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MBA Housing Awards Annual Issue 17

This annual publication is a showcase for the prestigious Housing Awards, presented by the Master Builders Association of NSW. MBA Housing Awards Annual displays myriad new home ideas, designs, products and services with colour photographs, floorplans, prices and a brief description of each project and builder details. Essential for anyone about to buy or build a new home.

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in this issue

1 min
president’s message

Throughout 2015 the economy in NSW has gone from strength to strength. Forecasters predict that the NSW economy will lead Australia to sustainable growth. In particular, the building and construction industry has been a standout. NSW is number one in terms of dwelling starts, housing finance commitments, retail trade and population growth. This growth is forecasted to increase for each sector of the building and construction industry in NSW over the next three years. This year’s Excellence in Housing Awards attracted a large number of residential building projects into the industry’s most prestigious awards program. Our panel of judges faced the most challenging task of selecting the very best projects over a number of categories, ranging from exhibition and contract homes to home units, house additions and renovations, aged care facilities…

4 min
master builder of the year

A SOUTHERN SYDNEY ICON Nautilus could be considered one of the most amazing homes in Sydney, if not Australia, and has already become an icon of Sydney’s southern suburbs. Set over four lots on the foreshore of Burraneer Bay in Cronulla, it consists of six levels, from the waterfront, heritage-listed, two-storey boathouse with private beach through to the porte cochere and extensive forecourt at street level. Despite boasting approximately 3950m² of roofed area, Nautilus has been designed to nestle within the site so as to sit comfortably with its neighbours and not impact the foreshore. Even though the home is generous in size, it has been designed to accommodate easy accessible living in a warm, cosy environment. From the street, the residence is hardly noticeable, screened by extensive, landscaped gardens and mature trees.…

3 min
young builder of the year

STEADY PROGRESSION Director of Bronxx Construction Management, Ciaran Goodman, has worked in the construction industry for the past 16 years, primarily with tier-one and tier-two construction companies Laing O’Rourke and Baulderstone (respectively). He has worked across a broad spectrum of construction projects ranging from large-scale retail, commercial, residential and specialist projects to medium-scale refurbishment and residential projects. His commercial work includes roles as site manager of Pinnacle Office Park in North Ryde; the Dapto Mall extension in Dapto; the Westpoint Shopping Centre refurbishment in Blacktown; the Apple Store upgrade at Castle Towers Shopping Centre; and the Nepean Hospital extension at Penrith. As director, his work includes the design and construction of a one-off 500m² home at Bingara Gorge; the design and construction of four two-storey townhouses, known as Lighthouse Mews at Breakfast Point;…

1 min
the building industry’s night of nights

The Master Builders Association of NSW’s Excellence in Housing Awards is the residential building sector’s highest-profile awards. The Housing Awards showcase the very best in residential building, acknowledging and rewarding quality of construction and innovation. As such, these prestigious awards attract a broad cross-section of the residential building sector, including project home builders, contract builders, multi-unit developers and medium-density housing builders, as well as builders specialising in additions, alterations and renovations. The 2015 MBA Excellence in Housing Awards attracted a large number of entries in all categories, ensuring competition was fierce as the state’s premier contractors vied for top honours. The winners were announced at a gala presentation night held at The Star in Sydney on August 29, 2015, with more than 800 builders, sub-contractors, clients and suppliers attending to support…

2 min
the mba code of conduct and fair business practice

By joining the MBA, members give a commitment to adhere to the following principles: • Deal honestly and fairly with clients. • Recognise that fair and genuine competition is a fundamental service to which prospective clients are entitled. • Maintain a high standard of work and comply with the plans and specifications in the execution of all works undertaken. • Comply with prevailing building and construction codes for construction and work towards their improvement in the interests of structural efficiency, safety, and health. • Deal justly with employees and with those with whom members contract. • Conduct business so the health and safety of employees, of those with whom they contract and their employees, and of the community, are safeguarded. • Avoid all conduct or practice likely to discredit or do injury to the building construction industry…

4 min
winners and merits

MASTER BUILDER OF THE YEAR Winner: Sammut Developments YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR Winner: Bronxx Construction Management Pty Limited Exhibition/Project Homes Up to $100,000 Winner: Masterton Homes $100,001–$200,000 Winner: Fairmont Homes NSW $200,001–$250,000 Winner: Fairmont Homes NSW $250,001–$300,000 Winner: Beechwood Homes (NSW) Pty Ltd $300,001–$350,000 Winner: Anstey Homes Pty Ltd $350,001 & Over Winner: ANSA Homes Design & Construct — House Up to $500,000 Winner: Living Green Designer Homes Pty Ltd $500,001–$700,000 Winner: Hatchway Developments Pty Ltd $700,001–$1 million Joint winner: Pioneer Building Group Pty Ltd Joint winner: Peter O’Brien Constructions Pty Ltd $1 million–$2 million Winner: Zac Homes Pty Ltd $2 million–$4 million Winner: Build-it Development $4 million & Over Winner: Chateau Architects + Builders Contract Houses Up to $500,000 Winner: Renxtend Pty Ltd $500,001–$650,000 Winner: Contemporary Homes $650,001–$800,000 Joint winner: Micrah Projects Pty Ltd Joint winner: Horizon Habitats Pty Limited $800,001–$900,000 Winner: Jakin Construction Group $900,001–$1 million Winner: Rawson Homes Pty Ltd $1 million–$1.2 million Winner: Orbit Building Pty Ltd $1.2 million–$1.5 million Winner: Validvs Constructions Pty Ltd $1.5 million–$1.7 million Winner: John Newton Building Pty Ltd $1.7 million–$2 million Winner: Lochbuild $2 million–$2.5…