Building a new home


  • New homes – low set, two-storey & three-storey high set homes

  • Turn-key homes

  • Decks of all sizes

  • Structural landscaping

  • Retaining walls

  • Fences

  • Driveways

From purchasing land right through to the handover, choosing to build a home can be one of the biggest life decisions you can make (and one of the most stressful!).

Based on the Brisbane Northside, builders Toby Drew Homes pride themselves in ensuring that the co-ordination of all trades runs smoothly to minimise delays and worry for you during your new home build.
We only engage the services of sub-contractors that have experience, produce quality workmanship and hold all the necessary licences. Generally, these are the same sub-contractors from project to project.
Detailed plans are a necessity, for new houses, to ensure both builder and owner are aware of exactly the specification requirements for the home. A detailed specification, detailing the scope of works, will be drawn up to ensure all parties are aware of who is purchasing / selecting the finishes. Both parties will sign off on this before work commences.
For the First Home Buyer or Property Investor ...
our turn-key 'Essential Range Package' is only 176 sq.m. @ $995 per sq.m. = $175,120.
Toby Drew Homes can build the perfect turn-key home, in the Moreton Bay Region, ideal for the budget conscious First Home Buyer or Property Investor.  These homes have been cleverly designed and styled by our experienced Interior Designer.
​Our turn-key 'Essential Range Package' is only
176 sq.m. @ $995 per sq.m. = $175,120
View our 'Essential Range' Brochure and Inclusions list for a full description of what is included in this 'Turn-key' Package.
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THE PROCESS  |  From commencement to completion

With Toby Drew Homes, you are not just a number on a contract. Your project will be overseen by our qualified builder, Toby Drew, from commencement to completion  -  this means he knows what is happening, can answer your questions and has the authority to solve problems and make things happen.


Our experience guarantees we can find a solution to produce the outcome you are wanting to achieve plus we will come to your home to discuss your requirements with you.


There are 3 quotation options available :

Option 1  -  Choose from our 33 floor plans *

  • Choose a plan

  • Select facade

  • Select inclusions

Option 2  -  Full custom build *


  • Drafting

  • Engineering

  • Energy Efficiency Report

  • Certifier’s comments

  • Soil testing

  • Scope of Works  (based on working to a budget and working the details to suit this)

Option 3  -  Bring your own plans *


Go over your own plans and information you have already gathered  (information will be required as per Option 2 above). 


We will provide you with a quotation as soon as possible.

* Please refer to our T&Cs.

Contract, plans & approvals

We will prepare a 'Fixed Price' Contract. This Contract will detail which items are included and their budgeted amount.


Once the Contract has been signed, we will carry out the following :

  • Issue the deposit invoice via ‘Xero’ online accounting

  • Load your job into the ‘Buildertrend’ schedule software

  • Provide you with a -

       -  project commencement date

       -  ‘Buildertrend’ login

       -  link to our recommended suppliers


  • Pay QBCC Insurance


  • Obtain Council approvals  -  this can take between 2 - 4 weeks and we will keep you informed of it's progress

Toby Drew homes is a builder located on the northside Brisbane who builds new low set houses through to 2-storey and 3-storey high set homes.

Work commences

Before construction works commence, initial preparation of the site takes place :


  • the site is fenced and an exclusion zone is formed

  • silt barriers are installed where required

  • safety signs are place out the front of the property

You can be involved with all aspects throughout the works  -  as little or as much as you would like to be!

You get to choose tiles, wall colours, bathroom fittings, kitchen layout, kitchen appliances, light fittings etc -  plus all of the little things that put your stamp on the project.

  • 12 - 14 week build time

  • 12 week build time for Turn-key home package

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Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.  You can also read what we have been up to on our Blog page.