What is a Master Builder?

You’ve heard the term Master Builder, but what does it mean?

Dictionary definition – ‘a person notably proficient in the art of building’


A Master Builder is a member of the National or relevant State Master Builders Association. This organisation represents builders who complete work to the highest quality, are appropriately licensed and comply with relevant laws, legislation, and codes. With more than 8000 members state-wide, the Master Builders Association is the peak organisation for the building and construction industry.

A master builder will need to demonstrate they have the workmanship, qualifications and experience to be a member of  the association. Their portfolio of work must comply with all up to date building codes, laws and regulations and demonstrate expertise in their field. The Builder must actively work to continuously improve their skills through, be honest with clients and act with integrity.

“We shape our buildings- thereafter, they shape us.”– Winston Churchill

The Master Builders Association continues to upskill and provide resources for Builders to ensure they are the industries best and is essential for a Builder to maintain their Continued Professional Development.

As an organisation MBA provides:

  • Specialised and constantly updated education and training courses tailor-made for custom residential builders,
  • Consultancy for effective contract administration
  • Educational sessions on new building products,
  • Information sessions with local government bodies (LGA’s)
  • Information networking and meetings on all industry issues,
  • Representation at all levels of government and industry bodies,
  • Development of policy submissions and reports,
  • Advice on a broad range of construction management topics.

Why should you choose a Master Builder?

Choosing a Master Builder to construct your custom home means your choosing a Builder who operates to a higher standard, it signifies reputable builders among the sea of custom builders in the market.

Southern Highlands Luxury Home Details - Master Builders RWF Building Company
Southern Highlands Luxury Home Details – Master Builders RWF Building Company


By engaging a Master Builders member for your project, you have extra protection in place if your construction doesn’t go to plan. MBA members are bound by the association’s Code of Conduct, you can make a written complaint to the Master Builders association, who will investigate the complaint and act against the builder if you have an issue with the quality of their work.
If you’re looking for a master builder in your local area you can find a Master Builder in NSW here. 


For a trusted reputable local builder for your custom home construction in the Southern Highlands, contact RWF Building Company we are active members of the Master Builders NSW, Southern Highlands Division

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