Queensland building approvals have hit an all-time high with blocks of land selling out as quickly as they come on the market.
There has been a 51.2 per cent increase in building approvals in the Sunshine State, the biggest spike since records began 40 years ago. And with so much activity in the sector, custom builders are reaping the rewards.
Developments such as Stockland Queensland in Aura on the Sunshine Coast, Newport in Moreton Bay and Providence in Ipswich are seeing strong demand as buyers – and builders – take advantage of low interest rates and the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder boost.
Add to that $106 million from the Queensland government to stimulate the building market for new homes, there is no better time for new homebuilders to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime economic conditions to construct the home of their dreams.
From the traditional Queenslander to modern, energy efficient homes, there is a custom builder in the State to suit all styles and budgets.
Custom home builders Queensland
Custom Home Builders in Queensland
When it comes to custom home builders in queensland we’ve summed up five from realestate.com.au to help you with your next build.
They’re not just beautiful, these houses are also bold.
Bold Living is a family-owned and operated business, and has a reputation as Australia’s leading medium-sized builder. Its cabinet full of trophies from the Housing Industry Association back up the claims, with the company taking home gold in the 2019 awards for Best Display Home, Display Home of the Year and the Affordable Housing Award.
Not only does Bold Living offer its clients customised service, it is also now incorporating MyPlace into its home designs, a user-friendly integrated smart-home system.
Bold Living designs and inclusions allow for its customers to fine-tune any floorplans – from a little change to a major redesign if it’s what the customer wants. Home builders also able to pick and choose their new home’s features, finishes, appliances and styles from three different price points – Smart, Contemporary, and Saba Inclusions.
For those looking at the perfect house and land package, Bold Living has more than 100 from which to choose in some of the most sought after locations in South East Queensland – move-in ready or off-the-plan all with complete quality inclusions.
But Bold Living don’t just build quality homes. It’s a company with a social conscience and with its Bold Initiative is giving back, partnering with key charities both locally and internationally, donating more than $50,000 annually to social and community action projects.
She may have grown up in country NSW, but Alyssa Pepper knows what Queenslanders are looking for in a new home.
The founder, builder and designer of Matira Developments, Pepper has a long history in the construction industry and is recognised as a Master Builder after taking home the Master Builders State award in construction in the State.
As one of the smaller custom builders in Queensland, Matira Developments means clients deal directly with the builder and company owner, Pepper herself, and rather than having to navigate the journey through the rules and regulations of the industry on their own, Matira Developments spends time educating its customers so they feel empowered to make decisions about how their new home will look and feel.
It’s home design range includes the single storey collection to suit every family’s wants and needs, catering for blocks less than 10m and up to 18m wide; double storey designs for those chasing a view, wanting more space or a backyard with a pool; designs to suit an acreage and those ideal for split level or sloping blocks.
Edge Designer Homes
If you want the edge on custom builds, go to the name that says it all – Edge Designer Homes.
It may not be the biggest custom building company on the coast, but founders Nigel Rivett and Lee White do stand by their claim that every customer will receive the best possible service.
Edge Designer Homes has been building on the Sunshine Coast for 20 years, and prides itself on its honest, transparent and personalised service, matched only by the quality of its workmanship.
The company offers a vast range of single and double storey homes, with an equally wide selection of floorplans and facades that can be customised to meet any family’s needs.
All Edge Designer Homes are N3 wind compliant and are built to a minimum 6-star energy efficiency rating, constructed on traditional concrete slabs by quality and experienced tradesmen. And to take full advantage of the Queensland lifestyle and beautiful weather, the company also offers swimming pool construction as an added bonus.
The 24 home designs in the Edge collection mix contemporary and dynamic design with family friendly features and finishes, that can be customised to suit a range of budgets.
Callaway Homes Pty Ltd
After more than 40 years in the business Callaway Homes knows what people are looking for in a custom building company.
Specialising in small lot homes, custom design homes, investment properties and townhouses, Callaway Homes has thousands of happy customers and thousands of new homes in its portfolio.
Callaway Homes is a family operated business and after starting building homes in 1977, have amassed a depth of knowledge of the Queensland building industry second to none.
The well-established company specialises in “full turnkey” new homes and offers a range of home building options from one-off designs, architecturally designed or even bringing your dream home plans to life.
Size doesn’t matter. Its vast experience in working on large, small or complex building blocks means the company has the expertise to build on almost any type of lot including narrow lots, acreage, sloping and family sized lots.
Callaway offers homes from 150m2 to 400m2 with a multitude of inclusions at a price to suit every budget.
The four designs in the company’s portfolio can be adjusted, tweaked and re-designed to suit the needs of any family and the list of quality inclusions, both internal and external, is extensive.
Nu Trend Homes
For two years running Nu Trend Quality Homes has been the choice of the people when it comes to custom building.
Based on customer feedback, Nu Trend Quality Homes was once again named the Stockland’s’ People’s Choice winner and rated among the top five builders in Queensland.
Nu Trend started as a one-man company in 2003, by Tim Newton, and has grown exponentially over the past decade to become one of the most sought after home builders in the region.
With a flexible and creative approach to building homes, Nu Trend Quality Homes is the complete home experience. When the company hands over the keys to the front door of any new home, it knows its clients have nothing more to worry about.
With two design collections – the Tasman and Pacific – home builders can customise their homes to their exact specifications. The designs cover blocks from 10m, 12.5m, 18m and 20m wide frontages and all use environmentally sustainable and efficient locally sources products.
Nu Trend also knows that little changes can make a big difference to the liveability of a new home, so if a standard home design doesn’t quite meet clients’ needs, the Nu Trend team is happy to make any adjustments.
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