News and Awards



Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards 2010 - Best Custom House
Best Custom Home $300,000 - $400,000 - Special Commendation MBA


The construction of this ultra modern home incorporated the Benex wall system, which was a first in Victoria. An old residence was demolished to make way for this custom built single storey home. As the home was built on a boundary line the builder needed to ensure that the product used had a fire rated solution.

Benex was the choice of product due to its load bearing 4 hour fire rated properties. With very little room to work with on the boundary line, the project was made a lot simpler as Benex requires no tanking and less excavation due to the product being impervious to water.


Benex wins 2009 Australian Business Award for Best New Product

19 June 2009


Benex Pacific are delighted to announce that the H600 block has been selected as the Winner of the 2009 Australian Business Award for Best New Product.

The award acknowledges Benex as an industry leader for the creation and development of the H600 block and honours its professional contributions to the industry as a whole.


Bathurst plant officially opened
7 November 2008


The first fully automated plant producing the Benex block was officially opened in Bathurst on 6 November. Some 100 guests and media attended the opening, which was the first time this leading edge technology had been on public display. The opening was the culmination of five years work and stringent testing both in Australia and overseas. Media coverage of the opening has sparked a wave of interest from builders and developers. The plant is now producing blocks in commercial quantities.


Benex wins on The ABC New Inventors

6 November 2008


Benex was judged the winning invention on Episode 40 of ABC TV’s The New Inventors program on 5 November. Inventor and Managing Director of Benex Pacific Kerry Bennett explained that the idea to create an easier building method came to him five years ago when as a builder he was continually facing a shortage of skilled workers. Mr Bennett said that the interlocking features of the Benex make it the most simple and accurate building block in the world and it is expected to replace most current forms of wall construction.