National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Two Regional Supreme Awards are awarded from each regional event.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
Regional Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Regional Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Regional APL Sustainable Excellence
This recognises excellences in sustainable building and energy efficiency.
Regional Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
Relaxed vibes abound in this cedar home where it’s a holiday all year round. A beachy feel defines this small, yet practical cedar home, set across two storeys. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living rooms make the home feel larger than its actual 180sqm floor area. Part of this is due to the stunning high-raking rooflines and matching internal ceiling heights.
Other impressive features include grooved plywood linings, birch plywood ceilings and built-in joinery. There’s even an aluminium ladder which leads to the mezzanine floor – perfect for those seeking some ‘me’ time. With various timber ceiling and wall surfaces combined with white kitchen cupboards and decor, the aesthetic is light and fresh. Concrete floors are durable and easy to clean. After a busy day, wind down on the window seat which opens out through bifold windows, or in the outdoor living area that’s also perfect for entertaining. As the beach is just a five-minute walk away, the outdoor shower is the ideal addition for washing off sandy feet.