Yallingup residence sculpted from concrete and stone is named best South-West home for 2018 at Master Builders Building Excellence Awards

Yallingup residence sculpted from concrete and stone is named best South-West home for 2018 at Master Builders Building Excellence Awards

A CHALLENGING and awe-inspiring build in Yallingup has claimed the title of best country home in the South-West at tonight’s Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the region.

The multi-award-winning, multi-million-dollar residence built by Paradigm Constructions on Injidup Springs Road impressed judges with its flawless execution of a tricky design by internationally renowned Barcelona designer Javier Barba of BC Estudio Architects.

The home was sculpted from off-form concrete and stone and designed to visually cascade down the beachside site while ensuring its occupants remained protected from the region’s prevalent winds.

On the 2.1ha block, the soft curves of the home and thick stone walls reflect the granite outcrops and beaches that surround it.

A narrow path leads to the courtyard where different entrances are organised leading to the home’s main entry, a service area, parking pergola and upstairs studio.

In the entry hall, a large window frames the panoramic ocean vistas, which can also be enjoyed from the free-flowing living/dining/kitchen space, master suite and minor bedrooms.

Spilling out from the central living area is the alfresco zone with barbecue and a fireplace.

Descending a few steps, there is an infinity-edge pool with unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean.

In addition to nabbing the top title at the gala event held at Quality Hotel Lighthouse in Bunbury, the bespoke creation also won trade awards for excellence in brick and block paving, cabinetmaking, finishing carpentry, ceilings, painting as well as plastering/drywall.

It also took home the best contract home over $5 million prize.

Master Builders WA director Michael McLean said Paradigm Construction was a deserving winner.

“There were many complexities and challenges associated with this multi-million-dollar project which the builder, Armand Lizee, and his team overcame to produce an outstanding result for the clients,” he said.

“It would have been a privilege for our judges to inspect this outstanding home as the builder highlighted his expertise in using so many different building materials in keeping with the coastal environment and the ambience of the home.

“The stonemasonry is exceptional. It’s a first-class execution of the highest workmanship skills across all trades and materials used during the construction contract.

“Congratulations to Paradigm Construction in achieving such a high-quality finish in all aspects of this extraordinary home.”

The home’s success also coincides with an uptick in the South-West’s luxury home market.

“Master Builders members have reported steady work in the top end of the market, including luxury holiday homes, over the past six months,” Master Builders WA regional manager Geoff Bosustow said.

“Some builders now have work locked away for the next 18 months to two years.

“To have this level of activity at the high end of the market has increased confidence in the region and this confidence trickles through to everyone else.”

The commercial sector also celebrated the brilliance of the City of Busselton’s new Administration and Civic Centre with the best commercial project gong at the awards night.

City of Busselton’s Administration and Civic Centre

“BGC Construction and MCG Architects/JCY Architects and Urban Designers should be commended for their commitments to consistently deliver an exceptional level of customer service throughout the project, providing a building that is architecturally stunning, highly functional and environmentally friendly,” Busselton mayor Grant Henley said.

Perkins Builders was also rewarded for their renovation of Leeuwin Estate Winery in Margaret River in the commercial/industrial alteration and addition $3 million to $4.5 million category.

After multiple wins in other categories, MarkB Building was named best new builder for the region, Cape Constructions took home the small builder of the year award, and Dale Alcock Homes South West was crowned project builder of the year.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Best country home: Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup, by Paradigm Construction, designed by Javier Barba of BC Architectos.

Display home of the year: The Lake House, Dunsborough Lakes by Plunkett Homes South West

Best steel building: Busselton Marine Rescue Extension, Busselton, by Innovest Construction

Best framed construction: ProLiving Design & Construction; project location: Geographe

Best ancillary dwelling – open category: Resonate Homes; project location: Bunbury

Innovative construction on a small lot: Nick Goode Construction; project location: Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough

Most liveable home: Resonate Homes; project location: Stirling Street, Bunbury

Best new builder: MarkB Building

Small builder of the year: Cape Constructions

Project builder of the year: Dale Alcock Homes South West

Apprentice of the year: Luke Carr from Nathanael Errey Bricklayer

Supervisor of the year – small builder: Armand Lizee from Paradigm Construction for Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup

Supervisor of the year – project builder: Dom Trimboli from Plunkett Homes South West for The Lake House, Dunsborough Lakes

Supervisor of the year – commercial builder: Craig Winter from BGC Construction for Busselton Civic Centre, Busselton

Best customer service – professional: Structerre Consulting Engineers

Best customer service – small builder: Cape Constructions

Best customer service – medium volume builder: BGC Residential South West

Best customer service – large volume/project builder: Ventura Home Group

Best commercial project: Busselton Civic Centre, Busselton, by BGC Construction

Employer trainer of the year: Dale Alcock Homes South West

Excellence in building practice: BGC Construction

Excellence in construction on a challenging site: BG Grieve Builder; project location: Bunbury

BEST CONTRACT HOMES:

  • Under $180,000: Resonate Homes, Bunbury project
  • $180,000-$200,000: Dale Alcock Homes South West; project location: Dalyellup
  • $200,000-$230,000: Celebration Homes South West, project location: Dalyellup
  • $230,000-$270,000: Dale Alcock Homes South West, project location: Dalyellup
  • $270,000-$300,000: Summit South West; project location: Millbridge
  • $300,000-$330,000: Dale Alcock Homes South West; project location: Millbridge
  • $330,000-$370,000: Summit South West; project location: Millbridge
  • $370,000-$400,000: MarkB Building; project location: Hoffman
  • $400,000-$500,000: Dale Alcock Homes South West; project location: Dalyellup
  • $500,000-$750,000: Nick Goode Construction; project location: Dunsborough
  • $750,000-$1 million: Built By S; project location: Busselton
  • $1 million-$1.5 million: Nick Goode Construction; project location: Dunsborough
  • $1.5 million-$2 million: Nick Goode Construction; project location: Quedjinup
  • $2 million-$5 million: Cape Constructions; project location: Naturaliste
  • Over $5 million: Paradigm Construction; project location: Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup

BEST DISPLAY HOMES:

  • Under $220,000: The Vanquish, Dunsborough Lakes, by Smart Homes for Living
  • $220,000-$250,000: The Sundowner, Kealy, by Summit South West
  • $260,000-$300,000: The Treeview, Dawesville, by Schlager Group
  • $300,000-$330,000: The Capella, Dunsborough Lakes, by Summit South West
  • $330,000-$400,000: The Brighton, Kealy, by Dale Alcock Homes South West
  • $400,000-$500,000: The Vue De Monde, Dunsborough Lakes, by Ventura Homes
  • Over $500,000: The Lakehouse, Dunsborough Lakes, by Plunkett Homes South West

BEST FRAMED CONSTRUCTION:

  • Under $250,000: Resonate Homes; project location: Bunbury
  • $250,000-$500,000: MarkB Building; project location: Hoffman
  • $500,000-$750,000: Cape Constructions; project location: Dunsborough
  • Over $750,000: ProLiving Design & Construction; project location: Geographe

BEST RESIDENTIAL ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS:

  • Under $250,000: Cape Constructions; project location: Yallingup
  • $250,000-$500,000: Cape Constructions; project location: Dunsborough
  • $500,000-$750,000: Cape Constructions; project location: Dunsborough
  • Over $750,000: Lodge & Co Builders; project location: Eagle Bay

BEST MULTI-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Under $750,000: Ventura iD; project location: Dunsborough
  • $750,000-$1 million: ProLiving Design & Construction; project location: Geographe
  • $1 million-$1.5 million: Dale Alcock Homes South West; project location: Kealy
  • $1.5 million-$2 million: BGC Construction; project location: Boyanup
  • Over $2 million: ProLiving Design & Construction; project location: Busselton

TRADE AWARDS:

  • Silver Trowel – residential: Bradley Graham for Plunkett Homes South West; project location: Lake Clifton
  • Silver Trowel – commercial: Statesman Bricklaying for Smith Constructions; project location: Australind
  • Excellence in concrete – residential: Inform Concreting for Jarvia Innovations; project location: Dalyellup
  • Excellence in concrete – commercial: Bayside Concrete Construction for Innovest Construction; project location: Busselton
  • Excellence in brick and block paving: Artisan Brick Paving for Paradigm Construction; project location: Yallingup
  • Excellence in roofing: Axis Roofing for Bunbury Building Company; project location: Bunbury
  • Excellence in cabinetmaking: Glen Holst Cabinets for Paradigm; project location: Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup
  • Excellence in carpentry (finishing): Caley’s Carpentry for Paradigm Construction; project location: Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup
  • Excellence in floor and wall tiling: M & T Tiling for Built By S; project location: Geographe Bay Road, Busselton
  • Excellence in ceilings: Geographe Ceilings for Paradigm Construction; project location: Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup
  • Excellence in painting: Margaret River Contract Painting for Paradigm Construction; project location: Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup
  • Excellence in plastering /drywall: Facelift Plastering for Paradigm Construction; project location: Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup
  • Excellence in energy efficiency: Barnard Park Sports Pavilion, Busselton by Innovest Construction

COMMERCIAL AWARDS

BEST COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS:

  • Under $1 million: Busselton Maine Rescue Extension, Busselton, by Innovest Construction
  • $1 million-$2 million: Koombana Bay Foreshore Development & Kiosk, Bunbury, by Bunbury Building Company
  • $2 million-$3 million: Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River, by Perkins Builders
  • $3 million-$4.5 million: Bunbury Police Station, Bunbury by Perkins Builders
  • $4.5 million-$6 million: Collie Health Service, Collie, by BGC Construction
  • $6 million-$10 million: BCC Mercy Campus Stage 2, Australind, by Smith Constructions
  • Over $10 million: Busselton Civic Centre, Busselton, by BGC Construction

BEST COMMERICIAL/INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS:

  • Under $2 million: Amelia Park Lodge Tavern, Abbey, by AMBA Building Pty Ltd
  • $2 million-$3 million: Amelia Park Restaurant, Wilyabrup, by AMBA Building Pty Ltd
  • $3 million-$6 million: Aldi Development, Bunbury, by Perkins Builders
  • Over $6 million: Coles Vasse Village, Vasse, Perkins Builders