Things to expect when building a custom home

If you’ve decided to build your home and want to go with a custom home to perfectly suit your block, your functional needs and create a great lifestyle right at home there are a number of things you need to consider. Below are just a few of the things that will need to take place to get construction of your custom built vision off the ground, out of the mind and into the realm of reality.

It all starts with your vision

Dream of what you want. This is your custom design and we want you to get what you are dreaming of. We can help guide that vision and will be there when you need to bounce some ideas of a construction expert, but the clearer you are on what you want from the beginning, the quicker that vision will manifest

What are some of the next steps?

Below we will take a look at some of practical steps that are involved with getting your project underway.


Firstly, you will need somewhere to build your new home. Look for your preferred location and short list some blocks in that locality. This will assist in determining what kind of dream home we can create for you. If you have already found your ideal piece of land – great you can move to the next step! If you are still looking then you might want to consider some things about the home you want built before you look around, as your build requirements might play a key role in helping you decide on a block.


  • The design options for your home are almost endless.
  • How many bedrooms do you want? What sizes should they be?
  • How many bathrooms? Ensuites? Walk in wardrobes?
  • What materials will you use for your kitchen floors, bench tops and splash back?
  • What will your indoor/outdoor flow look like?
  • Where will you situate children’s bedrooms and the master bedroom?
  • Internal access from the garage? Double garage?
  • Work space? Room for a boat?
  • How will your outdoor area take shape?
  • Swimming pool? Gardens? Covered areas? Decks?
  • What about the entrance ways, landings and hallways?
  • More than one story? Staircase design?
  • Orientation to the sun?
  • Roofing materials? Insulation? Air Conditioning?


We can help you to fit your design into your budget. The house style, house size, number of bathrooms and materials are just some of the several aspects of a build that can affect cost. You should consider what you are willing to spend to create the lifestyle at the home you wish for, furthermore it would be helpful to find out how much you can borrow before you begin designing your home. Knowing your budget from the start is important so you have some idea of the type home you can build.


The exciting times begin! Now your vision is really starting to take shape. Rest assured, all who work at Essa share our passion and high expectations when it comes to build quality and craftsmanship. Many are traditional artisans such as stonemasons, cabinetmakers and metal workers with a long family history in their trade. Essa’s attention to detail and quality control is administered by the company’s founders ensuring consistent quality in every home built. We ensure that there is constant communication and you will be kept informed on the progress. We also like to invite you to the building site at various stages where you will witness the highest standard of workmanship and see our attention to detail at work.

The finished product

Once construction is complete and all the necessary compliance and quality control processes finished, we will meet with you to discuss handover date and when you can move into your brand new home.

If you are dreaming of a custom build property, let Essa’s experience and expertise guide your vision into reality. Contact us today to arrange an obligation-free design consultation meeting with an Essa specialist.

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