Queensland’s best builders named
A European-inspired mansion in the state's south and a world-class, one-of-a-kind tourist attraction in the state's north, have taken top honours at this year's Queensland Housing and Construction Awards.
FK Gardner & Sons and D T L Constructions were recognised for their contributions to building Queensland communities, taking home Project of the Year and House of the Year respectively.
Master Builders' CEO Grant Galvin said D T L Constructions' Sanctuary Cove home, Villa Florentine, was something you would tell your friends about - it was that spectacular.
"You can see the high degree and quality of workmanship from the moment you walk into this place," Mr Galvin said.
"While it's opulent and grand, it's extremely functional, practical and liveable; a combination that can be extremely tricky to achieve, but one the team from D T L Constructions have done seamlessly.
"The home is essentially a slice of Europe on the Gold Coast.
"It exudes luxury and quality, without being too much, or over the top.
"It's the subtle, yet intricate and thoughtful details that made is stand out from the crowd."
The judges commented on the functionality, which they said was really made it stand out.
"The master suite at one end and the other bedrooms at the other end of the house, with living space in between, means there's a functional flow and plenty of privacy for family members," they said.
"The laundry really blew us away; the stainless steel benchtop is extremely functional and perfect for a big family.
"Each bedroom is themed, giving each room its own unique personality.
"The master suite is opulent to say the least - everywhere you turn, you just go 'wow' - the liveability and general finishesof this place made it an absolute standout."
Mr Galvin said the Cairns Aquarium was the obvious winner for the 2018 Project of the Year.
"Not only because it's Australia's first aquarium in 18 years, but because it's provided such a massive boost to the local economy," he said.
"Where else can you find a man-built attraction that showcases so many World Heritage-listed attractions in the one spot? It really is a one-of-a-kind, world class venue."
The winners were honoured at last night's ceremony held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
THE QUEENSLAND WINNERS
Rising Star - Robert Gray from Graya Construction Pty Ltd
Women in Building - Rachael Turner from Yowassup Pty Ltd T/A Front Porch Properties
Institute of Building Consultants - Andrew Mackie-Smith from BuildingPro
Diversity - MiHaven Pty Ltd
People's Choice - Corella Construction Pty Ltd for The Vine House
President's Award - Swish Design & Construct Pty Ltd T/A Swish Homes Queensland for Sander House
Project of the Year - FK Gardner & Sons for Cairns Aquarium
House of the Year - D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Villa Florentine
Health Facilities up to $20 million - Paynter Dixon Queensland Pty Ltd for Townsville Hospital Clinical Services Department
Health Facilities over $20 million - Cockram (Qld) Pty Ltd for Brisbane Private Hospital In-Patient Unit Facility
Education Facilities up to $10 million - Badge Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd for Somerville House, Seymour Library
Education Facilities over $10 million - ADCO Constructions Pty Limited T/A ADCO for Southern Cross University, Building C
Sporting Facilities - Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd for Carrara Sports Precinct Projects
Community Service Facilities - Murchie Constructions Pty Ltd for Bundaberg Multiplex, Stage 2
Retail Facilities up to $5 million - Leith Mitchell T/A Leith Mitchell Builder for Northerlies at Freedom Shores
Retail Facilities over $5 million - ADCO Constructions Pty Limited T/A ADCO for Willows Shopping Centre, Stage North Expansion
Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million - Ruby Developments Pty Ltd for Living Gems Pacific Paradise - Country Club
Tourism and Leisure Facilities over $10 million - FK Gardner & Sons for Cairns Aquarium
Commercial Building up to $5 million - J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Peregian Beach Digital Hub
Commercial Building $5 million - $50 million - FDC Construction & fit-out (QLD) Pty Limited for NEXTDC B2
Commercial Building over $50 million - Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd for International Terminal Building Northern Concourse Expansion
Industrial Building up to $5 million - Clarke's Project Management Pty Ltd T/A Clarke's Design & Construct for Tekno Auto Racing - DUX76
Industrial Building over $5 million - FDC Construction & fit-out (QLD) Pty Limited for Asahi Beverages Heathwood Logistics Facility
Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) up to $20 million - Stokes Wheeler Pty Ltd for Main Beach Apartments
Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million - Cavcorp Qld Pty Ltd for Lucent Gasworks
Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes - Cockram (Qld) Pty Ltd for Regis Chelmer Aged Care Facility
Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000 - Askonstructions Pty Ltd T/A Hotondo Homes Toowoomba for Hotondo Homes Toowoomba - Office & Showroom
Refurbishment/Renovation over $750,000 - Lendlease Building Pty Ltd for NAB Place
Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management - Jorgensens Pty Ltd for Loving Hearts Child Care Centre and Kindergarten
Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety - Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd for Toolbox Spotter
Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year - Arden Architectural Pty Ltd for Aurizon
Display Home up to $250,000 - Bold Properties (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A Bold Living for Calypso 187
Display Home $251,000 - $350,000 - Cummins Constructions Pty Ltd T/A GJ Gardner Homes - Gold Coast North for Gold Coast Beachmere Display
Display Home $351,000 - $450,000 - Ownit Homes Pty Ltd for Hamilton 317
Display Home $451,000 - $550,000 - McLachlan Special Projects Pty Ltd for The Mantra
Display Home over $551,000 - Critter Pty Ltd T/A PS Designer Homes for Brookwater Home
Individual Home up to $250,000 - Comfort Homes (QLD) Pty Ltd for Poinciana 196
Individual Home $251,000 - $350,000 - Swish Design & Construct Pty Ltd T/A Swish Homes Queensland for Sander House
Individual Home $351,000 - $450,000 - Blinco Constructions Pty Ltd for Kingfisher
Individual Home $451,000 - $550,000 - Executive Living Homes Pty Ltd for Botanical Abode
Individual Home $551,000 - $650,000 - REA Taylah'd Homes Pty Ltd for REA Anchorage Home
Individual Home $651,000 - $750,000 - Matt Greenwood Constructions Pty Ltd for Riverstone
Individual Home $751,000 - $950,000 - D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Augusta on Brookwater
Individual Home $951,000 - $1.25 million - Clamroc Constructions Pty Ltd for Sirena
Individual Home $1.26 million - $2 million - Mancorp Quality Homes Pty Ltd for Bribie Contemporary
Individual Home over $2 million - D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Villa Florentine
Best Use of Sloping Sites - Coastal Edge Constructions Pty Ltd for Turtle Bay
Best Use of Steel Frame Housing - Alpha Steel Building Systems Pty Ltd for Views on Clarke
Home Renovation/Remodelling Project up to $275,000 - KARDA Constructions Pty Ltd for Air House
Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $276,000 - $575,000 - Urbane Build Pty Ltd for Cavell St
Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000 - $1 million - Graya Construction Pty Ltd for The Russet House
Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million - Taranaway Building & Landscapes Pty Ltd for Verney Project
Medium Density up to 3 Storeys - 2 to 5 Dwellings - Dj Buckley Builders Pty Ltd T/A DS & B Joinery for Curtis St
Medium Density up to 3 storeys - over 5 Dwellings - AMD Quality Constructions Pty Ltd for Vuze
Lifestyle Housing for High Care Needs, Disabled and Seniors Award - Askonstructions Pty Ltd T/A Hotondo Homes Toowoomba for Blair Lifestyle Home
Excellence in Sustainable Living - MyStyle Homes (QLD) Pty Ltd for MyTenacity
Residential Trade Contractor of the Year - Filippo Grasso T/A Rock Solid Tiling for View Residence
Best Residential Bathroom - D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Villa Florentine
Best Residential Kitchen - Platinum Property Group Pty Limited T/A Platinum Residential Designer Homes for Home Waters
Best Residential Swimming Pool - Benjamin Young T/A Unique Pools for Bribie Contemporary