Master Builders strives to be the preferred commentator and information source for building and construction industry issues within Queensland. Faced with the challenges of communicating the complexities of the building and construction industry to the community and industry, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering a united voice on behalf of our members and the broader industry.

Rising material and labour costs putting builders under pressure

The growing cost of labour and materials has long been a constraint on Queensland building businesses.

8 May 2018

Void of high rise to be filled by housing

HIGHRISE unit construction has undoubtedly met its heyday in Queensland but rising confidently from the shadows is another sector, fit and ready to fill the void.

15 March 2018

Champion women in construction

Do you know a woman doing great work in the Queensland building and construction industry?

7 March 2018

Time to get prepared for new building laws

Builders and subbies are officially on notice to be prepared and vigilant as new building industry fairness (BIF) laws are set to change how they need to do business.

22 February 2018

Recognising the builders who build our cities

If you’ve completed a home or project that makes your town or city shine, get your skates on and enter it into the 2018 Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards.

7 February 2018

Consumers opting for houses over units

An impressive increase in standalone home building is a sure sign houses are making a comeback over units, with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing a 14 per cent increase in dwelling commencements over the 3 months to September 2017.

23 January 2018

The great Australian dream still alive

Standalone home building is on a positive trajectory going into the New Year, with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing a promising 4 per cent rise in dwelling approvals over the last month.

13 December 2017

Queenslanders claim national victory

Eight of our state’s most talented builders scooped up national titles at Master Builders’ 2017 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards in Hobart on Saturday night.

27 November 2017

Decision puts tomorrow’s tradies at risk

The outcome of a federal court decision will hurt the number of new apprentices and put at risk the ability for Queensland to have the number of qualified tradespeople it needs for the future, according to Master Builders Queensland.

27 November 2017

Construction work needs to be a priority for new government

Government spending on building construction needs to be a top priority for the new government after Saturday’s election, with the value of completed construction work down almost four per cent over the past year.

23 November 2017

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