New faces shine at MBA awards night

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Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times

The work of a number of new entrants was highlighted at the Master Builders Association annual South West awards on Saturday night.

The City of Busselton’s new administration and civic centre, built by BGC Construction, took out the award as the South West’s best commercial product for 2018.

Paradigm Construction was awarded best country home in the South West for its Yallingup beachside mansion.

The property also won the trade awards for excellence in brick and block paving, excellence in cabinet making, excellence in carpentry (finishing), excellence in ceilings, excellence in painting and excellence in plastering/drywall, as well as the best contract home over $5 million category.

MBA regional manager Geoff Bosustow said the Yallingup property would compete at a State level against the winners from regional WA.

“In the long term it may have the opportunity to compete for a national award,” he said.

“BGC Construction also took out a number of awards including best supervisor.

“Mark Brennan from MarkB Building was successful with his property in Hoffman, which is near the Harvey township, and took out best new builder.”

“So it is good to see some of the younger crew coming through.”

Mr Bosustow said the awards showed the strength of the building and construction industry in the South West.

“The South West has always returned very good quality products in comparison to other regions,” he said.

“Notably in the Busselton-Capes region their trades seem to be doing extremely well this year.”

“We had 240 people attend on Saturday evening and the awards were very well received.”

Mr Bosustow was encouraged by the number of new entrants this year.

“It was an excellent year for first-time entrants because Resonate Homes were another first timer this year,” he said.

“Paradigm Construction were another first time entrant and MarkB was another. With 180 entries it was very competitive and a major undertaking for the construction and building industry.”

“The catchment area for our awards runs from Dawesville in the north, down through Harvey and Collie, and down to Margaret River.

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