TRUECORE® steel proud sponsor of MBA Queensland awards

August 14th, 2017

BlueScope’s TRUECORE® steel recently sponsored the ‘Best Use of Steel Frame Housing’ category at the Master Builders Housing & Construction awards in Queensland.  

BlueScope’s TRUECORE® steel recently sponsored the ‘Best Use of Steel Frame Housing’ category at the Master Builders Housing & Construction awards in Queensland. The award was in its inaugural year and winners were announced during regional award ceremonies during July and August 2017.

Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards recognise those at the forefront of building innovation and quality craftsmanship, promoting and showcasing excellence in Queensland’s housing and construction industry. The ‘Best Use of Steel Frame Housing’ category attracted entrants from small family businesses through to some of the biggest names in the home building industry.

“Master Builders is pleased to be working with BlueScope, who inspired the introduction of this new category in our annual Housing and Construction Awards.  It was a natural extension of our valued awards given the increase in steel frame consumption in Queensland by both builders and consumers.  The award also recognises the speed of construction and design capabilities when working with steel”, said Grant Galvin, CEO of Master Builders QLD.

Bevan Ross, BlueScope’s Queensland State Manager for Building Markets, warmly congratulated all the award winners and was delighted that four of the winners built their homes with a frame made from TRUECORE® steel.  

“The standard and number of entries in the initial year of this award is very encouraging and demonstrates the exciting future for light-weight framing made from TRUECORE® steel in residential building. I look forward to working with our customers in Queensland over the coming months and years to help promote the benefits of framing made from TRUECORE® steel”.

Coral Homes:

Coral Homes took out the Best Use of Steel Frame Housing category at the Master Builders Brisbane Housing & Construction Awards, held on 7 July 2017 at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

“Coral Homes is a deserving winner and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to offering light-weight steel framing made from TRUECORE® steel in the construction of their project homes”, Mr Ross said. The award was also welcome recognition for Stoddart Steel House Frames who manufactured and installed the frame made from TRUECORE® steel for Coral Homes.

According to Coral Homes’ CEO Steve Foley, the award further reinforces the builder’s growing reputation for innovation. “Steel frames are an example of our ongoing commitment to innovation in building materials whereby we are continually looking for ways to better cater to the needs of our customers at prices they can afford,” said Mr Foley.

For more information, you can visit Coral Homes’ winning home, the Daydream 30 currently on display at 4-8 Mason street, Yarrabilba QLD.  

G.J. Gardner Homes:

G.J. Gardner Homes Gold Coast were awarded the Best Use of Steel Frame Housing category at the Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards, held on 29 July 2017 at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.  

“We are delighted the judges selected G.J. Gardner Homes and the Gold Coast team as they have had a long association with BlueScope.  Dave Cummins and his wife Trish have established an excellent reputation as a leading Gold Coast builder with exciting home designs many of which are constructed with frames made from TRUECORE® steel”, Mr Ross said. The award was also welcome recognition for ABC Steel Framing who manufactured the frame made from TRUECORE® steel for G.J. Gardner Homes.

The award was accepted on the night by G.J. Gardner Homes Gold Coast’s General Manager, Simon Curtis.  “We’ve built a reputation for building high quality homes that are sure to impress. Providing great value for money and service to match is an extra-added bonus.  Our houses with frames made from TRUECORE® steel certainly stand the test of both time and quality”, said Mr Curtis. 

For more information, you can visit G.J. Gardner Homes Gold Coast’s winning home, the Forest Park 308 on display at 9 Sudbury Drive, Pimpama QLD.  The home is open 7 days from 10am to 5pm.  

Alan Jenkins Builders:

‘The Perch’ built by Alan Jenkins Builders was awarded the Best Use of Steel Frame Housing category at the Master Builders Far North Queensland Housing & Construction Awards, held on 12 August 2017 at Cairns Convention Centre.  

The win was a combined effort with local businesses working together to achieve a fantastic outcome. The homeowner, Mr Vivian conceived the original building concept and praised his local builder, Alan Jenkins who brought the dream to reality, “His willing attitude and skilled knowledge allowed the design to push the limit”. The award was also deserved recognition for architect Peter D’All’Alba, from PD Designs who in conjunction with Homefab Steel Truss and Frame from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands engineered and prepared the plans for the award-winning home.  Homefab also manufactured and delivered the frame made from TRUECORE® steel. 

Bevan Ross, BlueScope’s Queensland State Manager for Building Markets, warmly congratulated the entire project team for their win. “We are delighted the judges selected The Perch as the Far North Queensland winner as the design and location lend itself perfectly to the advantages of TRUECORE® steel.  With Cairns being a traditional block construction area – this design and construction method demonstrates the versatility and strength that TRUECORE® steel can provide, even in cyclonic areas”.

For more information, please visit homefab.com.au


Recently featured on The Block 2017, TRUECORE® steel delivers a great start to a beautifully finished home. A house frame made from TRUECORE® steel is straight and precise, won’t twist or warp over time and has an impressive strength-to-weight ratio. And distinctively blue TRUECORE® steel provides you with peace of mind knowing it’s termite proof, won’t catch fire and is backed by BlueScope’s 50-year warranty for eligible applicants*. It will give a house the inner strength to become your dream home, now and for the future.

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