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Mark Newman chats to Ku-ring-gai Council on building bushfire resilient homes

Excellence in Construction Awards 2013

Daniel Farrow, 1st Year Apprentice of the Year

Judges’ comments:

Daniel has a very strong work ethic and a sound sense of responsibility. When Daniel is given a task, not only does he finish within the time frame provided, but completes the job to a standard that would make any boss proud.

Daniel has a high level of understanding of WHS obligations and maintains a clean and tidy safe site.

Daniel’s attitude and appearance makes him a pleasure to work with. His ability to work with others in a wide range of activities makes him a very valuable part of Newmark.


Excellence in Housing Awards 2012

Town houses or villas/dual occupancy $400,001 – $600,000

Judges’ comments:

This entry certainly has a “Newmark” about it with an abundance of natural light to the spacious interiors complementing the style and quality of finishes and a workable cross-ventilation to cater for the different seasons.

The builder has utilised the site’s three metre diagonal fall that saw 60% of the sites draining to the council infrastructure through a charged stormwater system and 25% collected and discharged into underground absorption trenches.

The architectural roof lines and projecting roof feature which resides above the main central staircase and stair void is responsible for the introduction of the large portion of natural light to flood the core of the building like an atrium.