It may only have around 300,000 people permanently living there, but there’s a housing shortage in the Territory. People looking to buy a house in the Top End are finding there’s not enough from which to choose, so building your own seems like the logical solution.
It’s a special kind of person who lives in the heat and humidity of Darwin and its surrounds, and building a home that can tolerate not just the extreme weather conditions but also feel like a sanctuary takes a special kind of designer and builder.
The custom build industry is still only small in the Territory, but with Darwin’s real estate market outstripping every other State in the country, it is one that is expected to grow, and grow quickly.
Leading property analyst realestate.com.au has two of the Territory’s most in-demand custom builders on its website (www.realestate.com.au). Here’s a little about them.
Custom Home Builders in Northern Territory
When it comes to custom home builders in the Northern territory we’ve summed up five from realestate.com.au to help you with your next build.
Urban Home Build
Building a home in the tropics requires a team with specialist knowledge and Urban Home Build has more than 15 years of helping Territory families design and construct their dream homes.
In conjunction with Urban Land Sales, the custom building group has more than 300 home designs in its portfolio, including two-level homes and dual key and duplex designs.
An Urban Home Build home engages with its surrounds, and maximises the ability to enjoy the benefits of life in the subtropics, thanks to the company’s collaboration with architects, engineers, sustainable development consultants, industry organisations, and contractors.
With any Urban Home Build, home owners have the chance to make as many changes as they like to the existing floorplans, facades and colours to suit their individual needs, or they can work with an architect and draftsman to construct a home unique to them.
Urban Home Build is identifying and releasing homes across Darwin, Fannie Bay, Parap, Stuart Park, Nightcliff, and Casuarina among other locations and offers customers an end-to-end service, making the process of designing and building a new home enjoyable and hassle-free.
Territory Homes – Zuccoli & Northcrest
With more than 31 years’ experience in the Territory, Zuccoli & Northcrest knows how to build to the extreme conditions of the Top End. As one of Darwin’s oldest custom building companies, Zuccoli & Northcrest know what will work – but more importantly what won’t work – in the tropical north.
Because the Northern Territory presents unique challenges to home design and building, Zuccoli & Northcrest likes to take its time getting to know its clients and find out what is important to them. From there, the company’s design team can work with every customer to either adjust one of the 50 existing designs or start from scratch and design one unique to the individual.
With tough climatic conditions, top-quality fixtures are a must and Zuccoli & Northcrest Homes include Fisher and Paykel appliances, stone benchtops, Invisi-Gard security screens, Fujitsu air-conditioners and floor-to-ceiling tiles in bathrooms.
Clients looking for a package deal on home and land can create their own to suit their needs with options to add such as fencing, landscaping, blinds, solar power, pool, retaining wall or anything else they can dream of.
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Dominique Grubisa is a practicing legal practitioner with over 25 years of legal and commercial experience. She is a property investor and developer, an entrepreneur with businesses in Australia and Southeast Asia, a speaker, educator, writer and published author. You may contact Dominique at email@example.com
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