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We are delighted to announce Brilliant SA’s recent success at the Master Builders Association’s National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards 2013.  These are widely considered “the most prestigious event on the Australian building industry’s calendar” and recognise the finest from our industry.

After initial success at the South Australian MBA Building Excellence Awards in September, which saw us take out the award for Excellence in a Renovation or Addition up to $200,000, we were honoured and excited to be selected as finalists for the National Awards. The Awards Ceremony was held in the Great Hall of the national Parliament, Canberra on November 16th.

Brilliant SA was announced as the Winner of the
National Alterations/Additions Award – $150,000 to $350,000

“The Renovation consisted of two upstairs bathrooms, a ground floor kitchen, laundry and powder room and over 200 square metres of new tiled flooring. Stunning polished porcelain tiles complement the existing grand staircase. This kitchen was extensively renovated, the focus being on increasing storage space and improving usability. The bulky corner pantry was removed and the bulkheads reworked and streamlined to suit the look of the new kitchen. The upstairs ensuite bathroom is a signature room of the project. This 15 square metre room features stylish angles windows, a free standing bath and a large, open walk in shower.”

The judges of the awards had this to say about Brilliant SA’s winning renovation (pictured):

“This exceptional renovation and extension was a delight to inspect. The choice of materials and the resultant high quality of finishes exudes opulence. The builder’s attention to protection and care during the build received extremely high praise from the owners, as did all facets of the project including design, costing, constructions and administration.”

Congratulations to Brilliant’s talented and dedicated team, including Designer Steven Mahlo, Project Supervisor David Lamond and our wonderful group of skilled tradespeople, for delivering another outstanding project. Our thanks go also to our wonderful clients who entrust us with their project and work with us to achieve the best outcome.

This latest achievement caps off an outstanding year for Brilliant SA. The company had already earned extensive accolades at other key industry awards such as the KBDi Design Awards and SA Housing Industry Association Awards and seen its work showcased throughout Australia.

The Awards are a testament to the Brilliant team’s innovative skill, dedication, integrity and endless pursuit of excellence.

Brilliant SA is looking forward to continued growth and success in 2014 and beyond.


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All of us here at Brilliant SA are proud to announce the success our ‘brilliant’ team of designers at the recent Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute National Awards, demonstrating once again that Brilliant SA remains a step ahead in the South Australian design industry.

At the August Awards Ceremony, Designer Janine Izzo’s transformation of a 1934 Californian Bungalow’s 27 year old bathroom was awarded Best Small Bathroom Design for South Australia – the second consecutive year that Janine has taken out this honour.


The client’s desire to experiment with unique features not commonly used within the South Australian market allowed scope for Janine to exercise the flair and innovation for which she is rapidly becoming known, creating a design that excites and refreshes the senses. The award backs up Janine’s exceptional success in 2012, which saw her named Australian Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute’s Bathroom Designer of the Year for SA/WA. The judges of the highly competitive award praised Janine’s design, saying that “the use of lighting, clever materials and refinement made this design totally tasteful. First impression was ‘wow’ and how exciting that the client had allowed the designer so much scope and freedom. As with all small rooms, the available space created lots of challenges to overcome but the result was very well done

Janine wasn’t celebrating alone, however, with two other Brilliant SA designers receiving accolades in recognition of their outstanding work in Bathroom Design over the past 12 months. Steve Mahlo’s experience and originality helped him top his 2012 Double Finalist title with a Highly Commended in the Large Bathrooms category, whilst Jordan Smith cemented her reputation as one of the state’s most exciting young designers with a High Commendation for her entry in the Small Bathrooms category. We are confident that Brilliant’s success is a testament to the hard work and innovation of our entire staff team.

You can check out Brilliant SA’s Facebook Page for photo galleries and more details.

Welcome to the new Brilliant SA Blog!

As Brilliant SA continues to grow and diversify, we envisage that this will be a space for us to share all the latest news from Brilliant SA – as well as from key suppliers, industry partners and our favourite brands.

Here we’ll keep you updated on developments in the South Australian renovation industry, as well as providing insights into current design trends and innovation from Australia and around the world.

We’ll also share with you things that inspire, influence and impress us; the “gems” we come across that challenge and shift our thinking in some way.

We hope you enjoy it and find it useful; we’re looking forward to seeing how it evolves.

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