Three Wins at the
2018 HIA Awards

Three Wins at the
2018 HIA Awards

Success for Wide Bay!

Earlier this month Slade and Aletha Walters attended the 2018 Housing Industry Association Housing Awards.

The couple walked away with a massive three wins for their hard work, taking out the Display Home of the Year 2018, Project Home of the Year Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay 2018 and Custom Build Home up to $300,000 Wide Bay.


Can you tell me a bit about the Housing Industry Awards (HIA) you attended?

The Housing Industry Association has an annual awards evening that showcases the best of the region. Lots of local builders attend this year they have over 250 builders involved.

It’s always a great night celebrated by many great builders in the region. Slade and I attended on our own this year and we enjoyed seeing the best that the region has to offer.


You’ve had a big year – starting Stroud Homes Fraser Coast, growing Stroud Homes Bundaberg Bundaberg and winning a number of awards along the way, what makes your team so successful?

I believe the difference that we offer compared to any other builder in our area is that we offer the complete package. We are local builders teamed with Stroud expertise. We are young, educated and passionate about what we do.


The Stroud Homes Bundaberg Team

We have surrounded ourselves with staff that offer traits that we don’t and that just continues to make our team stronger and stronger.

We are always trying to innovate, improve and look for new ways to improve our customer service to our clients. Most of all we are transparent, direct and approachable.


The Stroud Homes Fraser Coast Team


The Avoca 247 display home in Hervey Bay has won HIA Display Home of the Year from and the same again from the local Master Build Awards. It’s being so well received, why did you decide to build that home?

We decided to build the Avoca home because we felt it offered some of the best attributes that a home can offer in the mid range home.

Some people have huge budgets that they can spend on getting everything they could possibly want in a home but for those needing to get the most bang for their buck – the Avoca offers this.

The Avoca 247 Hervey Bay Display Home


Why do you think the Avoca Display Home  home appeals to judges and the public alike?

It was really important to me to ensure that the design of the home was warm and welcoming. So many builders are offering greys and whites in their homes these days with lots of industrial tones however the average family wants a home that they can raise a family, feel comfortable and feel like home.

I believe we have offered that with the outdoors coming in and the warm tones that I used throughout the home. We offered the best of everything without raising the price on this affordable home.


Can you tell me about your winning Project Home of the Year?

We were really excited about our Project Home of the Year not just winning best home in the Wide Bay but Sunshine Coast as well.

The Bronte design has quickly become one of the most popular homes in the Stroud range – showcasing a luxury bathroom, ever popular study nook and butler’s pantry all in one affordable home.


Would you like to tell us about your winning Custom Build Home up to $300,000 you built in Wide Bay?

This is my favourite design in 2018. We handed the “Beach Shack” over in January to one of our favourite clients to date. This home was designed in coordination with the clients on a tough block and strict sizes that we had to adhere too.

It features a gorgeous Bronte ensuite, custom front façade which is unique and one of a kind, Hamptons feel with several outdoor areas that offer the home further character.

The kitchen directly overlooks the ocean giving you the most calming effect in the home. I just love everything about this design!


Why is it so important to keep entering and winning these awards?

We really enjoy the recognition we receive in the industry for the designs that we bring to our clients. We don’t try and be the flashiest builder nor do we pretend to be the biggest, most trusted or best!

We just want to offer affordable, beautiful homes to the general public whilst bringing the best quality that we can.

Congratulations to Aletha, Slade and the teams from Stroud Homes Fraser Coast and Stroud Homes Bundaberg.

Aletha Walters
Aletha Walters