HIA excellence recognised

NIGHT OF NIGHTS: A who's who of the local residential construction industry assembled at Wests City last Saturday night for the prestigious HIA Awards which recognised excellence in building across HIA members.
NIGHT OF NIGHTS: A who's who of the local residential construction industry assembled at Wests City last Saturday night for the prestigious HIA Awards which recognised excellence in building across HIA members.

Almost 550 members of the local residential construction industry were on hand when the winners and finalists were announced at the prestigious 2017 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards ceremony last Saturday night.

BIG WINNERS: Members of the Fowler Homes team, which won seven categories at the HIA Awards last Saturday, parade their prizes.

BIG WINNERS: Members of the Fowler Homes team, which won seven categories at the HIA Awards last Saturday, parade their prizes.

Held before a crowd of local industry leaders and peers from across the Hunter and Central Coast regions, the awards acknowledge the talent of designers, builders, suppliers and manufacturers who plan and construct quality new homes, townhouses, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor projects.

Judged by industry professionals, winners were selected in 25 separate categories, with Construct Central Coast taking out the coveted HIA-CSR Hunter Home of the Year Award.

Earlier in the evening the award-winning home from the Central Coast also won the Custom Built Home of the Year, Bathroom Project of the Year, as well as a further two awards.

“On entering the home the waterfront vista is impressive, but the spacious quality layout quickly brings the eyes back to absorb all,” judges said

I congratulate Construct Central Coast and all Hunter Award winners and finalists on their dedication to achieving the very best workmanship and standards in every project they undertake. HIA’s Awards provide a tremendous opportunity for our members to showcase their projects and highlight building and design excellence.

Fowler Homes was the most awarded, picking up seven awards, including the inaugural ‘Bathroom in a Display Home’ and ‘Kitchen in a Display Home’ awards, as well as ‘Display Home up to $295,000’, ‘Display Home $300,001 - $325,000’, ‘Bathroom Project $20,001 - $25,000’, ‘Bathroom Project $25,001 - $30,000’ and ‘Kitchen Project $35,001 - $45,000’.

Other winners included Montgomery Homes for ‘Display Home of the Year’, Coolwater Constructions for ‘Project Home of the Year’, CJ Pearce Constructions for ‘Renovation/Addition Project of the Year’, Rustic Touch for ‘Spec Home of the Year’ and Valley Kitchens for ‘Kitchen Project of the Year’.

As in previous years HIA is delighted with the exceptional quality of entries and level of competition this year. With a record number of entries all winners and finalists should be proud to have reached the pinnacle of building standards demonstrated in these awards.

Major category winners will now represent HIA Hunter at the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards in Singapore in 2018 vying for national titles against other HIA Region winners.

Award winners will be featured on the Regional Housing Awards page of the HIA HousingLocal website early next week – www.housinglocal.com.au.

Craig Jennion HIA Executive Director - Hunter