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Winning Homes 2013 is produced & published by the Master Builders Association of the ACT. MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF THE ACT

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Senior Manager Marketing and Membership Services David Leitch Events Co-Ordinator Haelee Reis Graphic Design / Marketing Co-Ordinator Richard Boyce HUB COMMUNICATIONS - ADVERTISING PARTNER Sales & Marketing Chris O’Brien Office Manager Juanita Lee Graphic Design Austin Langan

All correspondence to: PO Box 1211 Fyshwick ACT 2609 Telephone: 02 6280 9119 Email: dleitch@mba.org.au Online: www.mba.org.au

© This publication is copyright. No part of it may be reproduced, 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 Association of the ACT. Disclaimer: readers are advised that the Master Builders Association of the ACT cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of statements made in advertising and editorial, nor the quality of the goods or services advertised. Opinions expressed throughout the publication are the contributors own and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the Master Builders Association of the ACT.

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Peace of mind. The Master Builders Fidelity Fund was established in 2002 to protect the interests of both consumers and builders in the ACT. For Builders, the Master Builders Fidelity Fund provides financial certainty as money held by the Fund remains in the ACT. It is securely invested and used for the betterment of the ACT builders and consumers and is therefore not subjected to the vagaries of international markets and events. The Fidelity Fund issues Fidelity Certificates which provide consumer protection for owners of new homes and those making significant changes to homes. The Certificates protect the owner during construction and for up to six years from the date of practical completion. Master Builders members receive reduced premium rates and we also offer special discounts for volume users of the Fidelity Fund. For more information contact the Master Builders Fidelity Fund.

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When you need room for a business meeting or a training program, there is always a professional solution at the Master Builders ACT new training facility located next to the DFO in Fyshwick. We offer rooms of various sizes, from comfortable one-on-one interview rooms, training and meeting rooms accommodating up to 60 people, or for that very special meeting the Master Builders ACT Boardroom is also available for hire. Your guests will not have to find or pay for parking as our site has 120 free car parking spaces. With flexible room lay-outs and seating arrangements, choose classroom, theatre or boardroom style. The dedicated Master Builders staff are trained to ensure your event is a success.

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MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF THE ACT WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING VALUED SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE 2013 MASTER BUILDERS & CBUS EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING AWARDS - CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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WELCOME MESSAGE Winning Homes 2013 is a unique publication. It marks the incredible progress of building and construction in the ACT and region, 100 years after Canberra officially became the national capital. Within these pages is evidence of the transfer of skills during the past 100 years, the impact of technology, the transformation of building and construction through innovation, and the individual and collective dedication needed to deliver quality projects. We are delighted to present this ‘Winning Homes’ 2013 publication depicting the outstanding work of finalists and winners from the showcase awards event for the building and construction industry, the 2013 Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards. Many very experienced current and former industry professionals devote many hours of their valuable time visiting and judging all award entries. Judging is conducted against a strict set of criteria for each award category. Quality workmanship, attention to detail and finish feature prominently in judging criteria set for the awards. Judges are also searching for innovation, functionality and sustainability.

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The Awards are designed to set the benchmark for others to aspire to and surpass in subsequent years. They are about excellence and continual improvement, new technology, innovation, and responses to today’s environmental and sustainability challenges. Excellence and continual improvement is well understood by our major awards partner, Cbus, the building and construction industry’s superannuation fund. Cbus is itself synonymous with excellence, innovation and continual improvement in the products and services it provides to members. We are delighted to be joined in presenting these awards by our own industry superannuation fund, continually acknowledged as one the best in the country. The wonderful support and outstanding contribution by our many other loyal and generous sponsors is acknowledged in making it possible to present the finalists and winners featured throughout the pages of Winning Homes 2013. Locally, regionally and around Australia, our industry is constantly in the limelight like no other due to the enormous impact it has on the economy and the very public display of the end product. For 100 years now the industry has accepted the challenges and continues to test itself against exacting standards, public glare and constant change. This publication is recognition of victory by winners and finalists in meeting the challenges but knowing there is more to be achieved in keeping pace with change.

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So much is spoken of the critical skills of the people who are essential to evolving with the change. MBA Group Training is key to supporting our industry in developing and maintaining the skills of today and tomorrow’s workforce. Projects inside these pages feature the skills of so many apprentices and others who have worked their way through our system. We work closely with industry, government, the Training Fund Authority and higher education institutions such as the University of Canberra to ensure we have the skills we need to deal with demands of today and tomorrow. Finally, along with our major awards partner Cbus, I congratulate all winners and finalists of this year’s awards featured in Winning Homes 2013 and wish you further success. For our readers, please enjoy reading and browsing through this year’s ‘Winning Homes’.

John Miller, Executive Director WINNINGof HOMES MAGAZINE 2013 Master Builders Association the ACT

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HOUSE OF THE YEAR / CUSTOM BUILT HOME MORE THAN $1,000,000 BELLEVARDE CONSTRUCTIONS SUBURB: JAMBEROO

L ocated on the edge of the lush green New South Wales south coast escarpment, this site enjoys distant panoramic views to the sea. The new house is the principal building sitting in the northwest corner of a complex of existing farm buildings including an old dairy, barns, sheds and cottages configured around an ancient Morton Bay Fig tree. It is made up of three pavilions connected through a breezeway creating a series of views through the building. Carefully designed to add a contemporary layer of history to the place, the new building responds in shape, scale and proportion to its immediate surroundings. External materials include local field stone, vertical blackbutt lining boards with cover battens left to go grey, and 12

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Colorbond roofs to match the surrounding farm buildings. Internally, ‘roasted’ Blackbutt floors, wall and ceiling linings create a warm character. The main pavilion features a dramatic cathedral ceiling with exposed recycled hardwood timber post, paired rafters and scissor trusses. Gradually, the pavilion becomes wider and higher towards the north making the living area the most generous space. The scullery behind the open kitchen is built as a low ceiling room within the main pavilion. Large timber sliding doors open up the house to a wraparound curved verandah to the North West.


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The fireplace is suspended from the ceiling so it seems it hovers above the floor.

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creating a series of views through the building.

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The living areas showcase the remarkable craftsmanship within the house.

Sustainable design principles include large roof overhangs and verandahs to provide shading from the harsh Australia sun. Breaking up the building into three pavilions maximises ventilation in between and through the buildings. Ceiling fans and louvres to each room provide continuous crossventilation and keep the house cool. Photovoltaic panels generate a portion of the building’s electricity needs. Rainwater is collected and stored in a large underground tank. A variety of recycled and local materials were used for this building including the timber hardwood structure, external paving bricks and dry stone walls. Words to describe this building include flawless craftsmanship, excellence, extraordinary, stunning and exceptional. This building is a testament to what can be achieved by highly skilled craftsmen, truly flawless.

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The building responds to its immediate surroundings.


A beautiful country home.

recycled and local materials were used for this building A variety of

including the timber hardwood structure, external paving bricks and dry stone walls.

The interior brings the exterior inside with expansive views over the Jamberoo Valley.

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Great Yields in City Growth corridor

TRAM CORRIDOR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Base241 is more than a just a great apartment. It’s a social hub and base camp all rolled into one. Do what you love, do it as hard and as fast as you can, then come back to Base241 to recharge and reset. Then do it all again! You’ve never seen a development like Base241 before. With its unique industrial vibe, striking interior design options and amazing architecture, these apartments will offer unprecedented lifestyle options for adventurers, the technically savvy and the socially active.

Waldren Constructions are to work with Construction Control and Independent Property Group to deliver this boutique residential development. Ideally situated on Northbourne Avenue, close to the shopping and employment centres of Braddon and the City, these apartments represent a sound lifestyle and investment choice.

JOIN DEFENCE HOUSING AND OTHER ASTUTE INVESTORS AND LOCK IN YOUR FUTURE. COMPLETION EARLY 2014 Contact Development Manager Direct to secure last 15 units of the 76 units. Stan Waldren Mob: 0427 778874


Canberra is a great place to do business, visit and live. The Economic Development Directorate contributes to building a strong and sustainable economy for the ACT. We recognise Canberra’s business sector is dynamic and growing. Building on that success means collaboration – bringing together skills, ideas and resources into partnerships for growth. Working with business, education institutions, and key industry partners, we: • Leverage our land advantage and infrastructure to transform Canberra into a dynamic, creative city of the future that is a preferred location for people to work and live. • Develop and grow emerging enterprises, entrepreneurs and sectors to expand our economic base and provide local jobs. • Promote Canberra to the region, the nation and theworld to attract tourism and business investment.

• Nurture grass roots sports and elite athletes and mould our reputation as a centre of regional sporting excellence. • Produce major events for our city and manage significant sports and event infrastructure. • Attract investment and skills through niche programs for foreign investors, skilled migrants, business migrants, and international students. • Grow our exporting capabilities. • Partner with our universities to support their growth, development and national and international outreach. By nurturing this growth the Economic Development Directorate is continuing to enhance economic development for the Australian Capital Territory’s future. To find out more about what we do and how we are developing the Canberra economy, contact us: www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au @ACTEDD EDDcommunity@act.gov.au

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Two years of planning has gone into the design and refinement of this beautiful structure.

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CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1MILLION R DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD SUBURB: DUFFY

This residential luxury abode represents and communicates the word ‘resort’ rather than the word ‘home’. Two years of planning has gone into the design and refinement of this beautiful structure. Upon entering the grand entry timber pivot door, you can see the timber theme carried throughout the home. The interior open plan living areas have the ability to be closed off into individual entertaining areas. The northerly orientation allows a wealth of natural light into the main living areas. The meticulous workmanship and expert finishes are another extraordinary example of the immense quality produced by R Development. The home is really a masterpiece throughout.

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The home Incorporates a range of innovative customised building elements that combine to create a highly appealing and functional living experience.

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CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000 CLASSIC CONSTRUCTIONS SUBURB: O’CONNOR

This environmentally efficient home designed to complement the existing heritage streetscape has a beautifully balanced combination of traditional materials whilst maintaining a modern feel. Housing large, open plan living areas and bedrooms on the ground floor enables the master bedroom to utilise the privacy on the entire second storey. The house has a variety of external materials to blend in with the existing street whilst still providing an impressive street presence. The home incorporates a range of innovative customised building elements that combine to create a highly appealing and functional living experience.

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BuildCare You customise your home, we customise your journey

As a custom home builder, custom design isn’t about being different. It’s about addressing needs; lifestyle needs, and the needs of the environment. It is Today’s Homes passion to create homes that respond perfectly to those needs, and deliver a customised building experience for every client. The challenge inspires us, and the results delight both our customers and the greater building industry.

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We call this unique approach to residential building – BuildCare. BuildCare is a custom designed building experience. Not only do we custom design a home to suit budget and lifestyle needs, but customise the building experience for every individual, and work with them every step of the way. BuildCare provides our customers with all the flexibility and choice they need to get the high quality home they deserve. Our customers always know exactly what they are getting and how much it will cost, with the peace of mind in knowing the fixed-price up front.


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To learn more about BuildCare www.todayshomes.com.au or visit our display home.  28 Drooka Cres, Crace, ACT T 02 6188 4559

We choose to partner with COLORBOND® because we share the same passion for innovative thinking and sustainable practices, inspirational design, and a history of researching and developing product’s to meet the needs of Australian home builders.

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With significant attention to detail a high quality, modest, family home has been achieved.

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CUSTOM BUILT HOME LESS THAN $300,000 TODAY’S HOMES & LIFESTYLE SUBURB: CRACE

The Myriad, at Crace, is a six star energy rated home and another example of high quality design and construction, at an affordable price. This single level, three bedroom house has formal living areas with open kitchen/dining facilities and beautifully timbered floors. The external rendered cladding has also been finished exceptionally well. With significant attention to detail, a high quality, modest, family home has been achieved. One judge’s comment was ‘It’s good to know there are still builders who can build like this’.

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EMERGING RESIDENTIAL BUILDER SCOTT SIMPSON COMPANY: ABODE CONSTRUCTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS

This emerging residential builder has created a beautiful, family home with a high quality of finish, plus spacious living areas and an open plan kitchen and dining area which adjoins to the outdoor entertaining area. Spotted gum flooring throughout the main living areas enhances the warm, family environment, complementing the modern, contemporary kitchen. Caesar stone bench tops with waterfall ends, stainless steel Smeg appliances and glass splash backs makes this kitchen a dream for any family. Judges were highly impressed with the extremely well finished work put into this project and thought it was virtually flawless throughout

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The three bedroom home with garage and landscaping is perfectly suited to the block and will be affordable to operate and maintain.

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CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING GOTOVAC HOMES SUBURB: HARRISON

Gotovac Homes simply love working with the first home buyer who have great ideas yet limited resources. The young family that commissioned Gotovac Homes was ecstatic with the design and first class construction and attention to detail. This has ensured a home with high level inclusions and a contemporary ambience that in other circumstances would add thousands of dollars to the price. The three bedroom home with garage and landscaping is perfectly suited to the block and will be affordable to operate and maintain. In keeping with the Gotovac motto of assisting the first home buyer ,the builder offered free advice and services just to ensure the young family realised their dream without entering into long term financial difficulties. The result, more than dreams, long term relations, new friends and a win win outcome. 26

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GOTOVAC HOMES PTY LTD Dreaming of a Beautiful Home? Make It A Reality With Gotovac Homes Bringing enthusiasm, energy and an impressive pool of skill and workmanship to your building project, Gotovac Homes creates your home or extension by building a partnership with you, based on trust and respect. From design to handover, Gotovac Homes are committed to bringing your project in on time and on budget, according to your specifications, using quality materials and workmanship. The end result will be a place you’ll love to live in because.....

We don’t simply build houses, we build homes.

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A key driver articulated early by the client was to maximise the viewing potential of Lake Burley Griffin which has been executed perfectly.

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DISPLAY HOME MORE THAN $600,000 BETTER BUILDING SERVICES / TT ARCHITECTURE SUBURB: KINGSTON

Contributing to the internationally eclectic ethos of Dawes Street, Kingston, Better Buildering Services and TT Architecture have designed and created this unique house driven by their client’s needs and deliverables. A key driver articulated early by the client was to maximise the viewing potential of Lake Burley Griffin which has been executed perfectly. With a design focus to minimise long term costs and maintenance, this house is highly innovative with northerly orientated to maximise solar gain, has double glazed windows and doors, and hydronic in-slab heating. High quality, architecturally sound and magnificent are just some of the adjectives used to describe this house.

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a stunning home with an abundance of style and character, whilst maintaining a strict budget.

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DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $600,000 BLACKETT HOMES (AUST) / SUGAR DESIGNS SUBURB: CRACE

Blackett Homes have constructed a building fundamental to the client’s need for a home/studio arrangement. This home accommodates a range of individual and shared needs, functional entertaining space whilst taking advantage of the chosen site. The purpose of this home/studio is to showcase Sugar Designs ability to maximise every inch of space to create a fully functioning design, both internally and externally. Creating a unique home using the precinct master plan, Blackett Homes and Sugar Designs have united to produce a stunning home with an abundance of style and character, whilst maintaining a strict budget.

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DISPLAY HOME LESS THAN $300,000 RENAISSANCE HOMES SUBURB: WRIGHT

This stunning family home incorporates all of Renaissance Homes’ key philosophies of wide appeal, affordability, accessibility, quality and liveability, Features include four spacious bedrooms plus a study, innovative kitchen/preparation area, expansive living and an outdoor alfresco area. All of these are highly sought after additions to any home. Detailing a practical, functional design with traditional schemes and simple but tasteful decor this house presents as excellent overall. All the finishes, fixings and the overall workmanship have been executed with precision resulting in this home being hard to fault.

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renaissancehomes are  a  proudly  local,  family  owned  

and managed  new  home  building  company  with  over  30   years  experience  in  the  ACT  building  industry.  With  over   30  awards  for  excellence  in  building,  we  pride  ourselves   on  providing  our  clients  with;   • High  quality  affordable  homes.   • A  large  range  of  standard  home  designs.   • Specialists  in  knockdown  and  re-­‐builds.     • Several  inclusion  /  specification  levels.   • Personalised  service  that  welcomes  and   encourages  client  involvement.   your  renaissanceteam  will  make  the  experience  of   building  a  new  home  enjoyable,  professional  and  fair.    

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OPEN SATURDAY,  SUNDAY  and  MONDAY    11am  to  4pm   Contact:  John  Stilling                                                Phone:  0409  266  002    

www.renhomes.net.au      sales@renhomes.net.au  

 

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This development surpasses current market trends in terms of innovation, detail and finish

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APARTMENTS & UNITS UP TO THREE STOREYS ANTOS CONSTRUCTIONS / ARCHITECTS RING & ASSOCIATES PROJECT: O’CONNOR - CAMERAI APARTMENTS

Camerai Apartments is a boutique 20 unit development across three sites in one of Canberra’s most sought after Inner North suburbs. The mix of painted render and two tone aluminium composite panels give the building a visual interest while reducing maintenance. Bedrooms consist of a mix of built-in robes, with contemporary opaque glass doors. The full height windows throughout, as well as sliding doors, allow the units to open right up to visually and physically connect their internal with the adjacent landscape. The excellent workmanship and outstanding finishes make it hard to fault. This development surpasses current market trends in terms of innovation, detail and finish providing a high quality, elegant development which is in harmony with this teams’ ethos.

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The company structure of Antos Constructions includes 3 operational divisions: Commercial Construction Division delivers design and construction of any commercial project. Residential Construction Division undertakes the design, new construction, extensions, modification and renovations of residential dwellings. This includes everything from single residential dwellings, dual occupancies to multi residential construction. Fitouts specialising in shop, office and medical suites. This ranges from large scale commercial Drywalls and Ceilings through to complete office refurbishments.

Unit 2 / 47 Tennant Street FYSHWICK ACT 2609

Mob 0418 261 251 / Fax 02 6280 0118 antosconstructions@bigpond.com


The high standard of workmanship and quality finishes throughout are exceptional, both internally and externally.

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APARTMENTS & UNITS FOUR STOREYS AND ABOVE HINDMARSH CONSTRUCTION AUSTRALIA PROJECT: CHANDLER BUILDING - ALTITUDE APARTMENTS COMPLEX

The Altitude Apartments is a pinnacle building in the Belconnen Town Centre with most apartments enjoying uninterrupted views of Lake Ginninderra and the mountain ranges beyond. This seven storey building houses one, two and three bedroom apartments along with a commercial component including an office area and small cafe. Providing a well articulated urban edge to Chandler Street, Altitude Apartments showcases a strong three storey high masonry base, which together with the base of the tower building, forms a facade element that unifies the entire length of the Chandler Street frontage. The high standard of workmanship and quality finishes throughout are exceptional, both internally and externally.

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PRESTIGE LIVING REACHES A NEW ALTITUDE Altitude Apartments - Belconnen, ACT

View from the Altitude Apartments

Altitude is a collaborative venture between Hindmarsh Development and Hindmarsh Construction, ideally positioned on the eastern side of Belconnen Town Centre between Chandler Street and Emu Bank adjacent to the new Belconnen bus interchange.

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Altitude comprises two buildings, incorporating 348 apartments in total in a mix of 1, 1+study, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as seven top floor penthouse apartments. The development also includes commercial office suites, a cafĂŠ and restaurant. Surrounded by a vast range of retail, recreation and entertainment options, Altitude is just minutes from the University of Canberra, CIT, AIS, Calvary Hospital, Westfield Belconnen and a range of schools and colleges. Residents will also enjoy direct access to the Lake Foreshore and cafĂŠ precinct. Prices range from $384,900 for a one bedroom apartment to $597,900 for a three bedroom apartment.

Contact Matthew Peden from Independent Property Group on 0419 000 079 for further information.


R Developments and Architects Ring and Associates have excelled with these townhouses.

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MEDIUM DENSITY - TOWNHOUSES R DEVELOPMENTS/ARCHITECTS RING & ASSOCIATES SUBURB: O’MALLEY

This O’Malley townhouse demonstrates a classic architectural style with exposed columns and large fenestrations. The design has taken into account cross ventilation, north facing windows and the utilisation of large amounts of natural light. Complete with stunning tiling, outstanding walls and ceilings, and a spacious outdoor living area, R Developments and Architects Ring and Associates have excelled with these townhouses. The attention to detail when matching materials has amplified the high quality finish, both internally and externally, resulting in a luxurious custom built townhouse complex.

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The eye catching brickwork and precision carpentry are tremendous examples of what Meier Constructions are all about.

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MEDIUM DENSITY - DUAL OCCUPANCY MEIER CONSTRUCTIONS SUBURB: FORREST

This beautifully designed, two storey, dual occupancy development showcases a mix of traditional workmanship with modern inclusions. The eye catching brickwork and precision carpentry are tremendous examples of what Meier Constructions are all about. Spacious open plan living adjoins the private, front entertainment area and is complete with a rotisserie and pizza oven. Meier Constructions incorporated a wine cellar and additional bathroom facilities complementing the abundance of space in the underground area. Complete with double glazed, cedar windows and doors this duel occupancy offers a warm, inviting atmosphere.

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The pride and care during construction is evident and will be appreciated by families for years to come.

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MEDIUM DENSITY - VILLAS RAM CONSTRUCTIONS SUBURB: BONNER

RAM Constructions have presented a high quality, affordable family home. The pride and care during construction is evident and will be appreciated by families for years to come. Challenging some of the conventional beliefs regarding affordable living, RAM Construction has balanced the volume of space between the internal and external living zones. With its simple, clean design RAM Constructions have created a charming environment through the execution of warm, engaging and high quality finishes. With stunningly tiled floors and an open plan kitchen area, this villa is ideal for a small family.

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SUCCESSFUL HOMES DON’T JUST HAPPEN... We like to help our clients to understand what they want from their new home. By listening to their answers and providing realistic budget advice, along with careful planning it’s only then do we consider ‘breaking ground’ out on site. By taking the time to better understand your requirements we can deliver you a better outcome. Then we apply the building systems and experience we have developed over the years to suit to your home - from the first time we sit down with you through to handing over your keys. A client’s recent thoughts: “The RAM Constructions team were always responsive, courteous and was extraordinary when it came to design and attention to detail that went in the house and the floor plan. Our guests always complement our house and the passing cars slowdown in the front and people look at the house with admiration. We revised our plans several times during the design phase and spent endless numbers of hours fine tuning details and RAM Constructions were always there listening, working with us until we were fully satisfied with the plan.

The entire building experience was nothing short of a very positive and unique adventure. Finally, when a few post-possession issues arose, they were quick to address them satisfactorily. From our perspective, having our house built by RAM Constructions turned the challenge of realizing a “dream”, from a daunting task to a rewarding experience.” Nick and Sunny – proud new homeowners at Wright

Both my wife and I also wanted to take the time to compliment the staff for being customer focused from start to finish. As busy as they were, they always made us feel like we were the only customers they were working with. We were impressed that they continued to remain engaged with us during the construction process, were always responsive to our needs and kept us in the loop of construction progress and anticipated next steps. AS/NZS ISO 9001 Certified Davis Langdon Certification Services

T: (02) 6242 5200 | F: (02) 6242 5655 | E: info@ramconstructions.com.au | www.ramconstructions.com.au Unit 10, 96-98 Vicars Street Mitchell, ACT 2911 | Builder Lic: 2005218 (A-Class) | ACN: 008 519 784 WINNING HOMES MAGAZINE 2013

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Shaw Living has invested significant time in the innovative design and construction of this house to achieve sustainability and affordability.

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MEDIUM DENSITY - SMALL LOT HOUSING SHAW LIVING SUBURB: BONNER

This, one of five small lot affordable houses constructed by Shaw Living, in Bonner, has been thoughtfully designed to emphasise spacious living. Shaw Living has invested significant time in the innovative design and construction of this house to achieve sustainability and affordability. The large bedrooms all encompass built-in robes with generous hanging space. The kitchen is designed to provide a high degree of functionality, and forms an integral part of the open plan living areas. The external finishes incorporate a number of different, complementary materials, including face brick, rendered brick and lightweight cladding. With the functionality of the design, high standard of construction, and the quality finishes and inclusions, this house and land package offers great dollar value. 42

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www.shawliving.com.au Level 1, 54-56 Colbee Court, Phillip ACT p | 02 6248 9995 f | 02 6248 9770 e | waynem@geshaw.com.au

Shaw Living is a residential multi-award winner, being the recipient of MBA awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012

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Ambe has developed Australia’s first 9 star energy rated insulated concrete thermal mass home

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RESIDENTIAL - SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AMBE ENGINEERING SUBURB: FRANKLIN

Ambe Engineering has taken the development of a sustainable construction project to new levels. Ambe has developed Australia’s first 9 star energy rated insulated concrete thermal mass home that goes beyond carbon neutral by reducing energy consumption but produces zero emission, all renewable energy supply for the home. The airlight construction of the building, insulated concrete thermal mass in slab and walls is complemented by highly efficient PVC double glazed windows, sky lights, solar hot water and hydronic heating, LED lighting and ceiling fans. Water is harvested, and a grey water system feeds the garden at sub soil level. The house is faultless in construction and epitomises what is possible if all sustainable construction options are researched and deployed in a holistic way.

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Blackett Homes has incorporated individualised style living through personal rooms whilst maintaining common areas.

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SPECIAL PURPOSE DWELLING BLACKETT HOMES (AUST) / KASPAREK ARCHITECTS SUBURB: SPENCE

This special purpose dwelling is a five bedroom affordable housing centre for women. The YWCA of Canberra, who will be providing support to tenants, believe that affordable housing initiatives are a key way to reducing homelessness and fully support the work of Blackett Homes. Blackett Homes has incorporated individualised style living through personal rooms whilst maintaining common areas. Funding from the Franklin Charity House, and the contributions from local builders and businesses have assisted the achievement of this magnificent project. Exceptional, high quality finishes have been achieved here with all trade work being of a very high standard with great attention to detail. This is truly a great testament to outstanding trade work and supervision. 46

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This house incorporates a range of innovative building elements, creating a highly modern and functional living experience.

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PROJECT HOMES MORE THAN $275,000 CLASSIC CONSTRUCTIONS / MELINDA BOAG DESIGNS SUBURB: CRACE

Based on the original Mosman Display home located in the Forde display village, Classic Construction have altered the design to encapsulate the vision of the client. The modern Mosman home design attributes flowing internal spaces with an abundance of natural light. This house incorporates a range of innovative building elements, creating a highly modern and functional living experience. The mixed external features of rendered and painted brickwork complement the Mintaro natural stone external feature walls, complete with a beautifully landscaped garden. This charming two storey home is well finished in excellent fashion, demonstrating Classic Construction’s dedication to high quality workmanship that exceeds client expectations.

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A beautiful, architecturally sound, practical home built on a budget.

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PROJECT HOMES LESS THAN $275,000 BLACKETT HOMES (AUST) SUBURB: FORDE

With a strict project scope and key deliverables, Blackett Homes has excelled with this project home. Taking great pride and ownership in its construction, Blackett Homes know they have created a hassle free process for families, individuals and investors. Maintaining the project home floor plan while dressing the front elevation, Blackett have personalised this home for the client. A beautiful, architecturally sound, practical home built on a budget.

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The marriage of new work with old, together with the production of skilfully understated additions will provide a lasting tribute to all those involved in this project.

WINNER

HERITAGE RESTORATION OR REFURBISHMENT GUY GLEESON BUILDING SUBURB: GUNNING

This restoration was so successfully managed and executed by the builder that the original features of this one time “Birthing House� built in the 1860s remain apparent even though the building is now a very stylish home. Original wall construction included those of rough stone, coarsely rendered stone and brickwork and others with timber linings. Ceilings were plaster and lathe in some areas and weatherboard in others. The marriage of new work with old, together with the production of skilfully understated additions will provide a lasting tribute to all those involved in this project.

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Homes of Distinction

www.mayfairhomes.com.au Finalist 2013 Master Builders & Cbus Excellence in Building Awards - Custom Built Home ($300,000 - $600,000)

PO Box 380 MAWSON ACT 2607

0434 008 453 | info@mayfairhomes.com.au ACN 119 996 995 | Licence 2012826

• custom designed new homes • knock down and re-builds • house and land packages

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timber • vinyl • carpet • laminate Phillip Fyshwick Hindmarsh Dr Cnr Barrier & Isa Sts Ph: 6285 1888 Ph: 6280 5703 Email: office@hoodscarpet.com.au

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The designer very successfully reorientated the original voluminous building to capture available solar gain

WINNER REMODELLING OPEN

PREFERRED BUILDERS / PAUL TILSE ARCHITECT / KARIN MCNAMARA DESIGN SUBURB: GARRAN It was the combination of skill, discipline and tenacity of the builder bought this project to faultless completion. This project was characterised by numerous challenges including technical difficulty, hard-to-get matching materials, steep slope and access constraints. Salvage of existing materials for re-use proved to be essential in achieving this award winning result. The designer very successfully reorientated the original voluminous building to capture available solar gain whilst retaining the outstanding views to the west and the outlook to the reserve at the rear of the building. Also, the interior designer worked closely with the builder, client and architect to ensure a beautifully balanced outcome.

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The designer, builder and client collaborated to completely transform an aging Campbell home into a marvellous modern home that entirely reflects contemporary life.

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REMODELLING $400,000 TO $600,000 BROTHER PROJECTS / MMM INTERIORS SUBURB: CAMPBELL

The outcomes achieved in this project more than justified remodelling rather than demolishing as many beneficial features of the existing garden were retained. The designer, builder and client collaborated to completely transform an aging Campbell home into a marvellous modern home that entirely reflects contemporary life. The scope of this work was significant and included the replacement of standard 2400mm high ceilings with long raking alternatives that ensured access to ample natural light. The kitchen, bathroom and en-suite were very professionally finished and exude style. Both visual and physical access to outdoors enhanced the result. A beautiful, contemporary home transformation.

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A pavilion roof complete with solar access aperture added both amenity and style to create a truly complete living environment.

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REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000 BUILD PROFESSIONAL SUBURB: NICHOLLS

An inspection of this project would suggest that no remodelling work had taken place. The new rooms were so successfully integrated they appeared as though they were always a part of this home. Remodelling of the original dining room, living room and extensions to the original family room delivered much improved spaces and perfect integration with the new second floor outdoor living area. A pavilion roof complete with solar access aperture added both amenity and style to create a truly complete living environment. This project was completed to an exceptionally high standard.

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.Am a azing mu st Sho se wro e!” om s, “. .

Rivoland is the ACT and region’s largest tile stockist. Builders, Architects, Interior Designers and Renovator’s - visit our showroom - Rivoland’s experience, range and expertise will make it easy for you to choose that perfect tile. Rivoland Showrooms 100 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan 55 Darling Street, Mitchell

6297 4510 6241 1557

Trade Outlets 24-26 Aurora Street, Queanbeyan 55 Darling Street, Mitchell

6297 9930 6255 0535

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Canberra’s Most Awarded Kitchen Company for the Past 10 Years

Custom Joinery Kitchens Laundries Vanities Complete Trade Management Office Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 9 am – 12 pm Ph: 6242 4633 | Fax: 6242 4677 Mob: 0413 050 005 2012 MBA Award Winner Kitchen Design & Construction less than $25,000 2012 MBA Merit Kitchen Design & Construction more than $25,000 2011 MBA Award Winner Kitchen & Design Construction over $25,000

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2011 HIA Award Winner New Kitchen Project over $20,000 2010 HIA ACT/Southern NSW Kitchen Project of the Year 2010 HIA Award Winner New Kitchen Project over $20,000

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM at Unit 4 28/30 Essington Street Mitchell - www.simplicitykitchens.com.au

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Functionality of the home was greatly enhanced and connection to outside living areas significantly improved.

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REMODELLING LESS THAN $200,000 CONSTRUCTIVE BUILDING SUBURB: ISAACS

Technical difficulty provided significant challenge for the builder of this project. An earlier upper floor addition had to be re-supported during the removal of lower floor load bearing walls although the finished result conceals all reference to this. The new project was constructed in an internal corner of the original building and consequently there was a strong interface between new and old, with the preservation of straight and true floor levels being particularly important. Functionality of the home was greatly enhanced and connection to outside living areas significantly improved. Trade work was of a very high standard, particularly in the outstanding solid timber floor. This project is a credit to both the designer and the builder. 56

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Custom Homes Renovations

0418 278 083 info@constructivebuilding.com.au www.constructivebuilding.com.au

Extensions ACN: 136 421 826

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Constructive Building Pty Ltd PO Box 696 Fyshwick 2609

ACT Lic #200 313 448

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Winner MBA 2010 Kitchen under $25K Winner MBA 2009 Bathroom Under $25K Winner MBA 2006 Kitchen over $ 25K

Your link to quality

Showroom & Factory 61 Paterson Parade Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Ph: 02 62976822 WINNING HOMES MAGAZINE 2013

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Immeasurable quality

commercialresidentialdetailed joinery p 02 6299 3500 f 02 6299 3500 e info@heinigerjoinery.com.au PO Bo 252 Fyshwick ACT 2609 www.heinigerjoinery.com.au

Servicing Canberra & The Surrounding Region

David Geelan M: 0419 439 437 P: 02 6280 8915

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OMES andara Hhomes Custom Building Specialists

Andara Homes appreciate that every client is exceptional in their own way, we ensure that all of our clients remain informed and stress free throughout the construction process. With a wealth of experience, every member of our team plays an active role in meeting all of our client’s customizations from start to finish; making themselves contactable at any stage of construction to be directly dealt with from director to designer, all the while ensuring the utmost care and quality is assured. As with all of our clients, we are confident that our attention to detail and professionalism will leave you more than pleased. We will ensure that no stone is left unturned in maintaining a superior quality throughout each Andara built home.

2012 DISPLAY HOME IN WRIGHT - NOW UNDERWAY Architect: Multi-Award Winning Architect - Dowse Norwood Architects & Associates Interior Designer: Multi-Award Winning Interior Designer - Archertec Interiors www.thedisplayhome.com.au

Master Builders & Boral Excellence in Building Awards

WINNER Category of Display Home of the Year less than $300,000

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Build with the ‘A’ team! Contact Andara Homes today to find out how easy building your dream home can be.

Category of Custom Home of the Year less than $300,000

a 90a Phyllis Ashton Circuit Gungahlin 2912 p (02) 6176 0111 e info@andara.com.au w www.andara.com.au Like us on Facebook - facebook.com/andarahomes

ANDARA HOMES ACN: 144520749 | ACT ‘A’ Class Builders Licence No: 2010651 | QLD Open Builders Licence No: 1200481| NSW Building Contractors Licence No: 232181C | MBA Member No: 12531, HIA Member No: 568257 WINNING HOMES MAGAZINE 2013

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Seamless joins in all work surfaces and soft curves of the bench tops mirror the curved bulkheads and the large feature pendant lighting from above.

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KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000 CAPITAL VENEERING / MMM INTERIORS SUBURB: FORREST

Clean lines and modern finishes dominate this space highlighting a contemporary look and feel. The design choice is a modern twist on an art deco style, which successfully complements the clients’ brief. Seamless joins in all work surfaces and soft curves of the bench tops mirror the curved bulkheads and the large feature pendant lighting from above. The timber veneer joinery contrasts softly with the white polyurethane doors and drawers and the corian work surfaces. A partnership of superb design, quality workmanship and a wonderful level of understated detail, presents the clients with a perfect blend of style and functionality.

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www.capitalveneering.com.au ph: 02 6299 1557 | fax: 02 6299 1979 email: info@capitalveneering.com.au

Capital Veneering has steadily evolved from a boutique veneer pressing and furniture making workshop to a large enterprise. The growth of the company has resulted in the refinement of systems and the purchase of more efficient, state of the art software and machinery. This allows Capital Veneering to fitout large scale commercial projects to agreed schedules while maintaining the highest quality finish and personal service required to work in customers homes. Capital Veneering can provide a full range of services from design and project management to manufacture and installation which makes us your one stop kitchen and bathroom renovation shop. Visit our showroom by appointment @ Unit 3-4, 67-71 Bayldon Road Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

• 3D computer generated design and shop drawings • Custom made furniture • Residential joinery • Corporate and government fitouts • Shop and club fitouts • Veneer pressing • Clear lacquer and polyurethane paint finishes • Personal gifts • Colourback glass • Corian and solid surface fabrication WINNING HOMES MAGAZINE 2013

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The inclusion of two elegant glass bottom basins feature in the island vanity unit, which stands as the central element of this very sophisticated space.

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BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000 ROSIN BUILDING / MMM INTERIORS SUBURB: FORREST

Keeping within the theme of this home, clean lines, a seamless corian finish and a single slab of Calcutta marble creates a natural wall of art soaked in light from a feature pendant. The design of this master en-suite successfully integrates a steam room, bath room, robes and dressing area all done with style. The inclusion of two elegant glass bottom basins feature in the island vanity unit, which stands as the central element of this very sophisticated space. The steam room is testament to the skills of the tiler where small glass mosaic tiles cover the floor, walls and ceiling. This en-suite boasts comfort and relaxation while offering stunning style and functionality. This bathroom is a wonderful feature of this home.

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This kitchen is definitely the homes heart.

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KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000 SIMPLICITY KITCHENS SUBURB: OXLEY

The distinctive character of the slate floors adds warmth to the understated minimalist design. Light colours and a minimal feel help to create a kitchen that seems larger than it actually is. With a small space and tight budget, value for money is achievable. This design is practical and functional, and creates a clean style that matches Simplicity Kitchen’s commitment to quality. This kitchen is definitely the home’s heart.

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MEIER CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LIMITED • COMMERICAL BUILDING • QUALITY NEW HOMES • KNOCK DOWN REBUILD • RETIREMENT VILLAGES • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND QUALITY FINISH • 40 YEARS IN CANBERRA

Multiple Award Winning Company

ACN: 137 401 006 | N.S.W. BLN: 217302C | A.C.T. BLN: 2009506

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Proudly supplying exclusive quality products for over 35 years

Importers, Distributors, & Retailers of Ceramic Tiles, Porcelain, Natural Stone, & Terracotta Internal & External Lighting Sanitaryware & Bathroom Accessories

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Specialists in new homes, full-scale home renovations including living, bathroom and kitchen remodelling, as well as commercial projects.

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The calm neutral palette warms the space, and the large travertine floor and wall tiles running up to a square set ceiling add to the rich detail of the interior of this home.

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BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000 TAILORMADE BUILDERS SUBURB: CHAPMAN

A separate toilet and shower are contained on the opposite side of the vanity wall to maintain a feeling of open space. The calm neutral palette warms the space, and the large travertine floor and wall tiles running up to a square set ceiling add to the rich detail of the interior of this home. This bathroom has a simple concept which meets the client’s brief of minimalist design.

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dsb Landscape Architects Innovation, design excellence and workable solutions are hallmarks of dsb Landscape Architects. Since1979 we have been committed to providing high quality landscape design, urban design, arborist and urban horticulture services that engage with people and places.

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A high standard has been set for this site by the careful installation of art work, fencing and custom built seating requiring onsite resolution of details.

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LANDSCAPING APARTMENTS/UNITS/AGED CARE DIG-IT! LANDSCAPES / DSB LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS SUBURB: MONASH

With an aging population, the quality of aged care facilities is an increasingly relevant issue for the Australian population. The Goodwin Aged Care facility, Monash embodies the highest standards of design and construction for this important demographic. Attention to construction detail is apparent in all aspects of the project, as evidenced by the transition of materials between the putting green, adjacent paved areas, access ramps, walkways and associated seating walls. A high standard has been set for this site by the careful installation of art work, fencing and custom built seating requiring onsite resolution of details. The judges found the construction of finishes in all areas to be an important feature of this project and congratulates Dig It! Landscapes and DSB Landscape Architects on their high standard of construction.

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The project involved two focal points, both of which involved circular design and advanced understanding of construction.

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RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPING EASYCARE LANDSCAPES SUBURB: LYNEHAM

With an exemplary blend of the contemporary and traditional landscape elements, the judges felt this project was completed by Easycare Landscapes to a high construction standard across a range of landscape materials. Challenging site conditions were overcome and resolved by their creative solutions and workmanship.

a complex level change around its circumference and required a finely resolved construction solution.

The project involved two focal points, both of which involved circular design and advanced understanding of construction.

Easycare accomplished these features exceptionally well, resulting in an award winning project.

Similarly the circular seating area involved the construction of a low timber deck to clear existing tree roots and supports a circular gabion and timber bench seat.

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A variety of materials including feature brick, cement block, stained timber and painted surfaces were used externally, and they were integrated beautifully to produce a stunning façade.

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RESIDENTIAL BUILDING FAÇADE & BEST USE OF A MATERIAL BLACKETT HOMES (AUST) / SUGAR DESIGNS SUBURB: CRACE

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Both the designer and the builder of this project collaborated to produce a stunning, well built, cost effective building exterior that is both very robust and easy on the eye.

The designer’s selection and placement of the light fittings in this project appeared flawless to the judges. Energy efficient lighting was a primary consideration.

A variety of materials including feature brick, cement block, stained timber and painted surfaces were used externally and were integrated beautifully to produce a stunning façade.

Attention to detail has produced a result that provides effective, even light throughout the residence together with feature lighting that approaches art.

Each interface between these eclectic selections was carefully considered and professionally constructed so ensuring a reliable, balanced exterior that complemented the very nicely conceived gardens.

This attention to detail was not limited to the inside of this home with both ambient and feature lighting externally offering a seamlessness connection.

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Attention to detail has produced a result that provides effective, even light throughout the residence together with feature lighting that approaches art.

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WINNER INTERIOR FINISH

ROSIN BUILDING / MMM INTERIORS SUBURB: FORREST

Keeping within the theme of this home, clean lines, a seamless corian finish and a single slab of Calcutta marble create a natural wall of art soaked in light from a feature pendant light. The design of this master en-suite successfully integrates a steam room, bath room, robes and dressing area all done with style. The inclusion of two elegant glass bottom basins feature in the island vanity unit, which stands as the central element of this very sophisticated space. The steam room is testament to the skills of the tiler where small glass mosaic tiles cover the floor, walls and ceiling. This en-suite boasts comfort and relaxation and also offers stunning style and function. This bathroom is a wonderful feature of this home.

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WORK,HEALTH & SAFETY - RESIDENTIAL PBS BUILDING / LEND LEASE RETIREMENT LIVING / CUSTOM STEEL / BLUESCOPE STEEL PROJECT: ISABELLA GARDENS RETIREMENT VILLAGE

PBS Building has developed and deployed a first class workplace health and safety systems for the past 10 years and is considered a leader in meeting legislative requirements and provides a safety systems for its team and the community. The key to their successfully WHS credentials is the high level of communication and consultation that occurs at all levels in the organisation, with its subcontractors and others in the building precinct. In the case of Isabella Gardens PBS staff were required to develop safe systems of work with the adjacent civil contractor and its close proximity to the Isabella Plains community. One of the key objectives on the project was to eliminate potential falls from heights and so it was decided to build the full roofing system for each living unit on the ground and then lift the entire roof. This was a great success overall in terms of safety and quality of construction. 74

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Select Custom Joinery utilised sustainably produced bamboo in this unique project to deliver a beautiful, functional and serviceable furniture grade kitchen.

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OUTSTANDING CRAFTSMANSHIP SELECT CUSTOM JOINERY PROJECT: CENTRAL TILBA

All judges found this project very refreshing as it served to prove that traditional craftsmanship is still available in this day and age. Select Custom Joinery utilised sustainably produced bamboo in this unique project to deliver a beautiful, functional and serviceable furniture grade kitchen. Traditional dovetail joints and nail free, glued connections gave a sense of timelessness to this project that was completely in harmony with the home and broader landscape surrounding the project. Most importantly the project’s uniqueness, and the quality of service provided by the entrant was not lost on the customers who were delighted with their experience.

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TRAINING AWARDS

AWARDED TO THE OUTSTANDING APPRENTICE, CADET & STUDENT

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OUTSTANDING APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

JORDAN LOHSE Jordan Lohse was employed by MBA Group Training in 2009 as a school based apprentice and he completed the Certificate II in Construction 2010. He commenced his Certificate III in Carpentry in 2010 and is due to complete his apprenticeship in September 2014. Jordan has embraced vocational education and training and is currently enrolled in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). Jordan competed in the Worldskills competition and finished in the top five.

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OUTSTANDING CADET OF THE YEAR

LUKA MANENIKA Luka has been in the construction industry for seven years completing his Certificate II, III and IV in building and construction management through the MBA Group Training. He then went on to undertake further studies and is currently completing his Bachelor of Building and Construction Management at the University of Canberra. Luka is dedicated, hardworking and has become a valuable member of the construction industry. His passion and commitment to the industry has resulted in him taking out this prestigious award. Luka’s current employer is Cockram Constructions.

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OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA STUDENT OF THE YEAR

PETER JAMIESON Peter started his career as a cadet with MBA Group Training over five years ago and has progressed on to the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management at the University of Canberra where he is in his final year. In 2012 Peter undertook a study abroad program with UC, studying in both America and the United Kingdom. He is currently working as a contract administrator with PBS Building.

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Training Opportunities

WITH MBA GROUP TRAINING

Update your industry skills, or gain a qualification with MBA Group Training. Master Builders Group Training provides continual learning opportunities through industry training and education services. Safe work practices within the industry are a priority with the Master Builders and expert advice is available in a range of areas including occupational health and safety requirements, industry codes of practice, education and training. Industry Training Courses Master Builders Group Training offers a wide range of industry training options. All training is provided by qualified trainers with industry experience. Many of our training programs are approved by the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority which reimburses up to 70% of course costs for eligible course participants, upon successful completion of the course.

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JUDGES’ COMMENDATIONS

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

BRAITHWAITE INNOVATIVE JOINERY / KARIN MCNAMARA DESIGN SUBURB: FORREST

REMODELLING OPEN

ROSIN BUILDING / ARCHITECTS RING & ASSOCIATES / MMM INTERIORS / CIA LANDSCAPES & COLOUR SUBURB: FORREST

SPECIAL PURPOSE DWELLING

EASIER LIVING SERVICES / PETER ADAMSON ARCHITECTS SUBURB: NICHOLLS

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JUDGES’ COMMENDATIONS

CUSTOM BUILT HOMES MORE THAN $1,000,000

BETTER BUILDING SERVICES / DNA ARCHITECTS SUBURB: CHAPMAN

PROJECT HOMES MORE THAN $275,000

RENAISSANCE HOMES SUBURB: WRIGHT

CUSTOM BUILT HOMES $300,000 TO $600,000

TODAY’S HOMES & LIFESTYLE SUBURB: TORRENS

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JUDGES’ COMMENDATIONS

DISPLAY HOMES $300,000 TO $600,000

BLD HOMES SUBURB: CASEY

DISPLAY HOMES $300,000 TO $600,000

GR8 CONSTRUCTIONS SUBURB: CASEY

CUSTOM BUILT HOMES $300,000 TO $600,000

BLACKETT HOMES (AUST) / SUGAR DESIGNS SUBURB: CRACE

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The Essential Guide to

Kitchens and If you’re contemplating building a new house or renovating your current residence, your most valuable asset throughout the entire process is the Master Builder’s Association.

The Master Builders is Australia’s leading building and constructing industry association, boasting over 30,000 members. It has been part of the Canberra landscape since 1925 and is the acknowledged industry leader. Canberra boasts an extraordinary number of well seasoned, highly regarded building industry professionals. The very best of these are all members of the Master Builders.

is the builder a current member of a recognised building industry association?

how long has the builder been licensed in the ACT & operating with the same trading name?

With that in mind, your first point of call when undertaking any construction project should be the Master Builder’s Information Centre in Fyshwick. There you’ll receive professional advice about every facet of building from the foundations up.

can the builder provide names & contact details of past and or current clients as referees?

has the builder provided a fully detailed list of the inclusions for your new home?

THE BUILDER

how long will your build take and can the builder substantiate the claimed build time?

is the builder using a contract designed by a building industry association?

Utilising a Master Builders member offers you the assurance of an informative, professional, supportive and reassuring design and construction experience at all levels.

If you’re looking to construct a new home or undertake a renovation, you’ll need to find a builder. We all want value for money in everything we purchase, but when faced with finding a builder to construct a home, what else should we consider outside of price? The Master Builders Information Centre has the answers. They’ll outline important issues you may not have thought of as you set off to find the right builder or building company for the job.

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If the builder is a Master Builders member, you’re halfway there.


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Canberra boasts an extraordinary number of well seasoned, highly regarded building industry professionals. The very best of these are all members of the Master Builders.

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THE DANGER

THE INSURANCE

CONTRACTS

Houses built in Canberra before 1985 are likely to contain asbestos, which means renovating can be hazardous to your health. Asbestos is a potentially fatal product and should not be disturbed or removed by unlicensed persons. You should not drill, hammer or disturb any walls that may contain asbestos. If you are unsure whether the walls could be asbestos, assume they are.

Something else you should be aware of before you start is the existence of the Master Builders Fidelity Fund, established to protect the interests of consumers in the Australian Capital Territory.

To minimise any hassles with your project, a written, and signed, contract should always be in place before you pay a deposit to the builder, and before any work starts.

Consult the Master Builder’s Information Centre for a complete rundown on all things asbestos, including: • • • •

what asbestos is and where it is commonly found what the law requires when asbestos is discovered who is allowed to work with or remove it training

The Master Builders Fidelity Fund issues Home Warranty Insurance Certificates to builders, providing consumer protection for owners who are building new homes and those making significant changes or renovating an existing home. The insurance covers the owner during construction should the builder disappear, die or become insolvent. The owner is also provided with a six-year statutory warranty that covers defective work, should the builder no longer be around to rectify the faulty works. The Master Builder’s Information Centre can explain the Fidelity Fund in detail.

As a minimum, a contract should include: • • • • • • • • • •

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The contract price Descriptions of the work site, and the scope of work to be done A commencement date and the length of time to complete the works A payments schedule A procedure to deal with any variations in costs or the completion date A defects liability period Details of insurances required How the contract may be ended by either the owner or the builder A process for the resolution of disputes Details of any special conditions/material to be supplied by the owner


Master Builders has a number of contracts for sale, to cover most situations. The most popular are:

A FEW OTHER POINTERS TO CONSIDER: •

Research real estate values in your area to see whether the outlay for your planned renovation will add the value you hope it will. If it won’t, perhaps re-think your plans

Depending on your kitchen layout, re-locating or removing a wall may be all that’s required to solve your space problems

Contracts are available for sale at the Master Builders Information Centre, in Fyshwick.

Maybe only a fresh coat of paint and new appliances can make a difference

If you have any concerns about any aspect of a contract, please seek legal advice before you sign it.

Installing lever or mixer taps, or replacing the cupboard doors present a realistic, more economical alternative

Can you afford to update your home

The Minor Works Contract, which is suitable for works in the ACT where the value of the work is in the region of $25,000 or less

The ACT Home Building Contract, which can be used for new homes, extensions or renovations over $25,000.

THE RENOVATION Your home is one of the most important and valuable assets you can own. It’s important to maintain that value or help increase it by making appropriate improvements to the property as it ages. You need to plan your project properly from the start to maximize value and the desired outcome of your renovation. It can be daunting at first because there is so much choice. It’s easy to be overwhelmed. But where do you start? The options available in terms of providers, designs, products, functions, colours, shapes and sizes are staggering – electric or gas, granite or laminate, stainless steel or glass, tiles, vinyl or timber, gloss or matt…the list is endless and of course is dictated by budget. HOW DO YOU DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR IDEAS WILL COST? One option is to have all your ideas and wish list documented into plans and sent out to tender to see what prices come back from various builders. This can be a time consuming and expensive exercise. A recommended option is to involve a builder early in the planning process to discuss approximate costs up front so the design can be tailored to suit the preferred budget, rather than paying to make changes to your design plans later if the building costs come in too high. Importantly, don’t underestimate the amount of time it’s going to take to renovate. Work out a budget and allow at least 10% extra funding as a contingency for unexpected items or changes that often occur.

Then do your sums, take measurements, think about surfaces, appliances, storage, future family needs and a return on your investment, then make a move. Be sure to engage Master Builders Association members and enjoy the process. THE DESIGNER A good kitchen design is the most important element in planning a kitchen installation or renovation. Hiring a professional who works in planning and design can ease the confusion and fast track the process so you don’t have to spend hours trawling through showrooms becoming overcome by brochures and samples. Before you hire a designer, do your homework and shop around. Find a designer you feel comfortable with, one you feel understands you and what you want to achieve. It’s important you communicate well so there is no confusion or disappointment down the track. One suggestion is to put together a scrapbook of images. Don’t worry what’s in it and how it looks. The scrapbook will give your designer a handy insight into your taste and style and help them achieve the look & feel you’re after. Remember to specify what you don’t like as well. Designers are not mind readers, so provide a list of likes and dislikes to ensure you’re on the same path. That way you won’t be wasting time and money redesigning plans down the track. Space planning is an important element of the remodelling process. This is an area where trained professionals will be of most use to your project. You must maximise the best use of your available space and a designer will present layouts that you probably hadn’t even thought of. Often it’s hard to conceptualise a new layout or design if you’re living in the space everyday.

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Kitchen designs by Archertec Interiors

Archertec Interiors Archertec Interiors has been an HIA/MBA category winner or finalist on more than 100 occasions over the past decade. More than half those honours have been for kitchen and bathroom projects. Consistently producing masterpieces that fit within a set budget is what Archertec does better than most.

Archertec has also been honoured at the prestigious International Property Awards for the Asia Pacific region, in 2011 and again this year. The company was set up by Sonja McAuliffe in 1999 and in 2009 Kier Gregg became a business partner with the aim of providing an in-depth residential and commercial interior design service, from initial design concepts right through to completion.

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design problems, remaining within the realistic budget and time frame. Lighting selections, layout design and planning. Selection of colour schemes and finishes, both internal and external. Project management service available using high quality, qualified and experienced contractors, builders and suppliers.

The team at Archertec Interiors provides an ultra-modern professional design service, excellent knowledge of fixtures, products and materials used in the building industry and the latest information on suppliers, importers and manufacturers.

Archertec Interiors offer a free 30 minute introductory meeting to discuss your project requirements at its design studio in Yallourn Street Fyshwick. They’ll talk you through their services and processes, then create a fee proposal tailored to suit your project and budget. Contact online at archertecinteriors.com.au

WHY ARCHERTEC INTERIORS?

THE ROOMS

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The kitchen is also the social hub of the home. It’s where families converge and catch up over breakfast and dinner, it’s where you sit and share a cuppa with

friends and of course create any number of ‘Master Chef’ delights. The bathroom represents privacy, a place where you can take time out and escape the madness for a while. Few things are as satisfying as a hot shower or bath in your own personal space after a tough day. For these reasons, it is imperative proper attention to detail and planning be given to these rooms, regardless of whether it’s a renovation job or being built from scratch as part of a new home.


The Kitchen Top Tips Plan: Cooking in a badly designed kitchen is no fun. Where you place your sink, cooktop, refrigerator and dishwasher in relation to each other affects the kitchens’ functionality. Measure: Be sure to measure up for appliances, particularly dishwasher depth. Check on the outlets. If you want electric and gas, make sure there is a power circuit and a gas line.

The bathroom represents privacy, a place where you can take time out and escape the madness for a while.

Storage: Make the most of the area available. Consider deep drawers for pots and pans and make sure overhead cupboards reach right to the ceiling to avoid dust traps on top. Light: The light should fall in front of you, not behind you. Lighting positioned under wall cabinets shining directly over benches works best. Fixtures: What you spend on fixtures you can save on fittings. For example, invest in quality cupboards and runners but look for savings on door handles.

Bench: Remember you can never have too much bench space. Look at a surface that’s easy to clean and maintain. Think of your back, and maybe have the benches made higher than normal. Floor: Consider slip resistance, ease of maintenance and porosity. Hard, natural stone works well. Tiles can be slippery. Floorboards are good, but points by the refrigerator, stove and sink wear out faster than other areas due to the volume of foot traffic. Rubbish: Bank on a good bin system. There is so much waste in a kitchen, a good rubbish removal system is crucial. But don’t over allocate space for recycling and rubbish. Just put it outside. Air: A rangehood helps keep air fresh. Buy one that’s efficient, quiet and ducted outside and ensure it’s fitted by a qualified professional. Safety: Avoid making the kitchen a thoroughfare for the children and aim for good visibility to the backyard and indoor play areas. Install ovens at adult height, reduce the hot water temperature and consider rounded edges on benchtops. Cost: Depending on materials, size and finishes, a kitchen can start from $10,000, using flat pack kits from a hardware store. An average kitchen is around $20,000-$25,000 (not including appliances).

Contact Archertec Interiors At Archertec Interiors we will work on your project as a coordinated team of creative designers and consultants. We undertake projects in all budget ranges. Whether we are working with developers, business or home owners we listen to what our clients want, we are sympathetic to differing individual tastes and we work within budget. As part of your team we bring your ideas to reality. Unit 17, 2 Yallourn St Fyshwick ACT 2609 P (02) 6280 5055 F (02) 6280 4922

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Feature Contact Simplicity Kitchens Kitchen designs by Simplicity Kitchens

Established in January 2001, Simplicity Kitchens has proven to be an innovative leader in the kitchen industry. We take great pride in producing some of Canberra’s finest joinery, and this has resulted in multiple awards from both the Housing Industry Association and the Master Builders Association. We are also proud of our award winning apprentices. From 2005 on we have won more awards than any other joinery in the Canberra region. Unit 4, 28/30 Essington Street, Mitchell Canberra, ACT 2911 P: 02 6242 4633 F: 02 6242 4677 www.simplicitykitchens.com.au

Use space efficiently and minimise walking because the appliances you need are all at arms reach

Simplicity Kitchens Simplicity Kitchens was established 2001 and is now a renowned innovator in the kitchen industry. The recipient of over 30 HIA/MBA awards, Simplicity Kitchens is justifiably proud of the fact that since 2005, it has received more awards for its work than any other Canberra joinery. Dave Jackson and his dedicated team focus on delivering the result you expect as a client, offering full trade management using only qualified trades. The Joinery is installed solely by in-house staff, ensuring an outstanding result every time. WHY SIMPLICITY KITCHENS? •

State of the art manufacturing facility

Access to the latest in products and materials

Comprehensive showroom displaying a wide variety of products, styles and materials

All trades required for your joinery installation, or none if you prefer to use your own

In-house design service

Builder and carpenter who can modify your home to suit your new renovation.

Visit the showroom in Essington Street Mitchell or online at simplicitykitchens.com.au

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THE SHAPE The floorplan of a new kitchen depends on the space available, cooking needs and personal preference. Galley Kitchen: Uses space efficiently and minimises walking because the appliances you need are all at arms reach, either in front of or behind you. Difficult if more than one person is cooking and foot traffic can be a problem, particularly if the kitchen leads to another room.

space. Consider where the appliances are positioned for easy flow when cooking. Can become a thoroughfare so place the stove in a spot that receives the least foot traffic. TIPS • • •

L-Shaped Kitchen: Best suited to long or narrow rooms and open-plan living areas. Minimises walking between the main work areas but storage space is lost at the corner. Open shelving or extra cabinets elsewhere can help compensate.

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When planning your layout, consider the location of all the plumbing and electricals Consider the position of the sink. Under a window is best to enjoy the view. Avoid placing the fridge next to cooking appliances as it wastes energy on remaining cool Allow an area each side of the cooktop so there’s room to rest your pots Keep the cooktop 600mm from the sink

THE SURFACE AREA U-Shaped Kitchen: Prevents foot traffic, is suitable for small or large kitchens and provides maximum bench and storage space. One side can double as a breakfast bar. Make sure your design doesn’t leave you cramped for space. One-Line Kitchen: Not great for serious cooks but works well in small spaces as it provides extra floor

A kitchen benchtop has a variety of uses. It’s a work surface, servery, tabletop, social centre and fashion statement. It’s also the most prominent feature in the busiest room in the house, so your choice of surface is important.


Granite: One of the toughest benchtops available. It’s also one of the most expensive. Because it’s natural, every piece is unique. It withstands heat and scratching but needs re-sealing regularly to prevent it from absorbing moisture.

and most colours. Susceptible to scratches and burns, although there are some, such as Duropal, which are scratch and heat resistant. It is no longer the poor cousin of benchtop materials.

Marble: Another luxurious natural stone benchtop. Not as durable as granite, but more expensive. Favoured by chefs because of the cool, smooth surface. Can scratch and stain and also requires regular resealing.

Solid Surface: One of the most flexible benchtop materials, made from acrylic resin or polyester sheets bonded to a plywood base. Can be made to almost any shape. Non-porous so it’s hygienic, stain and acid-resistant but not as tough as granite or engineered stone and not heat-resistant.

Engineered Stone: Has taken the benchtop market by storm. Made from crushed stone mixed with resin, it looks like granite but doesn’t need to be resealed. Can support undermounted sinks and cooktops and comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns.

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Stainless Steel: Tough, easy to clean, long-lasting and hygienic. The attraction for homeowners though is a minimalist effect that complements stainless steel appliances. Usually fabricated in the workshop then fixed on site over waterproof plywood. Heat resistant but can scratch, dent and show finger and water marks. Timber: Wins on its look of natural warmth and rustic beauty. Strong and versatile and made from a variety of hardwoods including jarrah, brushbox and Victorian Ash. Well priced too. Be warned though. Solid timber benchtops that aren’t laminated can warp and split. Laminate: A versatile and relatively inexpensive surface that can be manufactured in any size or shape

Think about what you do in the kitchen – you cook, eat, clean, read, surf the net, watch television….all these activities require light. There’s no point having a new kitchen if you can’t see what you’re doing. Spotlights: Kitchen cabinets above eye level are great for storage, but cast a shadow on the workspace. A series of spotlights provide enough light to read fineprint cookbooks. Install them towards the front edge of the cabinets so the entire counter top is lit. Use frosted bulbs if walls are tiled or benchtops are reflective. Hanging Lights: A sensible option if the kitchen is combined with the dining area. Pendant lighting or similar makes for a suitable fixture between the two rooms and is aesthetically appealing. Dimmers enhance the mood.

Downlights: Modern downlights are compact, stylish units that cast a bright, wide beam over any area. As ceiling height increases, light levels fall. Place the lights around 1-1.5 metres apart, depending on ceiling height and bulb strength. Tracklights: Have multiple fixtures that can be aimed at dim work areas. The different shaped connectors available means tracks can be installed in a number of directions. Track lighting is prominent so choose a style to complement the kitchen. Sunlight: The best and cheapest light of all. Make use of north-facing windows or install a skylight. Modern skylight installations may not require structural changes, adding to their appeal. Position the skylight away from windows so it highlights the darker parts of the kitchen.

THE FLOORING Timber: Visually appealing, easy to clean and copes with heavy traffic. Needs to be sealed. If well sealed, remains resistant to stains and spills. Can be costly and time consuming to lay and needs stripping and sanding every few years to maintain moisture and prevent warping. Options include Floating Floors, Strip Flooring, Gluedown Flooring and Overlay Flooring. Tiles: Offer a variety of looks from natural stone reproductions through to modernist minimal colours and textures. Energy efficient, Tiles absorb and release continues >

Canberra’s Most Awarded Kitchen Company for the Past 10 Years

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2011 HIA Award Winner New Kitchen Project over $20,000 2010 HIA ACT/Southern NSW Kitchen Project of the Year 2010 HIA Award Winner New Kitchen Project over $20,000

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heat in the colder months and stay cool in the summer. A durable and practical finish for most areas indoor and outdoor. Vinyl: Perfect for busy areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Highly durable, easy to clean with an extensive range of styles and colours to suit all budgets. Prone to dents and scratches, may fade from excessive exposure to heat and sunlight and the cheaper vinyls may reduce the quality and longevity of your floor. Slate: Sturdy and hard-wearing. Provides a uniform and even surface. Easy to care for, water resistant and comes in a tasteful array of earthy browns, greys and greens. It’s noisy, cold and hard and can get slippery, so it’s not recommended for wet areas like bathrooms. Can also be expensive.

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Protect your floors from excess dirt and sand by investing in a good quality doormat Close your blinds and shutters to minimise the floor’s exposure to extreme heat and sunlight Clean up spills immediately. Wipe from the outside and work your way in. Always lift heavy objects across floors. Never slide or drag them.

Kitchen Fixtures When looking for appliances to outfit your kitchen, look for products that feature all you need and nothing you don’t. Like Omega and Blanco. AT OMEGA, we understand that cooking, cleaning and

BLANCO signifies unmatched attention to detail,

washing may not be your favourite tasks in the world. That’s why we created a range of no-nonsense, reliable products that always get the job done for you. With the features you need and nothing you don’t. What’s more, they’re made to fit perfectly into your home life and your wallet. Welcome an Omega appliance into your place and you can be sure it’ll always serve you well.

superior craftsmanship and supreme innovation.

WHY OMEGA?

BLANCO’S portfolio of innovation includes built-in ovens with pyrolytic cleaning and auto-cook capabilities, touch control gas on glass cooktops, beautifully handcrafted STEELART sinks and the elegantly designed mixer taps.

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Australian kitchen brand More than 30 years of experience European manufacturing Product development through extensive consumer and market research

• Recognised internationally as an industry leader and family owned since 1925, BLANCO arrived in Australia in 1978 armed with the world’s finest sinks and taps. Within two years BLANCO had introduced stainless steel appliances, revolutionising the marketplace.

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BLANCO GAS ON GLASS (PICTURED ABOVE)

recognised as a world leader in quality, innovation, design and service numerous international design and innovation awards outstanding attention to detail and an eye for aesthetics a combination of architecture and functionality a percentage from each product sold is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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1 piece black glass gas cooktop with 5 burners (including wok burner) Elegant in appearance and easy to maintain Cast iron trivets providing a non-slip surface for pots and pans Front control operation, which means no reaching over naked flames Simply use the touch controls and the gas connection ignites automatically 900w x 510d 24 month warranty on parts and labour


Prime Industries Prime Industries is a manufacturer’s agency representing companies with nationally and internationally recognised brands that require full sales account management through a locally based company. Operating since 1964, Prime Industries specializes in intimate parochial knowledge and relationships with all retail channels, architects, interior designers, builders, trade merchants, developers, marketing and institutional groups. Prime Industries represents brands such as Blanco, Omega, Omega Altise, Imperial Ware, Heirloom Accessories, Omega Green Power, Hygrade Water, Lavita tapware & vanities, Adroit building materials and Ampelite. Their sales region covers the NSW Southern Highlands, ACT and surrounds, Snowy Mountains, NSW South Coast, Central West NSW, Riverina and parts of Northern Victoria.

They can be made of the same material as your benchtop, such as granite or engineered stone. But don’t rule out glass, stainless steel or tiles. Just make sure the material you choose is hard, heatproof and easy to clean. Glass: Easy to clean and the colour choice is endless. Glass splashbacks can be made from 6mm-thick smooth, textured or slump glass. It’s toughened for safety and is cut to fit, with power point cut-outs and holes removed by water jet. Glass Tiles: A ceramic backing gives strong body structure. Glazing with glass results in a high-gloss finish. Use a non-slump adhesive and Perfil corners for a seamless, professional finish.

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50 years industry experience An intimate knowledge of all brands they represent Outstanding relationships with all retail, architect, interior design, builder, developer, marketing and institutional groups Sheer size and scope of the business means it easily identifies and understands the needs of its customers

Visit Prime Industries’ extensive showroom in Dacre Street Mitchell or online at primeindustries.com.au KITCHEN FEATURES THE SPLASHBACK The Splashback started out as something used to protect the wall from food and oil splatters. These days, its style and look are every bit as important in a new kitchen as the fixtures and fittings that surround it.

Tiles: The most commonly used splashback material. Tiles are easy to clean, heat resistant and durable. Available in many finishes, colours and textures. Tiles can give your splashback that finishing touch. Granite: Virtually maintenance free. This durable surface is chip, heat and scratch resistant. It is 20mm thick, is cut to fit, and needs to be fixed to the wall with silicone. Mosaic Tiles: Mosaics have been around for a very long time and come in an array of finishes from natural stone, ceramics, glass and porcelain to name a few. Available in many shapes and sizes, mosaics can often be more costly to install.

Contact Prime Industries Prime Industries is a manufacturer’s agency representing companies with nationally and internationally recognised brands that require full sales account management through a locally based company. Operating since 1964, Prime Industries specializes in intimate parochial knowledge and relationships with all retail channels, architects, interior designers, builders, trade merchants, developers, marketing and institutional groups. Prime Industries represents brands such as ; Blanco, OMEGA, OMEGA Altise, Imperial Ware, Heirloom Accessories, OMEGA Green Power, Hygrade Water, Lavita tapware & vanities, Adroit building materials and Ampelite. Our encompassing sales region covers areas including, NSW Southern Highlands, ACT and surrounds, Snowy Mountains, NSW South Coast, Central West NSW, Riverina and parts of Northern Victoria. PO Box 666, Mitchell, ACT 2911. 6 Dacre Street, Mitchell, ACT 2911. P: 02 6280 7099 F: 02 6280 7137 E: info@primeindustries.com.au www.primeindustries.com.au

Stainless Steel: Cut to fit, durable and hard wearing. It can show scratches though. If gluing to a flat wall, use a thicker steel (1,2mm). If gluing to a backing board first, a thinner steel (0.9mm) is recommended. WINNING HOMES MAGAZINE 2013

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The Bathroom Top Tips

SPACE A white, off-white or neutral colour scheme gives the illusion of more space in the tiniest bathroom, as does a clear shower screen. Colour it up through accessories and bath towels. Utilise every centimetre available.
 VENTILATION Avoid foggy mirrors, mould and damp. Bathrooms are ‘wet areas’ that require ventilation and cross ventilation is the best. Consider a ventilated skylight or roof window, or an exhaust fan. STORAGE Bathrooms need lots of storage. The best place to store toiletries is the shaving cabinet because they are at eye level and not too deep. Create recesses in the wall, maybe a storage wall that runs the whole length of the bathroom or have deep drawers in the vanity. LIGHT The best lighting is wall mounted above or beside the mirror. Avoid ceiling mounted recessed down lights as they cast shadows under the eyes. Where you can’t get good natural light, try using up lights to bounce light off the ceilings and walls. CLEANING Use large wall tiles to minimise the grout or, where the tiles allow, consider tight grout joints. You could also consider glass walls as they are easy to clean and reduce the potential for mould or mildew. Install just a basin instead of a bench top so items aren’t left lying around and there are less surfaces to clean. 94

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TAPWARE Invest in the best tapware you can afford. Good tapware saves water, and is easier to maintain and will last longer. VANITY Look for a vanity with contemporary storage systems like wire racks mounted inside the doors, rubbish bins, towel racks and tilt-out drawers. Also, set your bathroom up with a view of the vanity and give the toilet some privacy. DOOR In a small bathroom, a normal hinged door can be a real space invader. Consider a sliding door hidden in an inwall cavity, creating a clean, designer look. MIRROR A well-placed mirror can almost double the feeling of space. Make sure mirrors are well sealed on the back to avoid deterioration around the edges. MOSAIC TILES Mosaics have been around for a very long time and come in an array of finishes from natural stone, ceramics, glass and porcelain to name a few. Available in many shapes and sizes, mosaics can often be more costly to install. COST How much does a car cost? Some cars cost a few thousand dollars, some are tens of thousands of dollars. Costs of a new or renovated bathroom are as varied as the cost of a car.

WATERPROOFING Don’t cut corners on waterproofing. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your bathroom, laundry or kitchen these wet areas need a waterproofing system that works and that will maintain its integrity for many years to come. Dampness, water leaks and condensation in wet areas can also cause major structural damage to your newly built home. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) Volume 2 sets out waterproofing requirements for residential building and these must be followed by law. The BCA specifies which areas need to be waterproofed, how junctions are treated and which systems are deemed to be waterproof. Ensure you use a properly skilled Waterproofer that has completed the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing (CPC31411). The most important area that needs to be waterproofed is the shower. Other areas that may need to be waterproofed, in the kitchen, laundry or any other room with active plumbing may include sink areas, dishwasher cavities and splashbacks. There are substantial costs in having to remediate a failed waterproofing system. These costs far outweigh what would be considered a reasonable amount to pay for an adequate waterproofing system applied during the construction phase.


A well-placed mirror can almost double the feeling of space. Make sure mirrors are well sealed on the back to avoid deterioration around the edges.

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No other bathroom specialist in the ACT has won as many awards as A&J Bathrooms

A&J Bathrooms A&J Bathrooms are leaders in innovative bathroom design, construction and workmanship. A&J have been trading since 1985 and provide a new level of service and professionalism that won’t cost you the earth; and with over 30 years of experience they know their job. No other bathroom specialist in the ACT has won as many awards as A&J Bathrooms, which speaks volumes for the enduring quality of their designs and craftsmanship. They take care of everything to make your project a pleasure.

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all work is carried out by industry qualified tradespeople who design, build and construct in accordance with applicable building codes and Australian Standards Certificates of Compliance and written guarantees issued on completion of project They provide a written, unconditional 12-month warranty on all workmanship They manage authority approval process if required

See for yourself why A&J Bathrooms are recognised industry leaders. Visit them at ajbathrooms.com.au

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Contact A&J Bathrooms A&J Bathrooms are leaders in innovative bathroom design, construction and workmanship. We have been trading since 1985 and our people have over 30 years of experience; the difference is clear to see - we know our job! We provide a new level of service and professionalism that won’t cost you the earth. We bring the skill and experience of only the best tradespeople to your project - our professionalism and outstanding reputation means that we give you more. P: 02 6230 7757 F: 02 6247 4248 M: PO BOX 1745 FYSHWICK ACT 2609 www.ajbathrooms.com.au


Image courtesy of Established Builders

Bathroom Fixtures Modern, aesthetically pleasing designer bathroom products are no longer considered a luxury. They are an expectation for all consumers. When considering fixtures for your new bathroom, think form, function and affordable luxury. Think Imperial Ware. IMPERIAL WARE

WHY IMPERIAL?

Imperial Australia and Imperial Ware are global leaders in the manufacturing, supply and distribution of bathroom products and accessories.

The Imperial brand has established a commanding position in the Australian market place, thanks to a comprehensive range of elegant, sophisticated and affordable products perfect for any bathroom.

Already recognised as the world leader in Vitreous China bathroom products, Imperial has unveiled a new suite of exciting bathroomware that sets a new standard in shape, design, innovation and water saving technology. The new range of ergonomically enhanced toilet suites, vanities, basins and baths has been developed specifically to suit a variety of modern bathroom applications at an attractive price.

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World class bathroom fixtures for new homes and home renovations Internationally resourced and recognised Products endorsed by a nationally established infrastructure program Service contractors available 7 days a week 10 year warranty on all domestically installed products

Imperial prides itself on supplying products of the highest quality at an affordable price. It’s as simple as that. For more details about the complete range of Imperial Ware products, visit Prime Industries in Dacre Street Mitchell or primeindustries.com.au

The difference is clear to see

A&J Bathrooms are leaders in innovative bathroom design, construction and workmanship. With over 30 years of experience the difference is clear to see - we know our job! We provide a new level of service and professionalism that won’t cost you the earth. And, we bring the skill and experience of only the best tradespeople to your project - our professionalism and outstanding reputation means that we give you more.

MULTI AWARD WINNING BATHROOM SPECIALIST

Phone | 02 6230 7757 Fax | 02 6247 4248 Website | www.ajbathrooms.com.au

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The Glass Option Glass is an affordable and durable option for your kitchen or bathroom. It’s easy to clean and has no grout joins, therefore no cracking. Glass doesn’t attract mould or mildew, has high impact resistance and creates a greater sense of space. It uses concealed fixing and is sealed with anti fungal silicone sealant. Glass is class.

Toscan Glass Toscan Glass was established in 2002 by Tony Toscan and is now owned and operated by Matthew Ryan and Peter Orlicky, who boast over 25 years experience in the industry. Toscan produce innovative, decorative and functional colour-back-painted glass products including kitchen splashbacks, door panels and bathroom and shower walls, floors and screens, decorative mirrors, vanity tops and water features.

They also offer a range of patterns and texture options as well as frosted finishes and slumped glass.

WHY TOSCAN GLASS?

Toscan Glass, built on the tradition of high quality product and professional workmanship.

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Visit Toscan Glass in Chapman Street Queanbeyan,or toscanglass.com.au

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Contact Toscan Glass Toscan Glass is a specialty glass manufacturer. We produce innovative, decorative and functional colour-back-painted glass products including kitchen splashbacks, door panels and bathroom and shower walls, floors and screens. A family-run business, Toscan Glass was established in 2002 by Tony Toscan, and is now owned and operated by Matthew Ryan and Peter Orlicky. With over 25 years of experience in the glass industry, Matthew and Peter continue the tradition of high quality product and workmanship. 5 Chapman St Queanbeyan, NSW 2620 P: 02 6284-2255 F: 02 6284-2266


Toscan produce innovative, decorative and functional colourback-painted glass products including kitchen splashbacks

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Rivoland Tiles Tiles for kitchen and bathrooms are available in a myriad of colours, textures, sizes and patterns. These days there’s a tile for every look in every room.

The number of tiles you require depends on the size of the area being tiled, with 10% extra allowed for breakages. 
It’s a good idea to buy extra tiles if you’re using a complex pattern and to use as spares for future repairs/replacements. As replacements may not be obtainable in the future.

Their range of tiles suits all budgets and styles with glazed, polished and matt finished porcelains to name a few, Rivoland Tiles also offer natural stone tiles and pavers to compliment your home. Many offer an opportunity to create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces.

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External feature walls and columns are popular these days and Rivoland Tiles have many options to give your home the WOW street appeal.

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the look, style and colours to suit you, your bathroom will no longer leave you feeling drab and agitated. Rather you will be feeling fresh and energised. You might just find yourself indulging in the relaxation your new bathroom look provides. The finishing touch to any tiling project is grout. You won’t believe the range of colours available these days and Rivoland stocks the lot. WHY RIVOLAND?

Whether you’re building or renovating, Rivoland has the tile to meet your brief, style and budget in whatever shape or size you desire. Rivoland will add the finishing touch to your kitchen floor or splashback using elegant, classic lines and subtle colour, or create an impact with bold colour, textures, sizes and patterns. Harmony within your home and personal space is what Rivoland Tiles can provide for you. With tiles that provide

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The largest range of tiles, tiling products and stock in the region Experience and knowledge second to none Continually sourcing tiles to suit all dream looks from traditional to current trends. Constantly working with builders and trades to ensure the products you select meet your requirements and inclusions Committed to after sales help through a large range of cleaners and sealers to help maintain your dream look

“Their experience and knowledge is second to none” www.rivoland.com.au


Rivoland will add the polish to your kitchen floor or splashback using elegant, classic lines and subtle colour, or create an impact with bold colour, textures, sizes and patterns.

Contact Rivoland Tiles With over 30 years of service, amazing showrooms and a team of specialists, Rivoland Tiles has become a leader in the Australian Tile Industry. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, advice or that ‘perfect’ tile, come and visit a Rivoland Tiles showroom to discuss your needs with one of the specialist team members. With showrooms in Queanbeyan and Mitchell, selecting tiles is easier than ever.

Mitchell Showroom 55-57 Darling Street, Mitchell, ACT P: 02 6241 1557

Rivoland is the ACT and region’s largest tile stockist.

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Queanbeyan Showroom 100 Crawford Street Queanbeyan, NSW 2620 P: 02 6297 4510

Builders, Architects, Interior Designers and Renovator’s - visit our showroom - Rivoland’s experience, range and expertise will make it easy for you to choose that perfect tile. Rivoland Showrooms 100 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan 55 Darling Street, Mitchell

6297 4510 6241 1557

Trade Outlets 24-26 Aurora Street, Queanbeyan 55 Darling Street, Mitchell

6297 9930 6255 0535

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BELLEVARDE CONSTRUCTIONS SUBURB: JAMBEROO

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,00 - $1,000,000

R DEVELOPMENTS SUBURB: DUFFY

REMODELLING OPEN

PREFERRED BUILDERS / PAUL TILSE ARCHITECT / KARIN MCNAMARA DESIGN SUBURB: GARRAN

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CUSTOM BUILT HOME MORE THAN $1,000,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME MORE THAN $1,000,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1,000,000

Finalists Bellevarde Constructions

Finalists Bellevarde Constructions

Finalists Better Building Services /

Finalists A Plus Plumbing &

Suburb Jamberoo

Suburb Wamboin

DNA Architects

Building Services

Suburb Chapman

Suburb Wallaroo

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1,000,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1,000,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1,000,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1,000,000

Finalists Future Vision Homes /

Finalists Gracious Living Constructions Finalists Innovative Building Projects

Finalists MAG Constructions /

Architectural Revolution

Suburb Sutton

/ Paul Tilse Architects / Melinda Boag

DNA Architects / Karin McNamara

Design

Design

Suburb Red Hill

Suburb Crace

Suburb Casey

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1,000,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $600,000 - $1,000,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

Finalists R Developments

Finalists Today’s Homes & Lifestyle

Finalists Abode Constructions

Finalists ACT Homes

Suburb Duffy

Suburb Yarralumla

and Developments

Suburb Carwoola

Suburb Crace

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CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

Finalists Andara Homes

Finalists Andara Homes

Finalists Architekt Grune Hauser

Finalists Bedford Developments

Suburb Wright

Suburb Crace

Suburb Macgregor

Suburb Farrer

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

Finalists Bellevue Building /

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust) /

Finalists Classic Constructions

Finalists Classic Constructions /

DNA Architects

Sugar Designs

Suburb O’Connor

Paul Tilse Architects

Suburb Dickson

Suburb Crace

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

Finalists Classic Constructions

Finalists Established Builders

Finalists Gotovac Homes

Finalists Mayfair Homes

Suburb Ainslie

Suburb Weston

Suburb Forde

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CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

Finalists RAM Constructions

Finalists Shaw Living

Finalists Sublime Constructions &

Finalists Sutton & Horsley

Suburb Wright

Suburb Crace

Development / AMBE Engineering /

Suburb Wright

Architectural Evolution Suburb Franklin

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $300,000 - $600,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME LESS THAN $300,000

Finalists Today’s Homes & Lifestyle

Finalists Today’s Homes & Lifestyle

Finalists Walmsley Building Solutions

Finalists Alliance Building Group /

Suburb Torrens

Suburb Ainslie

Suburb Wamboin

Allan Spira Architects Suburb Wright

CUSTOM BUILT HOME LESS THAN $300,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME LESS THAN $300,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME LESS THAN $300,000

CUSTOM BUILT HOME LESS THAN $300,000

Finalists Andara Homes

Finalists Emmadale Projects

Finalists Today’s Homes & Lifestyle

Finalists Today’s Homes & Lifestyle

Suburb Crace

Suburb Casey

Suburb Crace

Suburb Crace

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CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust)

Finalists Deemro Homes

Finalists Geocon Constructors

Finalists Gotovac Homes

/ Kasparek Architects / CHC

Suburb Harrison

Suburb Tuggeranong

Suburb Harrison

CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

CHIEF MINISTER’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Finalists RAM Constructions

Finalists RAM Constructions

Finalists Renaissance Homes

Finalists Shaw Living

Suburb Weston

Suburb Bonner

Suburb Bonner

Suburb Bonner

DISPLAY HOME MORE THAN $600,000

DISPLAY HOME BETWEEN $300,000 - $600,000

DISPLAY HOME BETWEEN $300,000 - $600,000

DISPLAY HOME BETWEEN $300,000 - $600,000

Finalists Better Building Services /

Finalists Andara Homes

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust) /

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust)

TT Architecture

Suburb Crace

Sugar Designs

Suburb Wright

Affordable Housing Suburb Bonner

Suburb Kingston

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DISPLAY HOME BETWEEN $300,000 - $600,000

DISPLAY HOME BETWEEN $300,000 - $600,000

DISPLAY HOME BETWEEN $300,000 - $600,000

Finalists BLD Homes

Finalists Gr8 Constructions

Finalists Rawson Homes

Finalists Sublime Constructions

Suburb Casey

Suburb Casey

Suburb Wright

& Development / AMBE Engineering / Architectural Evolution Suburb Franklin

DISPLAY HOME LESS THAN $300,000

DISPLAY HOME LESS THAN $300,000

PROJECT HOME MORE THAN $275,000

PROJECT HOME MORE THAN $275,000

Finalists Andara Homes

Finalists Renaissance Homes

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust)

Finalists Classic Constructions /

Suburb Crace

Suburb Wright

Suburb Wright

Melinda Boag Designs Suburb Crace

PROJECT HOME MORE THAN $275,000

PROJECT HOME MORE THAN $275,000

PROJECT HOME LESS THAN $275,000

PROJECT HOME LESS THAN $275,000

Finalists Gracious Living

Finalists Renaissance Homes

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust)

Finalists Renaissance Homes

Constructions

Suburb Wright

Suburb Forde

Suburb Casey

Suburb Bonner

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PROJECT HOME LESS THAN $275,000

APARTMENTS AND UNITS FOUR STOREYS AND ABOVE

APARTMENTS AND UNITS FOUR STOREYS AND ABOVE

APARTMENTS AND UNITS FOUR STOREYS AND ABOVE

Finalists Sutton & Horsley

Finalists Construction Control

Finalists Geocon

Suburb Macgregor

Project Mode 3

Project Vue The Residence

Finalists Hindmarsh Construction Australia Project Altitude Apartments

APARTMENTS AND UNITS UP TO THREE STOREYS

APARTMENTS AND UNITS UP TO THREE STOREYS

APARTMENTS AND UNITS UP TO THREE STOREYS

MEDIUM DENSITY - VILLAS

Finalists Antos Constructions /

Finalists Hindmarsh Construction

Finalists Village Building Company /

Suburb Waramanga

Architects Ring & Associates

Australia

Project Coordination (Australia)

Project O’Connor Apartments -

Project Avoca Apartments

Project Nexus

MEDIUM DENSITY - VILLAS

MEDIUM DENSITY - VILLAS

MEDIUM DENSITY - VILLAS

MEDIUM DENSITY - TOWNHOUSES

Finalists RAM Constructions

Finalists RAM Constructions

Finalists Village Building Company

Finalists M.A. Building Services

Suburb Bonner

Suburb Weston

Suburb The Fair at Watson

Suburb Reflections at Forde

Finalists Cirillo Design

Camerai

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MEDIUM DENSITY - TOWNHOUSES

MEDIUM DENSITY - TOWNHOUSES

MEDIUM DENSITY - TOWNHOUSES

Finalists McGilvray Projects

Finalists Monarch Building Solutions

Finalists R Developments /

MEDIUM DENSITY DUAL OCCUPANCY

Suburb Waramanga

/ Architects Ring & Associates

Architects Ring & Associates

Finalists Meier Constructions

Suburb Tambellup

Suburb O’Malley

Suburb Forrest

MEDIUM DENSITY SMALL LOT HOUSING

MEDIUM DENSITY SMALL LOT HOUSING

MEDIUM DENSITY SMALL LOT HOUSING

MEDIUM DENSITY SMALL LOT HOUSING

Finalists RAM Constructions

Finalists RAM Constructions

Finalists Renaissance Homes

Finalists Shaw Living

Suburb Weston

Suburb Bonner

Suburb Bonner

Suburb Bonner

SPECIAL PURPOSE DWELLINGS

SPECIAL PURPOSE DWELLINGS

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust) /

Finalists Easier Living Services /

HERITAGE RESTORATION AND REFURBISHMENT

HERITAGE RESTORATION AND REFURBISHMENT

Kasparek Architects

Peter Adamson Architects

Finalists Champness Builders /

Finalists Guy Gleeson Building

Suburb Spence

Suburb Nicholls

Steve Andrea Architecture / Karin

Suburb Gunning

McNamara Design Suburb Forrest

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HERITAGE RESTORATION AND REFURBISHMENT

HERITAGE RESTORATION AND REFURBISHMENT

REMODELLING - OPEN

REMODELLING - OPEN

Finalists ACT Homes

Finalists Champness Builders /

Finalists Preferred Builders /

Finalists Rosin Building / Architects

Suburb Macquarie

Steve Andrea Architecture /

Phillips + Associates Architects

Ring & Associates / MMM Interiors /

Karin McNamara Design

Suburb Barton

CIA Landscapes & Colour

Suburb Forrest

Suburb Forrest

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REMODELLING - OPEN

REMODELLING - OPEN

Finalists Preferred Builders /

Finalists Rosin Building / Architects

REMODELLING $400,000 - $600,000

REMODELLING $400,000 - $600,000

Paul Tilse Architect /

Ring & Associates / MMM Interiors /

Finalists Brother Projects /

Finalists Brother Projects

Karin McNamara Design

CIA Landscapes & Colour

MMM Interiors

Suburb Lyons

Suburb Garran

Suburb Forrest

Suburb Campbell

REMODELLING $400,000 - $600,000

REMODELLING $400,000 - $600,000

REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000

REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000

Finalists Build Professional

Finalists Tailormade Builders

Finalists Architekt Grune Hauser

Finalists Build Professional

Suburb Downer

Suburb Chapman

Suburb Hackett

Suburb Nicholls

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FINALISTS

REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000

REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000

REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000

REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000

Finalists Cercol Construction

Finalists Constructive Building

Finalists Formi Building Creators /

Finalists Guy Gleeson Building

Services

Suburb Fadden

Regional Metal Roofing

Suburb Gunning

Suburb Lyneham

Suburb Cook

REMODELLING $200,000 - $400,000

REMODELLING LESS THAN $200,000

REMODELLING LESS THAN $200,000

REMODELLING LESS THAN $200,000

Finalists Prostyle Building Group

Finalists Constructive Building

Finalists O’Sullivan Construction

Finalists Prostyle Building Group

Suburb Lyons

Suburb Isaacs

Services / Archertec Interiors

Suburb Campbell

Project Civic

REMODELLING LESS THAN $200,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000 MORE THAN $25,000

Finalists Taylor & Knowles

Finalists ACT Homes

Finalists Affinity Kitchens and Joinery

Finalists Braithwaite Innovative Joinery

Bespoke Building

Suburb Macquarie

Suburb Chapman

/ Karin McNamara Design

Suburb Duffy

Suburb Forrest

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KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

Finalists Capital Veneering /

Finalists Capital Veneering /

Finalists Classic Constructions /

Finalists Curve Joinery Australia

MMM Interiors

MMM Interiors

M + S Kitchens / Melinda Boag

Suburb Farrer

Suburb Forrest

Suburb Campbell

Designs Suburb Yarralumla

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KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

Finalists Heiniger Joinery

Finalists Heiniger Joinery /

Finalists OFM Direct /

Finalists OFM Direct /

Suburb O’Connor

Karin McNamara Design

Archertec Interiors

Archertec Interiors

Suburb Bywong

Suburb McCubbin Rise

Suburb Carwoola

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

Finalists P & K Joinery /

Finalists P & K Joinery /

Finalists Simplicity Kitchens

Architects Ring & Associates

Architects Ring & Associates

Suburb Elmslea Estate

Finalists Abode Constructions and Developments

Suburb Campbell

Suburb Griffith

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Suburb Crace


KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust) /

Finalists GR8 Constructions /

Finalists Kitchen Link / Sugar Designs

Finalists Kitchen Link / Sugar Designs

Kitchen Link

Clockwork Kitchens

/ AV Stone

Suburb Curtin

Suburb Wright

Suburb Casey

Suburb Crace

KITCHEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & ONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

Finalists Simplicity Kitchens

Finalists A&J Bathrooms

Finalists Champness Building /

Finalists Classic Constructions /

Suburb Monash

Karin McNamara Design

Melinda Boag Designs

Suburb Forrest

Suburb Yarralumla

Suburb Oxley

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

Finalists Established Builders

Finalists GR8 Constructions

Finalists Kitchen Link / Sugar Designs

Finalists P & K Joinery

Suburb Weston

Suburb Casey

Suburb Crace

Suburb Griffith

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BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LESS THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

Finalists Tailormade Builders

Finalists ACT Homes

Finalists Brother Projects /

Finalists Classic Constructions /

Suburb Chapman

Suburb Macquarie

MMM Interiors

Melinda Boag Designs

Suburb Campbell

Suburb Yarralumla

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

BATHROOM DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MORE THAN $25,000

Finalists Lighting & Ceramics Supplies

Finalists MMM Interiors

Finalists Rosin Building /

Suburb Waramanga

Suburb Nicholls

MMM Interiors

BEST USE OF MATERIAL Finalists Architekt Grune Hauser Suburb Hackett

Suburb Forrest

BEST USE OF MATERIAL

BEST USE OF MATERIAL

BEST USE OF MATERIAL

BUILDING FAÇADE

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust) /

Finalists Gotovac Homes

Finalists J&J Interiors

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust) /

Sugar Designs

Suburb Forde

Suburb Kingston

Sugar Designs

Suburb Crace

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FINALISTS

BUILDING FAÇADE

INTERIOR FINISH

INTERIOR FINISH

INTERIOR FINISH

Finalists Gotovac Homes

Finalists J&J Interiors

Finalists Lighting & Ceramics Supplies

Finalists Rosin Building /

Suburb Forde

Suburb Kingston

Suburb Waramanga

MMM Interiors Suburb Forrest

LANDSCAPING

LANDSCAPING

LANDSCAPING

Finalists Dimension Gardenscape

Finalists Easycare Landscapes

Finalists Easycare Landscapes

LANDSCAPING - APARTMENTS/ UNITS/AGED CAR

Project Harrison Residence Play Area

Suburb Lyneham

Suburb Turner

Finalists Able Landscaping Project Altitude Apartments

LANDSCAPING - APARTMENTS/ UNITS/AGED CAR

LANDSCAPING - APARTMENTS/ UNITS/AGED CAR

RESIDENTIAL WORK HEALTH & SAFETY

RESIDENTIAL WORK HEALTH & SAFETY

Finalists Able Landscaping

Finalists Dig-It! Landscapes /

Finalists Blackett Homes (Aust) /

Finalists PBS Building / Lend Lease

Project Avoca Apartments

DSB Landscape Architects

Matrix National Group

Retirement Living Business / Custom

Project Goodwin Monash RACF

Suburb Narrabundah

Steel / BlueScope Steel Project Isabella Gardens and General site

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SUBCONTRACTOR CRAFTSMANSHIP

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Finalists AMBE Engineering

Finalists Select Custom Joinery

Finalists Architekt Grune Hauser

Finalists H.J. Bradley Builder /

Suburb Franklin

Suburb Hackett

T T Architecture

Suburb Central Tilba

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Suburb Bungendore

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Finalists MAG Constructions /

Finalists Prostyle Building Group /

DNA Architects

T T Architecture

Suburb Crace

Suburb Campbell

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All the winners and finalists from the 2013 Master Builders ACT and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards

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