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Reno or Demo Quiz

Let us do all the hard work for your new build.

Let us do all the hard work for your renovation.

Take the quiz to see if you should demo or reno.

We will takeaway the guesswork by designing you a great new home, on budget and to your liking. We will shortlist the best builders, get multiple quotes and guide you from start to finish so it’s a smooth process.

We will take the reigns and design you a great renovation/addition, we will deliver on budget and to your liking. We will  shortlist the best builders, get multiple quotes and guide you from start to finish so it’s a smooth process.do the 

Rather than go down the wrong path and spend time and money find out it isn’t for you. Try our quick quiz for unbaised advice on what is best for you and your home. 

Build New

Let us do all the hard work for your new build.

We will takeaway the guesswork by designing you a great new home, on budget and to your liking. We will shortlist the best builders, get multiple quotes and guide you from start to finish so it’s a smooth process.

Renovate/Extend

Let us do all the hard work for your renovation.

We will take the reigns and design you a great renovation/addition, we will deliver on budget and to your liking. We will  shortlist the best builders, get multiple quotes and guide you from start to finish so it’s a smooth process.do the 

Reno or Demo Quiz

Take the quiz to see if you should demo or reno.

Rather than go down the wrong path and spend time and money find out it isn’t for you. Try our quick quiz for unbaised advice on what is best for you and your home. 

Hire a Consultant

Let us guide you on your building journey.

Have an expert help you on your building journey. We will provide you unbiased guidance on design, inclusions, what to do, how to avoid problems and best of all keep the builders accountable. We are on your side right through to key handover. 

Building Inspections

Let us inspect the build to ensure best practice.

We will check the quality of construction throughout the build. We will make sure the home is built to Australian Standards and will help you handle the builder and answer questions if problems arise.

General Advice

Let us guide you on a variety of topics.

We will guide you on investing, buying land, handling builders, locations,  general questions, design feedback and more. If you have a question, we are here to help. 

Our Services

Design & Tender (Building Broker)

Suits you if you are just starting out

I want someone to take the stress away and design me a great home, on budget and to my liking. I want them to shortlist the best builders, help me negotiate and guide me from start to finish so it’s a smooth process.

Hire a design and building advisor

Suits you if you already have a design or builder.

Help me avoid problems. Provide advice on design and inclusions as well as ongoing feedback, guidance and support. I want to love the home at the end and have a great experience along the way. 

Building Inspections

Suits you if you are currently building.

Check the build’s quality of construction making sure the home is built to Australian Standards and to help us handle the builder and answer questions if problems arise. We want someone to make sure our home is built properly. 

RENOVATE OR DEMOLISH & BUILD??

Try our quiz and find out.

Making the right decision on whether to renovate or demolish and build your home will save you time, money and heartache. 

If you are unsure, this quick quiz is here to help.

IBA helps people in both building and renovating so the answers to the quiz are not swayed to what we want, but what is best for you and your home.

Maybe you can relate to some of these building statements... 

You want to build a home but you don’t know where to start – so you haven’t – you have an idea, some notes, maybe even a basic plan, but you are not sure how to make it great, or if it will even fit your budget. 

You are apprehensive as you don’t know how it all works. You don’t know the process, timeframes, costs, the surprise costs, what to pay and when to pay it.  You have looked online, followed builders, social posts but still can’t find the answers. 

It is something you want to do but it seems like a lot of work. You have a busy life already and don’t have time for problems and issues. 

You have heard horror stories from other people and it makes you nervous. You want to avoid their situation and mistakes but you don’t know how.

You don’t know what builder to go through and dealing with sales people is not appealing.  

It doesn't need to be that way. Just Imagine...

Having a clear and comprehensive road map of what to do and how to do it.

Getting personalised feedback on design, interior design and inclusions so you will know exactly what you need to do to make your home better.

Having someone to brainstorm, problem solve and guide you in creating your home and never going it alone.

Feeling confident and inspired with your home instead of overwhelmed, confused and full of doubt.

Having a design that is looks great and on budget not just ideas that seem out of reach.

Having a builder that is great value for money and wants the best for you and your home.

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I am looking to...

Is this your first time building? Click here to get some tips to get the best results.  

Looking to knock down and rebuild just the way you like it? Click here for ideas.

If the home you are living in a too big for your current needs. Then click here for tips and ideas. 

Upsizing your home

Is the home you are in getting a bit tight for your needs? If it is time to expand, then click here to get our tips and tricks. 

Looking to invest in property and want someone to guide you on what, where and how to go about it. If so, click here. 

Looking for land

Finding the right block, in the right location, that fits your budget can be a challenge. We can help you find it.  

Six Reasons to use IBA to build your home.

You're Too busy
for mistakes

Who has time for issues and problems? No one, how good would it be to build without the drama? Our team will guide you in avoiding mistakes all the way through.

You Want to avoid
sales people

Few are thrilled to work with sales people. Here at IBA we go directly to the General Manager, Owner or Sales Manager of a builder, saving you being hassled and sales commissions.

You want a great home, hassle free

You want your home looking great, with as little hassles along the way as possible. You want someone to do all the hard stuff so you can enjoy the fun stuff.

you want expert design advice

We will make suggestions, raise potential issues and be forth coming if we think your design could be done better. Peace of mind that what your building is amazing.

You have
specific tastes

Every home is different which is why people build. When you build you get what you want the way you like it. We are experts at converting your vision into an amazing home.

You want value for money

We know what things cost so we will guide you in keeping the home on budget. When we get quotes we will make sure you pay a fair price for a good home. We have your back.

What is IBA's Building Broker Service?

A building broker, works with multiple builders as opposed to just one.

At IBA we are completely independent of builders allowing us to be unbiased  in comparing each builder’s prices, build times, quality, build methods, inclusions, service and more. 

Our recommendation are with the buyers interests first, rather than the builders. We make our suggestions accordingly. 

IBA is also not restrained by the limitations of one builder.

For example, one builder might only build with brick, another only timber frame and another steel frame. Each builder will say their way is the best, but they cannot all be right. As IBA is independent we can give you the right advice for your home.  

We take into account your needs and wants. We design the home independently of builders, so you own the copyright. We shortlist builders and get multiple  quotes. We create a spreadsheet to compare them and you choose. This allows us to compare apples with apples.

From here we stay with you until key hand over making sure you have a great experience.

Building Has Never Been Easier

We handle all of your packing, storage, and moving needs. Let us remove the stress from your moving day – so you can enjoy it!

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Packing Services

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Stress-free Building

Design Tender Build

Don’t go to individual builders, utilise our Building Broker Service and you will access Perth’s best builders all from one location. We work for you, not the builder to get the best out come for you and your home. 

Get Excited about your home

We make it look easy

1

Tell us your thoughts, and we will help you make it happen.

We have a free meeting to discuss your home, what is involved, the costs and give you some ideas on how to make your home look amazing. 

2

We will design the home and find the right builders.

We use our panel of expert designers to get your home looking amazing. We will then shortlist Perths best builders to price your home. 

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We stay with you all the way to key handover.

We will stay with you until you get the keys ensuring you have a great building experience. 

Our happy customers

People we have helped build

Oscar and Celeste

Ardross

5/5

Independent Building Advice gave us a perfect house design after having unsuccessfully engaged with 3 top building companies that failed to listen to our needs and produced a design that lacked practicality.

The IBA design was then tendered to 4 medium to small builders with a proven track record and financially sound. The end result was that we not only got a better more functional house but at a cost between 21 and 27% cheaper than that of the ‘top’ builders.

We also saved time in the process as Behan came to our home to work with us on the design rather than us having to book time with the ‘top’ builders who were time poor and did not offer up the same practical expertise. 

We are so happy with IBA and Behan and hope you make the right decision and call him too, just like we did.

Angus and Liz

Stirling

5/5

Behan has been an invaluable asset to building our new home here in Perth, WA. IBA was the answer to our prayers after months of searching through display homes, project builders and sales calls.

I would recommend him to anyone looking for a helping hand starting their own home building journey.

Stuart and Fiona

Waterford

5/5

Doing your first home build is a daunting prospect that you want to get right. Behan has made our first stage of this process so easy and enjoyable and I have full confidence going ahead. 

It’s all about having someone who knows the industry to avoid making the mistakes. Great advice to ensure we get a home that suits us, for the price we want in a timely way.

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You ask, we answer

Commonly asked questions but free to email us directly any question you like. 

A builder will give you biased advice on how they do things. 

A builder’s sales people are not always the most reliable for information. 

If the builder designs your home they own the copyright. 

We work for you not the builder so the advice we give is in your best interest. 

IBA can compare different builder so you get a clear comparison. 

We looks for-

Financially secure

Build a good home.

Well priced.

Have decent build times.

Proactive in fixing problems.

Great service and communication. 

This really depends on your job. Happy to quote you over the phone. 

Design costs range from $0-3000 with Fly Throughs being extra. 

Our builder “shortlist and tender” process is a free service. 

Reach out for a fixed quote. 

Anywhere within a 100km of Perth and the South West. 

IBA's Steps to Renovating

Step One

We meet at your home and have a look at what we’re working with. We then discuss plans and share ideas. From here will be able to give you a rough indication on costs, timeframes and what is involved. 

Step Two

We shortlist the best builders for your type of project. Some builders love small jobs, others will only work on $120,000+. We match the right builder for your renovation. We have them all price the home and match apples with apples. . 

Step three

Once we have the prices. We create an easy to follow comparison sheet looking at price, inclusions and service. We then sit down and assess each option for you decide then best for you. We stay on advising you until you get the keys. 

How IBA saves you money?

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.  

Six advantages of building through a building broker

Competitive Pricing

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. 

Fast Build Times

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. 

Quality Construction

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

Stressless Process

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. 

Proactive Service

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. 

Amazing Design

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.  

Chat to us to see how we can help you.

Find the best builders

We have deep understanding of the building industry who to build your home and who to avoid. We look for builders who have the best combination of build times, quality, ethics and are competitively priced.

Multiple quotes

Once we have met and narrowed down the builders together. We then take your design and create a specifications and then give to the builders to quote. This way you get an equal comparison.

No cost to you

This service doesn't cost you anything. We don't charge you as we are paid a referral from the builders. All referrals are the same no matter the builder so we are unbiased in who we recommend.

Take the guesswork out of renovating.

We will design your home to your liking and budget. We then have our trusted network of builders price your design. We will find you the best combination of quality, service and build times. We Stay with you throughout the whole process and help you navigate the minefield of home renovation. This service is paid for by builder referral so you don’t need to pay anything. 

Ready to build? Chat to us today!

Email, text or call to have a chat and see how we can help. 

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Six advantages of building through a building broker

Competitive Pricing

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. 

Fast Build Times

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. 

Quality Construction

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

Stressless Process

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. 

Proactive Service

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. 

Amazing Design

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.  

Chat to us to see how we can help you.

- Try these -

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. 

Click the topic for tips and how we can help.

We make building clear, exciting and rewarding.

We remove the guesswork and make the building process as seamless as possible. We design your home to be remarkable, guide you on prices, shortlist Perth’s best builders, identify and navigate potential issues. We stay with you through the entire process. 

Chat to IBA before engaging and architect or builder and BUILD WITH CONFIDENCE.

What we do: Your Vision, Our Mission

In consultation with you, we craft your dream home, free from the usual headaches and horror stories.

That’s what we are all about at Independent Building Advice (IBA). Our service guides you through the intricate realm of home construction, smoothly directing you through the minefield to great results. With over two decades of experience and more than a thousand homes under our belt, we’ve mastered the art of steering clear of pitfalls.

Our team is your personal design and building consultant, working independently from builders to tailor expert advice perfectly suited to your unique situation. We’re fluent in the language of construction, from design finesse to decoding builder speak, crunching numbers to council codes, and orchestrating the entire process to sync with your vision.

The best part? Partnering with us won’t add a cent to your budget compared to going straight to a builder. Let’s construct your perfect home together, seamlessly.

Testimonials

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. 

Home design:

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. 

Build tender:

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. 

Build process:

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.

Supplier contacts:

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.

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.

 

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.

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