Home Design Feedback

Get a second opinion on your  home design with our 12 point design check. We look at solar orientation, furnishability, design flow, light, ventilation and much more to see if your design is practical, functional and epic.

We make building and renovating fun and easy.

We Listen

We listen to your story and ask important questions to find out what the exact goal of your home is.

We Design

We use our experience and expertise to help you design, interior design and avoid mistakes.

We Guide

We are passionate about our clients having a great experience and will guide you all the way through.

Our unbiased experts take the guesswork out of building and renovating.

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, find 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 work for you to make sure you make all the right moves to have a great outcome. 

What we are really good at

This Is What We do

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Design/Tender/ Build

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Design/Tender/ Renovate

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Design & Building Advisor

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Building Inspections

Is your design everything it is cracked up to be?

Why not bounce it off us and get 20 years of experience looking at it. You are better off getting it right now than later. 

Real life design situation 1

The client signed with a builder on this design. They thought they might get a second opinion and found out the below. Luckily, we caught it at a time it could be changed. 

Real life design situation 2

This client had already signed with a builder as the home was huge and on budget. They thought they were getting a great deal. The issue is that there were so many problems with the design that is had clearly been done by someone who either didn’t care or didn’t know better. 

Real life design situation 3

This home was actually designed by an experienced consultant who simply missed a few items. Once the issues were identified, everything was amended. If it had not been picked up on there would have been tears at key handover. 

Real life design situation 4

This is one of the worst home designs we have seen. The home literally can not be built as it does comply with shire requirements.

If we hadn’t caught this and the client signed on this home, it would need to be completely re-designed half way through the process, resulting in loss of deposit and months of time. 

Changing something at design stage is simply a case of adding or moving a line or two on a page. Changing a mistake after it is built will costs you thousands.

Design Tips

When it comes to building, there is nothing worse than designing a beautiful home only to find out you made a mistake, something doesn’t look right or because you didn’t realise what it was on the plan. 

If you are going to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on building your home, let us help you get it right.

Get a second opinion by letting one of our experts cast their eye over it. There is a good chance we will see something you won’t have.

It really is a small price to pay to make sure your home is the best your money can buy. 

Design & Build New

Cost: Design fee is $0-$3000

Build an amazing home without the problems. You will receive expert advice on design, inclusions and pricing, as well as get discounts from suppliers. We will hand pick Perth’s best builders for your project and get multiple quotes to compare. We stay with you from start to finish.

Design & Renovate

Cost: Varies on scope of work.

Renovate the right way without the problems. You will receive expert advice on design, inclusions and pricing, as well as get discounts from multiple suppliers. We will hand pick Perth’s best builders and get multiple quotes to compare. We stay with you from start to finish.

Reno or Demo Quiz

Cost: Free

Choosing whether to build or renovate is a tough one. Often  people make the mistake of going one direction which turns out to be the wrong path. This wastes time, money and sanity. Try our quick quiz for unbiased advice on what is best for you and your home. 

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Find a Builder

Cost: No cost*

We will shortlist the best builders for your project, obtain multiple quotes and compare them all for you.  All the builders we recommend must have good workmanship, service, prices and build times. Most importantly financially secure.

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Hire an Advisor

Cost: from $400

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

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Building Inspections

Cost: from $700

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.

Discover our designs

The easiest and best way to build your dream home!

We independently design, advise, shortlist builders and guide you from start to finish for great results when you build or renovate.

Home Building Tutorials

Learn all about home building in simple to follow tutorials covering design tips, step by step guides, how to negotiate and much more.

Home Design Feedback

Using our independent scoring system, we will narrow down and recommend up to 3 of the best builders for your home project.

Building Brokers

Have our independent building experts handle your home design, builder selection, negotiation, interior design, building inspectors and more.

Ask Us About Building

Need help? Call us for unbiased accurate advice from industry experts. We can help you choose a builder, design ideas, land options or anything else you may need.

How can we help you

How can we help?

Our 3 step process to a great home and a stressless build!

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.

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.

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.

Let's work together!

Independent Building Advice (IBA) helps you design and build like an expert, avoid problems and create the best home money can buy.

With a team of industry experts behind you (that's us!), you have the best chance of getting great results. We understand what makes a design great, what things cost, builder lingo, the councils, the processes, the good builders from the bad and most importantly how to make it all work for you. 

We make building and renovating fun and easy.

Perth's best and easiest way to build or renovate your dream home.

We independently design, advise, shortlist builders for quotes and guide you from start to finish for great results when you build or renovate.

Perth's best and easiest way to build or renovate your dream home.

We independently design, advise, shortlist builders for quotes and guide you from start to finish for great results when you build or renovate.

Different ways people buy homes

Usual Way

Using an Architect

Building with IBA

Build a great home without the problems.

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The Easy way to build

Independent Building Advice can help you design and build like an expert, avoid problems and get you the best home money can buy.

Why use IBA, instead of going directly to a builder?

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.

Do you feel the same as some of our other clients?

  • You want to build a home but you don’t know where to start – you have an idea, some notes, maybe even a basic plan, but you are not sure how to have a successful build and with whom.
  • You are apprehensive as 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. 
  • 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.  
  • You have spoken to some sales people but they are confusing you and not giving straight answers.
  • You find the whole idea of building or renovating overwhelming. 

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.

Why us

How we make building and renovating/extensions easy.

Independent Building Advice (IBA) is changing the way people go about building and renovating.

We have flipped the script when it comes to building or renovating your home. Instead of working for the builder and trying to sell you a home, we work for you and help you buy a home.

With a team of industry experts behind you (that’s us!), you have the best chance of getting you great results. 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. 

You can build your dream home and love the process as well as the results. We will guide you by proactively making recommendations, help you get the best home for your money, guide you in avoiding mistakes and help you handle them if a problem should arise.  

We’re keen to chat to you about you vision for your the home and to see how we can help you achieve a successful build.

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