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Hunter home builders feature strongly in top 100 list

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Hunter home builders feature strongly in top 100 list

Media Release
The release of the HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 Report 2020/21 reveals that three Hunter based builders were again in the top 100 of Australia’s largest volume builders.

“The report included Thornton based MJH Group, Rutherford based Mavid Group, and Belmont  based Montgomery Homes in the list of Australia’s largest 100 residential builders. This is based on the number of homes commenced in 2020/21,” said HIA Executive Director –Hunter, Craig Jennion.

“MJH Group, which trades predominantly in NSW as McDonald Jones Homes and Mojo Homes, retained its established mantle as the #1 detached house builder in NSW as well as maintained its place as the 3rd largest detached house builder nationally. In total 2,460 detached starts occurred in NSW during 2020/21, and a total of 4,070 nationally.”

“Adding the multi-unit projects commenced the MJH Group moved two spots higher to be the 3rdlargest home builder in Australia, with 4,548starts.Impressivelythe MJH Group was the third biggest mover in the report, with starts increasing by 1,787 or 65 per cent over 2019/20,” said Mr Jennion.

With 345 starts, Rutherford based Mavid Group, ranked the 59thlargest home builder nationally and 17th largest in NSW.  Mavid Group soared the Semi-Detached Dwelling Builder list to 4th place nationally, one spot behind the MJH group”. Known for their contemporary, executive style homes Montgomery Homes were ranked 88th nationally with 192 starts.

The key highlights from this year’s HIA–COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 Report 2020/21 shows that the largest 100 residential builders:

  • Increased their share of the new home building market from 40per cent to 44 percent;
  • Accounted for 80per cent of the detached homes built in Australia in 2020/21;
  • Increased revenue earned from home construction by 31.4per cent to $31.7billion in 2020/21;
  • Increased the number of new starts in the year by 27.0 per cent, which is an extra 18,758;
  • Increased the number of starts required to make the list from 108to 125;
  • Increased the number of detached house starts by 49.1 per cent while the number of units fell by 20.7 per cent.

“The positive findings of this year’s HOUSING 100 Report locally matches with the positive journey that the Hunter new home building sector continues on in 2021. While we continue to watch to see what impact the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown will have on building approvals in the future, the good news is that to date they have held up and the steady continuation of approvals will have benefits across the region in the second half of the year and into 2022,” concluded Mr Jennion.   Details of the top 20 Home Builders nationally and in New South Wales in contained overleaf.

* * All dwellings built under franchise

* Some dwelling built under franchise

Source : HIA Economics

LARGEST 20 Home Builders

Company Starts 
2020/21  2019/20    2020/21 2019/20 
 1 1 Metricon Homes  6,052  4,534
 2  4  ABN Group  5,345  3,247
 3  5  MJH Group  4,548  2,761
 4  7  BGC Housing Group  4,205  2,332
 5  2  Hutchies  3,015  3,820
 6  6  Simonds Group  2,719  2,395
 7  14  AHB Group  2,688  1,397
 8  9  GJ Gardner Homes**  2,611  1,913
 9  10  Henley Properties  2,129  1,817
 10  17  Silverstro Building Group(SBG) Pty Ltd  2,055  1,251
 11  15  Hickinbotham Group of Companies  1,976  1,349
 12  -  Redink Homes Pty Ltd/ 101 Residential Pty Ltd/ B1 Homes Pty Ltd  1,803  741
 13  12  Porter Davis Homes  1,734  1,493
 14  11  Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd  1,734  1,495
 15  18  Burbank Group  1,604  1,114
 16  -  Mirvac Group  1,560  290
 17  -  Clarendon Residential Group  1,500  954
 18  16  Creation Homes Group  1,474  1,259
 19  -  Meriton Apartments  1,412  962
 20  19  Coral Homes  1,359  1,098

Craig Jennion

Executive Director - Hunter
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