Winners in this year’s Master Builders Awards

Regional builders shine Master Builders Awards

October 17, 2019 BY

Larkin and Drought Builders Pty Ltd receive dual awards for Master Builder of the Year and Regional Residential Builder of the Year

MBV executive officer Rebecca Casson and president Richard Hansen presented the awards in front of an audience of nearly nine hundred at Crown Palladium Friday night, naming Larkin and Drought both Master Builder of the Year and Regional Residential Builder of the Year.

Larkin and Drought won both Master Builder of the Year and Regional Residential Builder of the Year for their Barwon Heads home that features concrete walls. Photos: SUPPLIED

The top gongs came for a Barwon Heads home that features concrete walls contrasted with American oak as the primary architectural feature.

“One of the most compelling aspects of this home is the visual impact of the way the builders fit the concrete and wood volumes together,” Ms Casson said.

“The rough and smooth forms rest against each other in a very satisfying way.”

Torquay-based Sinclairs Building Concepts Pty Ltd was awarded Special Commendation for their popular Adeline design which continues to turn heads, and Q By Malishev won Best Custom Home for their Anglesea project.

Ms Casson and Mr Hansen also presented Peter Lo Bartolo, of APC Build Pty Ltd, with the award for Young Builder of the Year.

Ms Casson said it was an honour to acknowledge the quality of work, dedication and craftsmanship of all the winners.

“The builders and projects we honour this year are central to telling the story of Victoria, as our population growth is the quickest in the nation.

“Our members consistently meet the enormous demand for housing, with craftsmanship and professionalism that distinguishes them as the best in our state.”

Larkin and Drought Builders will now compete in the National Excellence in Building Awards to be held on November 23 at the Field of Light, Uluru.

Other winners in the 2019 Excellence in Housing Awards included:

Special Commendation

Best Display Home $350,000 – $500,000

Sinclairs Building Concepts Pty Ltd

Project: Adeline, Torquay

Best Custom Home $600,000-$800,000

Q By Malishev

Project: Anglesea

Best Display Home $250,000- $300,000

JG King Homes

Project: Cirque, Truganina

Best Display Home $500,000- $750,000

Porter Davis

Project: Sandford 47, Clyde

Young Builder of the Year

Peter Lo Bartolo

APC Build Pty Ltd