Build or Renovate the right way with IBA!!
Take the guesswork out of build or renovating by letting our independent experts guide you through it seamlessly.
Independent Building Advice (IBA) is your one stop shop for having a smooth, enjoyable building journey. We work independently of builders giving you unbiased advice and guidance to achieve your dream home.
There is a lot to look at when creating a custom home. Think of design, finding the right builder, avoiding mistakes, choosing the right colours, getting the right price, ensuring a financially secure builder, decent build times, good workmanship and more. You can worry, or you can let us take care of everything for you.
Don’t guess, utilise our decades of building industry experience to work for you. Making sure you do all the right moves to have a great outcome.
How We can help
Custom Home Design
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We understand what makes a design great, what things cost, builder lingo, the councils, the system, the processes and most importantly how to make it all work for you.
Our recent client projects
3 reasons to use IBA and have a stressless build!
1) Expert home design
We use a panel of architects and designers to create your dream home space. They have decades of experience of mixing style and practicality for great results.
2) Select the best builders for your project.
We shortlist Perth best builders for your home and get 2-3 quotes. All of our builders must meet ALL 7 criteria to be recommended by IBA. Solid financial position, well priced, fixed prices, consistent communication, decent build times, quality workmanship and most important good people.
3) Unbiased independent advice all the way
We work for you not the builder and stay with you right through from start to finish making sure everything is as it should be.
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What our clients say about us...
It has been just over a year since we first started working with IBA and we have just moved into our amazing new custom home. IBA’s mission is to make building a good experience, and after going through the whole journey start to end with IBA, we can confidently say this has been true for us.
Why we engaged IBA:
We knew we were not building experts, despite the significant amount of research we did ourselves. This is why we engaged IBA to guide us through our building journey as a third party advisor. Behan knows the industry inside out, and was an invaluable source to sense check any uncertainties with.
Behan did our home design, and included many of our lifestyle preferences and factors. The design process was great, with a healthy amount of challenging to keep us honest and reasonable, not to mention the design was done in a way to reduce building costs with clever tricks. We’re now living in this design for over a week, and very happy with the personalised result.
IBA tendered and obtained 3 building quotes to us. These were presented like for like in terms of specification of the same design so that it would be comparable. However, based on working with us as clients and level of detail and service we desired, he recommended the builder he thought to be the best fit for us – one we had never heard of before. This builder was not the cheapest option, but ended up being a great fit for us.
Although we didn’t have many hiccups during the build process, if there was anything we were uncertain about and wanted to check, Behan was just a phone call or SMS away. This sense of security and validation is invaluable if you have not built before! The builders (Progen Homes) also built the home in 10 months and were great to deal with every step of the way.
IBA also had contacts for trades, services which were really convenient as we didn’t need to do our own research finding the right suppliers. Behans contacts were already validated and had good pricing. We got a great deal on our fridge and dishwasher, as well as a custom wardrobe fit out and all our building inspections – and all the suppliers were fantastic to deal with.
Overall we had a great building experience and I would build again, but only with IBA in our corner. Highly recommended – it’s worth it! We are very happy!
Angus and Liz in Stirling
I was referred to Independent Building Advice by a friend who had previously used the service. I made my initial contact with Behan over a simple phone call, since then my experience has been wonderful! My husband and I were first home buyers that were naive to the industry, not knowing where to begin! We were very fortunate to have Behan’s expert advice to assist us in our decision making. He listened to our needs and understood the assignment, providing suggestions in our best interest. We have now purchased our first house & land package and we couldn’t be more grateful for his assistance in starting up the process. I would highly recommend the service to my friends and family.
Ebony and Mila in Alkimos
I have always been hesitant to build as I’ve heard so many horror stories of dodgy builders and dodgy houses. I’ve spoken to builder sales reps and I always feel like I’m getting the hard sale.
We were introduced to Independent Building Advice as an alternative to going directly through a builder.
IBA designed a home for us, then they got quotes from quality, reputable builders for us and then guided us in choosing the builder – then the stepped us through the whole process and contracts. There was no hard sale from a sales rep, we didn’t feel bamboozled by jargon and were clear exactly what we were getting.
He thought about things I wouldn’t even think about – direction of the sun, increasing the ceiling height and the door height, the thickness of the insulation padding, window heights to accommodate furniture and things that impact resale. He really knows about building.
Behan took us to look at land, walked us through different build types and showed us what we were getting.
He walked us through the costs, the contracts, the little extras, where to place lights and PowerPoints.
Behan actually worked for us – he was honest and gave us options and help our hand through the process. We had choices in builders and our own design!
Really recommend IBA and Behan is amazing.
David and Deb in North Dandalup
I am a small business owner and very time poor.
Behan at Independent Building Advice took care of every detail regarding the build of my home.
The service I experienced was extremely professional, reliable and honest.
I would recommend the services of this company to anyone considering building. I would have no hesitation in using Independent Building Services for my next building venture.
Stephen Building in Bennett Springs