Easton Pty Ltd has been named Master Builders Victoria Residential Master Builder of the Year for its stunning construction of a prestige Toorak property. 

At a gala awards ceremony at Crown Melbourne last night (Friday), the impressive construction of the outstanding Toorak property took out the top prize.

Master Builders Victoria (MBV) CEO Rebecca Casson congratulated Easton Pty Ltd and the other major award winners on their success.

“2021 was another challenging year for our residential builders dealing with the impacts of COVID-19,” she said. 

“But once again, the outstanding work of our members continued to be of the highest quality with many outstanding projects created over the past 12 months 

“It is pleasing to see that our industry collectively, and with a great deal of discipline and commitment, managed to stay COVIDSafe and, for the most part, open for business.”

Ms Casson said the judges were especially impressed that the construction of the stunning five-bedroom, 10-bathroom award-winning Toorak home was made up of 74 pre-cast panels installed via 130-tonne cranes.

“The experienced team at Easton executed best practice building methodology throughout the construction of this stunning Toorak property,” she said.

Ms Casson said a key feature that informed the design-build was the home’s orientation.  

“Great care was taken to create privacy and maximise light from the exposed corner site with minimal setbacks,” she added. 

“The home boasts a spa, lap pool, 3.4m high ceilings on the ground floor, a dual height art gallery, library, gymnasium, and home theatre, with 360-degree views from the roof terrace.” 

Meanwhile, the Regional Builder of the Year – Residential was awarded to Scott James Builder for its East Albury project. 

“The East Albury project offered a rare opportunity in a regional centre to collaborate with one of Australia's leading architects on a home where size was not the driver, but rather craftsmanship, quality, innovation and sustainability,” Ms Casson said. 

“Sited in an established neighbourhood, this compact home manages to be a spatial marvel, packed with surprising features.  

“Built over two levels, there are two bedrooms with ensuites, study and multiple living spaces.” 

The Young Builder of the Year – Residential award went to Rhyse Mazza from Construct Melbourne.          

After completing a trade apprenticeship in carpentry in 2004, Rhyse worked as a residential contract carpenter in Queensland and a contract commercial carpenter in Perth, Western Australia.  

Rhyse is now a qualified residential builder registered in both Victoria and Queensland.   

In 2017, he studied for a Diploma in Building Construction through the Master Builders Victoria Training Institute.   

He then established Construct Melbourne, where he is managing director.  

Ms Casson congratulated Rhyse on his well-deserved award. 

“Rhyse is a very well accomplished, composed, and confident young professional builder who has created a team around himself with similar work ethics, building culture, and an eye for detail,” she said. 

“He prides himself on  the quality of finish, and client satisfaction, for each project.” 





Master Builder of the Year

Easton Pty Ltd

Project: Toorak



Regional Builder of the Year

Scott James Builder

Project: East Albury


Young Builder of the Year

Rhyse Mazza

Construct Melbourne



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