Rural Building Company wins 2023 HIA Australian Project Home of the Year
This award winning home exudes rustic charm. Image: Supplied, Jenny Feast Photography.
  • Four WA companies took home awards
  • The top award went to a Tasmania's Lane Group Construction
  • The project home award went to The Rural Building Company

Western Australia has taken home a swag of awards at the 2023 Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian Housing Awards, hosted over the weekend on Hamilton Island.

It is the fourth time that Ultimo Constructions has taken home the national award for professional small builder/renovator, and judges praised the high-end workmanship on display across Averna Homes and The Rural Building Company projects.

Jethro Urwin was praised for always encouraging his apprentices to work to the high standards of the business. Jethro’s apprentices feel genuinely valued, acknowledging him as a great boss and mentor.

Western Australian Award Winners

Company Award Category
Averna Homes HIA Australian Spec Home
Jethro Urwin – Apex WA Carpentry Solutions HIA Australian Apprentice Host Trainer
The Rural Building Company HIA Australian Project Home
Ultimo Constructions HIA Australian Professional Small Builder / Renovator

HIA Managing Director Graham Wolfe said the HIA Australian Housing Awards recognise the best in Australia’s residential building industry.

“HIA is committed to recognising the outstanding achievements of our members. The HIA Australian Housing Awards allow us to acknowledge their skill and their commitment to quality in design, material selection and construction. Our Awards program brings together members who excel in building exceptional homes, kitchens and bathrooms and run highly successful businesses.

“HIA Award winners build with exceptional workmanship; demonstrated in projects that push the boundaries in design and innovation. It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate each winner for their hard work and commitment to excellence,” Wolfe added.

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Averna Homes. Image: Supplied.

Tasmania’s Lane Group Construction took home the top gong, 2023 HIA Australian Home of the Year, for its cliff-hugging property.

Australian Project Home of the Year

The Rural Building Company took home the award for 2023, with the home described by Principal Designer, Rob Kirkovski, as emanating a rustic charm and relaxes into contemporary rural living.

The home was based on a design from the Retreat Range, The Hinterland, and boasts an expansive floor plate.

“Covering more than 350 square metres, this idyllic home is fit for any family and incorporates the country kitchen, spacious living areas and perfectly thought-out bedroom zones,” said Kirkovski.

“The mixed palette of render, face brick and weatherboard are as at home in the rural lifestyle as the expansive raking ceilings, lofty glazing, and numerous outdoor living areas.

“This impressive abode takes in the tranquil views to the coast hills and is a perfect example of how a Rural Building Company design compliments the Western Australian landscape and lifestyle.”

The Rural Building Company General Manager, Tony Harvie, said this achievement is a demonstration of the continued commitment to excellence and high standards of quality in both craftsmanship and customer experience The Rural Building Company offers its clients across the State.

“The accolade is a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation and dedication to building and delivering high-quality homes to Western Australians, he said.”

“This award is a validation of our commitment to craftsmanship and our strong focus on engaging high-quality tradespeople and suppliers, who share our passion and work with us tirelessly to deliver exceptional homes.

Full awards list

2023 HIA Australian Home of the Year
Lane Group Construction
Tasmania
2023 HIA Australian Apartment of the Year K2 Built
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Apartment Complex Coben Building
Victoria
2023 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice Bethany Mercieca
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Apprentice Host Trainer Jethro Urwin, Apex WA Carpentry Solutions
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year Greenbuild Constructions
Hunter
2023 HIA Australian Bathroom Design Catherine de Meur Interiors
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Custom Built Home Lane Group Construction
Tasmania
2023 HIA Australian Display Home South Coast Constructions
South Australia
2023 HIA Australian Kitchen of the Year Craig Linke Bespoke Building
South Australia
2023 HIA Australian Kitchen Design Darren James Interiors Queensland
2023 HIA Australian Outdoor Project Lane Group Construction
Tasmania
2023 HIA Australian People’s Choice Home Greenbuild Constructions
Hunter
2023 HIA Australian Project Home The Rural Building Company
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Professional Major Builder Carlisle Homes
Victoria
2023 HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder / Renovator Hudson Homes
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Professional Small Builder / Renovator Ultimo Constructions
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project BGC Constructions
Victoria
2023 HIA Australian Small Business Management Jenny Matek, AM Bathrooms + Projects
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Spec Home Averna Homes
Western Australia
2023 HIA Australian Specialised Housing Alroe Constructions
Queensland
2023 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa Development Futureflip
New South Wales
2023 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa of the Year Mactech Constructions
Queensland


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