Queensland wins eight national awards for housing prowess

first_imgQueensland builders picked up eight out of 21 possible awards at the Australian HIA Awards.QUEENSLAND has scooped the pool at this year’s HIA — CSR Australian Housing Awards, winning eight out of a possible 21 awards, proving the Sunshine State is leading the way in innovative housing design.HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said the Awards recognised outstanding achievement within the residential building industry. Space Constructions, based in Bulimba, won Australian Display Home for its Bulimba Parade home.The judges noted that the clever use of double-height glazing and a striking feature wall delivered a wow factor as the living area unfolds.Space Constructions joint principal Bob Antic said the living area was also his favourite part of the stunning home. Planbuild Homes “Australian Display Home” 2017.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoPlanbuild Homes marketing and design manager Niki McKay said the home showcased an area of the market that the company had taken under their wing.“We’re a project builder but we’re very good at that, so we can take a larger plan and customise it and turn it into something special,” she said.Ms McKay said the designs brief was to create a resort style home with dual recreational areas, with a resort style pool, media room, billiard room, spa, sauna, steam room and guest/family bedrooms on the lower level; while the upper level provided an informal living space and balcony showcasing the views.“We’re honoured by the nomination and win, there were some great builders and really beautiful homes,” she said.The judges were impressed by Epernay’s modern interpretation of the classic Hampton’s style home, saying it was perfectly designed to maximise the space of a smaller lot.Aria Property Group on Australian Apartment Complex for Botanica in South Brisbane. Space Constructions “Australian Display Home” of the year 2017.Mr Antic started Space Constructions around 10 years ago with joint principal Andy Tomic, and they joined forces with Hugo Design to work on the award-winning home.“The double height ceilings in the living room, with the fireplace and stone wall, and especially the feature timber ceiling, are probably my favourite features of the home,” Mr Antic said.He said he was genuinely surprised to win the award because it was a heavily contested award.“We’re very proud and pleased with the win as it’s a combination of many years of hard work and to be recognised by your peers as a relatively small company compared to other competitors, was a real surprise, Mr Antic said. Planbuild Homes, based in Kedron, won Australian Project Home for “Epernay” built overlooking the racecourse at Hendra.The creation of Planbuild Homes managing director Robert Thomson, the original floor plan was designed to fill a gap in the project home market allowing clients to enjoy a view from an upstairs living space.center_img ARIA Property Group’s “Australian Apartment Complex” 2017 for Botanica.The 20-level building, including six levels of car parking camouflaged by a living green wall, impressed the judges with its workmanship and comfortable communal spaces.JW Constructions won the Australian Renovation/Addition Project and James Thompson took out the Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice Award.Queensland winners;:Space Constructions — Australian Display HomePlanbuild Homes — Australian Project HomeJW Constructions — Australian Renovation/Addition ProjectAria Property Group — Australian Apartment ComplexEnigma Interiors — Australian Kitchen of the YearSublime Architectural Interiors — Australian Kitchen DesignKeir Constructions — Australian Specialised HousingJames Thompson — Jim Brookes Australian Apprenticelast_img read more

Armed Men Board Hamburg Süd Boxship, Tie Up Crewman

first_imgFive armed individuals boarded a containership owned by Hamburg Süd in Santos anchorage, Brazil.The incident on board Cap San Marco occurred in the morning hours of December 2, 2018, a spokesperson of Hamburg Süd confirmed to World Maritime News.The deckhand on watch, a Filipino national, was set upon and tied up by perpetrators.“The most important for us is that our crew member is doing well,” the spokesperson said.As informed, the intruders attempted to hide cocaine inside a container. After the criminals had fled, one container was found with a broken seal with no cocaine inside it.Following a thorough check of the boxship, Brazilian authorities found some 402 kilos of cocaine hidden in another container. The cocaine is believed to have been loaded during the ship’s previous call at Paranagua port, Brazil.“The cocaine found on board is not related to this incident in Santos,” the spokesperson of Hamburg Süd further said.An investigation into the incident has been launched.Built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2013, the 9,814 TEU Cap San Marco is scheduled to continue its voyage to Algeciras, Spain, according to data provided by VesselsValue.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

De Bruyne may miss Belgium League games for birth of child

first_imgRelatedPosts Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland Castagne signs Leicester City deal Nigerian international pens RC Genk four-year deal Kevin De Bruyne may miss Belgium’s opening game of the Nations League on Saturday with his wife set to give birth to their third child, team officials said on Wednesday.De Bruyne, known as “the Belgian Pele” in his homeland, did not join up with the rest of the squad when they assembled in Belgium on Tuesday to prepare for matches against Denmark in Copenhagen on Saturday and then Iceland in Brussels next Tuesday. De Bruyne has permission to stay with his family and his participation will depend on the birth, added a Belgian football association spokesman.The squad had already been hit by the withdrawals of striker Divok Origi, goalkeeper Hendrik Van Crombrugge, defenders Dedryck Boyata and Elias Cobbaut and midfielder Nacer Chadli, who all reported injuries.Defender Thomas Vermaelen was unable to travel from Japan because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.Coach Roberto Martínez has only called up Ghent goalkeeper Davy Roef as cover.Reuters/NAN. Tags: BelgiumDe Bruynelast_img read more

Džeko might become Borussia Dortmund’s replacement for Lewandowski

first_imgAfter a frustrating time at Manchester City, Edin Džeko might finally cut his losses and seal a move to German giants Borussia Dortmud. While Džeko has been scoring plenty of goals this season, he has not been starting a lot of games.With Dortmund’s main striker Robert Lewandowski likely to seal a move to Bayern Munich or Manchester United in the summer, Džeko would be the perfect replacement. While he may not be as quick as Lewandowski, he is certainly a deadly finisher both in the air and with his feet.Despite being well off the pace in the league this season, Dortmund have been on an upward trajectory under manager Jurgen Klopp. They will not want to see Lewandowski‘s departure derail this good work. Signing Džeko would be the perfect move for them.The only snag to the move would be Džeko’s wages. If he is to get a move to Germany and get the first team football he wants, he will have to take a pay cut on his huge £120,000 a week salary. The transfer could cost Dortmund between 15 to 20 million EUR.last_img read more