TWO Mandurah-based builders were recognised for building excellence at the 2018 HIA Colorbond steel Matt Perth Housing Awards.
Ryza Homes won two awards; Display Home $230,001 – $250,00 for a Lakelands build and Project Home $230,001 – $300,000 for an Erskine home.
Cachet Homes was awarded Spec Home up to $500,000 for a Dudley Park residence.
Two Osborne Park-based builders received awards for local projects.
Express Two Storey Living was awarded Framed Housing up to $350,000 for a Golden Bay project while a Homebuyers Centre Lakelands build was named Display Home up to $190,000.
Of the 74 awards presented, the highest accolade went to Subiaco-based Cassari Group, with their Highgate renovation named Home of the Year.
The same project also won Renovation/Addiction Project over $1 million, Renovation/Addition of the Year, Liveable Home of the Year and the Peter Overman Award for Perth Innovation in Housing Project of the Year.
HIA chief judge Max Pirone said it was an exciting time to be a judge.
“We are seeing new levels of ingenuity, resourceful use of materials and outstanding collaborations between architects, designers and builders,” he said.
“The downturn has meant builders have had to dig deep to provide value for money in homes, and I am proud of the dedication our industry has shown to quality in tough times.”