Industry Awards

Neater Homes has proudly won the following awards:

AWARD: HOUSE OF THE YEAR

A tropical inspired luxurious prestige home, designed for the tropics.

AWARD: STATE WINNER, INDIVIDUAL HOME $1.5 MILLION – $2 MILLION

A very impressive and spacious home with direct access to the canal and its own berth for a 100ft boat. The home is overlooking the canal and designed with entertaining and alfresco dining in mind. The downstairs alfresco pavilion is fully equipped with kitchen area and traditional wood fired pizza oven. All of the entertaining areas and balconies are ideally situated to take in the magnificent views of the canal and surrounding mountains. The home has high raking ceilings and is accentuated with timber trimmings. Special feature is the wet edge pool.

AWARD: FAR NORTH QLD INDIVIDUAL HOME $1.5 MILLION – $3 MILLION

Spacious and designed for the tropics, this luxury home is the archetype of exciting modern tropic style design. Incorporating 5 generous bedrooms all with their own ensuite, spacious open plan living area with gourmet kitchen, smart auto controlled appliances, raking Tasmanian Oak ceilings and mood lighting. The interior opens out to a sprawling entertainment pavilion with built-in kitchenette for alfresco dining and overlooks an aerobic aquatic playground with cascading water feature and tropical landscaping.

AWARD: LIFESTYLE HOUSING FOR SENIORS OVER $3 MILLION 2007, 2008, 2009

AVEO The Parks Retirement Village features a carefree tropical atmosphere and is ideally positioned just five minutes’ drive from golf, RSL and League Services Clubs and a short stroll from the local shopping centre. Here residents can enjoy convenience and comfort surrounded by the natural beauty for which Cairns is famous. The village boasts resort style facilities including pool, spa, bbq area, outdoor bowling green in addition to indoor bowling, hair salon, exercise equipment, library, entertainment room with billiard table and 24 hour emergency call systems in every residence for more peace of mind.

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards Far Nth Qld
Renovation over $750,000.00
“Whitfield House”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards Far Nth Qld
Individual Home $1.5 Million – $3 Million
“Bennie & Jeanine Borenstein”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards
Lifestyle Housing for Seniors over $3 Million
“Parks Retirement Village”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards 2008 State Winner, Low Rise Multi
Residential Housing (Duplexes & Townhouses) Over $2.5 Million
“Barry & Liz McLaughlin”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards 2008 State Winner
Individual Home $1.5 Million – $2 Million
“Chris & Christine Taylor”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards Far Nth Qld
Individual Home $1.5 Million – $3 Million
“Dan & Debbie Neate”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards Far Nth Qld
Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Up to $6 Million
“Parks Retirement Village”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards Far Nth Qld
Low Rise Multi-Residential Housing (Duplexes & Townhouses) Up to $2.5 Million
“Tim Jones Snr, Sangara Pty Ltd”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards
Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Up to $5 Million
“Parks Retirement Village”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards
Low Rise Multi-Residential Housing (Duplexes & Townhouses) Total Project Over $2 Million
“Anthony Banbury”

QMBA Housing and Construction Awards
Best Bathroom
“Owen Baker”

Master Builders State Housing and Construction Award
House of the Year
“John & Sally Broerse”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards State Winner
Excellence In Building for Queensland’s Climate
“John & Sally Broerse”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards
Far North Queensland Region House of the Year
“John & Sally Broerse”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards State Winner
Individual Home $1.5 Million – $2 Million
“Rod & Karen McNeil”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Award
Individual Home $1.5 Million – $3 Million
“John & Sally Broerse”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Award
Best Bathroom
“John & Sally Broerse”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Award
Excellence In Design for Queensland Climate
“Peter & Sneza Topen”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Award
Low Rise Multi Residential Housing (Duplexes and Town Houses) Total Project up to $2 Million
“Tom Jones Snr, Banbil Pty Ltd”

QMBA Housing and Construction Award
Retail Facilities Up To $2 Million
“Williams Corporation”

QMBA Housing and Construction Award
Individual Home $400,000 – $600,000
“Kevin & Elsa Vong”

QMBA Housing and Construction Award
Display Home $275,000 – $380,000
“Sarawak”

QMBA Housing and Construction Award
Outdoor Living and Landscaping (Pools, Spas)
“Chris & Anna Schoneveld”

QMBA Housing and Construction Award
Safety In Housing Construction
“Geoff & Veronica Griffin”

QMBA Housing and Construction Award
Individual Home $750,000 – $1 Million
“Geoff & Veronica Griffin”

Master Builders Housing and Construction Award
Best Display Home Townsville
“Hinchinbrook II”

Delfin Grand Masters Award
Premier Display Home, Townsville
“Hinchinbrook II”

Delfin Grand Masters Award
Best Home Design for the Tropics, Townsville
“Hinchinbrook II”

HIA / Bunnings Housing Award Regional Winner
Best Display Home, Townsville
“Hinchinbrook II”

HIA / Bunnings Housing Award
Best Display Home over $450,000 to $750,000
“Hinchinbrook II”

HIA / Bunnings Housing Award
Home of the Year
“Hinchinbrook II”

HIA
Best Custom Built Home over $500,000
“Gavin & Maureen Hogan”

HIA Top Home of the Year Award
Best Custom Built Home Between $250,000 – $500,000
“Tony & Utah Blake”

HIA Top Home of the Year Award
Best Bathroom
“Tony & Utah Blake”

QMBA
Best Display Home over $250,000
“Blaxland 242”

QMBA
Best Display Home valued at $125,000 – $150,000
“Smithfield 125”

QMBA
Quality Workmanship Trade Award
“Neater Homes”

QMBA State Winner
Display Home $150,000 – $250,000
“Parkland 258”

QMBA
Excellence in Display Home Presentation Award
“Parkland 258”

QMBA
Contract House Best Trade Finish valued at $125,000 – $150,000
“Segari Bar Pavilion”

QMBA
Contract Homes valued at $500,000 – $700,000
“Early Settler 4”

QMBA
Most Creative Use of Floor Finishes
“Early Settler 4”

QMBA
Attention to Detail Contract Home valued at over $500,000
“Grant Michener”

QMBA
Best Bathroom
“Early Settler 4”

HIA Top Home of the Year Award
Homes valued over $150,000 – $200,000
“Blaxland 224”

HIA Top Homes of the Year Award
Homes Valued over $350,000
“Neater Display Home”

QMBA
Project or Display Home valued $125,000 -$750,000
“Neater Display Home”

QMBA
Project or Display Home valued $175,000 – $250,000
“Neater Display Home”

QMBA
Contract Home valued $300,000 – $500,000
“Bodenmann Residence”

QMBA
Contract Home valued $750,000 – $1,000,000
“Cunningham-Reid Residence”

QMBA Prestigious $1.5 to $2.0 million
House of the Year
“Herbert & Theresa Hertez Residence”

QMBA
Best Use of Concrete Masonry in Single Unit Housing Award
“Herbert & Theresa Hertez Residence”

QMBA
Best Bathroom
“Herbert & Theresa Hertez Residence”

QMBA
Excellence in Telecommunication Award
“Herbert & Theresa Hertez Residence”

HIA Top Home of the Year Award
Homes valued over $300,000
“Bob & Del Kleinschmidt”

HIA Top Home of the Year Award
Best Bathroom
“Herbert & Theresa Hertez Residence”

Testimonials

DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, READ WHAT SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

JOHN AND SALLY BROERSE

Newell Beach

Dear Col,

“WOW… awesome” is in short how we feel about the job Neater Constructions and the team did for us in Newell Beach. Thank you very much indeed.

The experience we had with Neater was in one word, fantastic.

The design we ended up with is very unique and very “liveable” at the same time and often prompts unsolicited remarks of appreciation from many. The Neater teams eye for detail and finishing touch is remarkable and silences many…till people just say WOW…

The Neater teams careful planning, design and construction of the overall 900 square meter project was spot on and ensured implementation was on time and within budget.

Col, you are to be commended on your first-rate problem solving skills, which ensured that issues were resolved effectively and to our full satisfaction and that stress was basically non-existing. A truly remarkable achievement!

In short, Neater’s combination of trust worthiness, with excellent design and management skills has given us an awesome home for many generations to come.

Sally and I, both certainly appreciated how you made yourself available to discuss any matters with us and we always sensed an immense comfort from this.  Your construction manager and onsite building supervisor’s knowledge, was extensive and were a pleasure to work with.

Col, we will certainly use Neater’s services in the future and we will recommend you to many. Thank you for a fantastic result and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team.

Many thanks.

Regards

John and Sally Broerse

East Coast Australia Pty Ltd

BENNIE AND JEANNINE BORENSTEIN

Port Douglas

Dear Col,

We would like to thank you and your team at Neater Constructions for the FANTASTIC job you have done in designing and building our house at the Mirage Estate in Port Douglas. The house which you designed and your great team skilfully constructed has resulted in a home which is even more beautiful than we pictured. We can’t wait to spend lots of time there, were excited to say the least.

We have watched the progress from initial plans to completed construction, mostly from afar and are greatly appreciative for the way you have managed this project. Your help along the way combined with suggestions, factual knowledge and reassuring advice has been invaluable and extremely professional. Your eye for detail, desire for perfection and excellent supervision certainly put us at ease. Col, you always made yourself available to discuss any matters with us and we have felt a great comfort from this.  Your construction manager and building supervisor have also been a delight to work with. To sum up, we would surely be happy to engage the services of you and your team in any development or investment at some time in the future and also to recommend you to anyone wishing to build.

Thank you once again for a GREAT job well done.

Best Regards

Bennie and Jeannine Borenstein

Fiston Pty Ltd

JOHN BARTHOLOMEW – THE PARKS RETIREMENT VILLAGE (AVEO) EARLVILLE

Earlville 

Dear Col and Team,

Residents of The Parks Retirement Village wish to express their appreciation for your patience and thoughtful consideration while building the village. Those of us living in a Neater Constructions dwelling, certainly appreciate the quality of your work and find your generosity in supplying a desirable handover gift as an added bonus. Your kindness is much appreciated by all at The Parks.

Yours faithfully

John Bartholomew

PAUL AND CHRISTINE KIEHNE

Port Hinchinbrook, Cardwell

Dear Col,

Christine and I would like to thank-you for your excellent design, quality construction and the efficient service provided by your company in the recent construction of our home in Port Hinchinbrook, Cardwell.

As a Master Builder in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, I appreciated the open lines of communication with both yourself and your team.  Christine and I were most impressed with your supervisor and the adherence to the planned building schedule.  There was considerable apprehension in starting this project from so far away.  This was quickly allayed by you and your team’s professionalism. The house was completed on time, within budget and the quality workmanship actually exceeded our expectations.

Your team was most helpful during the construction, assisting or recommending the most appropriate selections and always keeping us informed through each stage of the building process.

Colin, I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any prospective customer.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Kiehne

Director and Licenced Builder

GEOFF AND VERONICA GRIFFIN

Kewarra Beach

When we decided to move to Cairns, but could not find a suitable home, we spoke to friends and business associates, with regards to finding a reputable builder.  We pre-selected three based on word of mouth and their “Award Winning” track records. We were most impressed with Colin Neate and his custom design homes and build ideas.  Colin was reassuring to speak with, factual and straight to the point.  We selected Cols company based on his proven track record and his willingness to work with us to develop what we wanted – not your average house!

The total project was designed and completed on time, within budget, and with the utmost craftsmanship. The “subbies” were just as creative and interested in a 120% result, as Colin was! So, thanks a million, Colin and Team, you’ve done yourselves and us proud. We would recommend you to anybody, any time!

Geoff and Veronica Griffin

Natural Concepts Pty Ltd

RICHARD & CLAIR BLANCHETTE

Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach

Dear Col,

This email comes loaded with our heartfelt thanks to you and your team … our home on the beachfront of Koda St, Wongaling Beach came through Yasi totally unscathed (perhaps one small dent in the gutter caused by a falling palm tree). We are so very grateful to you and your team for truly delivering us a category five cyclone-proof house.

Three cheers for Neater Construction from the humbly grateful Blanchette family.

With kindest regards

Claire Blanchette

DANIEL AND OLIVIA EVANS

Caravonica

Hi Col, just wanted to offer a heartfelt thank you to you and your team at Neater and give you the thumbs up on our experience, of building with Neater.

After researching Cairns Home Builders for months, we found Neater, what a relief.  From the moment we spoke to Colin the licenced builder at Neater, we felt relieved, comfortable and reassured.  That was the moment we decided to build.  Before that, I had a sick feeling in my stomach because of all the horror stories I had heard.  I can tell you first hand, the team at Neater made the whole process of choosing the right home design for our requirements, a delight.  I have honestly never experienced such prompt return of calls and fantastic advice and guidance with respect to building a new home.

Colin and the team at Neater have been sensational to deal with, and the service and attention to those important items, such as kitchen arrangement and bathroom designs is superior to what we have experienced before.  Great job guys and thank you, I’ll be recommending you to everyone.

With kindest regards

Daniel and Olivia Evans

DANIEL AND KYLIE ROSSI

Edmonton

Thank you Thomas, Norm and the Neater Team for designing and building us our dream home.

Overall, we are very happy with the service provided by the Neater Team, before, during and after construction.

There were a few occasions where verbal conversations made on the run, were not converted to paper, however, after identifying them, all efforts were made to support the adjustment.  Kylie and I were very impressed with the professionalism in paperwork throughout the build process and especially impressed with the hand over folder on completion, which provided us with all the manufacturers warranties, geotechnical and structural engineering designs, architectural and photographic images of the home from start to finish.  P.S.  Kylie really loves the kitchen design soooo much!

With kindest regards

Daniel and Kylie Rossi