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2013 Master Builders Awards Magazine

2013 Master Builders Awards Magazine

Best Trade Contractor
Swimming Pools, Outdoor Living & Landscaping

Home Renovation/Remodelling Project
$276,000 - $575,000

Home Renovation/Remodelling Project
over $576,000


Nixon Build and Design were delighted to this year take out three titles at the 2013 North Queensland Master Builders and Construction Awards.

But their favourite was the home that showcased a modern twist on a traditional Queenslander, pictured below.

This renovated home brings together the best aspects of Queensland home design, with louvered windows allowing effective cross flow ventilation, high raked ceilings to extract heat from the living areas and a large outdoor deck for entertaining and everyday living.

The client brief for this project was very simple: take an old property in much need of repair and transform it into a modern family home.

Much of the decisions on design, material choice and finish elements were left to Nixon Build.

Overall, the project added value to the property and enhanced its liveability and capitalised on its position opposite a waterway and parkland while also benefiting from a central location close to the city heart.

Now a gorgeous four bedroom home with two bathrooms, it also boasts a theatre room and galley-style kitchen, yet it started off as a highset, fibro-clad Queenslander that was largely dysfunctional and held little street appeal.

To achieve the final result the house was completely gutted and redesigned. As with all renovations the building team encountered challenge after challenge, with hidden elements that required ingenuity and innovation to overcome.