Top 5 New Home Builders in South Australia

Dominique Grubisa
Dominique Grubisa

Published 11:46 pm 4 Mar 2021

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Building a new home is a project that comes with many possibilities – but also one that comes with the need to make many decisions to ensure you end up with the house you want for you and your family. Ensuring you have the right builder who shares your vision is one of the best ways of achieving the home you aspire to. But finding the right builder is not always easy.

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To help, we’ve provided a snapshot of South Australia’s top five new home builders for 2019/20 as judged by the Housing Industry Association in its latest HIA-Colourbond Steel Housing 100 report.

New Home Builders in South Australia, Here is the Top 5 to Consider

When it comes to new home builders in WA we’ve summed up 5 to help you with your next build.

1. Hickinbotham Group of Companies

Hickinbotham Group of Companies was established in 1954 and is an Australian family success story. The Group comprises builders, community planners and developers that concentrate on high-quality contract housing and major residential land developments in all price categories throughout South Australia. Since it was founded, it has built more than 40,000 homes, housed more than 100,000 people and developed more than 60 community estates.

The Group is known for being a leading and trusted company with a fine reputation for building the state’s best-value homes, and has pioneered many innovations in both the housing and residential development industries. It offers a 25-year structural guarantee, and employs some of the state’s most skilled tradespeople – some of whom have been part of the organisation for more than 30 years.

Hickinbotham offers a range of villas, courtyards, traditional and two-storey homes with an unmatched range of more than 300 designs. The Group is passionate about improving lives by building the best value homes and communities in Australia. It also offers exceptional value through its unprecedented buying power, which means it can put great homes within reach of more people every year.

Hickinbotham commenced 1349 new houses in South Australia over the 2019/20 financial year.

2. Rivergum Group

The Rivergum Group is a progressive building company servicing wide-ranging property markets in South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. It strives to innovate, create and deliver market-leading outcomes in collaboration with its customers and clients.

Established in 1994, the award-winning company is renowned for its innovative design, exceptional quality, affordability and a commitment to excellence. The Group focuses on the changing needs of Australians with its designs, including how they live today and want to live tomorrow.

Rivergum is one of the most significant building groups in the state and is also making its mark in Victoria. At every step of the design and construction process, the company applies specialist expertise and quality control checks. It prides itself on being a high-performing company with market-leading lifestyle insights, inspiring designs and extraordinary flexibility and excellence in customer service – all of which it has achieved with the right people.

The company has built more than 8500 new homes and offers over 120 fresh and contemporary and affordable designs. It aims to create better lives for its customers no matter what their life stage or budget, or whether they are investors or owner occupiers.

Rivergum Group commenced 395 new starts in South Australia in the 2019/20 financial year, of which 238 were houses and 157 were semi-detached.

3. Longridge Group

The Longridge Group has more than 50 years of home-building experience and a strong reputation as South Australia’s leading lifestyle builder. The Group comprises Sarah Homes, Gallery Living, Atlas Living and Longridge Homes – all underpinned by design integrity and the latest building materials for the highest quality homes.

Through its various brands, Longridge Group has introduced specific themes to match  the needs and expectations of its clients, whether practical or emotional.

  • Gallery Living provides a contemporary fresh look and thinking for urban living
  • Sarah Homes offers innovatively designed and built spacious homes for the ultimate relationship, whether for a sea change, tree change or weekender
  • Atlas Living provides a range of innovative designs for extended living with Atlas Independent Living Units, Atlas Modular Extensions, and Atlas Transportable Homes.

However, the one common thread throughout the product ranges is design – the one element where it doesn’t compromise. With all ranges, consultants help customers to choose the right design and will even visit the block to see how it will look. Standard plans can be modified to meet needs in both form and function while innovative proven building materials and techniques are used to deliver strong design while keeping homes affordable.

Longridge Group commenced 343 new houses in South Australia over the 2019/20 financial year.

4. Rossdale Homes

Rossdale Homes is one of South Australia’s most respected builders, and a proud family company that has been building award-winning homes since 1980. The Rossdale commitment to value and quality owes much to the dedication of its energetic founders – Craig and Ross Robinson.

The company is a project builder, and builds for the first, second and third home buyer market with a range of lifestyle choices such as traditional, courtyard and infill housing. Townhouses are now an exciting part of its range with a number of urban infill developments. It also offers a range of houses, house-and-land packages for investors, retirees and developers as well as property development of land allotments for niche developments and retirement homes for a number of developers as well as government housing.

The company also carries out renovations and additions and works with architects on specialty designs. Rossdale is a strong supporter of affordable, quality housing and to achieve this, it listens to its customers and works hard to meet their needs. The company has also won many awards for its homes over the year and offers a fixed price guarantee.

Rossdale Homes had 282 new starts during the 2019/20  financial year of which 181 were houses, 39 were semi-detached, and 62 were units.

5. Metricon Homes

Established in 1976, Metricon Home’s original goal remains the same: to create innovative designs and build quality homes that suit all budgets. Its founders’ key focus is to create homes where people love to live, and since its inception it has helped thousands of Australians to achieve this dream. The company’s unwavering commitment to quality and excellence in home design has helped it become one of Australia’s market leaders in new home design and construction.

Metricon Homes has a large display network and offices throughout Victoria, as well as NSW, Queensland and South Australia, which provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy its home designs and interior styles. It is constantly innovating – a practice that has evolved over time thanks to its focus on research and development. This passion for innovation is at the heart of the business and its contemporary home designs are continually evolving to meet Australia’s changing lifestyle demands.

The company’s design philosophy encompasses excellence and beauty, a valuable sense of space and openness in its homes, which are designed to fulfil the great Australian dream of owning a home and creating one that reflects a chosen lifestyle.

In South Australia, Metricon Homes commenced 259 new houses over the 2019/20 financial year.

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