BORDER builders Lekeal and Zauner Construction will vie for Victorian honours after wins in the North East Master Builders awards held in Albury.
A Yarrawonga home earned Lekeal the title of residential builder of the year while Zauner took out the commercial equivalent for its work on Trinity Anglican College’s new senior school in Thurgoona.
Master Builders Association of Victoria chief executive Radley de Silva praised both entries, saying Lekeal had shaped a comfortable domestic environment.
“That strikes the right balance between inward looking and outward gazing spaces, and the view to the flora of nearby Lake Mulwala is hard to beat,” he said.
Mr de Silva said institutional projects always posed a substantial challenge in budget and function.
“The (Trinity) building plan looks to break down the form of the traditional classroom by using walls that are offset, angled and openable to define spaces without hard edges,” he said.
Master Builders regional building awards North East winners –
Regional commercial builder of the year: Zauner Construction. Project: Trinity Anglican College – New Senior School, Thurgoona
Regional residential builder of the year: Lekeal. Project: Yarrawonga
Best renovation/addition $300,000-$500,000: Hedger Constructions. Project: Ghin Ghin (Yea)
Best renovation/addition over $500,000: Greg Pearson Building. Project: 53 Orr Street, Shepparton
Best display home $250,000-$350,000: Clarke Carmody Construction. Project: The Wellington, Wodonga
Best display home $350,000-$500,000: Lekeal. Project: Yarrawonga
Best volume builder display home $250,000-$350,000: Dennis Family Homes. Project: Waterford 232 Savannah, Wodonga
Best volume builder display home $350,000-$500,000: Dennis Family Homes. Project: Macedon 322 Boulevard, Wodonga
Best custom home $200,000-$300,000: Diverse Builders. Project: Numurkah
Best custom home $300,000-$400,000: Ground Up Earth Builders. Project: Benalla
Best custom home $400,000-$500,000: Heath Nicholson Builders. Project: Kialla
Best custom home $500,000-$600,000: DKM Builders. Project: Benalla
Best custom home $600,000-$800,000: Lekeal. Project: Yarrawonga
Best custom home $800,000-$1 million: Connelly Construction Services. Project: Tabletop
Best custom home $1 million -$2 million: J & P Spinelli Building Contractors. Project: East Albury
Excellence in construction of commercial buildings under $1 million: Connelly Construction Services. Project: Dutch Media head office and production facilities, Wodonga
Excellence in construction of commercial buildings $1 million-$3 million: Premier Building & Construction. Project: Our Ladys Primary School, Wangaratta.
Excellence in construction of commercial buildings $3 million-$6 million: Connelly Construction Services. Project: Upper Murray Family Care new head office, Wodonga
Special commendation, excellence in construction of commercial Buildings $3 million-$6 million: Premier Building & Construction. Project: Wodonga West Primary School, Wodonga
Excellence in construction of commercial buildings over $6 million: Zauner Construction. Project: Trinity Anglican College, new senior school, Thurgoona