The MJS home builder difference.
With 35 years of experience building hundreds of New Homes, Dual Occupancy & Duplex Developments and commercial spaces. The MJS Construction Group team with private clients to large property developers – and always take care to understand the project details so that you’re overwhelmed with excitement and joy at the finished product.
Valuing relationships, respecting the details and ensuring quality results set MJS Construction Group apart. We don’t just “say” we’ll do all this, we actually deliver on our promises. This is how MJS Construction Group has grown and how our unique organisational structure continues to excel in the design, building and construction industry.
Feel at home with Highett new home builders who deliver their construction projects on time, on budget and with the highest attention to detail.
Our home building winning services.
Our family has been building quality custom, single and double-storey homes in Highett and around Australia for over 35 years. MJS Construction Group listens to you about how your family lives and then we customize your home to your family’s lifestyle. Managing your home building project from beginning to end is just one way we make your building process simple and convenient.
Some of the Highett homes we've built.
The best way to appreciate the quality and finish of an MJS new home house and land build is to flick through some of our stunning projects below. MJS Construction is a local Highett new home builder with a vision to design and build new homes of quality and excellence. When it comes to new home builders, Highett residents can rely on MJS for quality, style and service.
Our team of experienced professional designers and home builders in Highett can help you create the home of your dreams. We guide our clients through the entire home building process and take time to ask the right questions to help each client create a layout and design of the house and land that perfectly suits their needs.
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Located in Bentleigh East, MJS Construction Group brings to life high quality
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Your new home construction journey starts here. An award-winning Highett home builder you can trust.
Experience the MJS reputation for Excellence. Receive a home built with design sensibility, quality construction and quality inclusions. Enjoy peace of mind and a memorable homebuilding journey where you receive complete transparency, regular communication and personalised service. Partner with a Highett builder who stands apart for all the right reasons.
According to the Melbourne, Australia edition of Riders Digest 2019 and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the cost of building a house in Australia can vary wildly. The average cost to build a house in Australia in 2018 was $313,800.
You can build a Melbourne house for $150,000, but it requires planning, knowledge and discipline. Although many factors affect the cost of residential construction, its location, size and design are most important. It's also important to read about the building and building contract process before you begin.
Contemporary House Design for a Narrow Lot.
The cheapest house to build doesn't have to be small. With two stories of living space, this contemporary house plan would work great on a narrow lot. The super-simple design and open floor plan give you a spacious feeling, while cutting back on costs.
Custom-built homes average around nine months, while personalized production plans average near seven months. Because the floor plans used by production builders have been built many times before, there are generally fewer delays.
Ask about their background, experience and business stability. They should be able to provide specific examples of their previous work and references. Builders need to earn your confidence; how they act before they get the job tells you a lot about them.
Can you show recent examples of your work?
Check out completed homes in your area and talk to previous customers. Reputable builders confident about their own work will be happy to put you in touch with previous customers.
Are you licensed?
Unlicensed builders might be cheaper, but you won’t have any protection. So work with licensed builders only. And don’t just take their word for it—you can check yourself online.
Are you fully insured?
It’s important you’re fully protected. Generally, home indemnity insurance covers you for financial loss, while workers’ compensation and general or public liability insurance protect you against workplace accidents. Make sure your builder has
the necessary financial protection in case something goes wrong. Each state and territory has different rules about the amount and type of insurance that builders must hold.
How long have you been in business?
Ideally, you want a well-established builder who enjoys solid long-term relationships with their tradespeople.
How do we pay?
You don’t want to be paying substantial amounts up-front. So set expectations in advance. Progress payments should be made after the work is done to your satisfaction.
Who will supervise the work?
The onsite supervisor’s role is crucial to the smooth running of the project. Meet up to make sure you’ll be comfortable working with them.
Do you have other jobs on?
If the builder has other commitments, your work could get bumped and delayed. On the other hand, if the builder is free to start tomorrow, it may be worth asking why they are so quiet.
What happens if there is a problem?
With any complex building project issues are bound to crop up. Ask how long they guarantee their work. There is usually a building maintenance period during which the builder will come in and fix any problems. Make sure you know what is relevant in your state or territory.
Will costs change?
Make sure the quote includes total costs and there are no hidden surprises. But even so, when it comes to building it’s a good idea to expect the unexpected. If the builder encounters a site problem which requires more work or if you want to vary your plans, it’s important to discuss up-front how this will be managed.
How long will it take?
Complex building projects rarely run exactly to schedule. You’re subject to the vagaries of the weather and the reliability of suppliers. But it’s a good idea to set a timeframe for completion, along with progress milestones along the way. Remember, it’s your house and you need to get it right. So you need to be comfortable with your choice of builder. If it doesn’t feel right, shop around and get a second opinion.