Getting the plans designed and approved is the start of an exciting journey towards building your dream home. The first step of engaging with Indie Living is to send us your plans. Use the form above and attach your plans, engineering and specifications.
We can also use an initial concept design to give you a budget estimate on the construction costs for your new home.
The more information available at this stage the better. You can easily contact us via phone or email to discuss the details of your project before you send your plans.
Once we have your plans we can arrange a quick consultation to discuss your new home and what you’re trying to achieve. We may even conduct a site visit to learn more about the location you’re building at and if there are any obstacles or issues that need discussion.
While we start the process of quoting your new home build we may have further questions and aim to keep you informed every step of the way. At this stage we may also take some time to get an idea of the budget you’re working towards with your new home build.
Indie Living contracted to take on the restoration of our home following a house fire. The fire started in our neighbours garage and caught in our roof cavity; the air conditioning vents caused a spot fire in each room. The extensive damage was repaired, replaced and restored by the Indie Living team in a considerate, professional and expert manner. We are thrilled with the finished product and delighted to be back in our home.
Indie Living was recommended to us by a friend of ours. We looked at and spoke to a few people in our local area that had recently completed builds with Indie Living each spoke enthusiastically about their experience with the company. The original quote was meticulously presented and costed which allowed us to understand precisely what we were getting. We have been in our house for almost 3 months after a comprehensive renovation on our 3 bedroom federation style home. We enjoyed working with Ben and Greg and found Indie Living to be highly organised and very good communicators. The work was conducted to a high standard and came in a few thousand dollars short of what was originally quoted and within 2 weeks of the timeframe provided. We are entirely satisfied with the quality of the work and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone interested in a new home or renovation - and indeed we have!
We have been involved with Property for over 40 years. Never have we come across a company as professional as Indie Living. Right from the get go it was an incredible partnership. When building a new home, you often have two broad choices. You build a project home that looks like everybody else’s or you employ an architect and then find a builder. One can inevitably experience conflict between architects and builders, each blaming the other if things don’t go to everyone’s expectations. This can become time consuming, costly and can take the joy out of the whole project that should be one of excitement and adventure. That’s what makes Indie Living so exceptional. The whole team is one of supreme integration. We came to Ben Barter with concept sketches that Deborah had drawn up. Their own internal architect drew up the practical plans that were council approved without any trouble. Some details she added really brought some magic to the overall design. Their incredible team of skilled craftsmen headed up by the greatest supervisor of all time, Greg, turned our dream into a reality. Their integration making possible our inspiration. At every step of the way Ben kept us positively informed of the progress and settled our minds if we had any concerns. He is a delight to work with. And even at the last moment when we changed our minds about a few things, their “can do” attitude shone through brightly. It’s natural that you will want to check out several builders. We did too. Yet if you want to build much more than just a house then go with the Indie Living team. You will see your own individuality and unique personality materialise into a beautiful family home. Everybody dreams of winning the lottery. We believe we won it the day we chose to partner with Indie Living. So will you.
We got Ben and the Indie Living team to renovate a place that had been in the planning for years. It took us forever to finally decide on a builder and we are over the moon with the outcome. The whole way through the build Ben and Greg were easily contactable and always willing to chat through the issues with renovating an old house on a tough slope. Greg's craftmanship and Ben's eye for detail were a great combination. They were timely and completed the job when promised (give or take a day or two). What's more since completion they have been prompt at ironing out any little issues that have cropped up. We would certainly recommend them to do the job for a "forever home".
Very happy with the quality and attention to detail of our new custom build from Indie Living. Ben quoted and delivered on budget and completed ahead of schedule. We’re receiving many compliments on the end result and it’s a lovely home. Have recommended Greg and Ben to others embarking on the same process.
We had a great experience building a new house with Indie Living. Ben is detail oriented, meticulous and proactive in making sure deadlines are met and all costs are fully explained. The team was committed to quality workmanship and took initiative to work through any design or building issues and suggest solutions. Our house was on time and on budget. The whole process was pain-free and we are very happy with the end result.
We couldn't be happier with our build from Indie Living. Right from the start we believed Ben had costed everything such that there would be no surprises at the end - and we were right. Greg's project management culminated in a quality product. They're a great team!
As this was our first time building a home we took our time finding the right fit for us. Finally making the decision to build a custom home with Indie Living. We have been so happy with the whole process from start to finish. We were very involved throughout, Ben and Greg were both excellent at keeping us up to date with any progress and any changes required. Nothing felt like it was too hard and we never felt like being there was an issue. We are over the moon with the end result and moving into our brand new home has been a dream come true. We highly recommended Indie Living to anyone looking at building a new home.
Renovations are stressful at the best of times and my husband and I decided to start ours shortly after our second baby was born. Thankfully, Ben and Greg were on-board with making the process of renovation as smooth as possible and we have a beautiful family home as a result. We would recommend Indie Living to anyone looking to renovate or build they have done a fantastic job.
Extending a house is a costly and stressful project and we are lucky to have found Indie living considering some of the stories you hear about renos gone wrong and dodgy tradies. Ben and his team were exceptional in the way they handled the extension of our property. They assisted us in making our design better, kept to schedule, communicated very well, were flexible in the way they worked with required or unforseen changes and also met all of our requests in a prompt fashion. I highly recommend them and the quality of their work is always high. We love our new house!
We had Ben and the team do extensive renovations on our home which included ensuite and deck extensions and 1 year later a deck roof addition. Couldn't be happier with their professionalism and willingness to adapt to our changes. The quality of work was fantastic and even with some bad weather the timeframe didn't budge. Well priced work for a great job. Would absolutely recommend.
We consider ourselves lucky to have been able to work with Ben and Greg of Indie Living. They both bent over backward to complete a large renovation on a short time schedule. Being afar whilst the reno was happening was stressful and Ben was amazing at keeping us informed and involved with phone calls and photos throughout the process. So happy with the incredible job well done!!!:)
I highly recommend Ben, Greg and their team at Indie living. They are a reliable and professional team and expect everyone involved to produce work of the highest quality. Our house looks amazing. They go above and beyond expectations to make the building process run smoothly.
We've had the pleasure of working with Indie Living on a number of projects and we find them to be very professional builders. They help to ease the stress of building by assisting in any way they can, including keeping on top of Council and Private Certifier approvals on the clients behalf in order to keep the project moving forward. They are extremely knowledgeable and ensure no corners are cut so you can rest assured your new home or renovation will be very high quality.
Building a custom designed home is exciting but scary at the same time. Ben and Greg guided us through the process from start to finish. We love our amazing new home! We are so happy with the high quality and it is exactly the house we wanted. The team at Indie Living did a great job and we would highly recommend them.
A detailed estimate and quote will typically take around 2 weeks to fully complete. We use a tender process to obtain subcontractor and material quotes for your new build. Once we collate all the quotes we can start the preparation of your estimate.
Understanding inclusions and the finish of your home at this stage will help us while we formulate the quote. Once the estimate is prepared we provide you with an indication of the price for your new home build.
A further consultation may be required at this stage to go through the numbers and the costs for each stage of the build. During this process we can work collaboratively to identify areas you can adjust to meet a proposed budget.
Once you have the price estimate and want access to more detailed information we can prepare an itemised quote to review. We break down line by line what is included in your new home build.
Typically, we present this quote in person and run through each line item so you have a good understanding of the costs and inclusions.
Upon acceptance of the quote we can proceed to the contract stage of your new home build and you’re well on the way to seeing your vision turn into your dream home.
Everything you need to know about building a custom home. Packed full of helpful tips this is the first place to start when trying to decide on what steps to take when building your custom home.
We run through the entire custom home building process in detail. From concept all the way though to the build and handover.
Your ideas become our job. Working closely with you ensures we understand your goals for your new custom designed home. Our experience is building you a quality, custom designed and built home that is reflective of your expectations.
Before the first piece of soil is turned you will be confident that your final decisions are sound and researched with the support and experience of Indie Living. Your decision to build a custom designed home should be based on best value not best price.
At Indie Living we work with you from the very first meeting to the day you take ownership of your new home. You will be offered advice and suggestions on practical ways to manage costs. We navigate the building pathway to deliver you the custom built home of your dreams.
Our experience of over 40 years years combined ensures you have the peace of mind that we know how to build quality homes within your budget based on your lifestyle needs.
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