How to choose the right builder for your home

Date added: 5 June 2017

When it comes to building your dream home, choosing the right builder might be the most important decision you make. You will be working with your builder for months and if you don’t make the right choice at the beginning of your house building journey, it could create many problems for you down the track.

Here are some of the major factors to consider when choosing a builder:


From the outset, ensure every builder you consider is adequately licensed. Any builder constructing a new home in Queensland must hold a suitable QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission) license to carry out most work that will be involved in the building of your home. If you’re unsure of a builder or company’s credentials, or want to review their history (including rectification orders, disciplinary actions, bans or infringements), you can do a search on the QBCC website for more details.


Don’t be afraid to do some research on your short-listed builders before you a sign a contract.  Find out what previous work they have done and if their previous customers were satisfied.

Past Work

Another happy clientIf possible, ask to see work the builder or building company has constructed in the past. Doing research into the builders past work will tell you a number of useful things about them. Firstly, you will be able to ensure that their work is of a high standard and quality. You will also be able to ensure that previous work demonstrated suites the style of your own design – that they are capable and accomplished at this particular style of home. Finally, if you are building an investment home, you might be able to find out something about the builders resale price that will give you an indication as to what your house might be worth upon resale.


Remember that you will be working with this builder for many months. It is important that you are comfortable with them and are able to communicate what you want.

Contact Us

Ownit Homes encourages you to contact us and have a conversation with one of our building experts to ensure we fulfill these criteria for you. We are confident that by talking to us you will be able to rest easy in feeling confident that we are one of the best building companies in Queensland and are more than cable of helping your property dreams come true.