Celebrating the best of the best of Wide Bay construction

5 August 2022

Local builders once again proved they're a force to be reckoned with at this year's Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett Housing & Construction Awards.

More than 25 builders, projects and individuals were recognized at the event held at Bundaberg Multiplex on Friday, 5 August.

Bungalow was the big winner of the night, bagging six awards including the prestigious Ulton House of the Year , and Best Residential Kitchen for their Pelican Foreshore project in Booral.

This home was designed so that every bedroom and living space takes advantage of the views of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Strait. The building creates a sense of space and light with beautiful high ceilings, while the oversized barn doors provide a cozy and homely ambience.

The waterfront home also won Individual Home $750,000 up to – $950,000.

Bungalow scooped up other awards too, including Ocean Abode home in Torquay which picked up Home Renovation/Remodeling Project from $200,000 – $400,000 . Hummock Hilltop in Qunaba was also a winner, collecting Individual Home from $1.25 million -$2 million and Best Use of Sloping Site.

McIntosh Homes took home the highly sought-after BUSSQ Building Super President's Award for the Beach Houses Estate 12 in Agnes Waters, which additionally earned them Best Residential Bathroom.

It was awarded based on the quality of workmanship within the residential category and considered the builder's attention to detail and overall craftsmanship.

The coveted Project of the Year was nabbed by Palm Lake Works for their work on Palm Lake Resort Bargara Country Club. The team also picked up the best Sporting Facilities for the project.

The over-50s resort boasts a tropical holiday-everyday feel complete with a four-lane bowling alley, three-hole mini golf course and dining options around a built-in barbecue.

Warrick Fay from Nathan Groszmann Constructions was awarded the Construction Skills Queensland Apprentice of the Year title, with Jual Ciccone from JRZ Homes taking home the Women in BuildingAward.

Michael Rayner from Michael Rayner Building was named the Rising Star of 2022.

Master Builders' Wide Bay Burnett Regional Manager, Ian Langer, congratulated the winners across all 28 categories.

"2022 was a year of unexpected challenges and hurdles, but our industry took it in their stride and produced some truly outstanding work.

“From beautiful homes celebrating the coastal lifestyle, to community facilities, and even a radio station, this year's projects are nothing short of breathtaking.

"It doesn't matter whether they've taken an Award home this year or not. Each of our 2022 entrants are a part of the Master Builders family and help cement why we're so widely trusted and respected.”

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Major winners

Tropical over-50s complex takes prestigious award

Winner of the 2022 Wide Bay Burnett Project of the Year – Palm Lake Resort Bargara Country Club by Palm Lake Works.

This community hub is cleverly designed to be the perfect place for everything from summer cocktails poolside, to mulled wine on a winter’s evening around the firepit.

From fun-filled family games of tenpin and mini golf to quiet catchups with neighbours over coffee, this build boasts all the cosmetic bells and whistles.

As far as finishes and fittings go, oversized pendant lights – in both slick architectural styles and relaxed, textural raffia – denote the various seating nooks across the country club. The blonde wood detailing enhances the feeling of height and space.

Judges’ comments

“From the minute you arrive under the grand porte-cochère, the tropical opulence of this facility is apparent.”

“Contrasting, yet coordinating textures abound.”

Booral home with sweeping ocean views

Winner of the 2022 Wide Bay Burnett Ulton House of the Year – Pelican Foreshore by Bungalow

Amid the stunning coastline of Booral lies Pelican Foreshore, the owners’ forever home was designed so that every bedroom can take advantage of the views of Fraser Island.

This beautiful home has been thoughtfully designed to capture the sweeping views yet provide abundant privacy and liveability.

The oversized barn doors are a unique touch, and the 4.1-metre-high ceilings and clerestory windows give the home plenty of light and air.

One of the features of the house is the large, sound insulated media room

The master bedroom offers a private retreat with a large bathroom, walk-in shower, and robe.

Judges’ comments

“A commitment to quality and finish has earned this home the prestigious title of House of the Year.”

“While it is easy to focus on the commanding view to Fraser Island from this expansive home, it’s the small details within the house that help make this project special.”

“Details that could easily be distracting look natural. Seamless integration of a variety of materials and zones, and the highest quality fit and finish provide a sense of elegance.”

Modern beach home boasts stylish bathroom

Winner of the 2022 Wide Bay Burnett BUSSQ Building Super President’s Award – Beach Houses Estate 12 by McIntosh Homes

This modern, four-bedroom home is part of the Beach Houses Estate in Agnes Water.

With a diverse mix of materials, angles and finishes, the builder was faced with significant structural and architectural challenges in this build.

As the large double-storey house was situated on a small block, the pool had to be placed before construction on the slab due to limited access.

Judges’ comments

“The President’s Award celebrates the highest quality of workmanship, and this home is a worthy winner.”

“The stunning finishes, quality joins and attention to detail across the two stories is outstanding.”

“Everywhere you look in this home there is seemingly a different blend of materials seamlessly working together to create a unique space for the owners.”

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