Amid a significant upturn in housing starts, Western Australia has emerged as the most common home for Australia’s leading companies in residential construction, the latest report shows.

Unveiled in Melbourne on Wednesday, the HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 Report for 2012/13 shows that Western Australia was home to the nation’s largest and second largest home builders by volume of dwelling commencements during the past financial year and that seven of the top 20 residential builders are domiciled in…