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How Much Does It Cost To Build A House On The Gold Coast?

11.10.21 - Building Your Home

A location renowned around the world, the Gold Coast is a South East Queensland coastal city that's inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity. White sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters are only some of the reasons why many people strive to call the Gold Coast home.

So how much does it cost to build a house on the Gold Coast? While it's not a straight and simple answer, you will need to consider an array of factors. For example, the size of your home, whether it's a single or double storey design and how much the cost of your block of land is will all impact the final cost of your build.

The main difference between choosing whether to build or buy is to consider what you want in a home. Many choose to build because you can create the exact home design you want that suits your family perfectly. An established home might mean a renovation with hidden costs from old plumbing or burnt out heating.

Land

According to Realestate.com, the average price of land on the Gold Coast is approximately $818 per square metre, meaning that if you want a 600sqm block of land, you should aim to budget around $490,800. Naturally, this will largely depend on what area of the Gold Coast you’re looking to build at, and the closer you are to the city or the coastline, the more expensive your block of land will tend to be.

When selecting a block of land to build your home on, an important factor to consider is whether the block has a slope. Generally, the flatter the block the better, as the more gradient your block has, the more it will cost to level it out to provide a flat base for your home. You may also want to consider testing for the soil quality, as soil composition can sometimes impact the cost of building foundations.

The best home designs to build on the Gold Coast

The best home designs to build on the Gold Coast are selected by you, our customers. Regardless of whether your view is the neighbours fence or a gorgeous beach front, the Boston 43’s open plan kitchen, living and long alfresco create the perfect space for entertaining and relaxing.

If you don’t need the five bedrooms the Boston 43 provides, the Bayside 39 MKII’s four bedrooms and spacious master is a worthwhile comparison. Still boasting an open plan kitchen and generous living space, the Bayside 39 MKII separates itself with the alfresco for a more traditional aspect.

If you need something just a touch narrower but still a generous family home, the Parkhill 34 provides five spacious bedrooms with a stunning master suite tucked away towards the rear of the home. Showcasing two spacious his and hers walk-in robes and a beautiful ensuite, the Parkhill creates a relaxing sanctuary for the parents. With inclusions from leaders in design and technology, your brand new Clarendon home also comes with a lifetime structural guarantee, for your peace of mind.


Whether you love slow beach days, weekend trips to the beautiful national parks or enjoy spending your mornings at local cafes, the Gold Coast has always been a great city that delivers on all fronts. If you’re interested in building a brand new home on the Gold Coast, visit one of your nearest Clarendon Homes display centres and chat to one of our friendly new home consultants about getting the process started.

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