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PRESIDENT’S FOREWORD

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Master Builders Australia Chief Executive Officer: Wilhelm Harnisch Manager National Awards & Sponsorship: Steve Keys Manager Media & Communications: Ben Carter

Phone: 1800 222 757 Fax: 1800 063 151 Email: publications@crowtherblayne.com.au Website: www.crowtherblayne.com.au National Sales & Marketing Manager: Trish Riley Sales Manager: Brad Granger Corporate: Dean Wedding, Daniel Rutland, Ron Murphy, Tim Evans, Advertising Executives: Adrian O’Dea, Ally Lazogas, Craig Flenley, Brett Barfoot, Rose Delosreyes, Liam Daly, Peter Shepheerd, Rachael Fernandez Production: Yvonne Okseniuk Studio Manager: Byron Bailey Design Team: Amanda Bennett, Carol Taylor Printed by: Newstyle Printing

Disclaimer© This publication is copyright. No part of it may be produced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means including electronic, mechanical photocopy, recording or otherwise without the permission of the Master Builders Australia or the publisher. This publication may also contain information, text, and images created and/or prepared by individuals or institutions other than Master Builders Australia or the publisher, that may be protected by copyright. Users must seek permission from the copyright owner(s) to use any copyrighted material. As copyright holders are not, for the most part, indicated in text orMaster Builders Australia in image captions on pages in this publication, please contact Master Builders Australia for this information, and for all permission requests. Readers are advised that Master Builders Australia or the publisher cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of statements made in advertising or editorial, nor the quality of goods and services advertised. Opinions expressed throughout the publication are the contributors’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of Master Builders Australia or the publisher. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the publication, the publisher takes no responsibility for those relying on the information.

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President’s Foreword

Trevor Evans National President Master Builders Australia

Master Builders National Excellence Awards recognise the finest from the building and construction industry and 2014 is no exception with a showcase of the highest quality achieved by the industry’s best and brightest. Winners of Australia’s most prestigious building industry and construction awards are recognised for projects that are testament to their commitment to excellence. The National Excellence Awards are drawn from the winners of eight preceding state and territory awards making national winners the best of the best who set the benchmark for the industry nationwide. Winning projects exemplify inspiration and adherence to the highest standards, bringing to life the vision of clients. They have conquered challenging locations and conditions, achieved bold and rigorous sustainability and workplace safety targets, built homes for people of all abilities and families of all shapes and sizes and provided lifestyle and liveable housing to fulfil the diverse housing needs of everyday Australians.

Grand visions were also achieved in our built environment with public and private buildings creating more liveable and connected communities. The opportunity to construct something special that will compel admiration and appreciation from generations to come is a powerful motivator of those who enter Master Builders’ National Excellence Awards. It is therefore very pleasing to see so many young people appearing in the 2014 awards, not only in the National Apprentice of the Year and National Young Builder of the Year, but also those who excelled in their contributions to award winning teams that produced other nationally significant projects. They can draw not only on the inspiration of outstanding building and construction projects but on the wealth of knowledge of the national judges who spent countless hours selecting winners from the 5000 best projects built by Master Builders from around Australia whose excellence underpins the calibre of the National Excellence Awards. The quality of this year’s finalists cannot fail to inspire confidence for our clients that Master Builders deliver the highest quality product for the best value.

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About Master Builders Australia For more than 120 years, Master Builders have built Australian family homes, schools, offices, essential public infrastructure and iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

As the peak organisation representing the building and construction industry, Master Builders provides advocacy, training services and strategic advice on building regulations and policy, workplace relations, legal matters, economics, workplace health and safety and international relations.

More than 33,000 Master Builders members represent close to 95 per cent of the Australian building and construction industry. They consist of large national, international, residential and commercial builders, civil contractors, smaller local subcontracting firms, as well as suppliers and professional industry experts.

Master Builders has offices in all capital cities and major regional cities of Australia. Our expert staff understand the local market and regulations and can provide you with a range of services and products.

Master Builders members are recognised for their commitment to excellence and proudly display the Master Builders logo as a quality assurance to their clients.

For more information about Master Builders and to locate your nearest Association office, visit www.masterbuilders.com.au.

About National Awards for Excellence Master Builders Australia’s National Excellence in Building & Constructions Awards recognise innovation, value for money and quality of construction in the residential, commercial and civil construction sectors. The entries are sourced from each Master Builders State and Territory

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Excellence in Building and Construction awards. The winners from each State and Territory then compete for the prestigious national award. The awards are judged by a national panel of independent building industry experts.


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National Residential Master Builder of the Year

Touchstone Construction Services Pty Ltd New South Wales ‘Faultless and exciting’ are words which have been used to describe this four storey, five bedroom house. Walter Barda designed this home as a modern interpretation of the1950s style. Internal features include a glazed lift servicing three of the four floors, and extensive use of stone and timber. From the entry to the infinity-edge pool, this home exudes luxury. Touchstone Construction Services’ attention to detail and quality of workmanship are evident throughout this unique project. A deserving winner of 2014 National Residential Master Builder of the Year.

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Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Purpose Built Detached Dwelling

Nash Bros Constructions Pty Ltd New South Wales Project The Grange Lifestyle Village In this over 55s Lifestyle village located in Wagga Wagga, residents have a choice of a variety of two and three bedroom homes with generously sized rooms and multi-purpose spaces. Each villa has a single level stepless entry with internal access from an attached garage. All living areas have a northerly aspect and flow into landscaped courtyards - perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Central to the Grange is the large community centre,which features a cafĂŠ, auditorium, art and craft room, hair salon, gymnasium and an indoor heated swimming pool.

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Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Multi Unit Development

Cockram Construction Limited Queensland Project Azure Blue Carina Integrated Living Project The development provides a luxury retirement living precinct where residents’ amenities include a swimming pool, café, library, function room and media room. 98 stylish, contemporary independent living units comprise 22 apartments over four storeys, 70 units in three and four storey connected buildings, including basement car parking and six single storey duplex villas. The apartments feature high quality fixtures and fittings and reverse-cycle air conditioning. Grab rails have been installed in all the bathrooms and there is a 24 hour emergency nurse call system.

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National Environment and Energy Efficiency Residential Building Award

Matt Jolley Builder New South Wales The existing brick veneer house was re-used and modified with energy efficiency and the environment high in the design criteria. The initiatives were twofold, the first was to create a low-energy demand through passive design measures, and the second was to create a highly efficient continuous energy system. All external materials were selected for their environmental credentials, including durability against the harsh seaside environment and low-maintenance qualities. Recycled materials were used extensively. The house is now at the forefront of sustainable technological innovation.

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National Alterations/Additions Award – under $150,000

Aspire Constructions New South Wales This exposed property had significant waterproofing, weathering and safety issues concerning the existing balcony. The project ultimately involved the demolition and reconstruction of the balcony and substantial remedial building works to the existing residence. As well as the new balcony, all sliding doors were replaced, a new kitchen was installed and timber floors were laid. The whole home was painted inside and out. The initial safety problems have been solved, with the added benefit of a fresh new look.

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National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000

Barbaro Homes Western Australia As a result of fire damage, this home required extensive reconstruction and transformation. The fire-affected area involved a series of small pokey rooms that opened up to a three metre by 3 metre alfresco. A new open plan living, dining and kitchen area was created with tri slider doors that seamlessly flow though to a now fully tiled alfresco. For the ultimate entertaining experience, the alfresco features a built-in BBQ, sink, hotplate, range-hood and storage cabinets with a server window accessible from the kitchen.

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National Alteration/Additions Award – $350,000 to $500,000

Elite Homes (Melb) Pty Ltd Victoria This project involved the renovation of a single-fronted Victorian dwelling, with only 150mm separation from the neighbouring dwellings. The building has a very low street impact as the second storey has been set back. The façade of the second storey maintains the integrity of the existing home. Roof lines seamlessly flow from the ground floor to the upper floor. The northerly aspect of the home meant that the builder could capitalise on the light and sun by installing roof windows and solar lights. Clever design has enabled maximum utilisation of space.

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National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award – over $500,000

Beebo Constructions Pty Ltd New South Wales This project involved major restoration of a heritage listed stone house. Materials used were sympathetic to the building’s original fabric and included cobblestones shipped from Belgium, specialist lime plaster and reclaimed sandstone. Externally restoration work was undertaken to timber barges, fascia, cappings and finials. New copper gutters and downpipes were fitted. Renewal and upgrade of all major services included a complete overhaul of storm water drainage, and the addition of touch control systems for the lights and underfloor heating.

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National Display Home – under $250,000

New Generation Homes Western Australia Project The Gateway This quality built residence has been designed for the entertainer with wonderful flowing open spaces and room to move. Perfect for a wide block, this generous home features four large bedrooms, open plan living and a generous dining space, opening onto the alfresco. The children’s rooms are zoned around a functional activity room. The master suite boasts a generous walk-in robe and ensuite. The Gateway is truly an entertainer’s delight.

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National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000

Rawson Homes Pty Limited New South Wales Project The Huntley 30 The two-storey Huntley 30 is designed for entertaining, while still ticking all the boxes for a family’s everyday needs. The overall design is practical and efficient with the kitchen ideally suited to the home owner who aspires to, or is, a gourmet chef. The dining room, family room and kitchen open onto an alfresco area with the lounge separated from the living area by the home theatre. Upstairs, the first floor accommodates four bedrooms and a rumpus room.

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Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000

Kurmond Homes New South Wales Project Glenleigh 44.5 The Glenleigh oozes style and sophistication. This two storey house utilises mixed finishes and materials to add interest to the external facade. The large 1200 mm front door creates an immediate feeling of luxury and glamour, which continues throughout the house. Open plan living areas flow though massive bi-fold doors to an inviting alfresco area complete with a custom built in barbecue, tranquil water features and comfortable timber benches. This luxury design features a media room, and a guest bedroom with French doors onto a private patio.

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Toyota National Display Home – over $500,000

Mayfair Homes Australian Capital Territory Project The Curzon This magnificent two-storey home has formal and informal lounge and dining areas, and three large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Also included is a vast master bedroom suite with a private balcony, plus a walk-through robe leading to a ‘his and hers’ ensuite. The home features a breath-taking yet practical kitchen and butler’s pantry, an office, a parent’s retreat, a covered alfresco area with fireplace, a pool, and landscaped gardens. The builder has delivered a lavish high-end home, which is aesthetically pleasing in all aspects.

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Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – under $350,000

Scott Salisbury Homes South Australia The home comprises three generous sized bedrooms, plus a study. An expansive hallway leads into a spacious open living area. High ceilings and doorways add to the feeling of spaciousness. A modern façade which features rendered highlights and a sheltered entrance creates an impressive street presence. Other qualities include an alfresco under the main roof and a stylish kitchen.

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Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000

Exterior Dimensions Pty Ltd South Australia This three bedroom plus study homes is built in a small infill allotment. From the moment you step into this home, quality and clever design is evident. The home takes full advantage of the northerly rear aspect, with three metre high ceilings and full height windows. Western red cedar ceilings to the balcony and porch and feature stonework are among the stunning features of the home.

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Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $500,000 to $1 million

Bakker Homes Newcastle A range of design and construction challenges have been overcome in this feature-packed three-level home, built to take full advantage of its sloping site and expansive Port Stephens’ outlook. A four car garage occupies the ground level. The first floor includes four bedrooms, three ensuites and a rumpus room that opens onto the front verandah. The living area, kitchen, butler’s pantry, formal lounge, study and theatre are on the upper level, which also features a 48,000 litre swimming pool.

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The Kolak family have been building homes in Canberra since 1979. We will provide you with ongoing assistance through the life of your build to ensure an enjoyable experience building your new home.

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National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million

Christopher R Smith Queensland This spectacular home, built on a sloping site, is designed to maximise views of the ocean. Curved around a circular pool, the home features floor to ceiling glazing. Windows on both sides of the open plan kitchen living and dining area ensure uninterrupted views. The master suite, situated behind the kitchen has an ensuite, a walk in robe and its own private deck. The lower level comprises two bedrooms, a study family area and a garage.

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Chris Smith Construction offers professional building services, from renovations & extensions through to new builds. Our focus on attention to detail is what makes each of our projects, be it a renovation or complete build, stand apart from our competitors. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship, dedication to the job and customer satisfaction.

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National Luxury Project Home – over $2 million

Touchstone Construction Services Pty Ltd New South Wales This stunning four-level, five bedroom house is clad in sandstone complimented by a combination of smooth and rough-cast painted render. Level one comprises a four-car garage, plant rooms, entry, reception and storage areas. Bedrooms and entertainment areas occupy levels two and three. Also on this level is a gym hidden behind a concealed door in the round cinema and library. Level four houses the kitchen, dining, TV and living areas. The infinity-edge pool is finished in Quartzon and heated via a gas-boosted solar hot water system. Outside is enhanced by external terraces, a barbecue area and an upper level viewing platform.

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Lyden Builders Pty Ltd Tasmania These two townhouses are different in appearance, yet compliment each other in their individuality. The front townhouse has a spacious layout positioned to capture stunning views over the Derwent River with large floor-to-ceiling windows in the front of the main living area. At the rear of the block the second building is just as impressive in its simplicity and style. From spacious, open plan living to an expansive master suite, both homes are designed to exceed expectations. Both have double garages and striking but easily maintained landscaping with exposed aggregate driveways.

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Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings

PTM Group Pty Ltd Northern Territory Project DHA 20 Houses Muirhead Defence Housing Australia engaged PTM Group to build 20 new houses at Breezes, Muirhead. This masterplanned community will feature 1,150 residences on completion. The architecturally designed homes feature modern, innovative floor plans and street facades suiting Darwin’s tropical climate. PTM made notable efforts to improve energy efficiency by using effective materials and design principles. With large overhangs, sun screens and correct orientation these houses average an energy star rating of 6.7, with the highest being 8.2.

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National Apprentice of the Year

Martin Lewis New South Wales Martin Lewis is a fourth year carpentry apprentice. He has received the Master Builders Association of NSW ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award for each year of his apprenticeship, an outstanding achievement which demonstrates a consistent commitment to excellence. Martin has worked on a variety of projects including large residential buildings, commercial work and renovations. He has also been involved in planning and programming processes. Martin’s work ethic and expertise ensure he is held in high regard by his workmates, clients and management. His impeccable attitude encourages cooperation and productivity in all aspects of the workplace. With all the qualities of a future leader, Martin is a fitting winner of the National Apprentice of the Year.

WoodSolutions National Young Builder of the Year

Serena Giudice Western Australia A registered builder since 2009, Serena runs Geraldton Homes, a company with an exemplary reputation for quality and safety, and a consistent winner of Master Builders’ category and trade awards. Serena has faced many challenges, including taking over the company after the passing of her father. She is highly respected for her ability, integrity, honesty and ethics. Serena has been involved with Master Builders since starting in the industry in 1999. She is currently Chairperson of Master Builders Western Australia’s Northwest Branch. Serena’s commitment to the future of the building industry is demonstrated by her involvement as a volunteer mentor. Serena is a worthy winner of the WoodSolutions National Young Builder of the Year.

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Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Purpose Built Detached Dwelling Kennett Pty Ltd

Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Purpose Built Detached Dwelling Wilson Homes

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales The Grange Lifestyle Village

South Australia Bowillia Court, Glynde

Tasmania Fairway Rise Lifestyle Village

Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Purpose Built Detached Dwelling Costas Constructions Pty Ltd

Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Multi Unit Development Zadro Constructions Pty Ltd

Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Multi Unit Development Cockram Construction Limited

Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Multi Unit Development PBS Building (QLD) Pty Ltd

Victoria Creekside

New South Wales Gallipoli Building

Queensland Azure Blue Carina Integrated Living Project

Queensland Wheller on the Park - Stage 4

Department of Social Services National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award – Multi Unit Development Ireland Brown Constructions Pty Ltd

National Environment and Energy Efficiency Residential Building Award Matt Jolley Builder

National Environment and Energy Efficiency Residential Building Award Positive Footprints

National Environment and Energy Efficiency Residential Building Award Nicolaas Bruin

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Tasmania

Newcastle

National Alterations/Additions Award – under $150,000 Aspire Constructions

National Alterations/Additions Award – under $150,000 Modern Home Improvers

National Alterations/Additions Award – under $150,000 Build Professional

New South Wales

Western Australia

National Alterations/Additions Award – under $150,000 CRC-Crerar Restoration and Construction

Australian Capital Territory

Tasmania

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National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000 Cape Cod Australia

National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000 Grenville Architectural Construction

National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000 Scott Salisbury Homes

National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000 Barbaro Homes

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Victoria

South Australia

Western Australia

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National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000 Complete Renovations and Construction

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National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000 Evan Graham Master Builder Pty Ltd

National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000 Vantage Homes Pty Ltd

National Alteration/Additions Award – $350,000 to $500,000 Genuine Building Services

Newcastle

Northern Territory

New South Wales

National Alteration/Additions Award – $350,000 to $500,000 Elite Homes (Melb) Pty Ltd

National Alteration/Additions Award – $350,000 to $500,000 Bellevue Building Concepts

National Alteration/Additions Award – $350,000 to $500,000 Green-Shore Builders

National Alteration/Additions Award – $350,000 to $500,000 JMC Building Pty Ltd

Victoria

South Australia

Western Australia

Newcastle

National Alteration/Additions Award – $350,000 to $500,000 Build Professional

National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award – over $500,000 Beebo Constructions Pty Ltd

National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award – over $500,000 Armadillo Homes

National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award – over $500,000 Bower Construction Design Pty Ltd

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Victoria

South Australia

Tasmania

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National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award – over $500,000 Tieleman Building Company

National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award – over $500,000 PTM Group Pty Ltd

National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award – over $500,000 InsideOut Enterprises

Western Australia

Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales Concerto Elite Split

National Display Home – under $250,000 Henley Properties

National Display Home – under $250,000 Weeks Building Group

National Display Home – under $250,000 New Generation Homes

National Display Home – under $250,000 Killarney Homes

Victoria Monaco Lux Q1

South Australia The Avanti

Western Australia The Gateway

Northern Territory Bellamack Display

National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000 Rawson Homes Pty Limited

National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000 Long Island Homes

National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000 Stylemaster Homes

National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000 Weeks Building Group

New South Wales Huntley 30

Victoria Santikka 330

Queensland Lakeview 35

South Australia The Astor

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National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000 Redink Homes

National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000 Vanguard Homes

National Display Home – $250,000 to $350,000 Blackett Homes

Western Australia The Bristol

Northern Territory Bickerton Design

Australian Capital Territory Googong

Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000 BH Prestige Homes

Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Ausmar Homes

Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Weeks Building Group

Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Dale Alcock Homes

Victoria The Entertainer 41

Queensland The Manhattan

South Australia The Newport

Western Australia Abbey Road

Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Adenbrook Homes Mid North Coast NSW

Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Northern Star Homes

Toyota National Display Home – over $500,000 Grollo Homes

Toyota National Display Home – over $500,000 Scott Salisbury Homes

Victoria French Provincial

South Australia Aspen

Newcastle The Cebel

Northern Territory Acacia

Toyota National Display Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Kurmond Homes New South Wales Glenleigh 44.5

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Toyota National Display Home – over $500,000 Grandwood Homes

Toyota National Display Home – over $500,000 Northern Star Homes

Toyota National Display Home – over $500,000 Mayfair Homes

Western Australia The Sanctuary

Northern Territory Summer Breeze MK1

Australian Capital Territory The Curzon

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – under $350,000 Scott Salisbury Homes

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – under $350,000 Genesis Homes Master Builders

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – under $350,000 Clayton Construction

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – under $350,000 Bendella Group Pty Ltd

South Australia

Western Australia

Tasmania

Northern Territory

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – under $350,000 Kolak Homes

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Viva Living Homes

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Larkin & Drought Builders

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 H2 Constructions QLD

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Victoria

Queensland

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Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Exterior Dimensions Pty Ltd

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Zazen Building & Design

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 De Groot Builders

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Beveridge Constructions Pty Ltd

South Australia

Western Australia

Tasmania

Newcastle

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Bendella Group Pty Ltd

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $350,000 to $500,000 Renaissance Building and Design

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $500,000 to $1 million Blue Eco Homes

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $500,000 to $1 million Duthy Homes Pty Ltd

Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

South Australia

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $500,000 to $1 million Brian Burke Homes

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $500,000 to $1 million Bakker Homes

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $500,000 to $1 million Hotondo Homes Darwin

Assa Abloy Lockwood National Project Home – $500,000 to $1 million Bellevue Building

Western Australia

Newcastle

Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

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National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million Maincorp Construction Group Pty Ltd

National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million CSA Development & Constructions

National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million Christopher R Smith

National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million Prostruct Building Services

New South Wales

Victoria

Queensland

South Australia

National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million Vestra Personal Builders

National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million Mansfield Builders Pty Ltd

National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million Craig Marriott Building

National Luxury Project Home – $1 million to $2 million Papas Property Group

Western Australia

Tasmania

Newcastle

Australian Capital Territory

National Luxury Project Home – over $2 million Touchstone Construction Services Pty Ltd

National Luxury Project Home – over $2 million Stonehaven Homes

National Luxury Project Home – over $2 million D R M Design & Construction

National Luxury Project Home – over $2 million Krivic Built

Victoria

Queensland

South Australia

New South Wales

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National Luxury Project Home – over $2 million Brian Burke Homes

National Luxury Project Home – over $2 million Overlander Homes

Cbus National Medium Density – 2 to 5 Dwellings Elliott Projects Pty Ltd

Cbus National Medium Density – 2 to 5 Dwellings Kleev Homes

Western Australia

Northern Territory

New South Wales

Victoria

Cbus National Medium Density – 2 to 5 Dwellings Roksolid Construction Pty Ltd

Cbus National Medium Density – 2 to 5 Dwellings Lyden Builders Pty Ltd

Cbus National Medium Density – 2 to 5 Dwellings Paul Hickson (Builder) Pty Ltd

Cbus National Medium Density – 2 to 5 Dwellings Killarney Homes

South Australia

Tasmania

Newcastle

Northern Territory

Cbus National Medium Density – 2 to 5 Dwellings Architekt Grune Hauser

Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings HELM Pty Limited

Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings BPM

Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings Kennett Pty Ltd

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales ESQUE, Mosman

Victoria Brighton

South Australia Bowillia Court, Glynde

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Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings Pindan Pty Ltd

Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings Mavid Construction Pty Ltd

Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings PTM Group Pty Ltd

Cbus National Medium Density – over 5 Dwellings RAM Constructions

Western Australia St Catherine’s College Student Accommodation

Newcastle

Northern Territory DHA 20 Houses Muirhead

Australian Capital Territory Quattro at Harrison

National Residential Master Builder of the Year Touchstone Construction Services Pty Ltd

National Residential Master Builder of the Year Armadillo Homes

National Residential Master Builder of the Year D R M Design & Construction

National Residential Master Builder of the Year Duthy Homes Pty Ltd

Victoria

Queensland

South Australia

National Residential Master Builder of the Year Brian Burke Homes

National Residential Master Builder of the Year Mansfield Builders Pty Ltd

National Residential Master Builder of the Year Craig Marriott Building

National Residential Master Builder of the Year Overlander Homes

Western Australia

Tasmania

Newcastle

Northern Territory

New South Wales

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National Residential Master Builder of the Year Papas Property Group Australian Capital Territory

National Apprentice of the Year Martin Lewis

National Apprentice of the Year Rhonda Neil

National Apprentice of the Year Jayden Sharp

National Apprentice of the Year Nicholas Coci

New South Wales

Victoria

Queensland

Western Australia

National Apprentice of the Year Luke Young

National Apprentice of the Year Simon Harrison

National Apprentice of the Year Mitchell Hore

National Apprentice of the Year Bradley Monkhouse

Tasmania

Newcastle

Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

Wood Solutions National Young Builder of the Year David Moses

Wood Solutions National Young Builder of the Year Jarrad Morgan

Wood Solutions National Young Builder of the Year Serena Giudice

Wood Solutions National Young Builder of the Year Gabe Horsley

New South Wales

South Australia

Western Australia

Tasmania

Wood Solutions National Young Builder of the Year Matt Sharpe

Wood Solutions National Young Builder of the Year Shaun Wilton

Newcastle

Northern Territory

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Australian Urethane & Styrene offers a comprehensive range of polyurethane systems across a wide range of applications and markets in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region under the Austhane trade name.

Cuploex - Structural dome concrete slab system Air Force in Italy. It is now a requirement for all new construction for the US Air Force. Radon gas is prevalent in areas of Europe and the USA and some parts of Australia. Since its creation, the Cupolex system has been utilised as a solution in a number of different capacities other than its original design.

Pictured above is the Cupolex system being installed on a site. The benefits of using this technology for your next build will be instantly realised with its speed and ease of installation, through to the cost effectiveness.

Cupolex is a patented structural dome concrete slab system made from recycled non-toxic polypropylene. Each dome easily interconnects to create a self supporting structure acting as permanent form work, as an alternative to waffle slab polystyrene and/or hard fill in your concrete slab. Not only does Cupolex provide an absolute barrier and reduce the potential for rising damp with no capillary action possible, but it also is cost effective. What is Cupolex? Cupolex is an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to Rib Raft, Stiffened Raft and other concrete void systems. Cupolex allows designers, builders and developers to specify a cost effective foundation, which is both green and sustainable. All the while reducing building cycle time and minimising engineered fill requirements which can be very expensive. The name Cupolex comes from the Italian word ‘Cupola’ meaning dome. Millions of square metres of Cupolex have been laid in concrete slabs and foundations throughout the Americas, Australasia and Europe. Inventors of the Cupolex system Pontarolo Engineering have been marketing Cupolex worldwide since 1990. It was originally developed as a solution to ventilate radon gas from new buildings for the US

Cupolex can be used for a variety applications: • Residential, commercial and industrial slabs • Freezer floor slabs • Road constructions • Air recirculation systems • Building renovations in place of hard fill • Sites with high and low weight bearings • Effective solution in flood plane sites Benefits • Manufactured from 100 per cent recycled plastic • Speedy and easy installation • Can be fully ventilated to reduce power usage • No waste • Standard components that lock together • Reduced safety and environmental hazards • Excellent thermal rating • Reduces carbon footprint • Average home delivery is two pallets • Transport costs reduced • Mitigating rising damp

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Create an impression! Statesman Doors has been supplying solid timber and engineered timber doors to the Australian market since 1983. Our ongoing commitment to quality and performance means we are able to deliver some of the finest timber doors available on the Australian market. Our 2015 collection includes high performance double and triple glazed doors in timbers including Pacific Oak, White Oak, Meranti and Knotty Alder.

Fully Engineered Doors Our high performance fully engineered doors are available in a range of modern and period designs. They feature: • Heavy Duty timber veneer • Soft coat Low-e double glazed units • 40-45mm thick • Optional ironwork Manufactured by Permata Doors

Solid Timber Joinery Doors A range of solid timber period, contemporary and federation style joinery doors for both internal and external applications. • Solid hardwood joinery construction • Large range of glass options including hand crafted lead light • Ideal for staining or painting 1 Lite Joinery Door Our 1 Lite solid timber joinery doors feature the option of 6.38 Clear Laminate, 5mm Toughened or White Translucent glazing. Also available are high performance Low-E soft coat Argon filled Double Glazed Units with a “warm edge” spacer.

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The Awards Annual delivers in-depth information about every project entered in the Master Builders National Excellence in Housing Awards.