Masterfully crafted home wins highest Australian housing award

The 2020 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year was won by BJ Millar Constructions from Queensland.
The 2020 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year was won by BJ Millar Constructions from Queensland.

Showcasing the talents of the nation's top builders and designers, The HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards are the pinnacle of the housing awards and recognise the best in Australia's residential building industry.

Winners of the 2020 awards have just been announced with BJ Millar Constructions from Queensland winning the coveted HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year award.

The winning home is a sophisticated nod to brutalist architecture and tropical modernism, masterfully crafted with an extraordinary level of customised detail.

The award winners have surpassed the highest standards in workmanship and pushed the boundaries with design and innovation.

Graham Wolfe, HIA managing director

Understatedly elegant, the home's unique design experiments with volume and space under a floating roof, revolving around lush, open-air garden atriums.

Jaxon Construction in Western Australia won HIA Australian Specialised Housing partnered by HIA Insurance Services, for a landmark apartment development on The University of Western Australia's campus. The accommodation was designed to provide a home away from home with sandy-hued blockwork giving an enduring feel.

Ronald Young & Co Builders, Tasmania won HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder / Renovator for their commitment to continual improvement, promoting the engagement of apprentices and providing career pathways for women.

"HIA is committed to recognising the outstanding achievements of our members," said HIA managing director Graham Wolfe.

"The Awards allow us to acknowledge members who excel in building exceptional homes, kitchens and bathrooms and run highly successful businesses."

"My congratulations go to the professional builders and business partners who are ahead of the game in customer service and business practices," said Mr Wolfe.

This story Pushing the boundaries of innovation first appeared on Port Macquarie News.