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Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards recognise members at the forefront of building innovation and quality craftsmanship, promoting and showcasing excellence in Queensland’s housing and construction industry.
The awards cater for entrants ranging from apprentices to trade contractors and small family businesses to the biggest names in the building and construction industry.
Entries for the 2021 Housing & Construction Awards open mid-February 2021.
Get your name out there
The Housing & Construction Awards program is a fantastic way to get yourself out there and gain the public recognition for your work that you deserve.
If you win an Award you'll:
- Gain industry and public recognition for your high quality workmanship and quality projects
- Receive a winner’s plaque and logo to promote the win to clients and differentiate you from your competitors
- Drive business sales and catch the attention of potential clients
- Access unrivalled media coverage and promotion across a range of Master Builders publications
- Boost staff morale.
|April – May||Award entries close (check the exact entry closing dates for your region)|
|May – June||Judging takes place|
|July – August||Regional award ceremonies (regional winners announced)|
|October||Queensland Housing & Construction Awards (Queensland winners announced)|
|November||National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards (National winners announced)|
2020 Queensland winner interviews
History of the Awards
Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards program has become one of Queensland’s most prestigious industry events since its inception in 1987.
Initially known as the Housing Awards Competition, the inaugural ceremony saw the House of the Year award taken out by Brisbane building company, Ownit Homes Pty Ltd for a two-storey, upmarket home on Brisbane’s southside.
The following year, Master Builders announced that the competition would be expanded to cover both the housing and commercial industrial fields and would become known as the Housing & Construction Awards. The competition was run in conjunction with the Housing and Construction Conference ’88, which was part of Brisbane’s Expo ’88 program.
Over 500 guests attended the 1988 Housing & Construction Awards presentation at Conrad International Hotel and Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast. The House of the Year award went to Confitt Constructions Pty Ltd, while Hampton Interiors won the Restoration award for its work on the Transcontinental Hotel in Brisbane.
The 1988 Building Project of the Year award was taken out by Brisbane’s new $75 million domestic air terminal, constructed by Barclay Bros. Ltd. In announcing the award, then Master Builders’ President Ces Fritz said the project was “a landmark for Brisbane”. Seven years later, in 1995, the same award was won by Civic and Civic for the Brisbane International Airport Terminal.
Word had begun to spread by 1989, with more than 80 entries received. A Raby Bay home built by Brisbane-based builder Dobson and Corry won House of the Year and the Sheraton Mirage resort on the Gold Coast took out Building Project of the Year for Watkins Pacific Qld Pty Ltd.
In 1990, a Master Builders Apprentice of the Year award was introduced and continues today to attract quality entries. The categories of Rising Star and Women in Building were included more recently.
Further expansion in 1993 saw the inclusion of regional presentations with the inaugural Master Builders Regional Housing & Construction Awards. The Awards featured in a state-wide program on Sunshine Television the following year, further promoting the high standards in our industry.
In 2020, history was made when iconic building business, Hutchinson Builders, took home both the House of the Year and Project of the Year; a feat never achieved before in the Awards' history.
As the Awards celebrate their 34th year in 2021, Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards continue to attract hundreds of quality entries from across the state.