Home Builders North Lakes

by | Aug 2, 2022 | Building new, Choosing a builder, expanded list

Moreton Bay Region is one of the fastest growing regions in the Brisbane area and with a more relaxed lifestyle, shopping facilities and a nice mix of coastal and bush landscapes, it’s not hard to see why. North Lakes is one of the main hubs of the Moreton Bay region, with a range of amenities and of course, the titular lakes in the area. With all that in mind, today’s article is all about home builders in the North Lakes. We’ll have a look at some of the pros and cons of the area and provide some links to our in-depth builder reviews, plus talk about bespoke homes, house and land packages and split-level house design. So without further ado, let’s see why North Lakes could be the place for you (or why it might not be).

Is North Lakes the right place for me?

North Lakes offers a range of benefits to potential buyers, especially if they’re a family or professionals or retirees. The median house is $716,000 which is a rise of 31.4% since last year, so this is good news for investors. The rental is $520pw for a house and $440pw for a unit. But does this mean North Lakes is for you? Here are some pros and cons of the area:

Pros ✅

  • Plenty of shopping facilities, including Westfield, IKEA and Costco.
  • Easy access to the highway, being only a 45min drive to the Sunshine Coast, and about the same to the Brisbane CBD.
  • About a 15-20 minute drive to Redcliffe Beach.
  • Plenty of parks and recreation options
  • For footy fans, you’ll be close to the new Redcliffe Dolphins team and about an hour to Suncorp Stadium.


  • Lack of nightlife
  • The nearest train station is in Kallangur or Petrie
  • Smaller lots than other areas.

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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

A house and land package is something you’ll come across a house and land package for sale when looking to build a home, but how exactly do they work? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the house and land package:


Streamlined Process

Convenience is a big element of house and land packages that are frequently pushed in the advertisements. Building a new home always feels like a big step, whether it is your first or tenth, so the temptation to pick the option with fewer steps is completely understandable.

Tempting Option for a First-Time Home Buyer

Following on the above point, building your first home is an exciting time in anyone’s life, but it is also a nerve-wracking one. If want to make the process easier without sacrificing choice, get in touch with Buildi. We’ll be on your side to help through your entire building journey, providing assistance in choosing the right builder for you, and making sure the builder fulfils everything agreed to in the contract.


Hidden Costs

It’s always important when receiving a price for a home build to know exactly what it is you’re paying for, including what inclusions are covered by the quoted price. The streamlined process of a house and land package can make it easy for little details to fall by the wayside. Building a home isn’t a cheap proposition, so the last thing you want to do is spend thousands of dollars when you don’t have to.

Lack of Choice

This is what we consider the biggest drawback of house and land packages, is the lack of choice that comes with them. Everything is very much set in stone once you sign the contract, and little, if anything, can be changed. If you are allowed to make alterations, it usually will cost a lot. House and land packages are also limited in the layouts you have to choose from. All of this leaves us asking, is it worth paying more to end up with less choice?

Split Level Homes

For anyone building on an uneven or sloping block, a split-level home design could be the answer. These are multi-level home layouts that work with your land’s unevenness rather than try to alter your block to suit a single-level design. Here are some of the pros and cons of Split Level Homes:


Unique Look: Split-level home designs tend to be custom-made, so you’re unlikely to be like anyone else’s and it’ll have more street appeal than a large retaining wall.

Better Use of Space: The big reason for choosing a split-level for a sloping block over a single-storey house is you can actually get more house area with the former. You can also avoid long, steep driveways and make way for landscaping, swimming pools, etc.

Buffer Zones: One of the benefits of multilevel homes is the creation of buffer zones, which adds to privacy and sound barriers.

Make the most of the view: Sloping blocks are often in locations where there is a great view, and a split level can be cleverly designed to make the most of this.

Save money on excavation: Excavating land is always a gamble as it can end up causing more problems to overcome. You better believe that if you find issues, they’ll be costly to fix.


Stairs: It’s pretty much impossible to avoid stairs in a split-level home, so think about if you can live with that or if it’ll be a pain (now and in the future).

More Difficult Renovating: Due to structural concerns and the use of space, split-level homes tend to be more difficult when it comes to renovations.

Could be difficult to sell: Split Level Homes aren’t for everyone, with the look being too unique for some who don’t have the same taste as you and your friends. This won’t be such an issue if you’re planning for this to be your forever home.

Bespoke New Homes

A Bespoke Home (or custom home) allows you to create the exact house you’re after, by giving you more say in every detail of your new home design. Whereas bulk builders will be building many residential, new houses.

Plan, plan, plan, and then, plan a bit more.

While you can’t avoid all mistakes and stressful situations, we can’t stress enough that the more planning, research and preparation you do, the smoother thing will go for your build. Once the process gets underway, it won’t take long for everything will feel like a whirlwind. It’s impossible to predict in a project as big as building a home, but it can’t be denied that planning ahead will help you avoid a lot of headaches down the track.

Hire the Right People for your Team

It may seem obvious, but choosing a builder who is the right fit for your job is critical to your new home turning out how you want it to. Contractors specialise in different things, so it’s important to not only look for a great builder, but also a builder who is a good fit for your project. Get in touch with Buildi to discuss how we can help you find the perfect builder for you!

Consider a Designer

Designing is one of those jobs like writing or organising an event, where you don’t realise how much work is involved until you try to do it yourself. Even if you know what you want, designers speak the building language. They have been here before, meaning they’ll know the intricacies and details that you’ll have to pick up on the run if you try to do it all yourself.

Think about the cabinet and furniture placement from the get-go

Unless you’re planning to be extremely minimalist, you’re going to have furniture in your home so you need to keep this in mind while creating your floorplan.

Communicate everything and don’t assume anything.

Mistakes will happen, but you can reduce the risk of this happening substantially by having open communication with everyone you’re working with throughout the entire process. This means being clear and specific about your expectations as so many mistakes occur from things being vague. Also, whenever you’re not sure about something or don’t understand what you’ve told, ask questions. Like any expert, your builder may occasionally forget what people outside the industry know and don’t know.

In the early stages, make sure you know exactly what is included in your contract and what you’re going to get with your quoted price.

North Lakes Builders

Abbott Builders

A custom home builder located in North Lakes, Abbott Builders. They have a display home located in Pacific Cove.

BOLD Living

Bold Living is a boutique builder who’s been operating since 2010. Being a Brisbane-based builder, they have a solid understanding of the area. They’re flexible with their designs which could be great news if you want to make any changes.

Clarendon Homes

Having been founded in 1978, Clarendon Homes has been building in Brisbane and South East Queensland for over forty years. They have over 100 home designs to choose from and plenty of display homes to visit. They also rank well on Productreview.com.au.

Hallmark Homes

Hallmark Homes don’t build two storey house, so if you’re after a double-storey home, they’re not the right builder for the job. What they do build is:

  • Single Storey Homes
  • Narrow Lot Homes
  • Acreage Homes – perfect for someone building in the country

Homes by CMA

A family-owned, Brisbane-based builder, Homes by CMA has generous standard inclusions and by a lot of accounts, a friendly team to work with. They’re not super flexible with even minor changes and some reviewers have found their build progress to be slow.

Stroud Homes

Founded in 2005, Stoud Homes build in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. They offer a full range of house designs, and house and land packages, and make a point of promising a fast build time (however, this doesn’t apply to split-level designs). Though they have a good rating on productreview.com some customers have found their post-build communication to be lacking.

Your dream home

Our team can guide you through new builds, whether it is a knockdown rebuild project or starting with a vacant lot. We’ll find the builder who is the right fit for you. We’ll make sure your finished home is of exceptional quality and provide you with peace of mind during the entire building journey.

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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