Perth's top 10 home builders of 2018

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Top 10 home builders in Perth, WA

The biggest home builders for 2017/18 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 10 builders in Western Australia (WA), measured by new buildings constructed (new housing starts), see below:

1.     ABN Group

ABN Group operates across the full scope of the building and construction industry, including home building, commercial construction, home improvement, development and financial services. The company’s founder Dale Alcock started his career as an apprentice bricklayer in Perth. It now comprises of more than 20 businesses, including Dale Alcock Homes, Homebuyers Centre and Celebration Homes.

In 2017/18, ABN Group started 1,780 new builds in WA. Across the country, it was involved in building more than 3,000 homes primarily as the builder, but sometimes operating as both the builder and developer, or as the developer only.

2. Ventura Home Group

Ventura Home Group has grown to be one of WA’s and Perth’s largest home builders. It has won many awards since the business began in 1994, with the most recent award being the 2018 HIA Display Home of the Year. Ventura Home Group comprises Ventura Homes, Aussie Living Homes, Smart Homes for Living, Express Two Storey Living, Ventura iD and Multi-Living Developments.

The building group started 1,190 new builds in WA in 2017/18. These builds were predominately houses, but there were also a few multi-units built.

3.     JWH Group

The family-owned organisation JWH Group builds residential properties in Perth and some regional areas of WA. It also trades as WA Country Builders, Oswald Homes, Rural Building Company, Plunkett Homes, In Vogue, Residential Attitudes, RWBA and Smooth Start.

JWH Group started building 960 new houses in WA in 2017/18 where it was the builder.

4.     Redink Homes

Home designer and builder Redink Homes is an award-winning business, having received a number of HIA and Master Builders industry awards over the years. It also trades as Redink Midwest, Redink South West, 101 Residential and B1 Homes.

The building group started building 724 new houses in 2017/18 in WA, operating as the builder on all of them.

5.     SSB

The SSB property group consists of four brands: Content Living, Dreamstart Homes, Ben Trager Homes and Momu. Content Living’s website says it offers a range of home designs and has 12 display home centres across Perth, but also offers custom home designs. Dreamstart Homes offers house and land packages, and describes itself on its website as “Perth’s number one choice for first home buyers.” Ben Trager Homes has a range of single and double storey display homes around Perth’s metropolitan area. Like Dreamstart, Momu offers house and land packages. It states on its website that it offers a range of blocks to suit any budget in some of “Perth’s most sought after estates.”

During the 2017/18 year, the builders across these four SSB brands started work on a total of 657 new houses in WA.

6.     Pindan Group

Pindan Group claims to specialise in design and construction, with its head office located in Perth and interstate offices in Darwin, Brisbane and Sydney. It trades as Pindan Constructions, Pindan Contracting, Switch Homes For Living, Pindan Projects, Pindan Modular, Pindan Asset Management and Pindan Homes.

The Pindan Group started 649 new builds in WA in 2017/18, most of which were multi-unit dwellings. It acted primarily as the builder but sometimes as both builder and developer, starting a total of 698 homes around the country during that time.

7.     Summit Homes Group

Summit Homes Group boasts of more than 40 years of experience in the development and building industry. It recently accepted multiple awards and finalist positions at the 2018 MBA Housing Excellence Awards and 2017 HIA Perth Housing Awards.

It also trades as Summit Homes, Summit Projects, Summit Home Improvements, Lifestyle Homes, New Generation Homes, Easy Start Homes, Summit Projects, Strata Living, Granny Flats Innovation, Summit Northwest and Summit South West.

Summit Homes Group started 622 new builds in WA in 2017/18, predominately houses as well as some semi-detached and multi-unit dwellings.

8.     Delstrat Group

The Delstrat Group encompasses a range of brands and companies. In addition to trading under the Delstrat name it also trades as Seacrest Homes, HALPD, Affordable Living Homes, Broadway Homes, Ideal Homes, Materon Investments WA, WA Building Company and New Home Centre. The company says it covers a range of customers, from affordable homes aimed at first home buyers, through to high-end luxury homes. The Affordable Living Homes website says that it is Perth’s leader in helping first home buyers. The group has also claimed a number of awards over the years, including its multi-award winning luxury builder Seacrest.

Delstrat Group started building 432 new houses in 2017/18 in WA.

9.     Hanssen

Project management and construction company Hanssen specialises in building high rise mixed residential and commercial apartments.

The Perth-based builder started work on 417 multi-units in 2017/18 in WA.

10.  Jaxon Construction

Perth-based builder Jaxon Construction is best-known for building residences and large-scale accommodation across WA. It also has a history of building government and commercial buildings. Some of its big-name clients, for instance, include BHP Billiton and the University of Western Australia.

In 2017/18, Jaxon Construction started 417 new builds, mainly multi-units but also some semi-detached dwellings.

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What’s happening in the Perth building market?

Perth ranks as Australia’s most affordable capital city to buy a home after nearly four years of declining property prices, according to the HIA report. It found WA had been the weakest residential building market in Australia for two years, but conditions are now expected to improve.

Property research house CoreLogic’s Hedonic Home Value Index for the December quarter of 2018 found Perth housing values are back to levels last seen in March 2009. The annual change in dwelling values was a decline of 4.7%, and the median house value was $446,011. By comparison, Sydney’s median house value is currently more than $362,000 more expensive, according to CoreLogic.

Looking ahead, CoreLogic expects house values in Perth will likely decline by around 2.8% in 2019 before experiencing a recovery in 2020 due to population growth.

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