The HIA awards are held in the highest regard within the Australian and Victorian residential construction industry. Judged by industry professionals, they have grown to become Australia’s most distinguished housing awards program. Atkinson Pontifex has won numerous HIA awards, including the prestigious and highest honour, the HIA Australian Home of the Year award in 2010. Their awards include:
Housing Industry Association of Australia (HIA)
Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show
Held in May each, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is regarded as the world’s most famous garden and flower show. Each year it is attended by Her Majesty, the Queen, members of the British Royal Family and approximately 157,000 visitors. Atkinson Pontifex joined the Trailfinders Flemings team for the fourth and final time in 2013, to build a garden for the Show’s 100th anniversary year. Atkinson Pontifex is one of the few team members asked more than once by Fleming’s to compete, and was also part of the teams that won a coveted Gold in 2008, 2010 and Silver Gilt in 2007.
2009 Bayside Built Environment Awards
Hosted by the Bayside City Council, this program recognises designs that show sensitivity to the neighbourhood character, streetscape quality, local identity, heritage values, public places and the natural environment. Atkinson Pontifex’s Coronet Grove project won Best New Dwelling, while Best Extension to an Existing Building was won by Austin Design Associates (joint winner), with Atkinson Pontifex as the builder.
Australian Achiever Awards
The Australian Achiever Awards are an independent, unbiased award system based on assessment ratings from a business’s own customers. Australian Achiever advises that anything above 80 per cent overall is regarded as exceptional and reflects outstanding customer service. Atkinson Pontifex has received ratings in the high 90’s and two perfect scores of 100 per cent over the last five years, demonstrating a genuine commitment to providing excellent customer service.
City of Bayside & Keep Australia Beautiful Award
The Clean Site Award was won in 2008, for a commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of residential construction. Each onsite team recycles on all building sites and also have a lawn mowing person to regularly mow and maintain building sites.