Metal or Timber Framing for New Homes – Which is Better?

One of the biggest questions homeowners are faced with when building a new home is deciding which material they should use as the home’s skeleton – timber or steel. There is a case to be made for each, and despite steel being preferred by many builders, and customers, timber homes have been constructed successfully for years and by some people are still preferred.

As local builders who can build with each, we explain the case for each in this post so you can make up for your own mind which option is best for you. Continue reading

Open Plan Homes – The Ultimate in Flexible Living

There are more than just a few reasons why open plan living continues to be the benchmark when building new homes. An open plan home allows a flowing floor plan and flexible use of space. It also brings a more connected household and more light.

With more than 1600 unique floor plans, most of them comprising open plan living elements, our builders here on the Gold Coast find that open plan homes really do suit all lifestyles. Here’s why: Continue reading

Building Vacation Rentals on the Gold Coast

Dixon Homes recently completed an exciting waterfront holiday accommodation home right in the heart of the Gold Coast on Paradise Island.

The purpose built 7 bedroom home, overlooking the majestic skyline of Surfers Paradise has sleeping space for up to 20 adult guests and faces east, with plenty of outdoor entertaining areas – perfect for soaking up the beautiful east facing outlook and swimming pool. Continue reading

A Guide to Choosing Inclusions for Your New Home

There are a whole range of different inclusions and upgrades on offer when building a new home on the Gold Coast with Dixon Homes. Deciding which of these should include can be something of a challenge, especially for homeowners on a strict budget. We explain what inclusions to take into consideration at the building stage, and others that you may be able to add later, in this brief guide. Continue reading

Don’t Make These 5 Floor Plan Mistakes…


The devil is undoubtedly in the detail when building a new home. From the obvious to the less obvious every detail should be considered, and you should always think about how the home design you end up choosing will affect your lifestyle and the way you will use your home. If you neglect to properly consider these things you may end up making poor choices with your floor plan. We’ve put a list of floor plan mistakes commonly made to help you avoid repeating any of these when building your own new home. Continue reading

3 Ways to future proof your home

In real estate and property circles we hear a lot about protecting your investment and buying property that is ‘future proofed’. But what exactly does this mean? And more importantly what are some of the ways that this can be achieved?

We cater to first home buyers as well as property investors here at Dixon Homes and throughout our consultation process we always explain ways to help you home remain a strong investment now and into the future. We explain how some ways to future proof your new home to help it stand the test of time, and take advantage of technological developments. Continue reading

Dixon up to date with new homes most sought after features

When it comes to building designs and the features that people want in their new homes, Australia’s leading builders at Dixon Homes are always listening. To meet demand we incorporate a suite of features and designs that are not only sought after, but also add significant value to a property. Our customers are truly spoilt for choice with more than 1600 different floor plans to choose from, and with the ability to adapt a floor plan to suit specific needs; customers can literally design their life around their Dixon Home floor plan. So what are some of the popular features that customer love? We explain in our latest blog post. Continue reading

Three things to consider when choosing your new home builder on the Gold Coast

Dixon has been building new homes since 1959. You learn a lot in that time. As new home builders on the Gold Coast we have heard a few horror stories over the years. As experts in our field, we want to ensure that you avoid any nightmare situations or headaches regarding the build of your new investment. You don’t have to choose us, however with our years of experience and our commitment to the industry we would like to offer you some free advice. Here are three tips to consider when choosing your new home builder. Continue reading

Choose the right builders on the Gold Coast

It’s no secret the building industry on the Gold Coast has been booming over the last 20 years. People have continued to flock to the region for its remarkable coastal lifestyle benefits, without sacrificing the infrastructure and services people enjoy in major capital cities. Gold Coast living truly is the best of both worlds. With many new home builders to choose from, choosing a Dixon Homes builder also means you’ll get the best of both worlds. Not only are they local to the area and have a range of networks and connections in the community, they also have access to Dixon’s nationwide buying power which means you’ll get fantastic value for money. When it comes to choosing a floor plan for your Gold Coast home, our builders have put together some important reminders and considerations that every new home owner should make. Continue reading