Made to order

Custom home builders specialise in building one-off designs for their clients. They build homes designed exclusively for the client and the client’s unique block of land and this tailored, individualised approach ensures the finished home is a perfect fit with the client’s lifestyle needs, aesthetic preferences and the topography of the site — and, of course, their budget.

“A custom builder, also sometimes referred to as a designer builder, will build bespoke homes for clients who are looking for something exclusive and individual,” says Nick O’Shea of O’Shea & Sons Builders in Brisbane. “A good custom/designer builder will provide a one-stop-shop service, whether in-house or by way of professional partners, to help guide the clients through the entire build process, from design concepts to completion.

“People engage a custom builder often because they are time-poor and need someone they have confidence in to bring their dream home to fruition,” he continues. “It is

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