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HIA Home Of The Year

BJF Joinery and BJ Millar Constructions collaboration, wins (HIA) ‘Home of the Year’.

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The importance of housing awards.

Gold Coast based architect Justin Humphrey, worked meticulously to bring his vision of ‘The Cove House’ to life with the help and expertise of BJ Millar Constructions. The housing awards identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the housing industry; representing the finest tradespeople and their businesses throughout Australia. This grand and striking project won the Housing Industry Association (HIA) ‘Home of the Year’ due to the impressively elegant and robust design and execution of this one of a kind project.

Each year the (HIA) housing awards are split into their respective categories which are flooded with impressive entrants. Winning ‘Home of the Year’ is extremely valued and sought after in the industry as it’s direct recognition by the (HIA) judges who are a highly experienced team of building experts.

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BJ Millar Constructions.

BJ Millar Constructions has more than 40 years of experience in the construction, renovation and extension of both residential and commercial properties. They’ve been members of the (HIA) which is the official body of Australia’s home building industry since 1995 and have an extensive portfolio consisting of exclusive and luxurious residential renovations to homes and high-rises including architecturally designed new homes. They are equipped to complete every project to the highest degree and focus on making the construction process seamless and enjoyable for homeowners and all others involved in this highly collaborative process.

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The role of BJF Joinery in ‘The Cove House’.

BJF Joinery was privileged to be selected as a collaborator on this luxurious and striking property nestled on a premier waterside suburb south of Brisbane known as Sanctuary Cove. For BJF Joinery every project is a passion project which is why for ‘The Cove House’ construction, only the highest quality products from Regency Stone, Silestone by Cosentino and Polytec were combined to create the most high-end joinery and spaces within this unique residence. BJF Joinery can be trusted to bring the most intricate concepts into fruition with their extreme attention to detail and stylistic edge. It’s no surprise BJF joinery was selected as a key collaborator on ‘The Cove House’ due to their consistent and highly regarded track record in the industry.

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The design focus.

Throughout this project a heavy emphasis was put on the use of timber and textured concrete, high-end stone floors and curved walls. Throughout the property it’s evident ‘The Cove House’ really encompasses a rainforest retreat look and feel that’s an exciting and unique element for a residential home. Due to its pristine location, Humphrey ensured they capitalised on the waterfront views and explored thresholds between public and private living which was captured perfectly by Kingscliff based photographer Andy Macpherson.

Photography is a very important component when entering into the (HIA) awards and it’s a prerequisite the photography provided is of a professional standard which meets the extensive criteria and captures the points of difference of the residence. What’s truly phenomenal about the residence is that it embodies outside and inside living quarters in a very non-traditional, sanctuary style way, where instead of using generic hallways to connect rooms, green and luscious outside gardens were utilised instead. The single floating roofline provides an impressive addition to the streetscape of this tropical waterside location.

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Additional awards won by ‘The Cove House’.

Not only did ‘The Cove House’ take home the grand prize of the evening, ‘Home of the Year’ at the (HIA) Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Housing Awards, this inspiring project also won in the categories of ‘Custom Build Home $2M – $3.5M’ and ‘Custom Build Home of the Year’.

The architecture and flawless design and construction work on ‘The Cove House’ speaks for itself. This home was designed for over twelve months by Justin Humphrey in conjunction with home owner Tracy Morgan and was also dubbed the ‘Gold Coast’s Best Regional Project of the Year’ by the Australian Institute of Architects.

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