How should I choose a builder?

Start with a local Registered Master Builder who has experience in building quality homes in your area. Master builders have been building the foundations of this country, its homes, and workplaces for over 100 years. Master Builders build quality homes and buildings that last. They represent the best of the industry and uphold the highest standards.

All Registered Master Builders are required to meet quality criteria, and are assessed on:

  • Building experience
  • Trade and professional qualifications
  • Practical management experience
  • Workmanship – previous clients have been contacted to ensure their work is of a high standard and has satisfied their expectations
  • Financial responsibility – written references have been provided by their bank, accountant and building material suppliers.

Only a Registered Master Builder can offer you peace of mind with a 10-year Master Build Guarantee on residential work. Madison Park Homes are a Registered Master Builder and our team has been associated with home building in your area for over 20 years.

How should I go about finding a building site?
If you don’t already own a section, we will help you find the right one at the right price for your budget. To help you make a sound decision, we will visit the section of your choice with you. We will review the aspect of the section within the subdivision, the types of soil and any potential grading or drainage issues. We will recommend a design to suit the site and optimise the positioning of your home.
Our experienced team will be able to help you choose the best site for your particular situation, this service is naturally free of charge.
Do I need to employ a licensed builder?
As of 2012 all builders who wish to complete new homes must be licensed to work on the critical elements of the house; that is the structure and the building envelope. This is to ensure that your home is constructed by a trained building professional. The results will be a structurally sound home that is weather tight.
How long is the building process?
This will depend upon the size, materials used and complexity of your home. For a standard single level home of around 200 sqm home allow approximately 6-7 months once the contract has been signed. When you include design process, this will extend the time frame to between 10 – 12 months.
How much per m² does it cost to build?
This question is difficult to answer without being misleading. The cost per m² is based on the size of the home and the specification and does not represent apples with apples. The makeup of products and quality can differ markedly which will affect the final cost. As a guide, our ‘Competitive by Design’ single level homes will start at around $2800 per m²
Should I build in summer or winter?
The fact of the matter is that with the kiln dried framing products that we use nowadays it makes very little difference. You may need to allow a few weeks of downtime for weather-dependent items like texture coating, during winter months. At Madison Park Homes we reduce downtime during wet months by using modified framing fittings, plywood cladding and drying equipment.
Who insures the property while it's under construction?
Madison Park Homes will insure the property during construction. Insist upon viewing the policy and if necessary have your interest noted upon it. Don’t forget to arrange your insurance before the handover and to insure any products or materials you leave on site during the construction period as these will not be covered by our policy.
Will we be allowed to visit the site during construction?
Our Project Managers take your health and safety very seriously. You are however welcome to view your home under construction we just ask that you make an appointment with your Project Manager and that you read our health and safety briefing and wear your Madison Park Homes hi Vis vest when doing so. We hope you enjoy seeing your home come to life.
Should we have the contract documents independently checked?
At Madison Park Homes we use the Master Build Organisation contract so our terms and conditions align with their guarantee requirements. We recommend that clients have the document checked by their lawyer before signing for clarification of the wording contained within.
What size deposit is required?

Our Building contract requires a 5% deposit in line with the recommendations of the Master Building Contract we use.

On House and Land packages this deposit may vary, If you are opting for turnkey finance, please see our Finance pages for further information.


Address: 39 Arrenway Drive, Rosedale, Albany 0632