Resonate Homes claim national HIA Specialised Housing gong

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Resonate Homes director Cameron Reid was back at work in Bunbury just days after taking out the HIA national award for Specialised House of the Year.
Camera IconResonate Homes director Cameron Reid was back at work in Bunbury just days after taking out the HIA national award for Specialised House of the Year. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Bunbury-based building company Resonate Homes walked away from the HIA National awards with the specialised housing award on Saturday.

The company claimed the equivalent State award in November after completing a house for a wheelchair-bound client.

Company director Cameron Reid said the project had been more rewarding than others he had been involved in.

“The build had its moments but it is very rewarding to see the client now live independently,” he said.

“It was a special project to work on — every little detail had to be thought of from the very start when we poured the slab.

“Things like the floor covering and benchtop height are things that most people take for granted.”

The company won against five other finalists from ACT, NSW, Tasmania and Queensland.

Mr Reid said he was rapt to receive the recognition that came with winning the national award.

“Especially seeing as we come from a regional area and we were competing against bigger metro area-based companies,” he said.

“There was 500-odd people from around Australia, including some of the biggest and most prestigious builders — just to be at the awards dinner was great.

“We really didn’t think we would take it out, but I guess it gives us a bit more confidence in our product and that we can deliver some more special projects like this.”

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