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Building a home is not just a financial decision – it is also an emotional one.

That’s why it is paramount to go with a home builder you trust.

However, there are many to choose from, making it an overwhelming process to decide.

There are many ways you can go about this.

Firstly, think about the home you want to build.

New home builders may specialise in custom designs, while others may focus on a particular style or homes on difficult blocks – such as sloping sites, for example.

This decision can help narrow the pool of builders to choose from/

One way is to make sure the builder has the appropriate credentials.

All builders across New South Wales need to have the appropriate licence and certificates if facilitating residential building work valued at $5,000 in labour and materials, including GST.

This can be checked via Fair Trading NSW or through the industry bodies – Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).

Additionally, the best builders have won awards from either, or both, of these bodies.

Another way is to ask the builder directly for references and previous work. Most will have a portfolio either on their website or social media accounts.

This can allow you to see if your dream house draws similarities compared to previous work.

To help make this decision, we have compiled a list of 25 home builders servicing the Newcastle area.

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1. Walkom Constructions

Walkom Constructions is a new home, renovation and extension builder servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Region and the Central Coast. Founded by Chris Walkom who has been working in construction since 2004, the building company specialises in high-end and heritage renovations and extensions.

2. Sloane Homes

Sloane Homes are independent builders that have been servicing the Newcastle home building industry for 24 years. The team can build custom homes across all budget levels, along with knockdown and rebuilds.

3. Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes are a home builder servicing Newcastle, Sydney and the Central Coast, with over 200 home designs.  The team has been building a range of homes – including on uphill, downhill and sideways sloping sites – since 1989.

4. Indie Living

Indie Living is a custom home building company servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens. With over 40 years combined experience, the family-own company offer a flexible approach with a full construction-to-handover service.

5. Freedom Homes

Since 1989, Freedom Homes has been building unique custom designed homes across Newcastle. During this time, the team has built over 500 homes across Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley.

6. IntelBuilt

IntelBuilt is a building company located in Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Along with building custom homes, the team specialises in high-end renovations and extensions across the residential and commercial sectors.

7. Bull Building

Bull Building is a custom new home builder and renovation company servicing Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Managing Director is an HIA GreenSmart Accredited builder and employs sustainable practices into the homes he builds.

8. Vogue Residential

Founded in 2007, Vogue Residential is a new home, renovation and extension building company servicing Newcastle.  The team offers architecturally designed homes along with knock down and rebuild services – including on difficult sloping blocks.

9. Extrabuild

Extrabuild is a family-owned building company servicing Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, led by Paul Dyett who has over 25 years of experience in the industry.  Previously working on million-dollar projects in Sydney, the team now focuses on custom home builds, extensions and renovations in Newcastle.

10. Tullipan Homes

Tullipan Homes is a custom home builder that designs and builds all types of homes across Newcastle and Sydney. Family-owned, the business has over 45 years of experience in split level homes with over 60 home designs suiting various block sizes.

11. All Design Construction

All Design Construction is an award-winning custom home builder servicing Newcastle, Nelson Bay and the Hunter Valley. Established over 20 years ago,  the team has an accolade of Master Builders Association awards.

12. Williams Designer Homes

Founded by Tony Williams in 2005, William Designer Homes is a custom home builder servicing Newcastle and surrounding areas. Tony has been involved in the industry since 1988, and before diversifying to home building he ran the company as a concrete contractor.

13. Hotondo Homes

Hotondo Homes is a major Australian home builder that has a dedicated team servicing Newcastle, led by Stephen and Suzzane Schutz. The Schutz’s have over 40 years of experience in the industry, including custom home builds.

14. Hunter Coast Homes

For over 28 years, Hunter Coast Homes has been building custom built homes – including townhouse and multi-unit projects – throughout Newcastle and the Hutner Valley regions. The team has won over 20 HIA Hunter Housing Awards during this time.

15. Hilman Homes

Hilman Homes are a family-run home designer and builder servicing Newcastle. Over the past 26 years, the team has been specialising in complex sloping and narrow sites, and are a five-time winner of the HIA Hunter Region Professional Small Builder award.

16. AJ Andoni Building

Aj Andoni Building is a home designer and builder servicing Newcastle and surrounding areas. Founder Alan had previously worked as a Project Manager on NSW Government projects in Newcastle before venturing out on his own.

17. Port Hunter Building

Port Hunter Building is a residential and commercial building based in Newcastle.  The company prides itself as a one-stop design-build service, and is an eco-friendly builder employing practices such as recycling construction waste and installing energy-efficient appliances.

18. Ferris Building

Based in Lambton, Ferris Building was established in 2007 as a custom home builder servicing Newcastle. Led by Josh Ferris, the team specialises in custom-designed homes, additions and extensions.

19. Buildsmart Constructions

Based in Carrington, Buildsmart Constructions is a residential and commercial builder servicing Newcastle. Founded in 2010, the team specialises in custom home builds for which it was several HIA Hunter Housing awards, including GreenSmart Sustainable Home of the Year.

20. Graph Residential

Graph Building is an award-winning builder based in Newcastle, working on both residential and commercial projects. Operating since 1999, the team now has a dedicated Graph Residential division that offers custom home designs, knockdown rebuilds and specialises in small block, smart design homes.

21. IR Taylor

IR Taylor is a Newcastle-based commercial, industrial and residential builder. Founded in 1998, principal contractor Ian Taylor has over 32 years of experience in the industry, including building executive homes, alterations and additions.

22. Wulf Projects

Wulf Projects is a custom home builder servicing Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. The family-owned business also specialises in renovations and extensions, and work with local talented architects and certifiers who facilitate the planning and approval process.

23. Crighton Homes Construction

Based in Morisset, Crighton Homes Construction is a custom home designer and builder along the Central Coast and Newcastle Region.  The team has over 50 years of experience, offer a full-service and has experience in building on narrow and sloping blocks.

24. Evan Graham Master Builder

Evan Graham Master Builder has been building new custom homes across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie since 2001. Over the past twenty years, the team has been focusing on high-performance and energy-efficient buildings with help from local design consultants.

25. DKB Construction

DKB Construction is a residential builder servicing Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley. With over 20 years of industry experience, the team offers new home building services along with renovations, alterations, extensions and the installation of Granny Flats.

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