Spotlight shines on Sunshine Coast's best builders

Published: 1 August 2015

Hutchinson Builders and Peter Curley Constructions have taken out the major awards at this year’s Master Builders Sunshine Coast Housing & Construction Awards, held on 01 August at Novotel Twin Waters Resort.

Hutchinson Builders received the 2015 Sunshine Coast Project of the Year for the USC Engineering Learning Hub at Sippy Downs, while the 2015 Sunshine Coast House of the Year went to Peter Curley Constructions for their Witta House at Noosa Heads.

Master Builders’ Sunshine Coast regional manager, Will Wilson, congratulated all 42 winners.

“The standard we have seen this year is incredible and demonstrates the impeccable talent and expertise of our industry,” Mr Wilson said.

“The Housing & Construction Awards provide an opportunity to recognise this talent, and it is great that after 28 years, they continue to be sought after by the state’s top builders and tradespeople.”

Major Winners

Project of the year
Winner of the 2015 Sunshine Coast Project of the Year – J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders

Architecturally intriguing, structurally challenging and inspiring in form and function, the University of the Sunshine Coast Engineering Learning Hub exemplifies the description for Project of the Year. Giving students access to the highest level of technology, it includes a three-dimensional virtual design space, modern learning spaces designed around internet communication, and an internal external upper floor that features some of the largest timber portals in Queensland. Hutchinson Builders have produced a building that is designed to become an icon of architecture in the region. Congratulations to Hutchinson Builders.

House of the year
Winner of the 2015 Sunshine Coast House of the Year – Peter L Curley T/A Peter Curley Constructions

This canal front Noosa Heads island house stands out in an area of exceptional homes. Featuring 20 metres of automated glass panels that retract into the wall, the main living space opens onto a park and bushland across the canal. Understated elegance abounds, with the home designed to involve the occupants with the landscape, rather than their neighbours. Peter Curley Constructions has delivered an exceptional home and is a deserved winner of the 2015 Master Builders Sunshine Coast House of the Year.

President’s award
Winner of the 2015 Sunshine Coast President's Award – J Co Constructions Pty Ltd.

This custom-designed home exemplifies modern Sunshine Coast living. The indoor-outdoor living aspect utilises the entire block perfectly. Stack stone tiles, which are the colours of the Australian outback, reflect the owner’s career in mining, while setting the house apart aesthetically. Designed to suit the mining lifestyle, the house can be closed up and left without concerns for security or maintenance issues. Built by J Co Constructions, this house is the perfect example that quality and lifestyle can be exemplified in affordable housing.

View the full winners' list and photo gallery