Thinking of building your first home but not sure where to start? This exciting journey to owning your first home comes with so many questions – how do I choose a builder? How do I settle on the right home design? What price should I expect to be paying to build my first home?

At Beachside Construction, we take the stress out of building your first home – we are here to answer your questions honestly and professionally, and to provide advice and assistance to ease any concerns. We are proud to be one of the best custom home builders on the Sunshine Coast, and we’re fast becoming a top choice for first home owners. Here are five reasons to build your first home on the Sunshine Coast with Beachside Construction:

1.      Exceptional Quality at a Great Price

Lots of first home builders have great prices or high quality homes, not many have both. At Beachside Construction, we design and build custom homes that are competitively priced and are built to a very high standard, we will not compromise on quality. We only work with highly skilled and reputable trades who take great pride in their work. We’ve been working with most of our trades for over 10 years, which demonstrates the respect we have for them, and that they have for us. Paul Johannessen, owner of Beachside Construction and Tonya Sterling (Client Liaison) personally inspect the work at every stage of the build – you won’t be passed on through various project managers. Our quality work extends outside the home too, and includes carefully considered drainage solutions (particularly for sloping blocks), retaining and landscaping, if there are allowances in the contract.

2.      Outstanding Customer Service

Working with a builder that has friendly and highly experienced staff will make the building process so much more enjoyable, and at Beachside Construction we are very proud of our amazing team who are ready to walk you through everything that is needed for you to get started on the path to your new home. Beachside Construction know how important it is for our clients to be a part of this exciting journey, and we ensure that the lines of communication are always open.

3.      No Surprises

This is a big one! Walk through any display home village and you’ll find yourself in awe of the immaculate styling, the gorgeous colour palette and everything else that makes a house a home. But remember, all of this styling isn’t included in the build. In fact, when you asked for the price, do you know what is included? Will the final home come with blinds or curtains or will you need to add this at a later date? Is there an inclusion for different paint colours for walls vs skirting boards or architraves, or is this an extra? When the salesperson said it comes with $45,000 in extras, what exactly are the extras, and would you have expected them anyway?

At Beachside Construction, we ask you all these questions at the very beginning. We also ask you your budget, get to know your block of land and ask you how you plan to use and live in your home. Then we’ll get to work on designing a custom home that’s perfect for you and perfect for your block, not an off-the shelf design. We also follow a transparent process for developing a quotation. After our initial meeting, we’ll develop a rough sketched plan which we’ll circulate to our sub-contractors and suppliers who’ll provide us with a fixed quote for their work. These quotes are then compiled along with realistic sum allowances to provide you with an exact construction cost. Paul and Tonya will then schedule a follow up meeting to discuss the quotation in detail and where the costs will be allocated. You can read more about our building process here.

We know that you’ve saved hard for this, it’s a huge commitment and you want you to be perfectly happy with your brand new home. Building with Beachside Construction will be seamless, easy and no surprises!

4.      Quick build time

You might be reading this one and thinking “oh, I’m not in any rush, if it takes 4 months or 8 months to complete, it doesn’t bother me too much”. But have a think about your finances. Are you paying interest on the land while you’re building? Are you paying rent while you wait to move into your new home? All this needs to be taking into consideration. Beachside Construction will generally complete a new custom home build within four months. If you’re paying $350.00 a week in rent during that time, that’s around $6,000. So for every month your build goes over, that’s an additional $1,500.

With Beachside Construction, we’ll keep your overall costs down by getting you moved in on time, so you can put that cash back into your mortgage, or even use it to style your gorgeous new home!

5. Most of all, we care!

At Beachside Construction, we’re more than just custom home builders. We are people who care about you and your family. We care about your needs, your future plans and what makes you happy. Why? Because it’s these things that help us to create a home that’s perfect for you. This is also the beauty of choosing to build with a custom home builder – you’re designing a home that’s just for you, not an off-the-shelf design.



So if you’re looking to build your first dream home, then come and build with Beachside Construction, you’ll be in your amazing new custom built home before you know it! Contact Tonya to chat through your first home dreams.