Queensland builders win big at National Awards

26 November 2018

THE BEST of Queensland building and construction was on display at the 2018 Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards in Adelaide on the weekend.

Queensland builders dominated in the residential categories, showcasing their strengths as luxury lifestyle builders.

Seven gongs were nabbed by builders from the Sunshine State, three of which went to Gold Coast-based builders, DTL Constructions, including the prestigious National Residential Master Builder of the Year, for their Villa Florentine home at Sanctuary Cove and Brookwater project in Brisbane.

“DTL Constructions are worthy recipients of National Residential Builder of the Year. The builder carefully considered and executed every detail during the construction of their two award-winning homes,” Denita Wawn, Chief Executive Officer of Master Builders Australia said.

“The Brookwater home ensured the natural beauty of the surrounding bushland was enhanced. All aspects of design and construction were carefully considered in conjunction with the clients’ lifestyle and the inclusion of 4.5m ceilings creates an expansive feel, evoking a sense of freedom and individuality.

“Villa Florentine at Sanctuary Cove is a hybrid of traditional and contemporary design. A tour of this home is an unforgettable experience and whilst the residence boasts ultimate space, quality and luxury, it still retains a bespoke warmth and a harmonious visual texture. A true testament to outstanding workmanship.”

Brisbane success story, Graya Construction, wowed with their Russett House project, taking home the National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award - $650,000 to $1million Award.

“Graya Construction designed their winning home to complement the amazing view, as well as provide an entertainment area that was second to none,” Ms Wawn said.

“There were a number of innovative materials used throughout the renovation, including floating stairs, a lightweight roof terrace, fixed concrete seating, metal claddings, concrete floors to the bathrooms and a concrete planter box used as a roof.

“Clever use of space, city views from all three levels of this home and a 90sqm yard built on top of the garage complete this very clever renovation.”

An extremely complex renovation oozing luxury saw Taranaway Building & Landscapes win National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award over $1million.

“The project required the entire home to be raised 1.47 metres and moved two metres to the west in order to accommodate the new design,” Ms Wawn said.

“The concrete pool was excavated and the original driveway was demolished and moved to the opposite side of the block. The ground level rooms were demolished and every room upstairs was remodelled. All plumbing, electricity and even every hinge on every door was replaced.

“This was a seriously complex project by Taranaway Building & Landscapes and one they should be very proud of.”

As the ultimate in luxury and the first mixed-use development of its kind, Lucent Gasworks by Cavcorp QLD was a clear winner for National High Rise Apartment Building.

“The outstanding project by Cavcorp QLD included an Olympic-sized swimming pool, detox sauna and spa, commercial sized fitness studio and yoga lawn,” Ms Wawn said.

“Arranged over 21 levels this mixed-use luxury development comprises ground and upper ground retail, 190 apartments and 1600sqm of rooftop amenity.”

Sunshine Coast home builders, Blinco Constructions rounded up the Queensland haul with their Kingfisher home taking out National Project Home $350,000 to $500,000.

“No expense was spared on this beautiful family home. Set on a commanding hillside location, family living and entertaining are emphasised in all elements of this build, with almost all rooms capturing the breezes and beautiful rainforest vistas of the surrounds,” Master Builders Queensland CEO, Grant Galvin said.

“This home testifies style and quality that is undoubtedly sure to impress any buyer.”

All National winners

  • National Residential Master Builder of the Year – DTL Constructions, Gold Coast
  • National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award $650,000 to $1M – Graya Construction for Russet House, Brisbane
  • National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award over $1M – Taranaway Building & Landscapes for Verney Project, Brisbane
  • National Project Home $350,000 to $500,000 – Blinco Constructions for Kingfisher, Sunshine Coast
  • National Project Home $500,000 to $1M – DTL Constructions for Brookwater, Brisbane
  • National Luxury Project Home over $3M – DTL Constructions for Villa Florentine, Sanctuary Cove
  • Cbus National High Rise Apartment Building – Cavcorp QLD for Lucent Gasworks, Brisbane

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