Bay builder bags HIA gong
HOME builder Bungalow is the only Fraser Coast winner from the 2010 HIA-Melco Lanhams Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay Housing Awards.
Hervey Bay-based Bungalow won the custom built homes priced up to $300,000 category with its three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom house built in Urraween.
The HIA judges described the home as classy, functional and airy with brilliant indoor-outdoor living and kitchen areas that maximised the outlook and social opportunities for the owner.
Owners Angela and Ross Scott said it was the first time they had entered the awards and were pleasantly surprised to win.
Ms Scott said they knew they had designed a good, value-for-money house but didn't think they'd beat the boutique builders on the Sunshine Coast who had access to cheaper suppliers.
“This is only our first year of doing residential housing,” she said.
“We've previously done more project type things – building unit blocks and commercial work.
“We just saw a hole in the market for more of a custom-designed, well-priced house for people instead of your normal standard three-bedroom, brick-and-tile house.
“For every house, we actually sit down with the client and design the house for them.”
Ms Scott said they designed homes to suit their clients' blocks, budgets and needs and then showed them 3D computer images of what it would look like.
For more information, phone Bungalow on 1300 286 425.