Why Build A Custom Home?

When deciding to build a new home there are two choices: Project Homes and Custom Homes. Project homes are pre-designed homes (whereby you can visit display homes and select which one you like).

As well as being beautifully designed to suit your needs, lifestyle and personal style, custom homes are often also superior in terms of comfort and functionality because they are designed specifically to the size, shape and direction of your block and take into account the arch of the sun to make the most of heat and light, as well as taking into account breezes to optimise air flow. When you purchase a custom home, you get a tailor made fit rather than a store bought item.


A custom home builder can design your house to maximise the benefits of your environment and minimise the downfalls of your environment. For example, living on the Gold Coast, you will want to take advantage of warm sun and cooling breezes, to achieve the greatest comfort through less use of energy and therefore less cost. Ideally, most home owners want to get plenty of sun in winter and, especially on the Gold Coast where it can get quite hot, not too much sun in the summer. Also, it’s important to be protected from strong chilly winds while still taking advantage of cool breezes (which can be an absolute blessing in the Queensland summer). A custom home builder can also take into account anything that may affect you in your immediate environment (e.g. minimising noise if you are close to a highway and getting the best street access for you if you are in a high traffic zone).


Often with large volume production builders, cost-effective trades are used and often this results in lesser quality workmanship which you can see in how areas of your home are finished off. Our tradespeople have been hand picked for their top quality workmanship, work ethic and pride and passion in their given trade. We have handpicked them to ensure that our homes are high quality and finished off beautifully. Also, you play an integral role in the selection of the materials and therefore know you are getting the quality that you desire. This is particularly important with luxury homes to ensure that your high-end standards and prestige lifestyle are being upheld.


When it comes time to sell your home and move on to the next phase of your life, having a custom home can be a great advantage. Firstly, because your home is unique rather than the same as the one (or many) down the street. Also, as mentioned above, often the workmanship in a custom home is of a higher quality and how your home is finished off will play an imperative role in influencing a potential buyer.


Custom homes are one of a kind. They are styled to your particular preferences and are based on your requirements. All rooms, open spaces and overall layout are all tailored specifically to you and your family, making for the ultimate daily living experience. You can set requirements for your builder to follow and you can be as involved as you wish in the design phase. All mod-cons are and fittings are also chosen based on your personal taste and needs (Click here to view the Highlife Homes photo gallery).

If you know that a custom home is right for you, contact your local independent Gold Coast custom home builder, Highlife Homes.

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Not all homes are built equally! Compare ‘apples with apples’ with our simple quote inclusions checklist so that you can ensure you are getting the best value for your money.


Gold Coast Builders You Can Trust

Here at Highlife Homes we proudly service the whole Gold Coast region. As the specialist in New Home builds, we’re a Master Builders member and are multi-award winning for the quality, design, and experience that our clients get for their new homes.

Our Gold Coast team has experience in building everything from single dwellings, through to luxury homes and residential developments of duplexes right through to townhouses.

What Should You Look For When Hiring A Builder Gold Coast?

Building your new home is a special time in life. Not only is it your biggest asset, but it’s going to be where you raise your family, enjoy time with friends, and relax on weekends, so it’s important you work with the right building company. When looking at house builders Gold Coast, it’s important that you review each applicant on the following criteria:

1. What do their clients say?

When it comes to choosing a new house builders Gold Coast for your project, no one will tell you the truth better than the companies previous clients.

It is such a pleasure for us to complete a home and know that our clients are overjoyed with their new home, and also the building process. It is very important to us that each home is built with a personal touch, where the client has a great relationship with our on-site and office team and are involved at every step.

Our testimonials and happy clients say it all. If you head through to our Testimonials page, you’ll find dozens of reviews and testimonials from our past happy clients to reassure you that Highlife Homes is the best builder in the region.

We’ve also had the honor of being awarded the award for the best builder Gold Coast in the rising star category.

2. What do they specialise in?

Just like each chef has different styles of cuisine that they are best at cooking, each builder has their specialities.

Here at Highlife Homes, we’re experts at building a brand new, custom designed homes on the Gold Coast. We are also great at building on sloping blocks. And we are fantastic at building residential developments and working closely with developers to achieve their goals.

We’ve developed a strong team who has extensive experience in ensuring that these projects are delivered on time, on a budget, and to your standards every single time.

To find out more about the Highlife Home difference, get in touch today.

If you know that a custom home is right for you, contact your local independent Gold Coast custom home builder, Highlife Homes.

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