Without a doubt, building a home can be a very stressful experience.
It is not a cheap venture, takes a significant amount of time and more often than not issues do arise.
It is important to do your homework before deciding on a builder.
Check out their previous work and portfolio – many builders will have this online or across their social media presence – and see if this lines with your dream home.
It is also a good idea to check if the builder has the appropriate licenses and is registered – this can be checked via various sources such as the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) or through industry bodies such as the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association (MBA).
In Queensland, both individuals and companies are required to hold a QBCC licence if conducting building work valued over $3,300. For work involving Hydraulic Services Design, the threshold is reduced to $1,100. You can search for licence holders on the QBBC website.
Once deciding on a builder, it is best to outline plans and schedules from the start – be clear on what you wish to achieve and your budget. Read contracts carefully. Communicate effectively with the builder, as this will be vital during the building process.
To help take the guesswork of finding a home builder in Brisbane, check out our list of the top 25 home builders servicing Brisbane.
Top 25 Home Builders in Brisbane for 2021
1. OMNI Built Homes
Servicing South East Queensland, OMNI Built Homes was founded by Joe Grbavac with 18 years of home building experience under his belt. The company offers a personalised service directly with the builder and due to limited builds annually, a faster turnaround.
2. Indigo Homes
Founded in 2003, Indigo Homes offer home building services across Brisbane. There are over 60 house designs on offer, with many featuring sustainability design options available including passive solar design and onsite recycled waste management.
3. McCarthy Homes
Based in Virginia, McCarthy Homes offers home designs and custom building services across Brisbane. With over 20 years of experience, they specialise in Hampton style homes and have numerous display homes across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
4. McLachlan Homes
Established in 1997, McLachlan Homes is a family-owned company building homes from Noosa to South Brisbane. The team offer a range of designs including small lot, steep block and acreage properties and have helped over 2,200 Queenslanders build their home.
5. Alphaline Homes
Since 1990, family-owned Alphaline Homes has been offering flexible design and home building services across North Brisbane, North Lakes, Moreton Bay Region and Sunshine Coast. Based in North Lakes, all of their home designs are turn-key and offer a fixed price guarantee.
Kalka is a family-owned home builder servicing Brisbane and South East Queensland. Founded in 2006, Kalka concentrates on delivering functional and modern small homes across the inner-city market.
7. Sunvista Homes
Sunvista Homes is a Brisbane-based home builder that offers a range of services catering to new residential homes, narrow and small lot and unit/townhouse developments. Established in 1990, the family-owned company has built over 1,500 homes across Brisbane and South East Queensland.
Founded in 2009, CMA is a family-owned home builder that has more than 40 full-time staff. The team offers single and double-storey homes along with custom home designs and has so far completed over 1,600 homes across Brisbane.
Based in Cleveland, Antech Construction builds custom-designed houses across Brisbane and South East Queensland. Their offering includes one, two or three storey homes across narrow, sloping and large blocks, and have been in business for over seventeen years.
10. Dixon Homes
Based in Rocklea, Dixon Homes designs and builds new homes across Queensland, including Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Founded in 1959, they are one of the largest home builders in Australia, building about 700 homes per year nationally.
11. Fiteni Homes
Founded in 1976, Fiteni Homes is a family-owned new home designer and builder, offering a range of house and land packages. For over 40 years, the team has been building homes across Redland City.
12. Oj Pippin Homes
For over 25 years, Oj Pippin Homes have been designing and building full turnkey homes across Queensland. Family-owned, the company has built over 1000 houses, offering over 100 different plans.
13. Second Nature Builders
Second Nature Builders specialise in new custom homes and renovations across Brisbane’s northside, having done so for over 30 years. They have won numerous awards, including the “HIA Brisbane Custom Built Home up to $300,000” award in 2020.
14. Tabrizi Home Builders
Trabizi Home Builders have been building custom homes across Brisbane for over fifteen years. The company is family-owned, led by Kevin Tabrizi of the second generation, and offer a full-service with a turnkey option.
15. Sunstate Homes
Based in Milton, Sunstate Homes are a custom home designer and builder servicing homes across South East Queensland. The team doesn’t have hundreds of plans on offer, preferring to design each plan individually and carefully.
16. Lindon Homes
Originally starting as a subcontractor across central Queensland, Lindon Homes now builds custom homes across Brisbane. With over 32 years of experience in building and construction, Lindon specialises in luxury homes.
17. Bella Casa Constructions
A luxury home construction and renovation company, Bella Casa Constructions offers their services across Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast South East and Central Queensland. Their in-house team includes architects and architectural designers.
18. Breezeway House
Founded in 2010 by Darren Scheuerle, Breezeway House builds affordable, quality homes across South East Queensland. The design and building teams specialise in building homes on difficult terrain.
19. Oceanview Constructions
Founded in 2002, Oceanview Constructions builds custom design homes and renovations across Queensland. The team includes a specialised colour consultant that assists clients with choosing custom inclusions and appropriate colour schemes.
20. Sovereign Homes
Based in Tarragindi, Sovereign Homes is a custom home builder renovator and extension expert. Offering their services across the Brisbane metropolitan area, the team has over 200 years of building and construction experience.
21. Maddison Constructions
Founded in 2007, Maddison Constructions builds homes all across South East Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Based in Shailer Park, the company specialises in New Homes, Extensions, Renovations, Pole Homes and offers carpentry labour services to other building companies.
Based in Loganholme, DRHomes designs and builds homes across South East Queensland. With over 25 years of experience in the residential building industry, David Reilly leads the team and has carefully handpicked tradespeople and suppliers.
23. ESP Developments
ESP Developments builds unique custom homes and major renovations across South East Queensland, including Brisbane. Founded in 1988, the company has won a string of Queensland Master Builders awards.
24. Brisbane to Coast Constructions
Locally owned and operated, Brisbane to Coast Constructions builds and renovates custom homes across South East Queensland. Established in 2016, the company is led by Steve Milburn who has over 20 years of experience in construction and building.
25. CJ Homes
Founded in 2004, CJ Homes offers home building services across South East Queensland, along with Rockhampton and Yeppoon. Based in Redland City, the team has built homes for hundreds of clients ranging from first home buyers to property investors.