A New Home Builder Providing Choice, Quality and Value in Canberra

Forte Building Group is your go-to local builder for custom and project homes in the Canberra region. We design and build homes that are stylish, innovative and functional, as well as compliant with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Owner and master builder* Jock McDonnell personally ensures that every home built by the team in Canberra is finished to the highest of standards.

To view recent examples of our residential building work in Canberra, please visit our gallery.

* Member of Master Builders Association (MBA) – membership no: 15584

Types of Homes We Build

As a leading new home builder in Canberra, we design and build a wide range of quality residential dwellings, including:

  • Single storey homes
  • Double storey homes
  • Townhouses
  • Duplexes
  • Granny flats

When you build with Forte Building Group, you’re assured of outstanding quality and value. Every new home we build in the Canberra region is subject to a stringent quality inspection prior to handover.

Custom Homes and Project Homes in Canberra

Forte Building Group builds both custom and project homes in the Canberra region. Clients can choose a standard house design from our “project home” catalogue, or bring their own custom design. In the case of a custom designed home, we’ll need to liaise with your architect or building designer to fully understand and implement the project.

Please note that our standard house designs can be semi-customised: clients can choose from a wide range of internal and external materials / finishes. We also explore ways to make your new home more eco-friendly – from positioning the home properly (to take advantage of sunlight and breezes) to installing double-glazed windows and solar panels.


Knockdown Rebuilds in Canberra

Knockdown rebuilds are fairly common in Canberra’s older and more established suburbs. A knockdown rebuild is often more practical and cost-effective than a major home renovation. Jock and the team at Forte Building Group take care of the knockdown rebuild process in Canberra from start to finish. Besides building your new home, we assist with the Development Application (DA), create the traffic plan, organise the demolition expert and liaise with the building certifier.

Our Approach to Home Building in Canberra

At Forte Building Group, we simplify the process of building a new home in Canberra, Queanbeyan or surrounding NSW. As an experienced new home builder, we aim to take the stress and hassle out of home building in Canberra.

  • Meet with client to discuss home vision, budget and timeframe.
  • Inspect block of land and advise client on suitable house design (if applicable, liaise with architect or building designer).
  • Discuss home design options with client – materials, finishes, colours, fixtures and fittings.
  • Provide client with a detailed quotation of building costs.
  • If client accepts building quotation, provide a Master Builders Association (MBA) building contract. An MBA building contract includes a breakdown of inclusions and finishes, as well as final working drawings.
  • If required, provide assistance with Development Application (DA).
  • Obtain Building Authority (BA) and prepare site for construction.
  • Project-manage construction activities and provide regular updates to client.
  • Meet with building certifier throughout the project.
  • Conduct final quality checks and hand over completed home to client.

New Developments and Suburbs in Canberra

The Canberra region is currently undergoing a wave of expansion and development. If you’re looking to build a new home in one of the region’s newer suburbs or residential developments, Forte Building Group has you covered. As a local new home builder, we service all the new developments and suburbs in the Canberra region.

  • Strathnairn (Ginninderry)
  • Googong, Jumping Creek, South Jerrabomberra, Tralee (Queanbeyan–Palerang LGA)
  • Coombs, Denman Prospect, Molonglo, Whitlam, Wright (Molonglo Valley)
  • Casey, Jacka, Kenny, Moncrief, Taylor, Throsby (Gungahlin)

If you’re seeking a professional new home builder in Canberra that genuinely cares, please call Jock McDonnell on 0403 695 253, or email jock@fortebuildinggroup.com.au.