Why Build Your First Home

First Abode is a subsidiary of Perth-based Residential Building (RBWA), which is part of the respected JWH Group. This strong association with one of Australia’s largest building companies brings a wealth of experience and expertise into every new first home.

Designing and building first homes in Perth requires specialist industry knowledge, which is why you can take comfort in the expertise of our staff who have combined experience of well over 100 years in the Perth first home building industry.

First Abode has over 300 different single storey house solutions, designed specifically for Perth’s first home buyers. Think extra touches like feature brickwork, rendering, polished floorboards and European appliances that will set your first home apart from the pack.


    As our name suggests, First Abode specialises in new homes and house and land packages for WA’s first home buyers. We understand that building a home is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever have to make. That’s why we’re with you every step of the way – from consultation to completion.

    We can get you into your First Abode home in 5 easy steps…

    1. If you have been thinking about building your first home, make an appointment to meet with one of our home and finance consultants. Your consultant will assess your financial situation and provide you with a range of finance options to suit your budget.
    2. Choose your block of land from our huge selection both North and South of the river, including some of Perth’s most sought after first home buyer areas.
    3. You choose the home design that best suits your lifestyle and budget, and we begin the building process.
    4. Time to get creative! This is where the fun really begins. You get to choose your tiles, bricks, appliances, and everything else needed to make your house a home.
    5. Your home is completed and we handover the keys. First Abode homeowners also have added peace of mind with a 120-day post-construction maintenance service and a 6-year structural warranty.

    To find out more, contact one of our friendly consultants on (08) 9202 9313.


    First Abode is part of the Residential Building WA family of home-builders  which is a Western Australian owned and operated business that has built some of Perth’s best homes.

    We also belong to the JWH Group, one of Australia’s largest home builders, so our clients can rest assured they’re dealing with a reputable Australian building company.

    First Abode has the expertise and buying power to always deliver on quality and affordability. We offer WA first home buyers total building solutions, which include:

    • A huge array of specifications normally found in homes for third and fourth home buyers
    • Access to all land releases throughout the Perth metropolitan area through our association with some of Perth’s best land developers
    • A finance department that can help just about anyone secure a home loan at competitive rates with or without a deposit

    To find out more, contact one of our friendly consultants on (08) 9202 9313.


    • Live on your own termsREAD MORE

      If you’re renting, there are limited things you can do to improve the property. You might be able to paint or replace the flooring, but all the cash you invest is lost when you move.

      When you build your first home with First Abode, you get to live on your own terms. You can hang pictures wherever you like and replace curtains and light fittings whenever you choose.

      Plus, you don’t have to worry about flat mates eating your food or inviting their noisy friends around.

    • Building gives you flexibilityREAD MORE

      Why compromise on choosing a home that only fits into your lifestyle when you can build a home that perfectly matches. By building your first home, you get to decide on the design and remove the stress that comes with looking at house after house.

    • Your property – Your petsREAD MORE

      No matter how well you maintain a rental property, there’s always the chance that you could lose some, or all of your bond – especially if you have pets.

      With a First Abode home, you can customise your property so you and your pets can live, as you wish.

    • No more rent increasesREAD MORE

      Every year, Perth rentals go up with inflation.

      At First Abode, our finance experts can help you choose a mortgage that’s just right for you. Even if you have no savings and no deposit, we can find you a loan that best suits your budget.

    • No more rent inspectionsREAD MORE

      One of the worst things about renting is having a property inspection every three months.

      When you build with First Abode you can say goodbye to rent inspections – for good. First Abode homeowners also have added peace of mind with a 120-day post-construction maintenance service and a 6-year structural warranty.

    • As a first home buyer, you’re in charge of your futureREAD MORE

      Some rentals don’t give you a fixed timeframe on your lease, which means the landlord could suddenly give you two week’s notice to move out.

      When you build with First Abode, you’re in charge of your future because the decision to move or sell is up to you.

    • A home designed to suit your lifestyleREAD MORE

      First Abode has over 300 home designs to choose from, which means you’re sure to find a home that’s just right for you, your family, your pets, and your lifestyle.

    • Finance options to suit your budgetREAD MORE

      As a first home buyer, you can choose from a range of finance options, including:

      • First Abodes’ “No Savings Scheme”
      • The Government’s “First Start Shared Equity Loan Scheme”
      • A Low Deposit Home Loan from Keystart

      Plus, you may be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) of $10,000.

    • Choose from House & Land Packages across PerthREAD MORE

      First Abode has a great range of homes specifically designed for WA’s first home buyers. Our homes feature a huge array of specifications normally found in homes built for third and fourth home buyers.

      With First Abode, you can also choose from many land releases across the Perth metropolitan area.

    To find out more, contact one of our friendly consultants on (08) 9202 9313.


    • Josephine - Jan '14READ MORE

      I would like to write a few words to show how happy I am that I have chosen First Abode to construct my new home.

      Trying to find the right builder was proving to be a daunting task. I made many phone calls to home builders I found via the internet. I found it hard and in some cases impossible to be put through to a Sales Person directly. I finally found a couple of companies that put me through to a sales person so I was able to make some initial enquiries. I decided to try and get three quotes and go with the one I felt happiest with. One of those companies was First Abode, and what really impressed me was that I was put directly through to the Sales person who seemed very knowledgeable in regards to the building process.

      I was on a really tight budget which I relayed to the Sales person. He then told me to just do a rough sketch of what I was looking for and email a copy to him and then he would see what he could come up with. He made an appointment for me to come in the next day. I had made two other appointments with sales people from other companies which I went to the next morning. I now believe I left the best till last as First Abode was my third and last appointment. The sales people from the other two companies were very polite, but one of them was new to the industry so he did not have the direct knowledge himself. The other sales person again was very polite and had been in the industry for a while but did not have much knowledge in design, so I was left with many questions unanswered.  I left with not much of an idea of costing either.

      When I arrived at First Abode, the salesperson was waiting for me in the office, with the plans that he had had drawn up after receiving my sketch. The plans met all my criteria and exceeded my expectations. The salesperson went through all the monetary details with me and I was happily surprised that he had stuck to my tight budget.  I was offered a special deal which helped me make the decision to sign on the dotted line the next day. I am so happy I made that decision as it took the other two companies two to three weeks to get back to me with their prices. By then I was already on the way to making my choices and prestart selections with First Abode.

      Shortly after, I was sent a letter introducing me to my site manager, with his direct contact details. I received a call from site manager which has been one of many calls from him keeping me up to date on the progress of my new home. We have met on site on occasions to discuss the progress and I could say I could not be happier than I am with the customer service. The site manager is always on hand during business hours to be contacted, and at times when he did not answer he returned my call within twenty minutes.

      I have also received many emails and texts from the office at First Abode keeping me up to with the building progress.  This has all helped in making my building experience with First Abode a totally stress free experience. I remember when I was looking on the internet for a building company I came across some reviews where people were unable to contact their site managers with many other building companies. This proved to be a major cause of distress, especially when something needed to be addressed.  Reading those bad experiences made me extra happy with my choice to go with First Abode.

      The house is looking amazing and now I am only weeks away from picking up the keys to my brand new home. I can honestly say that the service and the quality are well above my expectations. I say this as I was previously anxious due to reading bad building experiences of others on the internet.  If I decide to ever build again there is no doubt that I will be definitely building with First Abode again.  I have friends and acquaintances who are building in the near future whom I have referred on to First Abode and I will keep doing so.

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