Home builders Caboolture

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Building new, Choosing a builder, ultimate guide

Caboolture and the surrounding areas are great for anyone looking for rural lifestyle, or cheaper property. So if you’re considering building your dream home in the area, this is the article for you. Today’s blog is all about home builders in Caboolture, whether you’re after family-owned local builders or a bigger, nationwide construction company, we can help find the right building contractors for your project, while meeting individual needs. We’ll take a brief look at whether Caboolture and surrounding areas are best for you, and also take a closer look at house and land packages and bespoke homes.

Is Caboolture the right place for me?

Caboolture is a great middle ground between both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane and also is a short drive to areas like Morayfield, North Lakes and Redcliffe. Though once known as a more rural area, it has since become more developed with a range of recreational options, as well as schools and health facilities. You’re more likely to be able to afford a larger property in this area than somewhere closer to the city, which is good news for anyone aspiring to live the country life.

Caboolture has a mixed reputation when it comes to crime and safety. There aren’t a lot of attractions, though it is a short drive to the Sunshine Coast or North Brisbane. The job market is okay but tends to favour those in trade over those in office jobs, though it depends on the particular job. Don’t be surprised, however, if you need to travel out of town for work, possibly to the Brisbane CBD.

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How We Can Help You

Building a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. At Buildi, we’ll be there throughout the entire building process, guiding you step by step so you can avoid any pitfalls. We will help you by following these steps.

  1. Free Consultation – We will sit with you to understand what you are looking to accomplish.
  2. Due Diligence – We work with you to ensure you’re buying the right block of land at the right price without hidden problems.
  3. Builders tender – We will take your requirements out to the market of builders and they will bid to win your business.
  4. Present solutions – We will compile the top 3 options and present you with a comprehensive proposal on builders’ strengths & weaknesses along with prices and specifications.
  5. Contract Signing – We will work with you and your selected builder to ensure there is full transparency in what you are entering into.
  6. Building your home – We work closely with the builder to ensure all service levels are met and your project is on schedule.

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House and Land Packages – the building process

House and land packages are one of those things you’ll encounter a lot when you start looking into building your own home. But what are they exactly?

Basically, a house and land package combines the purchase of land and the construction of your new house into a single process. Two companies (more often than not, a builder and a land developer) have teamed up to make this transaction possible, however, you’ll still need to sign two separate contracts. House and Land packages are particularly prevalent in big land developments, or estates, but can be found elsewhere.

Example of a house and land package

So now we have the general idea of what a house and land package is, let’s take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.


Can be a more streamlined process

Convenience. That’s the word you’ll hear time and again when you hear about house and land packages. It is true that a house and land package is a streamlined process, with a lot of the decisions being made for you. Those selling these deals are aware of just how overwhelming the whole building process can be, so be aware that they will heavily push the convenience aspect of a house and land package when trying to convince you.

Tempting option for First Home Buyers

Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Therefore, a house and land package therefore can be enticing for new home buyers trying to get their foot in the door, as it comes across as an easier, more streamlined process.

More Affordable than a Pre-Existing house

This is a big variable as it will obviously depend on what you’re comparing, but house and land packages are often more affordable than buying a pre-existing house. This is especially true when a house is located in an established or a booming suburb.


Hidden Costs

When it comes to making changes to a design in a house and land package, your options are going to vary depending on who you’re working with. Usually, changes are discouraged, if not outright denied, and will cost a small fortune if you decide to go ahead. Therefore, it won’t take many changes for you to suddenly experience a cost blowout. If you’re likely to make changes to a layout, we would strongly recommend going with a different option than a house and land package.

Lack of Choice

What some call streamlining or simplifying, others might call a lack of choice. We understand how stressful and overwhelming the building process can be, with it sometimes feeling like you have a million choices to make. However, having choices taken away from you limits your say, and is that really a plus? This is your home after all, shouldn’t you be able to make some changes if you want to?

Split Level Homes

If you end up buying a property that’s on a slant, you may want to consider a split-level home design. Often people buy sloping blocks either because they’re more affordable, it was available, or because they offered a spectacular view. As with any block, it’s vital to complete your due diligence with a sloping lot to avoid any nasty surprises down the line.

Some of the benefits of a split-level home include:

  • The design works with the land meaning you could save a lot of money on excavation costs.
  • Due to the structural layout, you can achieve more house area on a smaller block of land.
  • You’ll likely need a custom design, so its an opportunity to design a house exactly the way you want it.
  • A split-level home will be unique and done correctly, could provide your home with a certain charm and character.

There are a few potential downsides to a Split Level Home, or at least, things you should consider.

  • More often than not, Split-Level Homes cost more to build, due to them requiring customisation.
  • They usually take longer to build. Whenever a builder has a guaranteed build time, Split Level Homes are always excluded from this guarantee.
  • Stairs will be a fact of life in a split-level house design so if just thinking about that annoys you, chances are you’ll have troubles adapting down the line.
  • When it comes to resell, they may have a smaller potential audience than other, more traditional designs. This is a common issue with custom homes because not everyone’s taste will be as sophisticated as yours.

Bespoke New Homes

A bespoke home is another term for a custom home. A bespoke builder offers personalised service and allows you the option to go off menu, so to speak, meaning instead of trying to make a pre-existing design work for you, you can create your floorplan from scratch. While most builders offer some level of choice, bespoke builders specialise in custom home designs and expect you to make changes.

Whether this is the way to go will depend on your plans for a home, so let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of working with a custom home builder.


Your choice

The obvious benefit of a custom home is you get to choose everything, from design, materials, and special features and a say in every step of the process. While you have the opportunity to have an elaborate home, this isn’t a necessity. A lot of people turn to custom builders to get a specific design or to have more of a say in the build.

A choice in materials

Usually, a builder will offer you a selection of materials they can use, whereas with a custom builder you can choose whatever material you like, providing you to buy the best material.

Design the perfect home

Do you have a specific vision for your home? Perhaps you’ve seen pre-existing floorplans with promise, but none of them quite capture what you want in a house. You might want to combine all your favourite elements into one perfect floorplan.

Maybe an unusual or unique feature like a secret room? Maybe you or someone in your home has special needs or requires specific features like rails or ramps. Are there specific benchtops, tiles, or other materials you want.

Whatever your perfect home looks like, a bespoke builder may be your best shot at achieving your vision, especially if it is a unique one.

Improving Energy efficiency

Though a custom home will be more expensive initially, you have the opportunity to make design choices that will help with your energy consumption, making your home both cheaper to maintain and creating a smaller carbon footprint.


Takes longer to build

A custom home will take longer to build than a home based on a pre-existing. The reason for this that a builder knows all the ins and outs of a pre-existing design, whereas a custom design has a lot more intricacies and elements to be worked out.

It will likely cost more initially

Building a new bespoke home will cost more initially for the same reasons it’ll take longer to build: the uniqueness of it means the builder may have to order materials, especially for you and depending on your design, they may need more time to figure out how to accomplish your design.

There is a perception that custom homes are costly, however, this really depends on the home you’re building. For example, you can use a bespoke builder to build a simple, functional home that won’t cost a fortune.

Not Builders are Equal

It may sound obvious, but your choice of builder will dictate how well your build will go. Due to the variants and possible complications involved in a bespoke home, choosing the right building contractors is crucial to everything going well. If you’re stuck with a builder out of their element, a custom build has the potential to become a nightmare.

Can be a stressful process.

Building a bespoke home is a labour of love, with an emphasis on both the love and the labour. Building a home is a big project and due to all the choices, it can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that everyone feels stressed during the build process at some point.

This is where having someone like Buildi on your side can really come in handy

Caboolture Local Builders

Ausmar Homes

Ausmar Homes are a South-East Queensland builder that has been operating in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast for nearly 30 years. If you’re searching for home builders in South-East Queensland, Ausmar Homes will come up on your radar, especially if you’re considering a custom home. Their building area is from the Gympie region to the Gold Coast and everywhere in between.

Avondale Homes

While the majority of builders offer some acreage designs, Avondale Homes specialise in acreage homes in South East Queensland, especially in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.

Bold Living

BOLD Living is a boutique builder, that has been building homes in Brisbane since 2010. They’re the baby of the list with only 11 years under their belt. This inexperience could affect your build.

Being locally based, they have a good grasp on the needs of Brisbane home builders and are flexible with their designs.

G.J. Gardner Homes

G.J. Gardner Homes is one of the most recognisable home builders in the country. They have a few display homes in Aura display, Baringa.

  • Lots of variety in home designs.
  • Display homes are upgraded and can be misleading as to what is standard.
  • Prices vary depending on where you’re building.
  • Franchised so every location has a different team, approach and reputation.

Hontondo Homes

Hontondo Homes have a wide range of design styles from contemporary to traditional, heritage-inspired designs. They have locations all over Australia, including in Caboolture.

Metricon Homes

Metricon is a Victorian-based builder that builds 5000 homes nationally per year.

  • Has some of the most on-trend home designs in the state.
  • They also have a variety of ranges for different budgets, including Homesolutions for those looking to build their very first home.
  • Can have too many cooks in the kitchen, so you’ll want a top-notch site supervisor to keep the entire process on track.
  • Offer some good options for a knock down rebuild. You’ll need to organise the demolition yourself.
  • Plenty of display homes on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

McLachlan Homes

McLachlan Homes are a family-owned, award-winning custom builder with locations on the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane. Their motto is ‘Build around Lifestyle’ and they promise a more personalised experience than other builders. Their other boast is that their customers can be as involved as they like in the building process. 

Peter Jones Constructions

Peter Jones Construction is a local custom builder, with over thirty years of experience in the building industry. Their core aim is to create practical floorplans that are personal yet comfortable to live in.

Simonds Homes

Simonds Homes was founded in 1949 and is one of the largest builders in the country.

  • Many customers were unhappy with the finished product and found the post-build support lacking.
  • Don’t have a specialised post-build team, which might mean you’ll slip through the cracks.
  • Due to their size, you may find the experience less personal than with a smaller builder

Buildi can help you through the entire building process of your dream home! If you’re looking for professional guidance with your new home journey, book a Free Consultation Today!


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