The best way to build your dream home

Take the guesswork out of design, building and renovating

Rather than go directly to a builder, come to IBA where we will give you unbiased advice, comparing all the builders so we find the best design, builder and inclusions for your money.

Building Broker

independent expert advice

Get the right advice from the start by someone who is genuinely trying to help you, instead of just trying to sell you something, 

Get the best outcome

Choose from multiple builders and get a great design, with the best builder, at a competitive price and enjoy a great experience. A better outcome is assured. 

The Building Broker Process

Step One

We meet with you to discuss your vision and share ideas on design and inclusions. From here will be able to give you a rough indication on costs, timeframes and what is involved. 

Step Two

We use our panel of designers and architects to create your home tailored to your lifestyle. We design exciting homes, that maximises land and doesn’t blow the budget.  

Step three

We get multiple builders to  quote your design. We compare the best price, inclusions and quality for you to select the best value.  IBA stays with you all the way through to keys, helping avoid mistakes. 

Expertly Designed homes, customised to your lifestyle 

IBA Will acheive the following for you

Competitive Pricing

We tender your design to a shortlist of the best builders to compare the prices, like for like. Making sure you are getting true value for money. 

Fast Build Times

In these busy times, some builders have taken on too much work taking 3 years to build a home, other will do it within 12 months. We know who to go to. 

Quality Construction

We look at builders who care about your home. We expect high level workmanship and an attitude of “would I be happy with this work on my home”. 

Stressless Process

Problems will happen with building, but it’s how the builder handles them that  makes the difference. Here at IBA we work hard to avoid them altogether.

Proactive Service

The right people will help you get your best home. They will  recommend design elements, fix issues,  guide you through. Proactively help you. 

Amazing Design

Great design is extremely important. It will make you house proud, and your friends a little jealous. Have experts design it, not sales people. 

Contact us for a friendly chat about your home.

Too busy for mistakes?

Build the easy way by enlisting IBA to do all the hard work for you. We will use our panel of expert designers to create your home, we then shortlist best builders, negotiate a great price and stay with you all the way through to keys. As we have 20 years experience we will avoid most problems but if/when they arise we will know what to do to get you on track again. 

We cost no more than going directly to a builder, but we will save you time, money and headaches.  

A building broker is an independent building advisor who designs your home, recommends multiple builders to best suit your homes construction. The goal is to get you the best price, service and quality. 

How IBA saves you money?

Our customers usually save between $10,000 – $50,000. Here is how we do it.

Access to IBA discounts

Gain access to our ever growing list of suppliers where you get discounts some as high as 30%. Suppliers includes flooring, appliances, pools and more. 

Multiple Builder Quotes

We tender your design to a shortlist of the best builders to compare the price like for like making sure you are getting true value for money. 

Efficient Designs

IBA designs are expertly created to maximise space but use materials effectively. Our goal is more home with less wasted space through clever design.

Builder Saves, you save

We save the builder money by reducing their cost per sale, saving them cost on design, less staff etc. In turn they pass these saving onto you. 

Skip the sales person

The sales persons job is to sell you a home. For this they get a 4-5% commission. With IBA we skip the sales person and go directly to the builder. 

We negotiate the price

Our builders know they in a tender process and need to sharpen their pencil to be in the running. So we keep them accountable and affordable.  

Finding the right Builder
How IBA selects builders

Choosing a builder will either make or break your experience and outcome. For most people finding the right one can be a very difficult task. Big brands have multi-million dollar budgets telling they are the best… but are they? Forums and review sites are unreliable and friends and family can only go on their limited experience with recommendations. 

This is why people use IBA as third party unbiased referrers. 

With 20 years building industry experience we have an inside knowledge of how a lot of builders really work. We know which ones really care about their clients, which ones over charge because of a their name, the ones that are only about making money, the ones that have no care at all and the ones that want the best for you and will go above and beyond to achieve it. We can see past the millions of dollars spent on marketing, the review sites and Shonky Builder Groups and get to the true heart of the builder.

The people make the builder, and our relationships with builders makes IBA. There is 150 people involved in building a home. This ranges from designers, admins staff, estimators, trades, shire people and more. We look at the leadership of the businesses, who runs the show. Are they good people? Are they passionate about building? What is there relationship with their clients? What do their current clients and past clients say about them? This is information you will not find on their website and only through insight and relationships do we feel comfortable to put them forward.

Building a home is more than price and inclusions (although these are important) this is a home built by humans for passionate clients. We look for the extra services that become really important throughout the process. We look at how the builder communicates. Do they allow you to make changes in construction. Do you get the supervisors direct number, do they have interior designers, what are the home to supervisor ratios, what guarantees do they offer etc. Will they be proactive in helping you have a great outcome or passive. We ask the questions that most people don’t think to ask.

It is important to get value for money. If your budget is fixed then you want to get the best home, inclusions and price for your budget. At the same time, you don’t want low quality. No one will notice your awesome kitchen if you have a 3mm crack down the wall. Being on a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to have low quality. It means you need a builder that has the right balance of inclusions, workmanship, service and price. We put forward the right builder for the right project. To come in on budget but also deliver a great home.

Why Go Directly to IBA, rather than the Builders?

Access 20 years building experience

Access experts in design, shires, building know how and industry inside knowledge that you just can't get unless you lived and breathed the industry. We work for you, not the builder.

End to end unbiased advice

Get the real answers, avoid mistakes and receive proactive suggestions for you to get the best outcome for your home. From start to finish we steer you through the minefield of building to create an amazing home.

Shortlist and compare multiple builders

As we are independent we can look at builders without being biased. We shortlist our best recommendation and then compare the services, prices and quality. So you get the best results for your home.

Specialists work on your home

We have a panel of experts at our finger tips. We use the right expert for the job as required. Such as builders, architects, planners, engineers and more. We make sure your home gets the expert attention it deserves.

How to build the right way.

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WHAT IS INDEPENDENT BUILDING ADVICE (IBA)?

Independent Building Advice is a truly unique business where we provide third party unbiased advice on design, building and renovating your home. Our mission is to help people love the building process and have an amazing home at the end. 

What is the ultimate building experience?

An amazing designer home

Great inclusions

Quality workmanship

High level service

Quick build times

A seamless journey

& competitive pricing

Here is how we can make it happen for you

Rather than go directly to a builder and get one design, price and specification.

Come to Independent Building Advice (IBA) where we can go to mulitple builders.

We expertly design your home independent of builders (you own the Copyright). We then shortlist multiple builders and negotiate the the best price, quality, service and inclusions.

We can help you at any stage of the building process, however the best results come from when we design the home as we make sure you build a home without regrets.  

Our unbiased advice ensures you make the right decisions at the right time.

Chat to us to find out more.

are You better off renovating or building new?

Take the unbiased quiz to find out if you are better off just doing a fix up and refresh a few rooms or knock down and rebuild?

Let us point you in the right direction

Check out our videos for tips and advice

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Step 1 - Design Discussion

We meet with you to discuss you, your vision, share ideas and plan for today and years to come.

02.

Step 2 - Design Creation

Our panel of architects and designers create an amazing home tailored to your family and lifestyle.

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Step 3 - Shortlist Builders

Using 20 years building experience we shortlist the best builders in quality, service and price.

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Step 4 - Compare & Negotiate Price

We negotiate with the builders for you to get the best value for money. Then you decide.

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Step 5 - Choose a builder & Start

You, the builder and IBA meet to discuss the home confirming you're happy. If so, we start.

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Step 6 - we guide you all the way

We stay with you from start to finish, guiding you through the murky waters of building.

What Our Clients Have to Say

If you would like to discuss our services directly with a client, we will be happy to arrange it.

Behan brought 20+ years of being immersed in the home building industry to our project. From lifestyle considerations when choosing layouts and finishings to insightful knowledge about every stage of the process, his advice really helped us navigate the complexities of building - most importantly, knowing the motivations of the builder and when to ask the right questions.
Jerome L
From Balcatta
After we’d had our house designed and had chosen our builder we started getting advice from lots of sources and from friends & family. Most of this was conflicting or very confusing . Bringing Independent Building Advice in allowed us to focus back on what we wanted and also understand what was realistic. With their experience we were also able to include items we hadn’t even thought of and rearrange a few items that could have cost us thousands in variations during the build.
Andrew S
From Kensington
Until I found Independent Building Advice I found the whole building process to be overwhelming - the knowledge we grecieved gave us the confidence to build. Everything being broken up into sections allowed us to access the right information when we needed it and not too much information at once. IBA was informative and easy to follow - and I referred back to them when I needed it. Once you have decided to build, IBA was invaluable. Even a year down the track the information is still there and so helpful.
Annie H
From Beeliar
We had signed up with a builder and everything was going great.
When we got the kitchen plans back, the builder had changed it and we hated it. They tried to push us to just accept it.
We were not sure what to do. Our friends suggested one thing but we were not sure. We reached out to Behan and the IBA crew. They redesigned the kitchen to work better within the builder’s requirements and then told us what to do and say.
Today we’re living in a kitchen we love thanks to IBA.
Kristy O
From Southern River
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