2018 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Awards winners announced at special ceremony

SIX-hundred of the local residential construction industry was on hand when the winners and finalists were announced at the prestigious 2018 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards ceremony on Saturday night. 

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

Judged by industry professionals, winners were selected in 28 separate categories, with Construct Central Coast taking out the coveted HIA-CSR Hunter Home of the Year Award for the second consecutive time.

In a mirror result to 2017, 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 plaudits.

Against strong competition, the judges said “on entering the home the waterfront vista is impressive, but the spacious quality layout quickly brings the eyes back to absorb all.” 

HIA Hunter executive director Craig Jennion congratulated Construct Central Coast and all Hunter Award winners and finalists. 

“HIA members are dedicated to achieving the very best workmanship and standards in every project they undertake,” he said.

“HIA’s Awards provide a tremendous opportunity for our members to showcase their projects and highlight building and design excellence.”

Valley Kitchens & Joinery was the most awarded picking up six awards, including Kitchen Project of the Year, Kitchen Project over $80,001, Kitchen Project $35,001 - $40,000, Bathroom Project $20,001 - $25,000 and both Kitchen and Bathroom Design of the Year. 

Other significant winners on the night, included GJ Gardner Homes Newcastle for Display Home of the Year, Hotondo Homes Central Coast for Project Home of the Year, Sean Richards Building for Renovation/Addition Project of the Year, Yarrum Designer Homes for Spec Home of the Year, P & D Bush Building for Townhouse/Villa of the Year and Millbrook Homes for Apartment of the Year. 

Mr Jennion congratulated all 2018 entrants.

“HIA is delighted with the exceptional quality of entries and level of competition this year,” he said.

“All winners and finalists should be proud to have reached the pinnacle of building standards demonstrated in these awards.’

Overall victors in major categories will now represent the HIA Hunter region at the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards in 2019 to compete for national titles against winners from other HIA Regions. 

2018 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Award Winners

HIA-CSR Hunter Home of the Year 

Construct Central Coast 

Professional Major Builder 

Eden Brae Homes 

Professional Medium Builder / Renovator 

Tullipan Homes 

Professional Small Builder / Renovator 

Hillman Homes 

Custom Built Home up to $400,000 

Greenbuild Constructions 

Custom Built Home $400,001 - $500,000 

Peter Sosso Building 

Custom Built Home $500,001 - $600,000 

Buildsmart Constructions 

Custom Built Home $600,001 - $800,000 

Mattx Construction Group 

Custom Built Home $800,001 - $1,000,000 

Lance Murray Quality Homes 

Custom Built Home $1,000,001 - $2,000,000 

Yarrum Designer Homes 

Custom Built Home over $2 Million 

Construct Central Coast 

Custom Built Home of the Year 

Construct Central Coast 

Display Home up to $280,000 

Thrive Homes 

Display Home $280,001 - $300,000 

McDonald Jones Homes 

Display Home $300,001 - $350,000 

McDonald Jones Homes 

Display Home $350,001 - $400,000 

McDonald Jones Homes 

Display Home 400,001 - $500,000 

Montgomery Homes 

Display Home $500,001 - $600,000 

GJ Gardner Homes Newcastle 

Display Home over $600,001 

GJ Gardner Homes Newcastle 

Display Home of the Year 

GJ Gardner Homes Newcastle 

Renovation / Addition Project up to $150,000 

Walkom Constructions 

Renovation / Addition Project $150,001 - $250,000 

Insite Building Contractors 

Renovation / Addition Project $250,001 - $500,000 

Sean Richards Building 

Renovation / Addition Project $500,001 - $750,000 

Orton Building 

Renovation / Addition Project over $750,001 

Orton Building 

Renovation / Addition Project of the Year 

Sean Richards Building 

Project Home up to $350,000 

Hotondo Homes Central Coast 

Project Home $350,001 - $450,000 

Williams Designer Homes 

Project Home over $450,001 

Hotondo Homes Newcastle & Lake Macquarie 

Project Home of Year 

Hotondo Homes Central Coast 

Spec Home of Year 

Yarrum Designer Homes 

Townhouse/Villa Development (2-5 dwellings) 

P & D Bush Building 

Townhouse/Villa Development (over 5 dwellings) 

Mavid Construction 

Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year 

P & D Bush Building 

Townhouse/Villa of the Year 

P & D Bush Building 

Apartment of the Year 

Millbrook Homes 

Apartment Complex of the Year 

Millbrook Homes 

Affordable Housing of the Year 

PB Quality Constructions 

Specialised Housing of the Year 

MJH Multi 

GreenSmart Sustainable Home of the Year 

Buildsmart Constructions 

Residential Building Designer of the Year 

Buildsmart Constructions 

Apprentice of the Year 

Jack Dunn 

Business Partner of the Year 

Justine Orton 

Work Health & Safety 

McDonald Jones Homes 

Work Health & Safety – Small Business 

Sindermann Quality Builders 

Industry & Product Innovation 

Bristile Roofing