Ready to embark on the exciting journey of building your dream home? With so many great house and land packages and lots of building companies to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming. You may be wondering, “How do I pick the right builder?” We’re here to help, with four tips on what to look for when choosing the right company to turn your dream home into a reality.


When you’re researching different building companies, start by checking out examples of their previous builds. Their website will normally have visual examples of the homes they’ve built in the past, and you may find more examples on their social media pages. However, it’s important to remember that just because a company has been around for a while, doesn’t automatically mean they’re the best choice. Keep reading to find out other important things to look out for when choosing the right builder for you.


Reputation is a very important thing to look at when choosing your building company. They may have a lot of experience, but a bad reputation so make sure to do your due diligence when researching. Here are some things you can do to find out the reputation of a building company:

• Social Media

Explore their social media pages to see what they’re doing and what people are saying about them in the comments. You can also look up the company name on Facebook and in local community groups to see if there are any posts about the company from others who have worked with them in the past.

• News Articles

Check out any news articles on them by Googling the company name and clicking on the ‘news’ tab. This will allow you to see any recent news articles on the company, and get a sense of their public image.

• Word of Mouth

Ask for recommendations from family, friends and coworkers who’ve been through the building process. If someone you know has had a good experience with a building company, they may be a good option to consider when researching.

• Online Reviews

Look up the business on Google and read the reviews. If they have a Facebook page, explore reviews there too. This real feedback can give you real life insight into their past performance.



Navigating your budget is another important step in finding the right company to build your dream home. While choosing the cheapest option may be tempting, it’s important to find a balance between affordability and quality. Consider the packages a company offers – do they align with your budget while ensuring a high-quality home? Taking the time to assess your budget will help you make smart decisions and get your dream home without sacrificing quality.


Good communication is key when choosing a company to build your dream home. But how can you tell if a building company communicates well? Pay attention to how quickly and effectively they respond when you first inquire about packages. If their communication is lacking at the start, it’s likely to continue during your build, making the journey more stressful than it needs to be.

Exploring a building company’s showhome and connecting with the people who may be part of your building journey in person is a great way to establish a good rapport, which will ultimately create a smoother building experience.


Now that you’ve read our four helpful tips, you’re ready to start exploring the many great building companies out there. It might seem overwhelming at first but remember, experience, reputation, budget, and communication are the key to finding the right builder to craft your dream home.

Not sure where to start? We have established relationships with a range of experienced building companies, who are great options to consider when researching builders.