EARLY DAYS – 1993 TO 2003

Westbuilt was founded in 1993 after Jim Westerman decided to leave the modular home company he was working for in Brisbane. Jim made a move from Brisbane to Warwick and shortly afterwards started up his own general building contractor company called Westbuilt Quality Homes.

After completing a few extensions and general building work, Jim completed his first “Westbuilt” modular home in Stanthorpe, QLD about the middle of 1994. Building on a reputation of high quality, affordable and custom-built homes, Jim continued to deliver homes on a relatively small scale over the ensuing years.

MODULAR FOCUS – 2003 TO 2011

In 2003 the company decided to focus only on relocatable and homes. It started expanding into the manufactured and system built home market, growing from 3 staff to 7 (over the following five years. During this time Jim’s sons, David, Michael & Richard all started with the company.


In 2011 the company experimented with the introduction of Westbuilt Modular supplying buildings into the commercial and mining markets. With the downturn of the mining market, this arm of the business was discontinued.


2012 marked the establishment of our new factory at Project St, Warwick. Specially set up for building manufactured homes and based on the LEAN manufacturing method, we could now offer homes to our clients with better quality, more inclusions and less waste.

The directors also decided that we should move on from our experiment with mining, and focus solely on building high quality, custom-built modular homes for clients across QLD and NSW.

This strategy has been successfully implemented, and the company has continued to grow in experience, quality and earnings. In 2019, we were able to increase our team with a dedicated in-house drafter and another salesperson.

Currently, our sales & administration team consists of 8 staff, and we have a factory carpentry team of 12 full-time carpenters, welders, plasterers and tilers.



David Westerman

General Manager

Jim Westerman (Founder)

Senior Design Consultant

Mick Westerman

Client Liaison

Wayne Sanderson – Senior Design Consultant

Wayne Sanderson

Senior Design Consultant

Kellie Watling

Colour Consultant

Rick Westerman

Operations Manager

Allan Griffin



Bansi Patel

Finance Manager

Tracey Madsen

Sales Assistant 

Westbuilt Homes Office Location
Relocatable Home in development


The main difference with a relocatable home is that up to 80% of the building work is completed in a factory. The home is then transported in sections to your site where it is installed and fully completed. Relocatable homes can often be referred to as Transportable, Modular, Manufactured or Prefabricated homes. Relocatable homes, once established on site, are considered to be a permanent fixture, just like an onsite built home. It is important to note that banks will lend to relocatable home builders.

Why choose Westbuilt for your RELOCATABLE HOME?
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Shorter build time

Overall, the production of a home is 12-16 weeks.

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Less disruption to your site

The time between delivery onsite and handover is usually only 4-5 weeks.

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Strict quality control

With most of the construction happening in our factory, it means we can keep a close eye on the home throughout production.

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Your home is in good hands

We take full responsibility for your home from start to finish.

Relocatable homes are not the same as Kit Homes, which are supplied in a flat pack and delivered to site ready for the owner to assemble. The owner is required to obtain an owner builders certificate and organise the assembling and erection of the home on their site. The owner is completely responsible for the home during erection as there are very limited warranties or protections available during this time. Kit homes are almost impossible to finance through a bank.

What our clients say


Approximately 2 years ago, we were devastated by a house fire. With inadequate insurance cover, we priced houses for removal, and builder’s quotes, before investigating in the prefabricated house market. After several inspections and a considerable amount of advice, we contacted Westbuilt for a catalogue. With the help of Westbuilt, we redesigned our choice for cost and adaptability. At each stage of construction, we were emailed with photos of the progress. We travelled to Warwick to finalise our interior décor, with the guidance and advice from their experts.

Today, we are proud of our 4 bedroom Westbuilt home, which arrived on 2 trucks, followed by a tradesman, who assembled it in a short period of time. All council permits and inspections were organised by Westbuilt.

From the initial stage to completion, to décor, to the quality workmanship and after care, we highly recommend a Westbuilt home.

Keith and Lesley Glasgow


We very highly recommend Westbuilt to build your next home. We found them to be very helpful, kind and understanding. They are willing to take in any ideas and changes. The quality of their homes is of a very high standard. The small touches they put on their homes are welcomes extras, which other companies don’t do. They let you look and go through the house every step of the way – after all it’s your home.

Everyone we have had contact with in the office, on the building site, and out on our block have been very helpful, well-mannered and cleaned up after themselves.

We have recommended them to other couples in the area, and have allowed them to look through our home to show them the high quality of these homes, and because of this we will be seeing more Westbuilt homes in our little suburb.

John and Fay Dalton


Stewart and I would like to pass on our sincere gratitude for building our new home, which we absolutely adore. We have found the entire experience to be very well organised and thorough and, although building our first home was a little overwhelming, Westbuilt still answered our every request. We really appreciate the final product and we could not be happier.

Special thank you to Wayne who delivered outstanding customer service throughout the entire process. Wayne was never too busy to talk to us, always followed up our queries and kept us informed at all times. Wayne certainly made the experience a pleasant one.

Please pass on our thanks to the entire team. We will most definitely be recommending Westbuilt Homes.

Elyse and Stew Absolon


This letter is to state that I have moved into my Westbuilt quality home on 12th May 2008 and am more than happy with my lovely new home. The staff at Westbuilt have gone out of their way to install my house and septic system on site.

My previous home was destroyed by fire and Westbuilt helped me reduce costs by installing septic to the “old” system.

I have no hesitation in recommending Westbuilt quality homes, for their service, quality and costs.

Sharyn Connelly


Just a note to say a thank you to yourself and Michael Westerman and to all your Westbuilt crew for building my new home. A job well done. I hope to enjoy for some years to come.

Best wishes,

Dennis Ogden


Westbuilt’s home designs were very functional and easy to adapt to our individual requirements. Their service was fantastic and really took the stress out of building a new home.

Nothing was too much trouble and they kept in touch with us through each stage of building. Their minimum inclusions are of a much higher standard than most other transportable homes that we have looked at.

I have no hesitation in recommending Westbuilt to anyone looking at building a new home.

John and Danielle Hales


From our first enquiry to handover it was with ease and professional. The website was easy to navigate and the information received by mail was well presented and up to date.

All our questions were answered by Jim in a prompt time frame and nothing was too much trouble.

We are more than pleased with our finished home, the fittings are an above average standard, the workmanship excellent, and we love the design.

All the staff were friendly and welcoming at the office and factory. We were impressed with the onsite work done by Allan and Mick, they were very helpful with our enquiries.

As we are 120% happy with our home, we would recommend Westbuilt at any time.

Thank you,
Gary and Debby Burns

Is Westbuilt Homes a building option for you?

If you have your own vision for you house, we are happy to work with you to design the perfect layout that is tailored just for you.



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