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Hunter adds another builder to Australia's Largest Home Builders list

Media release

Hunter adds another builder to Australia's Largest Home Builders list

Media release
Three Hunter based builders are now in the Top 100 builders list for the previous year. Hunter Homes join, MJH Group and Montgomery Homes on the prestigious list for the first time.

The annual HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 Report ranks Australia’s largest 100 residential builders based on the number of homes commenced each year.

“Continuing its move up the ladder, Hunter based MJH Group (NXT Building Group) moved up a spot to be the second largest home builder nationally with 4,143 starts in 2021/22. With 3,675 starts MJH Group also took second spot on the list of largest detached house builders nationally, and second spot on the list of the largest semi-detached dwelling builders nationally, with 468 starts.”

“MJH Group, which trades predominantly in NSW as McDonald Jones Homes and Mojo Homes, also retained its established mantle as the #1 home builder in NSW with 2,556 starts during 2021/22.”

“With 216 starts, Belmont based Montgomery Homes, moved up the national list 22 spots to be ranked the 66th largest home builder nationally and 19th largest in NSW,” said Mr Jennion.

Placed 70th Nationally, 20th largest in NSW and on the list for the first time, was Heatherbrae based Hunter Homes with 202 starts, consisting of 188 houses and 14 units. As a result of their inaugural listing Hunter Homes also made the list of the Biggest Movers in 2021/22.

The key highlights from this year’s HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 Report 2021/22 shows that the largest 100 residential builders:

  • Reduced their share of the new home building market from 44 per cent (all time high) in 2020/21 to 36 per cent in 2021/22.
  • Accounted for 77 per cent of the detached homes built in Australia in 2021/22.
  • Built 15.0 per cent fewer homes, from 88,215 home starts in 2020/21 to 74,973 in 2021/22.
  • Built 4.0 per cent fewer detached houses compared to the previous year, 21.3 per cent more multi-units.
  • Despite this fall in the number of homes, earned 8.8 per cent more revenue from home construction, up to $34.7 billion in 2021/22 due to the rise in the cost of construction.

Details of the top 20 Home Builders nationally and in New South Wales is contained below.

top 20 home builders

Home builders - NSW


To purchase the full report please visit HIA Economic reports

For more information please contact:

Craig Jennion

Executive Director - Hunter

Kirsten Lewis

Economics Group Coordinator
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