An Avoca Beach company has won the major award at the 2020 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen and Bathroom Awards.
Paterson Builders took out Home of the Year, also winning the Custom Built Home of the Year and Custom Built Home over $2M awards.
Owner Brad Paterson said he felt very fortunate to have taken out the major award.
“You need to have good clients, architects, engineers and a great team of people all working for the same thing,” he said.
“It doesn’t always come together, but it certainly did on that project.”
The award-winning home, at Macmasters Beach, features a unique design, Paterson said.
“We also used some different materials; there is some unique feature brickwork and we also used charred timber and fibre cement,” he said.
“The combination of shape and design made it stand out, I think.”
The business, established more than 25 years ago, is a family affair.
“My wife Wendy does the accounts and both our sons work as carpenters and supervisors,” Paterson said.
“I was encouraged by the owner to enter and feel very honoured to have won the award – it’s important to keep the reputation of the firm going.”
The awards acknowledge the talent of builders, contractors, designers and manufacturers who plan and construct quality new homes, townhouses, renovations, kitchens and bathrooms across The Central Coast and the Hunter district.
Judged by industry professionals, winners were selected in 29 separate categories.
Of the Paterson Builders home which took out the major award the judges said: “The house has an amazing street appeal and from here your senses start to be stimulated by every aspect of this uniquely designed project.
Other winners on the Central Coast included: Construct Central Coast, West Gosford, Renovation/Addition Project of the Year; Central Coast Luxury Homes, Kincumber, Apartment Complex of the Year and Apartment of the Year; Hotondo Homes Central Coast, Toukley, Project Home of the Year; Baxter Homes, Tuggerah, GreenSmart Sustainable Home of the Year; Polytec, Somersby and Charmhaven, Industry and Product Innovation; Rustic Touch, Glenning Valley, Bathroom Design of the Year and Bathroom Project of the Year; and Tullipan Homes, Tuggerah, Professional Medium Builder/Renovator.
HIA Hunter Executive Director Craig Jennion, congratulated all winners and finalists.
“HIA’s Awards provide a tremendous opportunity for our members to showcase their projects and highlight building and design excellence,” he said.
“In a year that has thrown up many challenges all winners and finalists should be proud to have reached the pinnacle of excellence as demonstrated in these awards.”
Media release Nov 14
Housing Industry Association Hunter