Builders in winning form

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 29-Jun-2017

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TWO Bendigo builders won top honours at last Week’s North West Master Builders Regional Building Awards.

Todd Newman Builders was named Residential Builder of the Year (North West) for a second year in a row, while Fairbrother Pty Ltd was named Commercial Builder of the Year for its work on the landmark 111 Mitchell Street, a complex, mixed‐use development on the prominent corner of Mollison Street.

Todd Newman Builders won for their construction of a double‐storey dwelling in Junortoun that blends the visual warmth of abundant natural lighting with smart environmental performance that keeps the home at perfect temperatures year‐round.

This includes natural ventilation, substantial thermal mass and strategically placed glazing.

“The builders have managed to offer elegant, premium accommodations for their clients without turning their backs on the environment,” Master Builders Association of Victoria CEO Radley de Silva said.

“The builders have taken the long‐term view with regard to the utility and stewardship the home must provide, both for its owners and the community in which it lives.’’

Mr de Silva said the successful multi‐function redesign of the 111 Mitchell Street site was always worth recognising, if only for the challenge of delivering on so many demands.

“Blending multiple upscale living units with retail spaces and the reconstruction of the basement area, and enclosing them in distinctive façade details such as these is no small task, and Master Builders congratulates Fairbrother on a job well done,” Mr de Silva said.

Todd Newman Builders will now compete in the Victorian Excellence in Housing Awards to be held on October 13 in Melbourne. 

Fairbrother Pty Ltd will compete in the Victorian Excellence in Construction Awards to be held on August 4.

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