Building a new home from scratch can be an exciting process, but your choice of builder is critical. You’re making a major investment and you need to be confident you’re partnering with a reliable and reputable builder.
We help you narrow down the choice with a rundown of the top 5 home builders in Perth for 2020/21.
Top 5 home builders in Perth, WA
The biggest home builders for 2020/21 were revealed as part of the Housing Industry Association (HIA)’s Colorbond Steel Housing 100 Report. The report details the top builders nationally and by state. To find out the top 5 builders in Western Australia (WA), measured by new buildings constructed (new housing starts), see below:
1. BGC Housing Group
BGC Housing Group has been named the largest builder in WA by the HIA. BGC topped the state for new builds, with a total of 4,205 homes constructed, up from 2,332 in 2019/20. BCG Housing Group is now ranked as Australia’s fourth largest homebuilder.
In addition to building more than 32,000 homes for WA residents over the past ten years, BGC Housing Group has helped 20,000 first home buyers get onto the property ladder. BGC Housing Group says it is committed to building energy efficient homes that score 6 stars on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).
2. ABN Group
ABN Group operates across the full scope of the building and construction industry, including home building, commercial construction, home improvement and development and financial services. The Group comprises more than 20 businesses, including Dale Alcock Homes, Homebuyers Centre and Celebration Homes.
In 2020/21, ABN Group started 3,150 new builds in WA. Across the country, it was involved in building more than 5,345 homes – primarily as the builder, but sometimes operating as both the builder and developer, or as the developer only.
3. Silvestro Building Group
In 2020/21 Silvestro notched up 1,910 new builds in WA – all houses. Nationally, the company constructed 2,055 new homes. The Silvestro Building Group is a family-owned and operated business, which has been in operation since 1987.
Silvestro has a number of industry accolades to its name. Its brands Home Group and Blueprint Homes have previously taken out awards for Project Builder of the Year, Display Home of the Year and Best Customer Service.
4. Redink Homes
Based in the Perth suburb of Osborne Park, home designer and builder Redink Homes also trades as Redink Midwest, Redink South West, 101 Residential and B1 Homes. 101 Residential focuses on cost-effective two-storey homes, while B1 Homes is pitched at the first home buyer market.
Redink Homes started building 1,803 new houses in 2020/21 in WA, operating as the builder on all of them.
5. JWH Group
JWH Group focuses principally on residential properties, including single and multiple density housing, group housing, apartment buildings, home units and retirement villages.
JWH Group started building 1,279 new houses in WA in 2020/21 – up from 630 in 2019/20.
What’s happening in the Perth building market?
Perth currently ranks as one of Australia’s most affordable capital cities to buy a home according to CoreLogic data, and the HIA report explains that Western Australia has experienced the largest annual increase in detached house construction across all states and territories.
Prior to COVID-19, Western Australia was close to the bottom of its building cycle, says HIA, with several years of low building activity following the end of the mining boom. However, the state’s population has continued to grow, and this has generated pent-up demand for housing. As evidence of this, many of the builders from WA in this year’s HIA – Colorbond Steel Housing 100 Report have more than doubled their number of starts compared to last year.
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