Oakford Homes

Established in 1980, Oakford Homes is a family run business with a reputation for building family homes of exceptional quality.

Founded by Phil Craven, the company set out to provide South Australians with a builder that was reliable and honest, producing homes of only the highest calibre. These are values that are still used today by Managing Director Tom Craven.

With six land estates across South Australia, we work tirelessly to nurture and grow thriving communities that meet the needs of our clients.. Also considered a metropolitan building specialist, Oakford Homes often working with clients to create dream homes on their own land.

Oakford Homes’ vast experience as an Adelaide builder, paired with a dedicated team of tradesman, selections coordinators, sales and support staff ensure our clients are working with the best talent in the industry, to build their very own statement of quality.


Metricon have been around for a long time and as a result offer one of the bigger ranges in the market, catering for the larger more opulent home to the more entry level home. The willingness to modify “Base” designs to add a bit here and take a bit away there adds to the feeling you are a valued customer.


After build and handover, fixing the small issues is one thing but rectifying anything more than a general handyman can do becomes a bit more of a challenge. Securing the maintenance team at a time that suite you is another challenge. For major structural issues or where you find something is simply not what was ordered, this builder seems more than happy to argue and stretch the process on beyond sensible or necessary time frames. When the going gets tough communication slows dramatically.

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Attention to detail and delivering the exact components and finishes contracted to provide can be an issue. Itens incorrect can take a very long time to rectify with some items being requested to be rectified after handover. High turnover of staff and trades leading to inconsistency and poor relationships with customers. Studio staff can be a little too forceful with their tastes and colour palet which can lead to less confident purchasers to simply accept whats presented.


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