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MASTER BUILDERS VICTORIA NAMES TOP PROJECTS IN STATE'S SOUTH WEST


MASTER BUILDERS VICTORIA NAMES TOP PROJECTS IN STATE'S SOUTH WEST

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East Melbourne, Vic., Jun. 21, 2019 /Medianet/ --

EMBARGOED until 11pm, Friday 21 June 2019 

MASTER BUILDERS VICTORIA NAMES TOP PROJECTS IN STATE’S SOUTH WEST


Larkin and Drought Builders Pty Ltd and Kane Fairbrother (Kane Constructions and Fairbrother Joint Venture) received top honours tonight at the South West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier in Geelong.

 

Larkin and Drought was named Residential Builder of the Year (South West) for a Barwon Heads home that features concrete walls contrasted with American oak as the primary architectural feature.

Cupboards, doors and panels were chosen to match the ceiling lining, which reaches as high as seven metres. A custom brass pendant was designed and constructed to be the central piece above the dining area. Spotted gum decking was layed around the pool and alfresco area. Kitchen benchtops were poured in place and then polished. Culcutta marble splashbacks were used as a contrast and the theme was continued into the wet areas for benchtops.

“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,” Master Builders Victoria CEO Rebecca Casson said. “The rough and smooth forms rest against each other in a very satisfying way.”

Kane Fairbrother was named Commercial Builder of the Year (South West) for its work on Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre, in Ararat.

Rivergum is a secure, 20-bed facility that provides short-term treatment for offenders, on supervision orders. The facility includes 20 cottage-style units, administration buildings, a multi-faith chapel, recreational spaces, landscaping and supporting infrastructure. Designed by architects Guymer Bailey, the Rivergum features various forms, shapes and sizes of its namesake building material across façade cladding, screens, structural elements, ceilings, window shades and signage, which develops a patina over time. Rivergum has an environmentally friendly design that features a 230kW solar PV system and a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses natural thermal properties of in-ground water to maintain optimum internal temperatures.

“Kane Fairbrother has constructed living quarters that respond well to a difficult program challenge, blending institutional rigour with environmental awareness for both residents and the community the building serves,” Ms Casson said.

Larkin and Drought will now compete in the Victorian Excellence in Housing Awards to be held on 11 October in Melbourne. Kane Fairbrother will compete in the Victorian Excellence in Construction Awards to be held on 16 August at Palladium, Crown.

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ENDS:

Section: South West

16SW
Best Display Home $350,000-$500,000
Sinclairs Building Concepts Ptd Ltd
Project: Adaline, Torquey

37SW
Best Display Home over $500,000
Bryan & Petersen South West
Project: Evoke 262, Warrnambool

38SW
Best Volume Builder Display Home under $250,000
Metricon
Project: Lawson 22 Mk2, Smythes Creek

48SW
Best Volume Builder Display Home $250,000-$350,000
JG King Homes
Project: Sage, Lucas

41SW
Best Volume Builder Display Home $350,000-$500,000
Metricon
Project: Bohemian 29, Torquay

1SW
Best Custom Home $300,000-$400,000
Massina Builders
Project: Kyneton

13SW
Best Custom Home $400,000-$500,000
Signature Homes Geelong
Project: Highton

 

19SW
Best Custom Home $500,000-$600,000
Q By Malishev
Project: Mount Duneed

14SW
Best Custom Home $600,000-$800,000
R J Hill Homes Pty Ltd
Project: Ocean Grove

32SW
Best Custom Home $800,000-$1M
VR Builders
Project: Pastoria

9SW
Best Custom Home $1M-$2M
Larkin and Drought Builders Pty Ltd
Project: Barwon Heads

33SW
Best Multi Unit Development up to 3 units
Trevor Homes Vic Pty Ltd
Project: Port Arlington

8SW
Best Multi Unit Development 4 to 12 units
Rendine Constructions Pty Ltd
Project: Geelong

15SW
Best Sustainable Home
Sinclairs Building Concepts Pty Ltd
Project: Torquay

52SW
Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $1M-$3M
Fairbrother Pty Ltd
Project: Portland Secondary School, Portland

6SW
Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $3M-$6M
Rendine Constructions Pty Ltd
Project: Geelong Grammar Clyde Boarding House South

 

 

35SW
Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $6M-$10M
Fairbrother Pty Ltd
Project: Timboon P12, Timboon

49SW
Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $10M
Kane Fairbrother
Project: Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre, Ararat

9SW
Regional Residential Builder of the Year
Larkin and Drought Builders Pty Ltd
Project: Barwon Heads

49SW
Regional Commercial Builder of the Year
Kane Fairbrother
Project: Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre, Ararat


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