Finalists & Winners Apprentice of the Year

Finalists, Best Commercial Furniture

Finalists, Best Free Standing Furniture

Finalists, Best In-Built Furniture

Finalists, Best Soft Furnishings

Finalists, Best Kitchen Under $20,000

Finalists, Best Kitchen $20,000 - $35,000

Finalists, Best Kitchen $35,000 - $60,000

Due to the overwhelming number of entries received in the Over $60,000 category, the judges made the decision to include an additional price point. This allowed for a more fairer judging process. Entires were allocated to $60,000 - $80,000 or Over $80,000. 

Finalists, Best Kitchen $60,000 - $80,000

Finalists, Best Kitchen Over $80,000

Finalists, Trade Champion of the Year

  • Charlie Higgans: Powney & Powney Supreme Kitchens
  • Logan Tomajek: Castlewood Kitchens

Finalists, Workplace Champion of the Year

  • Brett Beaty: Goolwa Kitchens & Wardrobes
  • Phil Vella: Castlewood Kitchens

Winner: Apprentice of the Year, Cabinetmaker

  • Tom Bingley: Select Custom Joinery

Winner: Apprentice of the Year, Furniture

  • Douglas Keith: Myles Gostelow Furniture Design Craftsman

Winners and Major Awards: Design of the Year and Outstanding Achievement of the Year will be announced at the FIAA Awards Dinner, Friday 22nd September - Australian Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. 

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polytec is an Australian marketer and distributor of decorative surfaces dedicated to providing the finest quality products. Across the industry,polytec is recognised for innovation, craftsmanship, customer service and the use of quality materials.

In the decorative surfaces category, polytec is the fastest growing brand in Australia and is owned by Borg, a privately owned, Australian company. Hallmark to polytec is the manufacture of products with the most technologically advanced and computer integrated manufacturing systems. 

Through its manufacturing division, Borg is a leading Australian manufacturer of decorative panels and components for joinery applications such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, wardrobes and furniture.

Borg manufactured products include:

• decorative board products
• BENCHTOPS & laminates