WA projects recognised at national building awards

The renovated Aquinas chapel won a national Master Builders Australia award.
The renovated Aquinas chapel won a national Master Builders Australia award.

SEVERAL WA projects were among the winners at the Master Builders Australia 2019 National Building Excellence Awards at the weekend.

Crothers Construction, Jaxon, New Choice Homes and Dale Alcock Homes each received recognition for their work.

Master Builders Australia chief executive Denita Wawn commended the calibre, skill, value of money and customer satisfaction produced by WA’s national award winners.

“WA’s best were up against the nation’s best and it’s an awesome tribute to the West that these builders brought home prestigious national excellence awards,” she said.

Crothers Construction won the National Commercial Historical Restoration/Renovation Award for their restoration of the Aquinas College Chapel.

“Works for the heritage-listed Aquinas College Chapel included demolishing part of the building and completing an extension to accommodate the growing population of students at the school,” Ms Wawn said.

“The project was very complex, with Crothers Construction having to carefully remove the stained glass windows that were installed when the building was originally built.

“Other works included replacement roofing, new parquetry flooring, internal and external painting.”

Jaxon took home the Cbus National High-Rise Apartment Building Award for the Cirque Apartments, a twenty-level tower comprising 111 bespoke apartments in Mt Pleasant.

Jaxon’s 20-storey Cirque Apartments.

Ms Wawn said the company had been at the forefront of quality construction in WA for over 60 years and this was demonstrated in their delivery of an elegant and unique building that set it apart from any other building form.

“The Cirque Apartments has a building form of a butterfly or bow-tie shape which allows the footprints to work together in perspective, minimise cross views between apartments and maximise apartments in positions that cannot be compromised by adjacent future development,” Ms Wawn said.

“It is a unique and complicated project and a worthy recipient of this award.”

New Choice Homes was awarded the National Display Home under $250,000 for “The Portland”, a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a modern elevation and appealing open plan layout.

The Portland by New Choice Homes.

“The Portland stands out as a leader in this category due to its effortless appeal and design,” Ms Wawn said.

“The spacious master bedroom is located at the front of the home, complete with an ensuite with his-and-her vanities and large walk-in robe and the three minor bedrooms are positioned in their own separate wing, each with built-in robes and a shared bathroom nestled between.”

Country style received a modern makeover in the four-by-two display home “The Gilmore I” by Dale Alcock Homes; it took out the National Display Home $250,000 to $350,000 category.

The Gilmore I by Dale Alcock Homes

“Relaxing is easy in The Gilmore I, with the voluminous living area with high raking ceilings and a feature fireplace and the versatile sunken games room and large bedrooms gives the kids all the room they need,” Ms Wawn said.

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