Three of the nation's best

Three South Australian members have been named among the best in the country at this year's national Master Builders awards.

Sarah Constructions was recognised for its work on Southern Cross Care's two-storey, 80-bed residential care facility 'Oakfield Lodge' in Mount Barker, and Hansen Yuncken won the health facility award for its work on the Lyell McEwin Hospital redevelopment.

Metricon's Cohen display home won national display home in the $200,000 to $250,000 categogory and was recognised for its "excellent standard within a tight budget".

See more details on these projects below or read The Advertiser's coverage of these awards here


Sarah Constructions

National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award

Sarah Constructions

Oakfield Lodge - Mount Barker

Sarah Constructions successfully overcame a number of site restraints including a sloping site and the proximity of an existing creek, which had to be realigned. Attention to detail and quality was evident throughout the building work resulting in a very high standard of external finishes. A number of initiatives and innovative construction practices were implemented by the builder that enabled wet weather delays to be minimised and cost savings to be made. 


Hansen Yuncken

National Health Facility Award

Hansen Yuncken

Lyell McEwin Hospital Re-development

There aren't too many challenges greater than what this redevelopment placed on Hansen Yuncken. It was multi-staged in an operating hospital and it was to a tight budget with real time constraints. Whilst there was a significant component of new work, there was also a great deal of refurbishment. This was messy work requiring optimal implementation of all of Hansen Yuncken's safety and quality assurance procedures. 

Metricon Homes

National Display Home $200k to $250k

Metricon Homes

The Cohen

Metricon Homes displayed excellence in roof tiling, brickwork and external detailing, both in presentation and perimeter weather and termite protection. Internal finishes were of a high standard - especially the attention paid to tiling setouts and finishing. Independent verification of stages of construction and safety systems ensure an added layer of subcontractor and customer protection. The team were able to clearly demonstrate their professional approach to construction and pride in delivering the completed home to an excellent standard within a tight budget.