Whether you’re building from scratch, renovating, or adding an extension, you’ll need a highly skilled, reliable, well-priced team of builders.
Unfortunately, building contractors don’t always treat your home with the respect it deserves. Many cut corners, take cheap shortcuts, and leave your space an absolute mess.
To help you avoid the bad, we’ve read through our reader’s feedback, and put together this list of the best builders in the Canberra region.
What Makes a Trustworthy Builder?
Builders have a huge responsibility. After all, you are trusting them with one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make – your house.
To take the guesswork out of hiring a trustworthy builder, look for these key traits.
- Experience. Builders with years of experience know exactly how to overcome tricky situations. They’ve seen it all before, and can come up with an innovative solution that fulfils your unique needs without going over-budget.
- Skill. Building and construction work is a specialist skill. To ensure the safety and longevity of your home, hire a builder with proven talent and know-how.
- Friendly, respectful, and professional attitude. There’s nothing worse than forking out a fair amount of money only to have your home – and you – treated like rubbish. The best in the building business treat their customers with respect, and get the job done to a professional standard with a smile on their face.
- Prompt. If a builder promises you a deadline, they absolutely must follow through. Work with a building company who work promptly yet thoroughly.
- Fairly priced. If you are planning a build from scratch, a renovation, or an extension, chances are you’ve set a budget. Aim to work with a builder that prices their services fairly, so you don’t end up spending way too much.
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.
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.”
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.”
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Builders.
If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra Builders. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?