The MBA Excellence in Housing Awards
The Master Builders Association of NSW (Master Builders) is the leading building and construction industry association across the state. A not for profit organisation, it is chartered with representing and furthering the interests of the building and construction industry. Each year the MBA have the Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Housing Awards, which is the highest profile event on the building industry calendar attracting approximately 800 building industry participants.

The Housing Awards showcase the very best in residential building, rewarding quality, workmanship and innovation and attract a broad cross-section of the residential building sector including project home builders, contract builders, multi-unit developers, medium density housing builders as well as builders specialising in alterations and additions.

Young Builder of the Year 2012

The 2012 Young Builder of the Year is a country-based builder who is extremely active in the coal-rich town of Mudgee.  With a shortage of rental accommodation and new homes due to the mining boom, he is producing many quality and attractive homes at very competitive prices. His winning entry this year is a twist on the typical family home, with traditional raked eaves lined with timber lining boards and flow onto the ceiling of the porch and alfresco area. Dark bricks, cedar features in the panelift door and entrance door add contrast to the timberwork. Innovative louvre and corner windows add interest to the open plan living.

The winner is Anthony Lynch of the Lynch Building Group.– Judge’s Comments

MBA Young Builder of the Year

MBA Best Use of Brick 2012

“The judges were most impressed with what they called the ‘faultless’ brickwork of this entry in the country town of Mudgee. The builder used an Austral black brick which, when combined with off-white cement mortar, produced an extremely smart appearance. The judges were also impressed with the brickwork in the window sills which they said accentuated the quality of the overall brickwork”.

MBA Best Use of Brick 2012

MBA Contract Houses under $500,000

“This is the first time this young country builder has entered the awards.  His brick veneer entry at Mudgee incorporates all the modern fittings expected in a new home. The home includes four bedrooms, a two car garage, a pool and all landscaping. The external dark faced brickwork made the finished home an absolute stand out. Excellent.”

MBA Best Contract house under $500,000

"The external dark faced brickwork made the finished home an absolute stand out."


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