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Spotlight shines on the best North Queensland builders

Hutchinson Builders and G P H Projects have taken out the major awards at this year’s Master Builders North Queensland Housing & Construction Awards, held on August 12 at The Ville, Townsville.

Hutchinson Builders received the 2016 North Queensland Project of the Year for the Fairfield Waters Shopping Centre Extension – Stage 2, while the North Queensland House of the Year went to G P H Projects for their Yarrawonga House at Castle Hill.

S & P Constructions work on a project home at Northshore Burdell netted them the President’s Award.

Master Builders’ Regional Manager Melissa Coulter, congratulated all 46 winners.

“The standard we have seen this year is incredible and demonstrates the impeccable talent and expertise of our industry,” Ms Coulter said.

“The Housing & Construction Awards provide an opportunity to recognise this talent, and it is great that after 29 years, they continue to be sought-after by the state’s top builders and tradespeople.”

Major winners

Old meets new
Winner of the 2016 North Queensland Project of the Year – Hutchinson Builders

Stage Two of Fairfield Central was a mammoth task and Hutchison Builders delivered it with style and finesse. The project had its difficulties, with significant upgrades to existing fire protection systems and the seamless integration of old and new. A complete three-D scan was also undertaken of the western side of the project to review all service and structural elements, which will be used in planning the future expansion of the centre in 2017.

On the edge

Winner of the 2016 North Queensland House of the Year – G P H Projects Pty Ltd
Situated in the iconic suburb of Castle Hill, Yarrawonga House boasts spectacular views of Pallarenda, Rowes Bay, the Strand and Magnetic Island. The design brings tilt-panel and block work together to create a modern industrial look. Using textured tiling, formed polished concrete and timber, the house has a homely warm feel with a contemporary edginess to it. Pushing the boundaries of traditional building methods, the builder and architect have thought outside the box to deliver a breathtaking home. An amazing result and an example of pure commitment to an outstanding project.