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In Cairns, building a new home combines the freedom of choosing your own design, with the value of affordable land prices. This makes homebuilding a very attractive option for first homebuyers and families alike. When it comes to building a new home in Cairns, the first thing you need is a reliable homebuilder.

That is where Dixon Homes Cairns can help. Over 80,000 Australians currently reside in a home by Dixon Homes. This is a testament to their quality and value. At Dixon Homes, quality is at the forefront of our priorities. As a part of this, we offer 50-year structural warranties with our homes. Being a part of a national franchise network, we have unrivalled buying power. This means we save money on materials, so you can get better prices. With over 2,500 plans and prices – as well as custom options – there is sure to be a home that suits you.

Home Designs & Prices

Over 1600 Home Designs created with your Cairns lifestyle in mind. Dixon's expansive range of home designs cater to all tastes and budgets.

Dixon Homes: Builders in Cairns

At Dixon Homes, we strive to make new homes affordable. In fact, we have a best price guarantee as a part of our more for less campaign. We are a national debt-free franchise, with strong buying power in the industry. Essentially, this means that we can source materials in large quantities, for the most competitive prices. This translates to better savings for our clients. Dixon Homes has house and land packages available in almost all Cairns estates. We have worked closely with real-estate agents and developers to ensure that our house and land packages cater for all budgets. To consolidate this, we also accept first homebuyers’ grants.

As Cairns builders, we are heavily involved in the local building industry and have been for over 25 years. During this time, we have expanded our operation to include over 2,500 home plans and prices. In addition, we can fully customise your home to suit your needs. Our architects draw on their 20 years of experience to produce our home designs. This means that they are well suited to the unique climate of the Cairns region.

Cairns Builders: Our Approach

At Dixon Homes, we take a personalised approach to homebuilding. Our team is available to help you find the perfect home. We understand that your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. That is why we are committed to ensuring that the outcome is flawless. With over 2,500 house plans on offer, we have developed a unique service approach to match you with your ideal home.

Our Cairns builders bring these designs to life with quality workmanship and attention to detail. All of our homes are built to last and as a testament to this, we offer fifty-year structural warranties. That means that your investment is protected well into the future. With Dixon Homes Cairns, you get:

  • Competitive prices
  • Local Cairns builders
  • No hidden fees or extras
  • Fully estimated price list

Build Your Dream Home

Dixon Homes Cairns offers more you than 2500 home designs and house & land packages to choose from. To find out more, get in touch with our expert team today.

Step 1

Consultation

The first stage of our homebuilding process is a consultation. If you are considering building a new home, then contact us. We can arrange for a meeting between you and one of our experts. During this meeting, we will try and establish what you need from your new house. These factors will help us shape your ideal home. Our initial consultations are centred entirely on you and your needs. This means that our team will take an informative approach to help you identify and narrow down your options.

Step 2

Site Investigation

When you have decided upon a house plan, we can turn our attention to your land. Before we can commence the building process, we must carry out a site investigation. This involves a thorough examination of the site on which we will build your new home. As a part of the site investigation we will perform soil tests and contour surveys. During this stage, we will also revise the covenants and setback requirements. Once this is complete, we can move onto the next stage.

Step 3

Build Process

The next – and final – stage is the build process. This is basically the build itself. We can only commence with this when we are sure that the site is properly prepared – hence the site investigation. The build process begins with the slab and under slab. This forms a solid foundation for the block work and external walls. When the blocks and walls have been laid, we can construct the remainder of this house. This includes the roof, internal framing, roughins, gyprock and windows. Finally, we conduct a thorough quality control survey and address any issues. Then, your home is ready for handover.

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Pre Build Questions

  • #1

    How long after I sign my contract can I expect to move into my new home?

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  • #2

    How long will it take to build my home?

    There are many variables that contribute to the overall timeframe of your build. Some of these include planning, colour selection and council or finance approvals. Some of these processes do occur simultaneously, which means that they do not add to the overall time too much. However other facts are sequential. This means that we must complete one before we move on to the other. In some circumstances, this can lengthen your homebuilding project. When all these administrative and planning procedures are complete, we will commence building as soon as practically possible. Generally, our building times are around 4-6 months, although this is subject to weather and the size of your home.

  • #3

    How do I get started?

    At Dixon Homes, we understand that the homebuilding process can seem confusing at times. That is why we suggest speaking with one of our consultants to get started. Our experienced consultants will explain to you what needs to be done, in clear terms. Regardless of where you are in the process, we have no doubt that you will benefit from a consultation. Our consultants offer expert advice, based on extensive experience. These appointments are obligations free and they’re designed to be informative above all else.

  • #4

    What is a covenant?

    Most developers use covenants to maintain high standards in new subdivisions. These can include building materials, size, exterior colours, setbacks, designs, fencing and landscaping. This basically governs the type of homes that are built in certain subdivisions.

  • #5

    What is the town planning process?

    Town planning is requires where the building does not comply with conventional council requirements. Alternatively, it is necessary when the council has imposed a specific overlay for the purpose of protecting hill slopes. We can make a submission on your behalf stating the merits of the application, if necessary. The time taken for approval can vary, however.

  • #6

    How soon can we start the build after the contract has been signed?

    Before we can begin building, we have to wait until we have received approval for all features of the build. The team at Dixon Homes always aims to begin construction as soon as possible. This means it is vital all paperwork is completed in a timely manner. Doing so will prevent unnecessary delays.

  • #7

    What is an easement?

    An easement is a section of the titled land that gives someone – such as the council – access to that piece of land. Such access is usually necessary for maintenance reasons, such as sewage or stormwater repairs. For home design has to account for any easements on your property. This will avoid problems in the future.

  • #8

    What is a variation?

    Once the contract has been signed, any requested change is called a variation. At Dixon Homes, all variations need to receive appropriate consideration prior to approval. This is because they can have an impact on construction time and the home design. Variations can also alter the agreed price of your home.

  • #9

    What is an exposed aggregate driveway?

    Exposed aggregate is a type of decorative concrete finish. This finish is achieved by exposing the aggregate or stones, which reveals a unique finish. In our value specifications, we include 60 square metres of exposed aggregate driveway. Many covenants preclude the use of plain concrete driveways.

  • #10

    When can I sign my contract?

    Typically, you can sign the contract once the design and specifications have been finalised. These include colour selection. We will provide you with a contract price, and you can then enter into the contract. Your consultant will keep you informed throughout this process.

  • #11

    What is cut and fill?

    ‘Cut and fill’ is the most commonly used method of levelling and preparing a site for construction. ‘Cutting’ involves excavating the high part of the land. The displaced soil is then used to ‘fill’ the remaining site, which creates a level building platform. This is the most economical method of site preparation.

  • #12

    Will my block need a retaining wall and if so why?

    One of our site investigations will reveal whether a retaining wall is necessary on your block. At Dixon Homes, we always try and minimise the use of retaining walls. We do this because they often incur greater costs. A retaining wall might be necessary if your home is on a sloping block with insufficient space between boundaries to ‘batter’ the height difference of the land. Your consultant will assist you in interpreting the results of the site investigation.

  • #13

    What is ‘subject to finance’ and how will it affect the contract?

    At Dixon Homes, all contracts are subject to finance by default. This means that if you are unable to confirm your ability to pay contract price, then the contract will be terminated. We require that you see a bank or finance broker to secure your loan as soon as possible.

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Build Your Dream Home

Dixon Homes Cairns offers more you than 2500 home designs and house & land packages to choose from. To find out more, get in touch with our expert team today.