Gympie’s new Cooloola 208 display home has officially opened its doors and is the

Doug and Fiona Channells of Aspect Homes Qld have been providing exemplary service to their clients within the building and construction industry for many years.

first of its kind in Australia. Directors Chris and Michelle Dodt are thrilled to be showcasing this brand-new design to home buyers in Gympie and the surrounding areas. At approximately 22 squares, the Cooloola 208 is an ideal home for a large family with four

Doug is a qualified builder with more than 25 years’ experience. Doug and Fiona moved to Gympie with their four children six-years-ago.

bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of living space for the entire family. The master suite is

Since then, Doug has built more than 130 homes in the Gympie region.

complete with an ensuite and generous walk-in-robe. The kitchen and living areas wrap cleverly

Doug understand the importance of making himself available, which is why he offers a personalised, hands-on approach to every build.

around the alfresco to create one, centralised entertainment hub for the entire family. “It’s hard to look past the master suite. The huge walk-in-robe and ensuite is enough to turn a normal bedroom into a private retreat for parents,” Chris said. “The layout of the home itself is quite free-flowing, yet still provides privacy for each member of the family. The potential in the home is huge!” While the beauty of the floor plan speaks for itself, Chris and Michelle have truly elevated the design with Scandinavian styling that embraces natural lighting and bright whites that are contrasted perfectly with natural timber tones. The gorgeous styling of the home combined with clever design features inspires all those who enter the stunning display home. As the first Cooloola in Australia, local home buyers are also the first to have the opportunity to walk through the design. When building with Hotondo Gympie, you can be sure you’re working with a highly professional team. As experienced local home builders, they can provide your perfect new home solution, work within your budget and build a dream home you can truly be proud of. Visit the team at the new Cooloola 208 display home at 38 Heights Drive, North Park. Alternatively, you can contact the team by calling 0418 799 659 or visit www.hotondo.com.au

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You will have the confidence and peace of mind knowing that you can work directly with the builder while building your dream home. Fiona has spent many years working alongside Doug in the building industry and understands when investing in a beautiful new home, getting the right feel and look comes down to small details like colour choices and decorating schemes. She ensures the company is up to date with the latest products and trends in an ever-changing industry and that only the best quality products are used. With expert knowledge, Fiona will be there to guide you through the colour/ product selection process, making it a stress free and fun experience. Building administrator Amy Brown has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and she plays an integral role to ensuring the success of the company. Amy’s goal is to ensure your new home meets Aspect Homes Qld’s high standards and expectations. She understands that communication is the key and you can rest assured that when you build with Aspect Homes Qld, everything will be handled with the utmost expediency. From the lodgement of your building application, ordering of materials through to the scheduling of local tradespeople, Amy will keep you informed every step of the way.


Sexy and sleek with an industrial edge Steven Lamper director of SKL Projects (AUST) Pty Ltd T/A Lamper Constructions is a focused and dynamic hands on builder with a keen eye for detail and passion for design and construction of high quality, custom homes. “We showcased our Sunshine Cove project in this year's awards, designed to provide an insight to who we are and what we have to offer and are thrilled to be rewarded by winning the Best Individual Home for our price category.” Introducing a taste of architectural elements to the Sunshine Cove estate, this project produces a functional home for the modern family, with a point of difference. From the moment you arrive, the street appeal is present. Sharp lines with a combination of complimentary feature elements have been executed throughout with a strong focus on flow of finishes. The custom tilt garage cladded in Western Red Cedar brings the facade to life. A raw and earthy material was applied to maintain the natural colourings of the timber and making this project unique. The colorbond metal cladding in matt monument creates a bold contrast to offset the second level with brushed stainless-steel downpipes throughout for an industrial touch. Polished concrete pillars lead way to the front entry, set off by the Western Red Cedar that continues to flow through the walkway to a grand custom door, cladded to match.

Stepping inside to burnished, polish concrete floors, the attention to detail continues to speak for itself. Entering a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area to a clever placement of textures and colours defining each space, without over complicating. Offering plenty of natural light through windows and bi- fold doors, this layout was designed to feel spacious and well connected with the outdoors. The black mono-stringer stair case with blackbutt timber treads and frameless glass balustrading is a prominent internal feature from the entry, to the main living of this project. White stone waterfall benches with matt monument cabinetry make for a modern and fresh contrast in the kitchen. The TV niche cladded in recycled spotted gum timber flooring brings some imagination to a large wall space and ties in with the kitchen island servery opposite, adding warmth to the home. Down the hallway, white stone tops and monument cabinetry continue in the laundry with floor to ceiling storage opportunity. A powder room is available on both levels incorporating a colour scheme of concrete grey, black and white. Complimented with matt black plumbing for a simple yet elegant style used throughout the wet areas of this project. Timber decks extend from the covered alfresco to the plunge pool or the outdoor shower designed to accommodate for the Sunshine Coast's tropical climate. The versatility of this outdoor area is a rare luxury for this style of living, offering a back yard and a fire pit to gather around in the cooler seasons. Natural spotted gum timber floors introduce the second level

where the bedrooms, main bathroom and family room are located, or parents retreat being located just off the master suite. Each bedroom fitted with customised built in robes, featuring a set of blackbutt laminate draws. The master of this project, complete with an exclusive ‘His and Hers’ blackbutt feature robe, giving this room character and forming a passage way to the grand ensuite design. Main bathroom and ensuite displaying black framed glass shower screens, matt black plumbing accessories, floating monument cabinetry with blackbutt timber bench tops. While the main bathroom offers a luxurious free-standing bath to relax and unwind, the ensuite is a feature itself, showcasing a floor to ceiling, ‘His and Hers’ shower as the statement piece.


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A haven in the Hinterland A two-time award-winning residence at the 2019 Sunshine Coast Master Builders Construction Awards. The owner of this stunning Mapleton home wanted to build a family home that would incorporate beloved features from their past homes with added design elements to complement some cherished family antiques. There was never a doubt where they wanted to build it, either – it had to be in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland!” The land was an interesting plateau site with exceptional views over the hinterland hills and valleys. As the block was on a narrow plateau that dropped steeply away to the back and two sides, attention had to be given to the house footprint and heights to meet the regulation limits.

interior spaces on the upper level that convey the feel of an attic for the children’s bedrooms. Timber floors throughout were another necessity as were the arched doorways to frame the circulation openings.

The type of construction, including the floors that are cantilevered to each side, was addressed very early in the design stages, particularly given the soil type and budget.

Pandanus Constructions was chosen for this project due to its wealth of construction experience and were involved from the early stages of design to allow the team to become familiar with the scope of the project.

The full height double-hung windows to the front and back of the property allow light and natural ventilation to flood in.

Pandanus Constructions helped the owner manage the budget of the project, which was paramount in moving forward with the development.

Tania J Coward, the architect of the project, wanted to create a classic and timeless home utilising a palette of materials and bespoke detailing which Pandanus Constructions delivered through quality workmanship. The design incorporates a staircase that opens onto the front porch as well as a formal foyer which creates an impressive entry toward the open plan living room, where it's all about the view beyond, enveloped in the luxurious, stylish surrounds. High on the wishlist were Dorma-style upper windows and

While the high ceilings are an essential element to the design, a cosy warmth is palpable throughout the interior. This is due to a careful selection of carpet colours, timber flooring, wall and trim paint, the detailed stone finish to the fireplace, the elegant light fittings and finish of the timber skirtings and architraves. As the homeowners enjoy cooking and entertaining, many hours were spent on the design of the kitchen, walk in pantry and dining room. A galley-style kitchen was decided on, both for its classic style and for the way it allowed the view to take centre stage.

The Pandanus team's expert input and meticulous approach to the construction within this project was formally recognised at the 2019 Master Builders Construction Awards where it won awards in two categories, including an individual home award and the State Award for the Alan Eichmann Memorial Award for Quality Workmanship. To realise the possibilities Pandanus Constructions can achieve for your dream home call them today, (07) 5479 0865.

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Bringing New York feel to the Sunny Coast Thompson Sustainable Homes award-winning New York SOHO Loft series design has come out on top at this year’s Master Builders, Sunshine Coast Housing and Construction Awards. The design earned the title of Best Individual Home up to $250,000 on the Sunshine Coast. Inspired by New York City’s converted warehouses to create trendy, terrace style living while maintaining the industrial feel that makes the loft unique, Thompson Sustainable Homes are excited to bring this design to life across multiple estates on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Perth. The NY-style lofts are surprisingly affordable and offer a unique sustainable approach to bringing urban living to the Sunny Coast. They are perfect for those looking for a low maintenance lifestyle without ongoing body cooperate or strata fees. Available in four design styles starting at two bedrooms and two bathrooms; all designs come with semi enclosed carports maximising the use of the outdoor entertaining areas with the option to upgrade to a fully enclosed garage. Designed to maximise space, each loft features open-plan living, large windows to draw in the light, exposed features such as honed concrete flooring and high ceilings. Each style has its own unique features to create a home designed to give you the ultimate urban lifestyle. The minimalistic approach to the interiors of the designs are complimented by their urban style exteriors, with carefully selected materials and finishes. For those looking to keep their coastal lifestyle, but wanting to embrace that New York City style, these modern terraces are the perfect combination.




Starting from $349,000 for complete home and land, come take a walk through the SOHO and Manhattan Lofts. For more information call Thompson Sustainable Homes on 1300 90 40 40.

The builder who fits in with you Shy away from the boring and start a project fuelled by innovation. Fits In Commercial Fitouts is a family owned company delivering projects nationally since 2005. As a commercial builder, it specialises in project management, design and construction of interior fit-outs and building refurbishments. Offering extensive experience in the healthcare, office and hospitality sectors they listen to their client’s needs and approach each project with a solution driven attitude ensuring a fully compliant project.

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The team can provide alternative ideas to reduce costs, suggesting innovative materials to avoid “cookie-cutter” fit-outs while finding smarter ways to build. Fits In prioritise building positive relationships that result in repeat business, which is a clear indicator of a strong culture focused on quality. Fits In Commercial Fit-outs has a proud history of building fit-outs, people and community on the Sunshine Coast.

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Building excellence in design Half a decade ago two friends came together with the idea of starting a business focussed on quality construction. Today, Dean Lythgo and Tony Shadforth are the owners of a multi-award-winning company with over 20 years of experience in innovative design and construction all-over south-east Queensland. The duo’s goal was to bring their passion and expertise to the industry and to gain a solid reputation in the luxury housing and quality commercial buildings space. Tony Shadforth said together they brought their individual industry experience to the table as well as a very practical and hands-on approach to their work.

“We have a small, highly-responsive and dedicated team which works well managing projects and keeping our clients in touch and happy.”

“We have a personal challenge, a moving target: every project needs to exceed the last in terms of building excellence,” Mr Lythgo said. “We plan meticulously, focus on solutions, deliver on time and budget, and strive to exceed expectations.

Their company, Shadforth Lythgo, specialises in delivering high-end commercial/industrial buildings and luxury residential solutions across multiple industries including medical facilities, childcare centres, industrial parks, showrooms, gymnasiums, sports facilities and more.

“Our aim is to invoke awe. For over 25 years we have established a reputation as Multi-Award-Winning Builders with a commitment to excellence and best practice.”

They are also bespoke home-builders, creating luxury, customdesigned homes to suit their client’s needs.

Mr Shadforth said personal service and great client relationships featured very highly in the Shadforth Lythgo


They have strived to consistently deliver quality builds over many years and have a plethora of satisfied customers, as well as numerous industry awards. “A few of the things that they’re particularly focussed on are quality, communication, sustainability, and problem-solving,” he said. “Our mission is to always be excellent; to drive innovation in building so that build environments inspire and uplift.” Mr Shadforth said relationships were at the core of their ¿

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“Coordinating large scale projects requires plenty of multitasking including managing a number of contractors which can be demanding at times,” he said.


“We take the journey with our clients, adding an informative layer to their experience from concept development to the finishing touches.”


building ethos; strong communication and rapport with clients enable them to ‘get it’, and to turn dreams into beautiful homes.

Identify goals, visual expectations and concept ideas and use this understanding to develop a complete design, focussing on stakeholder needs and budget.

We are highly experienced in negotiating Approvals and Regulations for commercial projects. TENDER MANAGEMENT Our tendering management process ensures all bids are accurately specified and quoted on. DESIGN

“We take the journey with our clients, adding an informative layer to their experience from concept development to the finishing touches,” he said. “Because of our extensive experience and passion for innovation, we are able to suggest cost-effective alternatives that stay true to your intention when budget becomes an issue.” Shadforth Lythgo have won multiple awards in the residential building and commercial space and have a reputation for consistent innovation at the highest level of design. “As problem-solvers and lateral thinkers, we are excited at the possibility of transforming dated homes through renovations,” Mr Lythgo said. “We work to identify and thoroughly understand client expectations and provide site supervision to facilitate the successful execution of the project to timeframes. “Time management is a key focus as is completion to bestquality standard.”

PROJECT MANAGEMENT Provide one contact person (project manager) from start to finish, who will be across all aspects of the build from project feasibility, conceptual pricing, site selection, planning and approvals, design, and the construction process. SITE MANAGEMENT We offer comprehensive site supervision that minimises disruptions to your business and neighbourhood and manages community liaison where needed. CONSTRUCTION Construct a project from concept to plans through to final completion, on-time and on-budget. SAFETY Uncompromising safety standards with an impeccable track record.


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Award win a pinnacle of success A win in the prestigious Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards program has become a pinnacle those in the industry aspire to achieve. Why? For more than 30 years, the Awards program has highlighted the movers and shakers in the industry. Those who stand out from the pack, whose craftsmanship, attention to details and innovation is second to none. The high calibre of entries is compounded by increasing entries year on year across the state making the competition a tough one. The Awards program is not a design showcase, rather a building competition and our judges are armed with a strict list of criteria that each entry must meet. Originally known as the Housing Awards Competition, the first iteration of the awards was held in 1987. The next year, the awards were expanded to include both residential housing and commercial industrial fields. The event was rebranded as the Housing & Construction Awards. The new program was run in conjunction with the Housing and Construction Conference in 1988, which formed part of the iconic Brisbane’s Expo ’88 event program.

Bucking the trend From butler pantries and mud rooms to lifts, electric car charging stations and black and white colour schemes – that’s what’s trending in new homes this year.

“Everything’s gone really matte in line with this, the gloss finish is gone. As a result, there’s a growing market for fingerless matte surfaces to avoid fingerprints with black finishes.”

The insider insight comes courtesy of the judging panel in the Master Builders 2019 Housing & Construction Awards.

The judges said the increase in Hamptons style and mudrooms came hand-in-hand.

And they should know, they’ve just spent the past few months physically visiting each home entered into the awards to make a thorough analysis of the build.

“It’s what the Americans have, it’s the room between the inside and the outside of your home. The terminology has come through from America and Canada where there’s snow and lots of water and a mudroom is imperative.

The judges noted other trends to be a strong continuation of the Hamptons style homes seen in 2018 including airy white interiors fit with shutters and neutral colour schemes. Another trend – a throwback to the ‘90s – is family homes where parents allow their children to choose the colour for a feature wall in their bedroom.

Regional Queensland joined the party in 1993 when the awards were opened across the state at the first Master Builders Regional Housing & Construction Awards.

“The butler’s pantries are almost the norm. For anything above $300,000 they definitely are, but even under that they’re increasingly incorporated,” the judges said.

The state-wide ceremonies have grown from strength to strength over the years and Brisbane has blossomed from a small ceremony with just a handful of categories to 57 categories including construction, housing, trade contractor/specialty and individuals awards.

“Homeowners love them so the kitchen looks neat and tidy when people are over.”

Now, as we continue to celebrate our industry more than 30 years on from those initial awards ceremonies, it is truly heart-warming to see original regional winners who are still active Master Builders’ members today. Visit mbqld.com.au for more information.

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The judges said black and white had also clearly returned in a big way. “It’s a timeless look and it’s certainly back to the fore,” the judges said. “All of a sudden it makes an appearance, whereas five years ago it was all off-white and cream. “Now, we see a lot of crisp white with black trims and handles that almost aren’t visible.

The judges said the attraction for Hamptons style was “homely.” “It’s what you envisaged as a child, the architectural styling of the house has broad appeal,” the judges said. “But the reason we don’t see it more is because of the cost. You’d probably put 20 per cent onto the cost of the house to go for Hamptons over rendered brick. Adding to this, in this style of home you see the dark, charcoal carbonated wood floors area quite prevalent.” Beyond this, the judges said a growing trend in the higher end of the market was electric car charging stations and lifts in multi-level homes. “Charging stations are around and being incorporated into architecturally designed homes. People are putting them in with the solar system,” the judges said. “With some homes now the height of a multi-level unit development, lifts are an increasingly common inclusion in the higher end of the market.”


Buying, building or renovating? Here's a handy guide for you. From where to buy or build, sourcing quotes, signing contracts to what to do before you move in, we’ve got it all covered for you. Some of the first questions and considerations you’re going to have often lean toward where you want to live and what you want your home to look like. But what should also come into the equation is your budget – how much have you got to spend? The thought of owning a new home can seem almost out of reach for many Queenslanders. But with initiatives including the $15,000 First Home Owner’s Grant (FHOG) for new builds and the proposed First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) assisting first home owners who’ve been able to save five per cent to achieve their 20 per cent deposit, there’s an array of options to ease your entry. If you’re looking to buy, build or renovate, there are display villages in many parts of Queensland. A visit to a display village is a fantastic place to see what you like in a home, what options are available and what fits within your budget. There are consultants in each home who will be able to facilitate your every question and can arrange a meeting with a broker if you’d like to explore that path. When it comes to sourcing quotes, we recommend getting at least three quotes from licenced builders. Why? Because the cheapest quote isn’t necessarily the best option, so don’t feel you have to accept the first quote you get.

When sourcing quotes, the more specific you are about your plans and requirements, the more accurate the quote is likely to be. If you create a job brief setting out exactly what you want and supply it to every builder you're sourcing a quote from, it should make the process of comparing quotes easier as it will ensure the quotes will be based on the same specifications.

Building work valued over $3,300, must legally be covered by a written contract – though it’s a good idea to have a contract regardless of the value of work. Next, it’s time to compare. Review and compare each quote you receive, but don’t make your decision off price alone. View previous work from a builder – you might find a folio of work on their website – and speak with past clients if possible. When you’ve chosen who you’re going to go with, ensure you get your contract in writing. The majority of building disputes occur when no written agreement exists or the agreement has been poorly documented, as this can lead to misunderstandings.

Having a written contract in place between you and your builder clearly sets out what you both agree to and helps to prevent disputes throughout the building process. Building work valued over $3,300, must legally be covered by a written contract – though it’s a good idea to have a contract regardless of the value of work. When your renovation or new home is complete, there’s three items that need to be ticked off. First, you’ll receive notification of practical completion, then you’ll conduct a final inspection and finally, pay the builder all outstanding money for the work. Your decision to buy, build or renovate should be an enjoyable one. Just be sure to choose an experienced builder who you can trust to deliver the level of quality you’re after. For further information visit mbqld.com.au or contact 1300 30 50 10

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Do you know who you’re building with? There’s thousands of builders in Queensland but not all are Master Builders. Did you catch our television ad recently? It featured a man at home, getting ready for the day, newspaper in one hand and fresh glass of orange juice in the other. Sitting at his kitchen counter, he sets his glass down. No sooner, it starts sliding away down the bench. Frustrated, he grabs at the glass and firmly places it back down on the counter. Sure enough, it starts sliding away again. We really wanted to get you thinking about who you use for your renovations or new builds. Why? Because the television ad highlighted, finding out your builder is a Master Builder sure beats finding out they’re not. Making the choice to build or renovate a home can be one of the biggest and most rewarding investments of your life. It’s important to get it right and set a good foundation for your build. And whilst there is no doubt a laundry list of decisions for you to make along the way, doing your homework to find the right builder for your needs should be your top priority. But we recognise it’s not always clear who is and isn’t a Master Builder. That’s why our dedicated team at Master Builders have taken the hard work and stress out of your search with our Find a Master Builder search – it’s an 28 | 2019 Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards

incredible tool that’s made for you. We know from feedback that when people are looking to build or renovate, they want the most up-to-date and reliable information at their fingertips but at times, that can be hard to find. Through the promotion of our television campaign, the Find a Master Builder search traffic increased 200 per cent compared to this time last year as would-be home builders and renovators rejoiced in the knowledge there was an easy to use tool to cut through the clutter and find the right builder for their needs. The search is free and we urge you to try it out for yourself. If you head to the Master Builders website (mbqld.com. au), you’ll see the Find a Master Builder search handy on our homepage. Here, you enter a few details about what you’re looking for, where you live and a list of relevant builders and trade contractors will be populated for you. By choosing a Master Builder, you build with peace of mind that you’ve chosen a quality, trusted and properly licensed contractor. Master Builders members complete more than 80 per cent of building work in Queensland so rest assured that wherever you live, there’ll be a quality Master Builder there for you and your home. But let’s be real. Building is a complex process and problems

By choosing a Master Builder, you build with peace of mind that you’ve chosen a quality, trusted and properly licensed contractor. can and do arise, which can lead to disputes. The added benefit of using a Master Builder is that if you find yourself in one of these situations, Master Builders is on hand to assist. After you test out the search and find a list of builders, if you’re looking to build or renovate head to your nearest display village and meet with their home experts. You will have the opportunity to walk through a full-scale display home. This will give you the opportunity to check for yourself the quality of the build and get a feel for what features, materials and colour you do and don’t like. If you’re looking to do a renovation, the display village showcases the latest trends and gives you endless inspiration for whatever project you are ready to take on. To test out the Master Builder search and find the right builder for your home visit mbqld.com.au or call 1300 30 50 10 for further information.

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