What is Involved in The Building Process?

The first stage of the building process is designing your custom home.


At Serenity Homes, you are heavily involved in the design process, ensuring that you are 100% happy with your future home. This process can take a while, however, there are some things that you can do to speed up the process:

  • Have an idea about what style or theme you want
  • Know what block of land you will be building on
  • Identify any features of that block that you would like to take advantage of or avoid
  • Know your budget
  • If you want to use your own architect, be sure they are ready and available to be involved

Once we have nailed the design and you are happy, we will develop and present you with your quote. If it aligns with your budget, we will proceed to the next stage - if it doesn’t, we will continue to alter the design until it does. Building on a sloping or irregular site? Click here to see brilliant sloping block house designs.


Once you are satisfied with your design and quote, you will be required to sign a contract. Within this contract will be the payment details (for more information regarding building costs, click here) as well as information about our insurance policies and warranties.

For more information regarding Serenity Homes’ insurance policies and warranties, click here.


Naturally, when building a house you must be able to get council approval for your design.

At Serenity Homes, we regularly act as the liaison between councils and our clients, saving you the time and hassle involved in the process.

However, if you wish to seek your own council approval, please feel free. The speed of the build is very much tethered to your council. This can be annoying, but unfortunately, this is unavoidable.


Once we have nailed the design, the contract is signed and council approval has been obtained, we can then begin building your custom dream home!

Throughout the building process, the site is regularly visited by Gary Barnes - Serenity Homes’ Director and Supervisor - as well as the architect and engineer that were involved during the design process. This helps us to ensure that your home is built to the highest standards, and with the minimum amount of fuss.

Building for energy efficiency? Click here to see 5 materials that will add value to your home and lower your utility bill, all while helping the environment.

Hand Over

When your home has been built and the finishing touches have been applied, it’s time to hand over the keys. At this point, we will conduct a final inspection of the home, ensuring that it absolutely meets your needs and wishes. You will also be required to have in place your own insurance, as ours will no longer cover you. After all that, you will be able to cross the threshold into your very own home.

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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