New House

Creating your dream

Building a new house is part of the great Australian dream.  It's about creating your dream from the ground up, choosing a floorplan that exactly suits your family and lifestyle, and finally choosing the colours and finishes that make your new house yours. 

Learn more about our house ranges here.

Getting started

On your journey to building you new dream home, there's a few things to consider:  

  1. Budget – How much can you afford to spend on your new home without blowing your budget? And how much are you comfortable with repaying each week? What are other costs that you may need to consider with building your new home? Do you have your finance sorted?
  2. Land – Do you already have a block of land?  Which designs will fit on your block?  Will the house you like fit?  Is there a slope? Where are the services located? 
  3. House – What do you need and want in your new home?  How many bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas, car spaces do you need? What are your long term plans? How long will your home need to suit my needs for?
  4. Style – How do you want your home to look and feel?  Have you explored our World of Style options created by our Interior Design team and taken our quick and easy World of Style quiz

Once you have answered these basic questions, browsed our website and shortlisted houses that meet your requirements, it's time to visit our displays.

The process

Be inspired

One of the best bits about building a new house is exploring the dream life you had in mind and seeing it start to take form. Use the Porter Davis website to shortlist and favourite houses, House & Land packages, options, facades and styles that inspire you. And then it is time to visit our display homes to see and experience our houses. Feel free to ask your consultant for a design tour to discover the inside story on design, style and function of your favourite houses.

Make your decision

Where possible, your consultant will visit your block and discuss the possibilities. We will provide you with a siting of your chosen house on your land. After a detailed discussion on exactly what you want in your new house we will provide you with a quote that is valid for 30 days. We will also ensure that any developer guidelines are factored into your quote, and ensure compliance with government and environmental regulations.

When you are ready, it is time to make your decision and pay your deposit.

Once your deposit is paid we will do a soil test and site survey to assess the site specific costs to build your new house. Your quote and site costs will form the basis of your tender documentation and preliminary drawings.

Choose your style & finishes

Now it is up to you to make your new house fit your personality! With over 64 interior ‘World of Style’ options, you will be able to personalise your home knowing that the best interior designers are behind your choices. From New York to British Virgin Islands and the Greek Islands to California there is a style that will bring your personality to life in your new home.

At our World of Style showroom, our Interior Designers will help you make choices in line with your budget and style preferences. And our specialist Electrical Consultant will give you expert advice on electrical, lighting, audio visual and security systems.

Contract signing

By contract signing stage you will have done all the ‘hard work’ and your contract is the formalisation of all your decisions so far. Along with a standard HIA (Housing Industry Association) contract you will receive the working drawings for your new house. Giving Porter Davis the go ahead now will mean we start preparing for your site start including any applications for permits and approvals.

At this stage you will be given the direct contact numbers of your Building Coordinator and Site Supervisor who will be overseeing the construction of your new hous.

Site start & build

It is now time for your house to be built! Behind the scenes all the necessary materials will be ordered to meet your guaranteed site start date. The first major milestone in the building of your house will be the pouring of your slab, followed by frame, lock up (including brickwork, roofing, plumbing and electrical), fixing (including plaster, kitchen and bathroom fitouts) and then practical completion where the finishing touches are put on your new house. Along the way independent building inspections are completed with a certificate provided to you are handover.

Move on in

And now for the most exciting bit of all! This is where your big bold dreams really come to life and you make your new house into your home. It is yours to live in and enjoy.

To make the transition as smooth as possible, your Building Coordinator will provide you with a detailed handover manual that tells you about how to care for your new home including the appliances and fixtures.


In addition to a the Independent Quality Inspection certificate and a seven year structural warranty, Porter Davis offer a three month New Home Inspection to give you further peace of mind. So you find any small issues with your new home when you first move in you can relax knowing that these will be attended to as part of the New Home Inspection which is a standard offering with Porter Davis.

    Where we build

    Porter Davis has been building houses since 1999.

    We now build across Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Geelong and Warragul regions.

    Download our build zone map - the shaded areas indicate where we build. 

    If you are on the boundary of a shaded area, please contact us on 1800 PORTER or enquire and we'll assess if we can build in your location.

    Out of build zone 1 surcharges apply. Contact us for more information.


    Making the decision to buy your first house (or even your sixth house) is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, so it is important to get the right professional advice.  As your situation changes with family, work and investments your financial capacity changes, so a financial health check is key to helping you make the right decisions.

    A Choice consultant will appraise your current financial situation and provide you with a customised budget.  Best of all, there's no obligation.  Put your mind at rest and contact Choice today to understand your options and budget capacity.

    Rest assured that Choice Home Loans offer competitive rates and great service.  With access to over 30 lenders and literally hundreds of loan options, Choice will find the finance solution suited to your needs.

    Finance tools

    Select button to use calculators

    Launch calculators

    And go!

    Find your house design

    Take our simple & fun quiz and we'll give you a shortlist of house designs that best match you.

    Do the quiz
    Visit a display

    Visit a Porter Davis display centre to see it all - including your dream coming to life.

    Find a display
    World of Style Quiz

    Need help choosing one of our beautiful interior styles for your new house? Have a go at our quick and easy World of Style quiz!

    Find my style