Award Winning Homes


We cannot speak highly enough of Simon, and his team, at Higham Building Group. We have built on several occasions, both residential and commercial properties, and we can honestly say, that HBG is a stand out, in all aspects, across the board. Most notably, Simon’s attention to detail is incredible. At our first meeting Simon critically assessed every detail of our plans, and made practical and astute recommendations, while keeping a firm eye on our budget. We were provided with an impressively detailed quote, giving us the ‘tools’ to consider each aspect of the construction carefully, enabling us to make well-informed decisions. This, along with Simon and Gabrielle’s excellent communication throughout, ensured the project was a dream run. That trademark attention to detail was maintained from the set out, down to the last door handle, by everyone in a fantastic team. The end result is everything we could have wished for … and so very much more!

Tim & Kathy Carruthers
Tinaroo Park

We decided to use Higham Building to build our new home after viewing several homes built by the company in Atherton. We were impressed by the practical and personal designs of those homes and by the standard of the workmanship and finish. Several of the features we noted in those homes were later incorporated into our home’s design.

In the initial design stage, Simon’s assistance proved to be invaluable as we had little experience in home building, this being the first we have had built.

For much of the construction we lived nearby and were impressed by the professionalism of the company’s staff and its contractors, and by the standard of workmanship and materials used in the construction. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Company to any prospective customers.

We have now been living in our home for six months and have not encountered a single problem with any aspect of the house.

Warren & Janis Lewis
Larfield Close, Atherton

It would be impossible to speak too highly of Simon and his very professional and talented team. The conversion he accomplished by changing a very small modest concrete block house into an outstanding award winning home that took advantage of our incredible view, was remarkable. He certainly attained the "wow" factor.

Given our project was a major conversion, it meant lots and lots of unknowns and problems, but Simon handled all with total professionalism. Each time an issue would arise it would be solved with a minimum of fuss. We think he knew what we wanted better than we did!! He has gathered a great team of workers and subbies around him and this of course, is the recipe to success. Simon and Kristy have our absolute confidence. We are sure they will go far.

Renovations can be a nightmare, but Simon turned ours into a beautiful dream.

Kevin & Glenda Wadley
Black Gully Road, Tinaroo

We highly endorse the building skills and professionalism of Higham Building Group.

We consider ourselves fortunate to have chosen Simon to build our retirement home in Yungaburra. The end result was excellent, captured our vision for the house and was everything we could have wished for.

Simon deserves a lot of credit for that outcome. He provided invaluable critique and suggestions as we developed and finalised the design.

All phases of the building, from the pegging out of the footprint to the final finishing were executed in an efficient and professional manner.

Throughout the building process we were constantly impressed with Simon, his crew and sub-contractors. Any issues that arose, and there were only a few, were dealt with promptly and to the satisfaction of all parties.

We felt that Simon's organisation and managing of his crew and the many sub-contractors was first rate. The job ran smoothly and Simon deftly handled the necessary adjustments that invariably have to be made when scheduling and synchronising a multi-faceted team.

We have no hesitation in unconditionally recommending Simon Higham as a master builder.

Clearly, Simon is a rising star in the building game and we look forward to seeing him progress further in the years ahead, as we enjoy the lifestyle in the gorgeous home he built for us.

Don & Kathy Caswell
32A Platypus Close
Yungaburra QLD 4884

Within the first five minutes of meeting Simon it was obvious that he had a lot to offer.  As he studied our plan he was filled with energy and enthusiasm.  Simon didn’t just see a plan, he saw our home and understood where we were going with it.  He became our ideas man.  Before Simon quoted the job, he would ask us if we had thought of this or that.  Had we considered increasing the size of the veranda posts, or should we go a brick higher in the garage entrance, would it be better if that door swung the other way?  The list goes on, but the point is Simon is always thinking about how he can deliver the best outcome for our family needs and our budget.

We couldn’t be happier with our home.  Simon’s energy and enthusiasm was as much alive on the last day of construction, as it was the first.  Simon had input into just about every decision.  He became our builder/interior designer/colour coordinator/landscape artist.  He built this house like it was his own and nothing seemed too much trouble.  He would do his best to make our requests come to life.

Behind every great builder is a great team.  Simon’s team starts with Kristy who keeps the office side of their business going as well as offering client services such as suggestions on what’s new, design, colour and decor.  Then there is Simon’s crew. We were lucky enough to have the entire team work on our house and each of them should be commended.  We’d also like to mention the other tradesmen.  We have no doubt that Simon has handpicked these people for their quality of work – and honestly it speaks for itself.

Some people say that Simon won these awards because he was lucky enough to have a larger house to build.  However, we see it very differently.  Numerous judges have come through our home on several different occasions.  They look at everything..... Nothing goes unnoticed.  Each tradesman’s work is under scrutiny.

That is why we believe that the quality of workmanship, that was evident in every stage of our build, has been recognised.   Peter and I and our family have finished up with a beautiful but practical home, while Simon, Kristy and their team have landed Regional, State and National recognition for their excellence. We are all pretty happy with that!

Peter and Chelley Howe
Channel Road, Walkamin

"Simon and his team delivered me a home well beyond my wildest expectations.  From the initial planning, through to the finishing touches, the Higham Building Group worked with me to ensure that my vision became a reality.  I have built with the Group on two occasions, and continue to be impressed by their level of expertise.  The tradespeople that Simon has on site are the best of the best and are always there to offer advice and assistance throughout the process.  Building a home with an award winning team such as the Higham Building Group is a memorable and enjoyable experience."

Carnation Street, Atherton
Kate Adams

“We are very pleased that we engaged the Higham Building Group to build our cyclone rated, energy efficient, passive solar house.

The Higham Building Group is tuned into sustainability and the construction of stylish high quality housing. Simon and Kristy's professional approach to their work, and their quality trades people's attention to detail makes building with them a pleasure.

Visitors are always impressed by the quality of our house and ask who built it. “

Tablelands Home Owner, Herberton