We Build Dream Homes to Fit Your Lifestyle and Budget.

Whether you’re building your very first home, renovating your existing home or want to knock down and rebuild, we are here to help.
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New Homes

We're one of the leading private homebuilders in Canberra. Our team works collaboratively to create a unique home concept that suits your lifestyle.
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Home renovations are an excellent investment. We work with you to ensure your renovation project is completed to the highest standard.


Reviews from our valued clients are very important. See what some of our clients have to say about their experience with Nelson James Constructions.
Hi, Nelson just wanted to let you know that the new pergola roof is entirely waterproof. Thanks for this beautiful outcome.
Hi Nelson, I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the guys for your work on the deck. It’s beautiful, and we love it. Hopefully, we can have you back to do more of the other work we have planned.
Thanks, Nelson – All done. Thank you for your prompt and quality job with excellent communication!

Why Choose Us?

We understand that your time is a valuable commodity and none of us can afford to waste it. We strive to provide reliable, high-quality work.
Quality Guaranteed
We believe in exceptional service and quality workmanship which is why we back every job we do with our worry-free 12-month guarantee. We also covered public liability insurance.
Locally Owned
We are proud to be 100% Aussie-owned & operated and we’re a local member of your community. Unlike other companies, we will not “Put you in Touch” with a random tradesperson.
Free And Quick Quotes
‍We understand that every job is different. Thats why we offer free and super fast quotes so you can rest assured knowing that we are the best team for the job, at the right price.

Quality Homes and Renovation Services for Your Next Project.

We build each home as if it was our own; as our client, you can rest assured that your dream home is quality from the inside out.
We are a locally owned and operated company
Premium Australian materials used on every job
Our team has 50+ years of combined experience
We provide transparent pricing with no hidden costs
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Expert Building

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand home building can be a complex and confusing journey. That’s why we’ve put together a FAQ's list to help guide you along the way.
Can you build homes on difficult or steep blocks?
Yes! We have a reputation for being the go-to builder for sloping blocks and difficult sites. When approaching a sloping site, our team of experts work with the natural gradient of the land to maximise potential views, breezes, and natural light.
Do you have home designs for narrow blocks?
Of course! With block sizes on the decline, we create home designs to suit narrow blocks. We create a home design for blocks ranging from 5.7 metres all the way to 29.27 metres.
Do you build homes in flood zones?
Yes, we have extensive experience with building in flood-affected areas. We can create a custom home design that is suitable for flood-prone areas. We will take the building materials, the foundation, and the flood clearance level into account to mitigate any damage to the house in the unfortunate event of a flood.
Do you build in bushfire-prone areas?
Yes, we can build from BAL 12.5 (low-risk areas) through to bush fire flame zones. We are fully equipped with the knowledge and experience to protect your home in the event of a bushfire and ensure your new home build meets the necessary complying requirements.
Is it more expensive to build a split-level home?
The techniques to build a split-level house are more complex than a standard one-storey or two-storey home build as they often require additional foundation work. However, a sloping block of land is generally less expensive than a flat block, so what you save in the land purchase can often be used to create a more unique and interesting home.
Where does Nelson James Constructions build?
Nelson James Constructions is a house builder offering building, renovations and new home services in Canberra ACT and the surrounding areas.

Please Get in Touch for More Information About How We Can Help You.

When all’s said and done, building a new home is exciting! Whether you need advice, a quote or just want to discuss your options, we’re here to help.
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