Perth Custom Home Builders

Are you looking to build a home in Perth that’s different from all the rest? Are you searching for a professional builder that can make your dream home a reality? A builder who cares about quality – and detail? A home builder with a background in project management and getting the most out of any budget?

Talk with Rob – builder/manager of Portrait Custom Homes.

You’ve worked hard to get to this point. For years to come, you want a home that you and your family can enjoy. You aren’t looking for another off-the-plan project home. Something to be proud of. Like these . . .

  • north fremantle heritage front
  • swimming pool alfresco dining
  • Cottesloe custom built home
  • Split Level Home Designs

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Rob is the director of Portrait Custom Homes. Rob was project manager and builder for all the bespoke homes on this website.

Imagine a building team that makes your building process straightforward and hassle-free from day one. A builder who understands detail and quality, who listens to your needs, who finishes on time without hidden costs or variation. Imagine a company that gives you a direct communication line to your builder at all times – without being bounced from a sales team to estimators to supervisors and back.

Portrait Custom Homes gives honest and open communication from the initial quote through to completion. Rob Hyde, a chartered quantity surveyor with 20+ years experience in commercial and retail construction, manages the build. Rob’s hands-on approach through design, estimation, and construction phases means that the job gets done. Attention to detail and constant communication means that it gets done properly.

We make it our business to build strong relationships with good traders, suppliers, and designers. We like to work with people who have an expert knowledge of their trade and who share our high-quality work ethic, so we can deliver projects with the highest level of confidence for our customers.

Contact Rob now to discuss your building plans (08) 9317 8941.

Recent Build in North Fremantle

We modernised this heritage building, creating a modern living space within whilst maintaining the integrity and historical significance.
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Read more about this build here or listen to an interview with Rob Hyde (Manager of Portrait Custom Homes) below

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Home Builders

A bespoke/custom house is one that does not adhere to the usual norms. Bespoke homes are not like other houses, which tend to mimic each other. It is a custom house that combines the client’s desires with the skills and expertise of the architect. In other words, it is designed specifically with you in mind.
The primary benefit of a custom house is that you are actively involved in the process of building your dream home. There is no reason to conform to the usual house structure. If you are going to be living in your home for the next 40 years or more, then you want to make sure it is yours. Because it’s not just an ‘investment’ – it’s your home. You also get the enjoyable feeling of actually taking part in the design and construction process.

The process will vary a little depending on where you are. Generally, it proceeds through the steps outlined below. If you already have the design and concepts, we can proceed to step 3 or 4.

  1. The Consultation – We meet for an initial consultation to get your ideas and preferences down on paper.
  2. The Conceptualization – With the help of our designer, we prepare a concept plan and 3D walkthrough. We provide a preliminary budget estimate, independent site contour survey, soil classification, and DA approval (if necessary).
  3. The Design – Taking in the comments of you and the local authorities, we draw up designs and adjust the budget as required.
  4. The Engineering – At this stage, the engineering drawings are drafted.
  5. The Quotation – A quote is offered based on the drawings and adjustments.
  6. The Contract & Deposit – A HIA fixed agreement is signed and deposit is paid for us to commence work.
  7. The Council Submissions – The relevant files are sent to the councils.
  8. The Commencement – You are given an online portal to monitor and view all developments in the building process.

To provide a smooth communication process, we provide each of our clients with access to a secure website with all of the details of their new home.

The client login area provides information about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, photos, and more.

Yes, custom houses do tend to be more expensive. This is the cost of getting the home that you really want and not just another prefabricated production design. The biggest difference between custom builds and production builds is the cost per square foot. The flexibility that comes with building a custom home affects the price, and you’ll ultimately be paying more for the customizations you plan with your new home.

However, there are still ways to reduce the cost – talk to Rob on (08) 9317 8941.

We can tweak the price as well as the design and we’re confident that we offer the best custom homes Perth.

Working with Portrait Custom Homes, you can be assured that:

  • We will listen carefully and understand your needs.
  • We will keep you engaged and informed in every step of the process.
  • We will communicate thoroughly in person and on-line.
  • We will do all we can to make your building experience a great one.
The average custom-built home starts at about $1,400 per square meter in Perth for a basic home but can go as high up as $3,500 to $5,000 per square for a high-end home. The total cost of your home depends on its size and complexity, the systems that you want to install (HVAC, solar energy, smart technology, etc), and the quality of the materials that you would choose for the fixtures and finishing.

Here are the typical costs of building a home in Perth, Australia. A small 200-square meter home can comfortably accommodate three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with basic living spaces such as the kitchen, dining room, living room, and a one-car slot garage. The larger your floor area, the more rooms and features you can choose to accommodate such as:

  • Home office
  • Entertainment room
  • Nursery
  • Home theatre
  • Gym
  • Game room
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Porch
  • Conservatory
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor grill

The below table outlines the average costs of a custom-built home in Perth. At Portrait Custom Homes, we’d love to assist you in designing your home to make sure that it meets your needs and requirements, and even exceeds your expectations.

Size Rooms Basic Quality Finish Medium Finish High-end Finish
200 sq. meters One or two-storey, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms $280,000 $480,000 $800,000
250 sq. meters Two-storey, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms $350,000 $600,000 $1,000,000
300 sq. meters Two-storey, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, home office $420,000 $720,000 $1,200,000
400 sq. meters Two-storey, 4-5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, home office, entertainment room, gym $560,000 $960,000 $1,600,000
500 sq. meters Two or three-storey, 5-6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, home office, entertainment room, gym, extra features $700,000 $1,200,000 $2,000,000

After we’ve agreed on and finalised the design plans, we give you a quotation and a detailed construction programme of the construction works. Once all council plans are approved, we commence the construction process right away. You can read more about our process here.

On average, it takes about 6 to 12 months to build a home from scratch. This can be faster or slower depending on several factors such as the size and complexity of your house, the different rooms and features that you want to include, as well as the problems we might encounter on-site regarding the soil quality of your lot. The larger and more complex your home, the longer the construction schedule.
Yes, we do. Portrait Custom Homes focus on delivering quality projects that customers can be confident about. We only use premium materials that will stand the test of time to give you the quality of home that you deserve. From your building frame, flooring, walls, doors, windows, and even down to the cement and tiles that we use — we source our materials only from trusted suppliers of high-quality, Australian-made products.

Definitely, and we encourage you to do so. We welcome our clients on-site so you can see how we turn your dream home into a reality. Do give us a heads up in advance so we can prepare the safety measures to allow you to visit the site safely.

We also have a unique project portal that our clients can access online through this link. This is a secure portal that provides details about your home construction from your selections, upgrades, photos, documents, financials, and more. Wherever you are in the world, you can monitor the latest status of your house through our online portal.

Portrait Custom Homes believe in transparency. You can access the online portal through this link or give us a call at 08 9317 8941 to monitor the construction process. We will keep you up to date on how your home progresses with pictures of the major milestones kept accessible for your browsing.

No, none, nada. If there are any unavoidable works that need to be done but were not included in the original contract. In that case, we’ll make sure to communicate why these changes are required, the exact scope of works for your clarity and peace of mind, and gain prior approval from you before commencing work. We will never bill you for anything that you do not agree with.
We understand that you might change your mind in some aspects of the project as we go along. As professional builders, we assure you that we will accommodate you to the best of our abilities so you can be completely satisfied with the finished work. However, note that this might incur additional charges depending on the change that you want. Please communicate with us as soon as you think of any changes you’d like so we can plan accordingly on how to accommodate these changes in your home.
At Portrait Custom Homes, we believe that the beauty of your home is not limited to what’s inside your walls. We care about the appearance of your entire property and in making it beautiful inside and out. We can include landscaping in our projects which will also be added to your design plans. If you have specific requests and have another landscape design in mind, please let us know during the design process so you can be completely satisfied with the final look of your yard or garden.

Yes, you can read through our testimonials here and see our project portfolio here. As one of the most trusted home builders in Perth, you can rest assured that Portrait Custom Homes will only deliver projects with the goal of 100% client satisfaction.

With more than 20 years of experience in the business, Portrait Custom Homes can deliver projects using a wide range of high-quality materials. We are confident working with concrete, steel, or timber construction. We also have a wide range of trusted suppliers for different fixtures and finishes.

Portrait Custom Homes believe in delivering the best quality materials for your budget. We only use premium materials to assure that no work is compromised. During the consultation process, we’ll show you the different materials that we intend to use in your property through photos, with an option to do a 3D walkthrough. You have the full freedom to choose the materials, and we will share with you our expertise every step of the way so we can guide you through the decision making process.

Once we start the construction, we can set up a consultation with you and our design and colour experts so you can pick the best materials that would suit your style and preference. We’ll also set up showroom consultations with our suppliers so you can see and feel the materials for yourself. All of your choices will be reflected in the online portal which you can access here so you can have a record of your material choices.

Yes, you can view our project portfolio here. During our design meeting, we can also provide you with more examples that are similar to your goals and plans so you can have more ideas for your future home. We have a wide range of past projects ranging from one-storey, two-storey, and three-storey properties. From custom-built homes to renovations, home additions, and interior design and landscaping, you can trust Portrait Custom Homes to build your dream home with you.

If you are starting from scratch, we’d love to set up a consultation so we can know how to best deliver your project. During this stage, we’ll ask about your family’s needs and wants, your lifestyle, your budget, and what you want out of your dream home. We will incorporate these things into designing your home and show you a concept plan with a 3D walkthrough.

You can request a free site visit by calling us at 08 9317 8941 or filling up this online form on our website. However, after the first consultation, do note that design development would incur professional fees that will be clarified with you before we move forward. As much as we want to offer a free consultation, please understand that preparing your design concept takes up time and effort from a team of highly skilled professionals.

Yes, we do. Portrait Custom Homes work with a team of highly skilled designers that can help improve on your initial ideas. During our design consultations, our designers can offer their expertise on how best to maximize your ideas to build a beautiful home.
We firm up your quotation based on the final architectural and engineering drawings, as well as your interior design plans. Once you sign the contract, we will do our best to deliver your project to the best quality and within budget. However, please note that there are certain instances when a change in the situation can incur a change in fees. This will be communicated with you before moving forward so that you are not billed for anything that you do not agree with.

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Customer Reviews

After months of research we appointed Portrait Custom Homes to build our new family home in Applecross. From the start Rob had a very competitive, open book approach to pricing and an exemplary work ethic in keeping the job on track. Rob’s sound technical knowledge and open communication have made dealing with Portrait Custom Homes a pleasure. We moved into our new home on time and we are extremely proud of the quality and workmanship.

Stuart, Applecross

We engaged Portrait Custom Homes to build our new home in Applecross. Owner, Rob Hyde has been extremely thorough in all aspects of the build, patient with our many changes, nothing has been too much trouble and he has personally supervised the works. We will be moving in soon, and ahead of schedule! We can highly recommend Rob Hyde and his team.

Vanessa, Applecross

We met with and got quotes from a few builders recommended to us by our architect. At our first meeting with Rob Hyde, we immediately felt comfortable working with him – he was thorough, knowledgeable and transparent. We can only say that he has a great team of people, trades and suppliers that he works with. The quality of finish is outstanding and our building experience could not have been better.

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