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About Us

About Us

Portrait Custom homes is a small team, dedicated to providing outstanding quality and service. Our aim is to add optimum value to your home and through it, to your lifestyle. Excellent communication and exchange of information is key to our being able to do this.

Economies can be divided into Product Industries and Service industries. At Portrait Custom Homes, we are very clear that we are in the Service Industry. We do “fret” the small stuff.

Owner, Rob Hyde, graduated in his native South Africa with bachelor degrees in construction management and quantity surveying. He also holds a diploma in construction from the Polytechnic of Western Australia. He is a registered building practitioner in WA.

Rob worked on some major commercial, retail and residential projects with two of the largest Southern African public companies – Murray and Roberts and Group Five Ltd – including construction of two hospitals, schools, shopping centres, a regional court and served as project manager and principal agent on a number of multi–storey residential developments, up to 90 apartments, in Southern Africa and in Perth. He has also consulted as a professional quantity surveyor on various residential and retail projects.

However, it is in the building of custom homes that Rob has had the greatest impact and pleasure. We have been fortunate enough to have had some tremendous clients and tremendous briefs, from modest family homes to luxury designer homes presenting construction and detailing challenges.

We are constantly looking at new ways of doing things, new materials and engaging with new trades, suppliers and service providers, building relationships with people that ultimately will benefit you and your new home.

While our primary focus is on new homes, we delight in unlocking the potential in existing dwellings. We work closely with architectural and structural designers to find ways of transforming your existing home into a more modern, more functional place with more value for you and your lifestyle.


To provide the BEST home building experience possible by

  • listening to our customers,
  • providing a quality product that meets our customers’ needs and exceeds expectations,
  • at a competitive price
  • while our customers feel good about their experience and love their home