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Community Housing Limited, the only Australian housing association to operate nationally, was delighted to be judged the winner of two housing design awards in two events: the 2008 HIA CSR Victorian Housing Awards and the Delfin Grand Masters Awards 2008.

CHL won the ‘2008 Special Purpose Housing of the Year’ category at the HIA’s gala annual awards event, for a recently finished home in Werribee, and dominated the category with a runner-up and finalist results for homes in Bairnsdale and Craigeburn respectively.  CHL’s winning entry

“We commend the builder for their consistent finishes and clever use of space,” wrote the judging panel.  “The home presented well from the street, there’s quality workmanship throughout, and it’s delivered at an affordable price.”

At the Delfin Grand Masters Awards 2008 event, CHL was declared the Victorian Category Winner for Best Multi-Dwelling Development (for more than five dwellings). The judging panel consisted of Delfin Architects and independent industry professionals.  Developments were judged on quality, value for money, practicalities, colour schemes and end user comfort, energy efficiency measures and other criteria

“These awards are a tremendous credit to our Design and Construction Division and recognises the expertise the team has developed in constructing quality housing that’s affordable.  Their talents have been recognised for these outstanding developments,” says CHL’s Managing Director Steve Bevington.

“The Design & Construction team at CHL are consistently coming up with interesting and innovative designs that are quality built.  It’s pleasing to be delivering a good product all round, and we know tenants appreciate it too.”

The Craigeburn development that was a finalist at the HIA event also had the symbolic role of being the 1000th property to enter CHL’s housing portfolio.

Says Mr. Bevington, “CHL is entering a rapid growth phase.  Having opened our doors in 1994, in the last three years we have doubled the size of our portfolio.  Quality control is critically important when undergoing such growth rates, and these awards underline the fact that we are not only maintaining quality but improving on it.”

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