Pod given the nod at Master Builders awards


The 2017 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards Best Country Home winner was this distinctive Quindalup home.
Pod given the nod at Master Builders awards
Pod given the nod at Master Builders awards
The 2017 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards Best Country Home winner was this distinctive Quindalup home.

A POD-STYLE family home in Quindalup has been named Best Country Home at the 2017 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards - South West.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom Built By S home includes a range of building materials intended to blend the house into the surrounds, including limestone rammed earth, Hebel wall panels, shadow clad and corten steel cladding, polished concrete floors and full-height north-facing doors.

The open-plan living area features a fireplace, underfloor heating, superb cabinetry design, wrap around spotted gum deck, and viewing platform.

South West regional judge Charlie Baggetta said the innovative home showed exemplary quality craftsmanship across a number of trades.

“The combination of quality workmanship was on display with the cabinetry, the straight clean lines of the rammed earth and limestone, the polished concrete floors, plus the painting and tiling, all of which were maintained to the highest standards,” he said.

“The ability of the builder, together with his tradesmen, to achieve the excellence in workmanship displayed in this residence was the deciding factor in it winning the Best Country Home.”

Built by S also won supervisor of the year, residential best framed construction, excellence in cabinet making, excellence in carpentry (finishing), excellence in plastering/drywall, framed construction over $750,000, contract home $1.5 million to $2 million, and $750,000 to $1 million.

The awards were presented on March 25 at the Lighthouse Beach Resort in Bunbury.

Dale Alcock Homes South West also took home a swag of awards, including best display home for The Waterville in Dunsborough, excellence in painting, best display home $320,000 to $400,000 and $260,000 to $320,000, project builder of the year, employer trainer of the year, best multi-residential development $1.5 million to $2 million, best contract home $330,000 to $370,000 and $500,000 to $750,000.

Another major winner was WA Country Builders, receiving awards for best contract home $230,000 to $270,000, $300,000 to $330,000 and $400,000 to $500,000, best display home over $400,000, best multi-residential development under $750,000, and innovative construction on a small lot.

Other winners included: Adrian Zorzi – best steel building, residential best alterations and additions over $500,000, excellence in ceilings, excellence in roofing metal and other cladding; Summit South West – residential best alterations and additions under $250,000, best multi-residential development $750,000 to $1 million and $1 million to $1.5 million, and best customer service – large volume/project builder; and Celebration Homes (South West) – best display home under $320,000,

Master Builders South West regional manager Geoff Bosustow said the awards were a great success.

“We had some standout projects this year, with the quality of workmanship and construction demonstrating the talent of builders and tradesman the South West has to offer,” he said. n