By Jan Dowling October 25th, 2013. Comments Off on October Newsletter 2013

HIA Housing Awards, October 2013

How about that!

Do you remember a little while ago we told you we were entering the Housing Industry Association 2013 South Australia awards?

Well, “roll up roll up” and get ready for the good news…

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Category: Renovation/Addition $350,001 – $550,000

“… intelligent design, beautiful finishes, clever use of materials … execution at it’s finest”

” … second only to the Major Award Winner, with no other awards presented in that category”


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Dowling Homes picked up a Judges’ High Commendation for our renovation/addition project! The Commendation is “second only to the Major Award Winner with no other awards presented in that category”.

The HIA awards celebrate the highest level of achievement and excellence in design and construction. And if the other entries for home renovations and home additions were anything to go by, we were up against the best of the best in the South Australian building industry.

This was our first ever entry into the HIA Housing Awards, and while we are proud of all our home extensions and home renovations, we limited ourselves to one project in one category – Renovation/Addition $350,001-$550,000.

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Dowling Homes’ design for the addition and renovation is nothing short of stunning, and we were thrilled to see our project up on the big screens at the awards night.

And what a night it was! Over 1600 people from all across the building and design industry gathered in a big top for a circus-themed event on Saturday 12 October. Dowling Homes was also invited to the VIP cocktail party to kick the night off in style. It was truly an honour to be part of something that supports the industry in such a big way.

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Check out the videos of our commended housing addition project here – you might find exactly the inspiration you’re looking for –

It’s judging day!  Here’s a little video we filmed just before the judges arrived.

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Wish Us Luck!

Wish Us Luck!  is the title of the blog we did about our entry.  

Read the Article, and check out the photos too.

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Here’s the final video of this project.

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And here’s the first 4 videos that we did when we first started video marketing.  They’re a bit “clunky” and not so very “polished”, but they do tell the story of how the project was done, so we thought we’d show them to you – reality TV style!!

 Video 1 

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Video 2

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Video 3

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Video 4

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It’s been a pleasure to show you our Highly Commended project.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the story of Malvern.

We’re sharing this honour with our amazing customers – we acknowledge their wonderful sense of style and their design input – a true team effort with a fantastic result for everyone involved. 

Check out our blog – we give you lots of information there about products and design, and you can watch videos of many of our other projects too. 

Talk to us about your building project – we’ll make it happen.

Until next month. 

Warmest regards

Jan and the team at Dowling Homes