HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Awards winners announced

HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Awards winners announced

Evolving Construction won the pinnacle award at the 2023 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathrooms Awards, being presented the HIA-CSR Hunter Home of the Year award for a project that neighbours call ‘the elegant fortress’.

The Awards were announced on 21 October in front of industry leaders and peers from across the Central Coast, Hunter, and Mid-Coast regions.

The HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Awards acknowledged the talent of designers, builders, contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers who plan and construct quality new homes, townhouses, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor projects.

Judged by industry professionals, the best of the regions residential building industry were selected as winners in 33 separate categories.

Against strong competition the judges said “…the HIA-CSR Home of the Year showcases the highest quality materials, fixtures and fittings in each room and exceptional craftsmanship is on display at every turn. The home will forever be a testament to the passion, resilience and craftsmanship of the Evolving Construction team.”

HIA Hunter Executive Director Craig Jennion congratulated Evolving Construction and all Hunter Award winners and finalists.

“HIA members are dedicated to achieving the very best workmanship and standards in every project they undertake. HIA’s Awards provide a tremendous opportunity for our members to showcase their projects and highlight building and design excellence,” Craig said.

Speaking in relation to the Home of the Year award winner, judges said they were impressed by the innovation and hard work on display.

The Home of the Year is always an incredible project and this year we have a project that is once again a reflection of the hard work and dedication HIA Hunter region members continue to display,” judges said.

“As soon as you see the elevated architectural design and the harmonious use of unique materials, it becomes obvious that there is something special about this project.”

The winners of the prestigious HIA Professional Builder awards were Walkom Constructions for Professional Small Builder / Renovator, Hudson Homes for Professional Medium Builder / Renovator, and Eden Brae Homes for Professional Major Builder.

Callan Burgess was a worthy Apprentice of the Year, while the inaugural winner of two new awards was Planning Portal Solutions for Start-up Business and Scott Mouthaan for Emerging Builder.

Other notable winners included Clarendon Homes for Display Home of the Year, Evolve Co Architectural Builders for Renovation/Addition Project of the Year, Valletta Homes for Spec Home of the Year, Hunter Homes for Project Home of the Year and Hunter Coast Homes for Townhouse / Villa of the Year.

In the Kitchen and Bathroom categories Planit Kitchens took out Kitchen of the Year and Sam Horn Building the Bathroom of the Year award.

Newcastle Kitchen Magic took out the Cabinetmaker/Kitchen Manufacturer of the Year award.

“HIA was delighted with the exceptional quality of entries and level of competition this year. In a year that has thrown up many challenges all winners and finalists should be proud to have reached the pinnacle of excellence as demonstrated in these awards,” Craig said.

Overall winners in major categories will now represent the HIA Hunter region at the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards in 2024 to compete for national titles against winners from other HIA Regions.

IMAGE | Winners of the HIA-CSR Hunter Home of the Year Award, Evolution Construction.

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As Australia's peak residential building, renovation and development industry association, HIA's mission is to promote policies and provide services which enhance members' business practices, products and profitability, consistent with the highest standards of professional and commercial conduct.

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