Top 3 New Home Builders in Victoria

Dominique Grubisa
Dominique Grubisa

Published 4:09 am 9 Mar 2021

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Building a home is not something anyone takes lightly. There are so many decisions to make from where you want to build, whether you want a unit or a house, and of course, which builder to choose to work with. Finding a builder you can trust to create your dream home is essential. Many Victorians choose to build their own home and the state has a wide range of experienced builders ready to help.

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Below we provide a snapshot of Victoria’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 Victoria, Here’s is Top 5 to Consider

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1. 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.

During 2019/21, Metricon Homes commenced 3262 properties including 3148 houses and 114 semi-detached homes throughout Victoria.

2. Multiplex

Multiplex is a diversified construction business operating in Australia and overseas. It has significant residential experience that ranges from low and medium-rise mixed-use developments to inner city high-rise apartment towers. Multiplex’s strong track record

includes a reputation for quality, innovation and successful delivery of its projects. Along with its extensive residential portfolio, its projects include large office, retail, large-scale health and entertainment/hotel precincts and specialist design and construct projects.

The company was established in 1962 and since that time has successfully delivered more than 1000 projects, both at home and around the world. It is known for its collaborative and flexible working culture that focuses on meeting its clients’ goals. Multiplex’s own goal for every project is to not only deliver on time and on budget, but to outperform and exceed its clients’ expectations. It adds genuine value by leveraging its experience with that of its network. Each project has a dedicated team leader that guides the progress of the build.

Many of Multiplex’s employees have been with the company for decades, and clients benefit from this in-depth experience and expertise. The company is proud of its business and the rewarding partnerships it has with its clients and communities.

Multiplex had 2437 starts in 2019/20 in Victoria, all of which were units.

3. Simonds Group

Publicly listed Simonds Group has been building homes since 1949 and believes it is this experience that gives it the expertise and knowledge to bring a new home to life. Founder Gary Simonds’ believes every Australian deserves to own their own home and built this family business based on this notion – as well as with passion, determination and commitment.

The Group focuses on the order housing market, building on its clients’ land in new estate developments. Simonds has also entered the knockdown/rebuild market within the inner suburban areas of all capital cities and it has a very strong presence within country Victoria with offices located in Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton and Traralgon.

The Group comprises Simonds Victoria, Simonds Queensland, Simonds South Australia, Simonds NSW and Madisson Projects. It believes when you build a Simonds home, you get

more than just a house: you get a home designed, built and fitted for each individual client, by a dedicated team of professionals. And while the company has achieved many industry firsts, it believes what is most important is the more than 50,000 Australians who have trusted it to build their homes.

Simonds Group had 1940 building starts in 2019/20, which included 1906 houses and 34 semi-detached homes.

4. ABN Group

ABN Group is a leading construction, property and finance organisation that boasts an impressive portfolio of trading entities in Victoria, as well as Western Australia. Established in 1978, the Group has built a reputation for quality and innovation through operational and service excellence, and continues to grow and evolve under the leadership of directors, Dale Alcock and Aidan Hooper, and chief executive officer, Andrew Roberts.

The organisation’s operations span the full breadth of the building and construction industry and include home building, commercial construction and development, and financial services. It has helped its clients with everything from first homes to luxury residences, home finance to property development and everything in between.

The group operates 20 businesses within the ABN Group including Homebuyers Centre, Celebration Homes, Dale Alcock Homes, Dale Alcock Homes South West, Webb & BrownNeaves, Boutique Homes, Homebuyers Centre Victoria, Dale Alcock Developments, Dale Alcock Projects, Parcel Property, Resolve Finance, Bluebay Home Loans and PACT Construction. ABN Group also operates Australia’s largest private construction apprenticeship scheme, and has trained more than 1400 apprentices since 2004.

In Victoria, ABN Group commenced building 1707 properties in 2019/20, including 1529 houses and 178 semi-detached homes. It was the builder and developer on 34 of these.

5. Carlisle Homes

Carlisle Homes was established more than 15 years ago to build quality homes across Melbourne and Geelong. It has since completed 10,000 homes and has evolved to become a market leader in new home building. It continues to deliver on its mission to build homes of exceptional quality that exceed its customers’ expectations. This is reflected in its customers’ advocacy scores, that illustrate the dedication of its team.

Carlisle’s industry leadership is further demonstrated by again being awarded Australia’s Best Employer in 2020. It employs more than 400 staff and is committed to a workplace that is inclusive, encourages learning and development and is driven by innovation. This high level of staff engagement has been the key to delivering excellent business results despite challenging market and operational conditions. It also ensures a genuine customer-centric approach at all touch points, from sales through to construction and during the warranty of its clients’ homes.

The organisation’s goal has never been to be the biggest, but it says it is committed to being the best. Carlisle’s superior customer service, professionalism and focus on results are consistently acknowledged by its customers, its trade network and suppliers and is the foundation of its continued success.

In 2019/20, Carlisle Homes commenced building 1495 houses in Victoria.

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