Award-winning builders like to get it right first time
LOCAL builders Rob and Jocelyn Irwin recently had the honour of accepting the Queensland Master Builders Award for Best Display Home up to $275,000.
"It was great - fantastic," Mrs Irwin, of Irwin Homes, said. "We do take pride in our work and have a good rapport with suppliers."
Mrs Irwin said they were grateful for the local suppliers and sub-contractors in town that had continued to give them good service and quality work.
"We couldn't do it by ourselves," she said, thanking those they worked with.
Mr Irwin originally worked in partnership with his father in the building industry. After his father died, Mr Irwin and his wife started their own company in 2006, carrying on the family work.
"We are Gladstone's oldest builders," Mr Irwin said.
Hence, Irwin Homes is the "brand of experience". When it comes to building it's all about quality for the Irwins.
Mr Irwin said as a builder, he understood what this meant.
"Quality is 95% to a person who enjoys perfection," he said. "We pride ourselves in getting it all right the first time."
Irwin Homes' award-winning display home is located in Boyne Island's exciting new Riverstone Rise community.
"What we like to do is build display homes that people can quite comfortably move into - that they can afford," Mrs Irwin said.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car garage home was designed to have an open-plan living area, with refreshing airflow throughout the entire house.
"It's quite cool in the summer, without having to use too much air-conditioning," Mrs Irwin said.
With a new CSR on the front, spacious bedrooms and living area, the home is ideal for families.
The neutral interior colours - dark grey with gloss tiles - add a modern apsect to the home.
As you walk into the open-plan kitchen you are met with quality SMEG appliances, stone benchtops and homely designs. Irwin Homes' standard inclusions are quality products at competitive prices.
"What you see is basically what you get in your home when you build," Mrs Irwin said.
The main bedroom is uniquely designed with privacy and practicality.