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Best Builders in Canberra, ACT from $1000/m2

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  • FBS
    5 Reviews

    BUILDING LICENCE#: 20121217 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Trade qualifie... Read more


    Jaswinder: Pete is very reliable person and charge reasonable prices. I recomm...   Read more reviews

    19 June 2013

  • 2 Reviews

    We provide a pofessional building service thoughout Canberra and the region. We specialise in extensions, renovations, new builds, decks & pergolas and all building maintenance. We pride ourselves ... Read more


    Tim: Guy completed my project on time and on budget, to an extremely hig...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • QP
    7 Reviews

    Welcome to Q Projects. I'm John, the proud owner and operator of this business. I've been in this business for more than 55 years, and in that time, I've done every kind of project. I provide a wid... Read more


    Lucky: The job was completed on time, on budget, to a professional standar...   Read more reviews

    26 May 2017

  • 5 Reviews

    Bathroom & kitchen renovation specialist. Obligation free quote, personalised service detailed quotations fixed price contracts design and construct detailed scheduling Call us now to org... Read more


    Jan: These guys were absolutely reliable and extremely professional. I ...   Read more reviews

    30 July 2013

  • G&MC

    licensed builder who has been in industry for 20years. father & son team with all insurances ,references etc Read more

    Isabella Plains,ACT

    James: The work completed was of high quality and of great detail. Excelle...   Read more reviews

    21 April 2015

Average rating of 5.0 stars for category "New Home Builders" based on 156 reviews

What You Should Do When Hiring Builders

Starting a building project can be overwhelming because of the various aspects that you need to oversee. That’s why it would be great to have a professional builder guide you in every step of the way. With their experience in the construction industry, they can definitely help you out with your needs.

Builders can do a wide array of jobs. Some may have specialisations while others provide general construction services. Here’s a list of building and construction jobs that your local builder can do:

  • Carpentry
  • Concreting
  • Painting and decorating
  • Roofing
  • Bricklaying
  • Shopfitting
  • Cabinet making
  • Stonemasonry
  • Plastering
  • Joinery
  • Tiling (wall and floor)

Advantages of hiring builders

Sometimes people think that looking for a builder is not necessary especially when they’re dealing with a small project that can be DIY-ed. You can opt for this as well, if you like, but make sure you’ve considered all the factors before going down the DIY path. Once you’ve started this, it can be costly to turn back and redo everything or rectify mistakes.

Listed below are the pros of hiring local builders:

  1. Expertise
    Building contractors, especially those who are licensed builders, have gone through years of training and skills development. They have spent time mastering their craft in order to be qualified. With this in mind, you can be sure about their ability to deliver work that doesn’t fall short of meeting Australian standards. Apart from their skills, they also have extensive knowledge in the trade. They can give you professional advice to ensure that all your needs will be met.

  2. Equipment
    Implementing your project by yourself means that you would also need to equip yourself with various tools. Buying them wouldn’t be easy as it’s just not practical — why spend for things that you’re only going to use for a couple of times? If you try renting or borrowing, though, there’s the inconvenience of having to learn how to use the tools in the quickest way possible. Now, there’s a risk to this: If you’re not used to operating a machine or any mechanical tool, you might just end up damaging your property and spending more for rectifying errors.

  3. Suppliers and specialists
    Building contractors are connected to many suppliers in the industry. If you want a specific material for your construction project, they can introduce you to a bunch of suppliers and help you get the finest deal. If you have a job that needs to be done by a specialist — for instance, electricians or plumbers — they can help you find the tradies you need and contact them for you.

  4. Insurance
    A registered builder is often likely to have insurance. This is essential in any building project as it can protect you and/or your builder against accidents and additional expenses. There are different types of insurance for builders, and it pays to know what they are. Here are two common types of insurance for building contractors:

    • Home Warranty Insurance. This is also called domestic building insurance, and it is mainly designed to protect customers against builders who cannot or refuse to finish a project or carry out necessary repairs. It is usually required for jobs that cost over $10,000.
    • Public Liability Insurance. This type of insurance protects builders against claims of injury or accidents, which resulted from their work activities.

Things to look for when hiring builders

Whether you’re looking to hire commercial or residential builders, it’s pretty easy finding building contractors in Canberra. However, there’s a bit of trickiness when it comes to picking out which one to hire. You should check a few things before you officially enlist their help so that you can be certain they’re really the right tradie for your job. Make sure to consider these things before making a deal with a construction business:

✓ Qualifications

This is one of the first things that you need to check as this will easily tell you if they are qualified to take on your job. Have a look at their list of services and ask them if they have done a similar type of work before. Don’t forget to check their licences too.

✓ Portfolio

Look at photos of their best works and their recent works. This will show you the quality of work that they are capable of providing.

✓ Customer feedback

It’s difficult to trust people whom you have just met them for the first time, but you can cast aside your doubts when you see that a business is recommended by other customers. Read reviews about the building contractors so that you’ll have an idea on whether they’re professional or rude, efficient or slow, hardworking or lazy. Check out these sample feedbacks on some of the top builders in Canberra:

”I encourage you to chat with Bo (Bogart) before making a final decision about future projects for your home. I was pleasantly surprised with Bo’s level of integrity and passion for his work, along with his communication and listening skills. He listened to what I wanted and gave advice when appropriate. I requested a quote for my driveway, and was so impressed; I ended up having my backyard completely renewed. Jason, who also worked on the project, was polite and friendly, I don’t believe I’ve witnessed someone with such a strong work ethic. Thanks guys. Annette Watson-ACT” - Annette from Canberra, ACT on Paramount Concrete Constructions

”Peter Frazer provided me with a detailed quote and plan for my glasshouse. He knew exactly what I wanted and he built it completely within a few weeks. It is a rather elaborate structure that suits my garden perfectly. The finished project is just what I wanted. I would recommend Peter to others who require a builder and I would not hesitate in using him again myself for another project. Terry O'Reilly.” - Terry from Jerrabomberra, NSW on Frazer Building Solutions

✓ Pricing

Ensure that the businesses are charging you fairly. At, you can compare up to 12 quotes from different builders. Ask for a detailed written quote so that hidden charges can be prevented. It’s important for you to make sure that they are being upfront with their rates.