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The Secret To Finding The Perfect Builder

You’ve seen the current affairs program exposés on unlicensed builders performing shoddy work and the havoc they wreak on the unsuspecting.

Fortunately, they are far in the minority, and the internet makes it very simple to check out your builder before you have any work done.

As Adelaide custom home builders, we have years of experience; we have compiled the following tips to keep you safe.


You should always seek a builder that complies with high standards for registration and licensing. In South Australia, the Office of Consumer and Business Services offers a free online license search to verify your builder is fully licensed and registered.

Professional Association Membership

Professional associations are very active in the training and compliance standards for their members, ensuring professional conduct and investigating any complaints regarding member conduct.

Security System

Your security system can be internet-connected, sending you an alert through the day if an alarm triggers. With CCTV, you could then easily check the camera coverage from a computer at the office, and see if it’s a pet, the gardener or an intruder.

At Serenity Homes, we are members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) in South Australia


The HIA recognise the excellence of their members with annual awards. These award recipients are recognised by their peers as providing innovative and exceptional solutions for their customers.

You can find out who sets the bar in the industry by having a look at recent recipients and nominations on the association websites. Check out our awards here.

Custom Home Builders

As Adelaide custom home builders, we take particular pride in our work. Each home is a piece of craftsmanship that we want to last a lifetime, and we know that other custom home builders share our enthusiasm for the trade.

There is a gap between project home builders and custom home builders, both in their approach and in their execution - if you’re seeking the best quality work, we strongly recommend a custom home builder.

Click here for 6 reasons why you should build a custom home.

The housing industry is highly regulated, and South Australian builders lead the way in innovative construction techniques and quality assurance practices.

Sleep easy knowing that you’ve done your homework and selected a great builder to bring your dream home to life. Subscribe to our newsletter now for more practical advice from experienced Adelaide custom home designers.

At Serenity Homes, we are one of Adelaide's most awarded custom home builders. We build your dream home with careful attention to detail, individual, masterful designs and state of the art materials. To learn more about how our team of friendly Adelaide building experts can help you to create your ideal custom home, speak to us today.

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