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    New South Homes brings together a dedicated and ardent team of architects, designers, builders, project managers, administrative assistants and customer relationship managers that share the same passion to provide the best possible service to the Design, Approval and Construction of high-quality, custom Homes, Duplexes, Townhouses and Granny Flats.

    Established in 2016 by brothers Michael and Joe Antoun, and their brother-in-law, Wally Gebrael, New South Homes was born in response to the overwhelming requests our team received from both existing and new clients of our sister company, Granny Flat Solutions, to design, approve and construct houses and dual occupancies.

    Our journey starts in 1985, with the creation of BuildSense Solutions, by Joe Antoun. Joe had 6 years’ industry experience in home renovations, additions and extensions, as well as new home builds. At this time, Michael was working in a high-level, corporate marketing role and Wally was working as a building designer and approvals coordinator for his own company, AWG Designs. In 2012, Joe, Michael and Wally identified a growing demand for affordable housing in Sydney’s inflated property market. With Michael’s expertise in executive sales and corporate marketing, Joe’s 30+ years’ experience and Master Builder accreditation, and Wally’s second-to-none knowledge in architecture, design and approval legislation, Granny Flat Solutions was established.

    The family values that helped achieve our successes today are deep-rooted in the foundations of our practices.

    In the first year of operation, Granny Flat Solutions had 3 employees (the directors – Michael, Joe & Wally), building only 8 Granny Flats. To date, our company has grown to employ over 35 talented staff members, building over 300 Granny Flats a year in the greater Sydney region, Central Coast and the Illawarra; and is the only Multi-Award Winning Granny Flat company…

    The family values that helped grow our once-small business to achieve our successes today are deep-rooted in the foundations of our practices; with company values that mirror our dedication to consistently providing a service based on honesty, transparency, communication, quality and trust.

    At New South Homes, we are committed to you. We value the trust you have placed in us and uphold our client-centric philosophy through every interaction – treating you with the respect, fairness and integrity you deserve. We will always accommodate to your needs and requirements, closely working with you to make your dream home a reality.

    Our experience, expertise and long-term commitment to the industry gives our customers the confidence of dealing with a company that designs and constructs nothing short of high quality, award-winning homes and developments that will last a lifetime.


    April 1985

    BuildSense Solutions is established

    Joe Antoun starts BuildSense Solutions, with 6 years’ industry experience behind him. BuildSense Solutions starts with renovation, extension and addition works; as well as new Home builds.

    January 1990

    BuildSense Solutions expands

    BuildSense Solutions develops a reputation as an honest and trustworthy builder. Through word-of-mouth and minimal advertising, the company has grown exponentially, employing 6 full-time labourers, with new Home builds now their main source of work.

    March 2012

    Granny Flat Solutions is created as a division to BuildSense Solutions

    Joe Antoun, Michael Antoun and Wally Gebrael start Granny Flat Solutions to accommodate the growing demand for affordable housing in Sydney’s inflated property market. Granny Flat Solutions has 3 employees (the directors) and builds 8 Granny Flats.

    January 2013

    Granny Flat Solutions starts to grow

    In its second and third year of operation, Granny Flat Solutions starts to grow; with the company now building 100 Granny Flats a year and employing 12 people. The name ‘Granny Flat Solutions’ is established as its own entity, with many people starting to recognise the brand.

    June 2014

    Granny Flat Solutions is recognised

    Granny Flat Solutions is now one of Sydney’s largest and most-recognised Granny Flat builders. They establish a reputation as a trust-worthy builder that doesn’t compromise on quality. With 20 full-time employees, the company now builds 160 Granny Flats.

    February 2016

    New South Homes is established

    New South Homes is created in response to the overwhelming requests from both existing and new clients of our sister company, Granny Flat Solutions, to design, approve and construct houses and dual occupancies. In our first year of operation, New South Homes builds 3 houses.

    November 2016

    Granny Flat Solutions wins 5 awards

    Our company now builds over 210 Granny Flats, with a team of 25. The Master Builders’ Association creates a ‘Granny Flats’ awards division, for excellence is housing and service. Granny Flat Solutions wins 3 of 4 MBA awards, as well as the Hornsby Local Business awards for 
‘Service & Trade of the Year’ and 
‘Overall Business of the Year’.

    December 2017

    New South Homes expands

    New South Homes completes 15 houses and starts to be recognised for our excellence in custom design and helping clients build their dream home.

    November 2019

    Granny Flat Solutions becomes a consecutive award winner

    Granny Flat Solutions now has 11 awards under their belt; winning two more MBA awards in 2017; another MBA award in 2018, with Michael Antoun (director) being named the Hornsby Local ‘Business Person of the Year’ and another two MBA awards in 2019. Granny Flat Solutions now builds over 250 Granny Flats a year, with a team of 35.

    November 2020

    New South Homes wins an MBA Award

    New South Homes wins an MBA Award for ‘Excellence in Housing: Homes – 3 Million+’. The team also again wins the Hornsby Local ‘Service & Trade of the Year’ award, as well as a nomination for ‘Business of the Year award.

    November 2021

    New South Homes wins Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Local Service/Trade & Business Person of the Year

    The team wins the Hornsby Local ‘Service & Trade of the Year’ award, as well as a nomination for ‘Business Person of the Year’ for one of our Directors, Wally Gabrael.

    April 2022

    Sol Studio opens

    Our brand new head office and colour studio is now open!

    What some of our

    Happy Clients Say

    New South Homes were brilliant from start to finish. They really put my wife and I first every step of the build journey and made what is normally a very stressful experience so much better with little to no hiccups along the way. I highly recommend New South Homes for any new home construction.

    In 2018, my wife and I were looking for a builder, to rebuild our home that was badly damaged by fire.
    We came across New South homes , who proved to be the best company to deal with out of the many we spoke to, friendly efficient and flexible with the design.
    We decided to proceed with them as they gave us a high degree of confidence. Our home was finished in a timely manner , without undue delays, and we are very proud of what has been built.
    We would recommend New South homes to anyone looking for a quality builder and professional service.

    The team at New South Homes were highly committed to giving us the promising service and quality we signed up for. If you ever get to deal with David , be guaranteed your in the best hands.

    I came to New South Homes after building 3 flats with Granny Flat Solutions (their sister company). They built the home I currently live in and I could not be happier with both the high-quality finishes and the service that I received. I have recommended both companies to countless friends. A big thank you to the team for helping us build our dream home!

    I found the New South Homes team to be efficient, reliable and very knowledgeable!!
    Thanks guys!

    Very Professional. High Quality Service.
    Would definitely recommend for you next project!!

    Very professional team, really made me feel at ease with the whole process. Building a home can be very stressful but I would highly recommend n w homes to anyone looking for a quality builder.

    Very professional
    Very easy to work with.
    Would highly recommend using them for your next project

    Great service! The staff are great and they care for their clients, super reliable!

    Going into this project, I had high expectations based on the services I was promised and I was so pleased with the final designs and would definitely work with New South Homes again.


    Provided great advice and guidance!

    Extremely high quality and professional service.

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