why build with Montgomery Homes?

Discover the benefits of building with Montgomery Homes

About Montgomery Homes

Building dream homes sine 1989

Montgomery Homes has been building beautiful homes in Newcastle, Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter for more than 30 years.

With a wide range of single-storey, narrow, acreage and two storey styles, along with modern split level home designs suitable for uphill, downhill, and sideways sloping sites, you are sure to find a home that suits your needs with Montgomery Homes.

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Quality homes from the inside out

Every Montgomery Home is built by our network of long-term, local, and reliable contractors. The craftmanship of their work is reflected in your completed home, equipped with highest quality inclusions and appliances. We build each home as if it we our own; as a Montgomery Homes client, you can rest assured that your dream home is quality from the inside out.

Value for money with superior inclusions

Working with leading suppliers such as Clipsal, Colorbond, Caroma, and ILVE ensures your home is equipped with appliances, fixtures, and fittings worthy of the Montgomery Homes brand and your dream home.

We confidently invite you to compare our inclusions to other builders and discover what we offer as standard is usually what other builders sell as upgrades. In your new Montgomery Home, you will enjoy a high quality 2-pack kitchen, stunning stone benchtops to your kitchen, bathroom and laundry, and full height tiling to your bathrooms. These features ensure every Montgomery Home is the highest quality possible.

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Experts at building on all types of blocks

Montgomery Homes is renowned for the ability to build on every level — whether your block is narrow, slopes downward, upward, or is uniquely shaped, our specialist building techniques allow us to work with every type of site with varying degrees of complexity. Our goal is to deliver a beautiful home with manageable driveways, abundant light, minimal excavation, and a breathtaking outlook.

Our ability to build on every level is exemplified by our industry-leading reputation as the Sloping Site Specialists. Our engineered split-slab technique can complement the gradient of the site to enhance the practical and aesthetic qualities of your home. We adapt our designs to suit the slope of your land and create unique that take advantage of natural light, ventilation, and drainage, provide manageable driveways with minimal excavation, and wonderful views and outlooks.

More than 200 home designs

Whether your block slopes downhill, uphill, sideways, is narrow or level; if you want a single, two storey, or split-level home, you are sure to find one that suits your needs among our 200+ home designs. Our extensive range has been designed to balance must-haves with mod-cons while also offering you the flexibility to adapt our designs and ensure it perfectly suits your needs.

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Building award-winning homes for more than 30 years

The quality of a Montgomery Home is only surpassed by our exceptional customer service.

Our superior quality homes and customer service were acknowledged at the Australian Housing Awards where Montgomery Homes won the category of Australian Professional Medium Builder. We were also recently awarded the 2020 HIA Award for Display Home $350,001-$375,000 for our Monaco 1 211 at Cameron Grove Estate.

Throughout our many years of successful operation, we haven’t forgotten the customer service approach that set us apart from other builders when we started building homes in the 1980s. Our team is honest and approachable and aims to ensure the home you build is perfect for your lifestyle and, importantly, your budget. This has also been acknowledged through our many industry awards.

Highly organised, systematic, and efficient service

We provide fast and efficient service that will progress your home into construction as soon as possible. Our procedures and processes have been cultivated through 30+ years of operation — combined with our dynamic pre-construction team, in-house drafting team, dedicated planners, and whip-smart estimators, we have the expertise from the very start of your building journey.

Montgomery Homes is committed to completing your build in a dedicated timeframe so you can move into your new home as soon as possible. With strong relationships with local trades, we're able to rely on them to complete your house on time.

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Clear communication

We pride ourselves on a personalised and enjoyable experience throughout the entire building journey. From the moment you step into a display home, your Montgomery Homes consultant is your dedicated partner right through to placing your home into construction.

Once your home is under construction, your building supervisor will be in contact frequently via your preferred method of communication – text, calls, or emails. You will also have 24/7 access to our YourHome portal where you can access photos and track your build from start to finish.

Independent Quality Assurance checks

You have peace of mind when you build with Montgomery Homes thanks to our stringent, third-party Quality Assurance (QA) process. We put every home build through rigorous checks to guarantee your home – and every home we build – is finished to the highest standard. The QA checks are undertaken at critical stages throughout the build by an independent assessor who ensures your home is the highest quality.

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Enjoy the selections process

We ease your decision-fatigue by providing four personal consultations with specialists in electrical, kitchen, flooring, and interior design to guide your decision-making process and ensure you enjoy the selections process.

Discuss with our experts how to finesse colour choices, design a functional kitchen layout, choose stylish and practical flooring solutions, and plan an electrical configuration that is functional and beautiful.

Our state-of-the-art selections gallery, Gallery One, invites you to see and feel the textures, tones, and colours of the inclusion and upgrade options you can select for your new home.

With central locations in Sydney and Newcastle, Gallery One offers a convenient venue for you to select your preferred internal and external fittings and finishes for your home with complete bathrooms, kitchens, and storage for your perusal.

You can also explore the gallery from the comfort of your own home via our online 3D tour.

Extensive network of display homes

Our network of 25 display homes around New South Wales means you have the opportunity to experience the Montgomery Homes difference for yourself and take inspiration from our award-winning designs and striking interior design concepts.

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The Montgomery Homes difference

Quality homes

We build each home as if it was our own. As a Montgomery Homes client, you can rest  easy knowing that your dream home will be quality from the inside out.

Superior inclusions

We confidently invite you to compare our inclusions to other builders and discover the quality inclusions we offer as standard is what other builders sell as upgrades.

Designs for any site

If your block is narrow, slopes downward, upward, sideways, or is uniquely shaped, our specialist building techniques and 200+ home designs allow us to work with almost every block.

Award-winning homes

We are incredibly proud to have collected myriad awards throughout our 30 years that recognise our award-winning home designs along with our talented and hardworking employees.

Independent quality assurance checks

Enjoy peace of mind when you build with Montgomery Homes with our thorough third-party Quality Assurance (QA) checks undertaken at critical stages throughout the build - including your 13 week maintenance stage - to ensure every home we build is of the highest standard.

Exceptional customer service

Our systems and service provide fast and efficient service to progress your home to construction as soon as possible. We pride ourselves on a personalised and enjoyable experience throughout your entire building journey.

Efficient build time, move in sooner

We commit to a dedicated build time-frame so you can move into your new home as soon as possible. Our team take pride in completing homes before the end of the contract period.

Longevity

For more than thirty years Montgomery Homes has operated with a strong balance sheet and zero debt, you're in safe hands with Montgomery Homes. We have the financial stability to remain committed to building homes now and in to the future.

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Don't just take our word for it

Montgomery Homes is committed to building excellence from start to finish. Our staff will create a personalised home for you of the highest quality, from the initial site appraisal to a detailed tender, design and throughout construction, rest assured we provide full building details for a sloping site so there are no surprises.

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Find the perfect home for you

From beautiful open plan homes to cleverly designed split level homes Montgomery Homes has more than 200 architectural home designs to help bring your dream home to life.

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Your home building FAQs answered

Everything you wanted to know about home building answered here

How long does it take to build a house?

The time frame will depend greatly on the size and type of house you’re building as well as the local council approval process which can vary between locations. However, your home will take approximately 26 to 38 weeks to build from when excavation commences on your site.

Do you build homes in flood zones?

Yes, Montgomery Homes have extensive experience with building in flood affected areas. Many of our designs can be modified to be suitable for flood prone areas.

We will take into account the building materials, foundation, and flood clearance level to mitigate any damage to the house in the unfortunate event of a flood. Read more about building in a flood zone in our short blog

Do you build in bush fire prone areas?

Yes, Montgomery Homes can build from BAL 12.5 (low risk areas) through to flame zones. 

If you’ve been dreaming of beautiful leafy surrounds, you may be aware that this area could be classified as a bushfire zone. If that’s the case, there are a few things you will need to consider, for example, the slope of the land and the materials used to build your home. 

We are equipped with the knowledge and experience to construct your home to the correct standard for to meet the complying requirements for your build zone.

Do you use sub-contractors?

Yes, we have a long-term relationships with our network of reliable sub-contractors. They are understand our designs and specialist building techniques to deliver the same high-quality construction on every home.

Do you have an interior design to help with colour schemes?

Yes! Our experienced interior designer will guide you through your colour selection appointment during the design process. The decisions you make on colours, materials, and components for your new home will be made with confidence in a relaxed and well-resourced design space.

Plus, you can start styling the exterior of your home from the comfort of your own home using our Online Visualiser! Choose from 11 popular Montgomery Homes' facades and get creative by mixing and matching colours, materials, and much more.

Can we amend one of your floorplans?

Whether you’re looking for a singletwo-storey, or split level home, we can offer flexible home designs and construction for almost any site. While some builders limit you to certain designs and parameters, we offer the flexibility to amend our plans to ensure your home is the one you’ve always dreamed of.

Do you have a list of standard inclusions?

Yes, you can download our standard inclusions brochure here to discover the true potential for your new home. When you build with Montgomery Homes, you will receive essential items like flyscreens, sarking, and appliances as standard inclusions while most builders call these “extras”. Our inclusions deliver premium quality and practical essentials as standard.

How long does the pre-construction and approval process take?

Before choosing a home builder, it is important to understand what pre-construction processes they have in place to avoid any potential redesigns and re-lodgement fees, which could result in delays and more costs to you.

Some builders can take more than six months to submit plans to your local council, whereas Montgomery Homes have in-house drafting and planning teams that regularly monitor the progress of your submission in an effort to have your plans approved as soon as possible.

We find we are often the first builders to start construction in just about every new estate, which means you’ll be in your new home a lot quicker!

Can you build homes on difficult or steep blocks?

Yes! Montgomery Homes has a strong reputation for being the go-to builder for sloping blocks and difficult sites.

When approaching a sloping site, our team of experts work with the natural gradient of the land to maximise potential views, breezes, and natural light. Explore the benefits of a split level home.

Do you have home designs for narrow blocks?

Of course! With block sizes on the decline, we have expanded our range of home designs to suit narrow blocks. We have home designs ranging from 5.7 metres all the way to 29.27 metres. 

Explore our range of narrow home designs.

What is double-glazing?

Double glazed windows have two sheets of glass which are separated by a small gap. Double glazed windows can be used to improve energy efficiency as the double glazing will make your home more comfortable in both the warmer and cooler months while also reducing your energy costs. 

Double glazed windows can also reduce outdoor noise.

Why can’t construction of my new home begin as soon as my contract is signed?

Once your contract has been signed, we require a number of additional documents before construction can start. This includes proof of funds from your financial institute, the clearance certificate for demolition (if applicable), and a construction certificate from a private certifier.

Once we have the documents listed above, your home design can be sent to construction. 

From here, it will take approximately three weeks to cut the site. In that time, we will assign your site supervisor, book trades, order materials, complete a set-out survey, complete a PCA (Principal Certifying Authority) inspection, and finally, a temporary toilet and fencing will be erected on-site.

What are waffle pod slabs?

Waffle pod slabs are rectangular pieces of foam spaced out in a grid pattern with 100mm between each pod, forming a waffle.  Reinforcement is placed between the pods by laying mesh over the top. Concrete is then poured, forming a waffle pod to provide incredible strength and durability to your concrete slab.

What is a dropped edge beam?

External dropped edge beams form part of the main slab and runs down adjacently to retain fill under the slab. This also reduces the need for expensive landscaping and large retaining walls by the owner after handover. Read more about dropped edge beams.

What happens at the site excavation stage?

Site excavation is required to create the foundation for your new home. This process can include cut and fill, battered banks, and soil importation or soil removal from the site. Excavation must strictly comply with the approved plans and levels. 

The process must also be meticulous when cutting or filling next to adjacent properties.

Site excavation for a split level slab can be a complex and very time consuming process. Excavation needs to be accurate in setting out exact dimensions of length, width and height of differing foundation levels.

What are footings?

Footings are trenches in the ground with cages of reinforcement which are filled with concrete, creating a beam that supports your brickwork floor and roof loads.

What is a bulkhead?

A bulkhead is a section of the ceiling which has been dropped and used to enclose services like wiring and pipes, or to conceal the space above your kitchen cupboards. 

Kitchen bulkheads can also serve as a decorative feature.

What is screw piering?

Screw piers are an alternative to using traditional concrete board piers. The piers are long steel tubes with a screw head at one end which is screwed into the ground until they meet a certain bearing capacity.

What is cut and fill?

When cutting into a slope or hillside, a cut is made into the soil and used to fill out a flatter area to prepare for the foundation of your home to be laid – the concrete slab.

What is BASIX?

BASIX stands for the Building Sustainability Index. It is the NSW Government planning centre where each new home is measured against specific energy and water targets. 

The objective of BASIX is to reduce household electricity and water, but BASIX also takes into account a number of other elements like the size of the house, the location, the orientation, the placement of windows, design features, fixtures, insulation, and hot water systems.

What are site costs?

Site costs are associated with what’s needed to get your block ready for building. These costs can vary depending on your block’s location, the soil type, accessibility, council regulations, and more. 

After we have completed our free on-site assessment, site costs will be itemised in your Montgomery Homes tender. We will include costs like earthworks, site preparation, any bushfire levies, and the engineering requirements.

Do you build on bearers and joists?

Yes, we provide full split configurations which are best suited for a block with a steep slope. In this scenario, we will use our specialist bearers and joist construction technique to accommodate the slope of the land.

Testimonials

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“We found Montgomery very flexible with creating our design and very helpful, we have already recommended Montgomery to our friends & family.”

Holmes, February 2019

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“A great looking first home and a great team to work with!”

Grace, July 2020, Box Hill

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“Very professional, made building a home easy and trouble free. Very much appreciated”

Ridley, July 2020, The Entrance North

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“We are really impressed by the process / system you have in place to keep your clients up to speed with what to expect and what the progressive steps are during the entire process. i.e. from initial signing through to handover and everything required during. We have built before with other builders and genuinely feel that this process and the people we’ve dealt with made building with Montgomery Homes a step well above what we have experienced before.”

Venn, July 2020, Eleebana

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“Would recommend Montgomery Homes. Communication with supervisor was excellent. Build went well considering this is our first build.”

Lewis, June 2020, Medowie

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“The friendly patient staff are courteous and always willing to go the extra mile & to answer questions. We made many changes to the basic design and appreciated the flexibility afforded.”

Inglis-Powell, March 2019

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“We have been telling all of our family friends and work colleagues how brilliant it has been building with Montgomery thank you so much for making this experience so enjoyable”

Nolan, February 2019

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“Easy, friendly, stress-free, professional team! Kyle has exceptional organisational skills!! Would definitely build with Montgomery again ☺”

Sexton, June 2020, Raworth

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“You get a high standard of finish, which is in line with their time estates of a build.”

Blakely, June 2020, Catherine Hill Bay

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“Go with Montgomery Homes! Our experience has been made so easy and pleasurable with all the friendly, professional and expert advice along the way. Thank you!”

Ukmar, May 2020, Summerland Point

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“Well worth considering to get a Montgomery Home – excellent selections, service and quality!’’

Cauchi, North Rothbury, May 2020

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“Couldn’t fault the process – very open and honest about pricing etc. High quality and easy to deal with. Thank you ☺”

Shrume & Carroll, May 2020, Minmi

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“An amazing experience and the finished product was outstanding, you will not be disappointed. Top quality build and the supervisor made our experience memorable and enjoyable”

Plank, April 2020, Maitlandvale

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“Montgomery Homes have a high standard of customer service. We had an amazing experience building with Montgomery Homes.”

Shrestha, December 2019, Cameron Park

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