Whether you’re building a new home, renovating or doing an extension, a skilled and reliable builder – or team of builders – is essential.
If you’re like most people, you’d probably prefer to work with an experienced, value-for-money builder. Ideally, your chosen builder will also take pride in their work, avoid shortcuts and do a thorough clean up when the job is finished.
But where do you find a builder that ticks all of the above boxes? To make your search easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best builders and developers in Canberra according to reader feedback.
What makes a trustworthy builder?
When you engage a builder, you entrust them with one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make – your home. As such, you need to have confidence in their ability to do a great job.
To take the guesswork out of hiring a reliable builder, look for these key traits.
- Experience. It’s tricky to surprise an experienced builder. They’ve seen it all before and know exactly how to overcome challenging situations while staying on budget.
- Specialisation. Some builders specialise in small scale renovations and extensions, while others are better suited to new builds. Do your research and make sure the builder you choose has experience in the type of work you need completed.
- Friendly, respectful, and professional attitude. As with any customer-facing job, the best in the building business treat their customers with respect and get the job done to a professional standard. They respond to queries quickly, send quotes promptly and keep you informed as the project progresses.
- Prompt. Delays are often inevitable, but if a builder promises you a deadline, they should do their best to stick to it.
- Fairly priced. Seek quotes from multiple builders to make sure you’re getting a fair price.
The top builders in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Make the most of the natural environment and embrace sustainable living with the innovative Mastro 5 Design Building Group. Their new homes, extensions, and landscaping are not only built to last a lifetime but feature inspiring contemporary design work.
One of our commenters, Elboy, had this to say: “Really good bunch of guys, easy to deal with, reliable, honest and well priced. They specialise in solar passive heating for new homes which ticks your energy efficient criteria.”
With a commitment to a personalised and reliable service, Empire Homes is a fantastic builder option in the Canberra region. Whether their friendly team is working on a new home, a renovation, or a rebuild, they deliver a quality product finished to industry standards.
Commenter Namci raved about their experience with Empire Homes. “Empire Homes are amazing! We built with them a couple of years ago and they also did an extension for a friend- cannot be faulted,” they wrote. “I think being a smaller company, the communication is a lot more open, they never seem bothered by our constant questions.”
Your experience with builders and developers in Canberra
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you had experience with any of the building and development companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.