FAQ's


Good design does not have to cost the earth.

Controlling the copyright of your plans allows you to save thousands of dollars on the cost of building your home by allowing choose your own builder. NHBB can assist you in finding an independent  designer and builder or help you develop your own ideas and create a home design that suits your requirements and budget.

Yes! and we’ll bring your plans in on budget

Many of our clients bring plans to us after finding out their plans exceed their budget. NHBB can work with you to find a builder with the right skill-set who can build your design within your budget. Often we are able to better previous builder’s quotes by as much as 20%. Our process gives you back control of your build.

How much can you save me?

This depends on your personal situation and the product you choose. But as a rule, it's a minimum of 5% up to 20%.

Builder’s margins can vary by up to 70%. Make sure you ask the question!

It’s your right to ask and your builder is obliged to answer honestly. NHBB pre-negotiate fixed and fair margins with each of our builders, offering you total transparency.

We’ve got all the facts on builders.

Which builders are trading well and which have appeared in court or before the Building Commission.

We review all builders to ensure they meet NHBB’s criteria and are capable of building the development and delivering on all outcomes set out in the brief. With over 100 builders, NHBB can find a builder who is the right fit for you and your project, who together with NHBB will guide you through the process from start to finish.

All of our builders and designers must meet NHBB’s criteria.

More choice means more competition, which ultimately means more competitively priced building quotes. Certain builders and designers can bring unique skillsets and valuable experience to specialised builds like narrow or sloping lot builds. It’s how we manage to get the right fit for each of our clients.

How does a Building Broker get paid?

We are paid by way of commission attached to the house, which would normally be paid to the sales representative or staff at the building company. This is very much the same as a mortgage broker.

Do you declare what commission you are getting paid from a builder?

Yes, In fact we will show you our invoice to the builder. We recommend you ask the same to any building company. They are obligated by law to declare any commission.

What commission do you charge?

Less than any project builder or sales rep, again we are happy to show you what the builder pays us. Not sure any Perth Builders do that!

Can we choose different suppliers to the builder and select or supply our own items?

Yes

We are already dealing with a Perth Home builder or Broker, can we talk to you?

Yes you can, 80% of our clients have engaged builder before coming to us and walked away from them extremely frustrated. You are welcome to speak to any of our clients to confirm how we have helped them and saved them from nightmare situations.

We want to engage our own designer and/or architect, can we bring the design to you?

Yes we are always happy to cost your plans and work with you.

Absolutely, a number of our past clients have chosen to do so.

It’s your right to ask and your builder is obliged to answer honestly. NHBB pre-negotiate fixed and fair margins with each of our builders, offering you total transparency.

Do you do property developments?

Yes

What is your take on GreenSmart Homes?

Our managing Director is a judge for the HIA GreenSmart Awards. We take GreenSmart principles very seriously, and have more builders with the ability to build using different material that are very cost effective than any other organisation in Australia.

If we are not happy, can we walk away with no obligation?

From NHBB Yes, from the builder yes, providing a building contract has not yet been signed.

We can back the credibility of every testimonial.

How? By allowing you to speak to our previous clients. Each of our previous clients will happily share their building experience. Contact us.

Do you have quality control measures in place for home builders for the entire process?

Yes, we put these in place on a case by case basis with all our clients.