Awards recognise building brilliance 14 September 2006; The Manly Daily Home Living
NORTHERN beaches property owners have reaped the
benefits of employing some of the most outstanding players in the
On the evening of Friday September 8, the NSW building industry's peak
body, the Master Builders Association, acknowledged the exceptional
workmanship emanating from leading building and construction firms,
through its prestigious Excellence in Housing awards.
The Master Builder of the Year award went to Warriewood company
Construction Connection for its contemporary, sympathetic extension to
an 80-year-old sandstone cottage in Marlo Rd, Whale Beach.
The winning house maximises views of the beach and includes an unusual
cantilever staircase to a pool.
Meanwhile, a Seaforth home in Laura St was also in the spotlight on
Friday night after Pimas Gale Construction picked up the award for
house additions/alterations/renovations $1m plus for its
transformation of this Middle Harbour property.
Originally a large, cold and dark 1970s face-brick design which spread
over three levels, the home was gutted, the roof removed and the
layout on all levels completely changed.
The result was a bright and friendly residence with a feeling of
And Palm Beach in its usual form was not about to let others take the
limelight without joining in, thanks to Parkview, owner and builder of
a project in Snapperman Lane, Palm Beach, called The Boatshed.
This nautical-style apartment block is built on the site of an old
boat-building workshop and is the brainchild of architect Walter Barda
and Parkview construction manager Gary Cory.
The MBA's Excellence in Housing Awards is an annual event in NSW. The
association has a membership base representative of all sectors of the
building and construction industry.
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