For most of us, buying or building a home will be the biggest financial decision we will ever make.
Building a home, in particular, can be an overwhelming experience. There are endless designs and many builders to choose from.
Some home builders focus on single and double-storey homes, while others may specialise in slopping sites for example.
There are builders targeting first home buyers, mid-range homes to top-end custom design and luxury builders. Many are large volume builders while some may be smaller operations that only complete a handful of homes per year.
When deciding on a builder a range of factors should be considered.
Price and budget should be clear from the onset. Due to profit margins, builders that focus on the first home buyers are less likely to offer highly customised products. Likewise, a luxurious builder is less likely to build a smaller home
A builders background should also be considered. Especially in a highly competitive market that was fuelled by significant government incentives, many builders cut prices to attract buyers
While this may appear to benefit consumers, if the builder is not around this could be disastrous.
This is why it is important to source a credit reference for your builder. In particular, pay attention to the company’s reputation of paying suppliers on time.
Lastly, given the stresses associated with building, it is best to choose a builder with who you can communicate effectively, especially if issues arise during the construction phase.
To help take much of the guesswork out when sourcing a builder, see below a list of the top 25 builders across Melbourne.
Top 25 Home Builders in Melbourne
1. Mimosa Homes
Based in Derrimut, Mimosa Homes are a premier building company that offer house and land packages throughout Melbourne’s West, North, South East, Geelong and Ballarat. Their clientele varies from first home buyers to upsizers and property investors, and Mimosa prides itself on a personalised service that is honest and reliable.
2. Beam Homes
Beam Homes are a full-service home and land agency servicing Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. In particular, they offer house and land packages along with new and custom designs with a team of mortgage professionals who have over 15 years of experience.
3. Granvue Homes
Granvue Homes is a premier home builder that prides itself in delivering fast response times, realistic timeframes and quality materials along with timeless designs. Currently, they build throughout Melbourne’s highly sought-after northern and western growth corridors, with a build zone expanding to Geelong soon.
4. Symmetric Homes
Symmetric Homes has over ten years of experience in building quality homes throughout Melbourne. Based in Port Melbourne, they pride themselves on delivering homes on time and on budget with high quality fittings and fixtures while offering one price with outlined inclusions.
5. Summerwood Homes
Summerwood Homes has over 25 years of experience building homes across Melbourne’s west. Along with building homes, Summerwood also offers renovations, extensions and alterations services. In particular, the builder focuses on building homes for younger families.
6. Boutique Homes
With over 40 years of industry experience, Boutique Homes specialise in creating high-quality and durable homes for Melbourne clients. Along with upfront pricing and financing options, Boutique offer 12-year warranties and a 25-year structural guarantee. They pride themselves on delivering an unmatched customer experience by imposing a build number limit in any given year.
7. Bentley Homes
Based in South Morang, Bentley Homes has been building quality homes across Melbourne for the past 13 years. Bentley offers a range of home designs, along with house and land packages They currently have three display homes in Kalkallo, Clyde North and Truganina.
8. Rycon Building Group
Established in 2007, Rycon Building Group was founded by Ryan McKenzie after many years of experience building luxury homes across Melbourne. To date, they have built over 150 custom homes. In particular, they offer an Australian take on Hamptons style homes.
9. Kingsbridge Homes
Founded in 1997, Kingsbridge Homes has constructed thousands of affordable homes for its clients. They have won an accolade of awards, including the Victorian Medium Builder of the Year from the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Additionally, Kingsbridge is Victoria’s first Carbon Neutral Volume Home Builder.
10. Orbit Homes
Orbit Homes was founded in 1979 by two carpenters wanting to build family homes across Australia. They offer a range of home designs, along with house and land packages. They build homes in both Melbourne and Brisbane.
11. Hansen Living
Based in South Melbourne, Hansen Living specialise in luxury custom architectural designs and buildings. Each of their projects are directly managed by Director Scott Hansen. Hansen Living has won an accolade of awards, including the Master Builders Best Custom Home of the Year award.
12. CEQ Builder
Melbourne-based CEQ Builder specialises in all modes of residential construction, including kitchen and bathroom renovations, new builds, extensions and restorations. With over ten years of experience, CEQ offers a full service from design to key handover.
13. BH Prestige Homes
Established in 2000, BH Prestige Homes are a luxury home builder servicing the Melbourne area. With a small team, they limit production to just five to ten homes per year, preferring to focus on the client over volume. Along with luxury custom homes, they specialise in knockdown rebuilds and sloping blocks.
14. Destination Living
Destination Living is both an architecture practice and custom building company servicing Melbourne. With over two decades of experience, the team uses new technology such as giving clients a virtual reality tour of their custom-designed home before building commences.
15. Yarrabank Builders
Based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Yarrabank Builders offer fixed-price contracts and effective project management when building new homes. The company has also been a registered Master Builder for over ten years.
16. Dulger Builders
Based in Wolert, Dulger Builders was founded by Hassan Dulger who has over 36 years of experience in construction. For over 10 years, the Dulger team have been building custom home builds across western and northern Melbourne.
17. Savvy Homes
Savvy Homes was established in 2009 by John Buttigieg as a residential construction company servicing Melbourne. The team specialises in building custom homes and developments across the central-western and eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Savvy won the Victorian HIA Award for Custom Built Home up to $500,000 and Custom Built Home $500,001 to $750,000 categories.
18. Metronest Homes
Based in Truganina, Metronest Homes build custom single and double-storey homes across Melbourne’s north and west regions. They offer a 25-year structural guarantee on all of their builds.
19. Superior Home Builders
Superior Home Builders offer new home builds, extensions, house remodelling, multi-unit developments and complex structural work. The team offers a full service from planning permission to handing keys over across Melbourne Penusisla, east and south eastern suburbs.
20. United Homes Australia
Based in Epping, United Homes Australia provides custom home builds across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. With over 25 years of experience, United Homes also offer townhouse builds, luxury homes, French provincial homes and knockdown rebuilds.
21. Leneeva Homes
Leneeva Homes are a small custom home builder servicing Melbourne. Based in Hampton, they have won and been finalists across a range of HIA awards, including the 2018 HIA Victorian Project Home winner.
22. Renmark Homes
Renmark Homes speiclise in building new homes across the north west susburbs of Melbourne. Family-owned, the company has been speiclsising prestige dual occupancy and basement homes for over 30 years.
23. Australian Heritage Homes
Based in Warrandyte South, Austlrain heritage Homes have been building custom homes across Melbourne for three generations. The owner personally has over 30 years of experience and is a carpenter by trade. The company predominantly services Warrandyte and Eastern Suburbs along with the Mornington Peninsula, St Kilda & Bayside, along the Dandenong Ranges and surrounding areas.
24. Latitude 37
Latitude 37 is a luxury custom home builder servicing Melbourne. With a head office in Dandenong South, Latitude 37 also offers interior designs services and has a display home in Beaumaris.
25. Sherbrooke Design and Construction
Sherbrooke Design and Construction has been building custom homes in Melbourne for almost three decades. Along with home extensions, they also work on commercial projects. They have won an accolade of awards from the HIA and MBA, including an HIA Victoria Finalist in the Best Custom Built Home $1.5 million to $2 million category.
Top 25 Home Builders in Melbourne
|8||Rycon Building Group|
|13||BH Prestige Homes|
|19||Superior Home Builders|
|20||United Homes Australia|
|23||Australian Heritage Homes|
|25||Sherbrooke Design and Construction|