Design and Build



If you’re after luxury home builders you can completely depend on from concept to hand over and beyond, Merit Homes should be your first choice. Our highly experienced, professional team will partner with you every step of the way, to deliver you a superb home that more than meets your expectations. 

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The luxury home design and build process

Have a vision for your luxury home design, but not sure where to start? Our comprehensive, fully integrated service takes the uncertainties out of prestige home design and construction.

Your home building journey with Merit Homes will be one of excitement and fantastic potential. You can forget the hassles you hear about standard builders, particularly when it comes to budget and time overruns. We aim to make your building experience an entirely positive and happy one, from your initial ideas right through to hand over and beyond. And we keep you up to date, every step of the way.

Six steps to build your dream home


Discussing and establishing your needs


Determining your site requirements


Site survey and testing


Preliminary design and modifications


Arranging for contracts to be drawn up


Building begins

At Merit Homes we feel enormously privileged to be designing and constructing the spaces that you our client may live in for years to come. So we make sure that you’re kept in the loop at every stage, giving you complete integrity and transparency.

Here, in a nutshell, is the timeline for realising your dream home:

  • We take as much time as necessary with you to establish exactly what you’re after in the way of design, lifestyle, customised fittings and overall ambience.
  • We meet with you on site to discuss your construction options.
  • Our professionals organise reports such as surveying, soil analysis etc.
  • Our expert in-house team of designers, draftsmen and construction consultants work together to translate your ideas into plans, drawings and a project estimate. After your input and approval, designs are finalised.
  • Contracts are drawn up and finalised. This includes a timeline program and starting date.
  • Construction begins. We supply you with regular progress updates throughout. And because we handle everything from start to finish, we can stay on time and budget.
  • Handover. Plus we organise for all the necessary approvals and third-party inspections.

Good design is all about your needs

That’s the ethos of Merit Homes founders and principals Darren and Antony Tuma. Your luxury home design and construction will be perfectly tailored to suit your unique requirements and lifestyle.

The brothers stress that top quality is paramount. “After designing and building about 250 individual homes during the last 25 years,” says Darren, “you get pretty good at it!”

Excellence at every stage

When you partner with Merit Homes you’re guaranteed a fully integrated vision, with the highest quality design, construction and finishes. Plus impeccable, friendly service and consultation, all the way.

Do you have any questions?

Contact us at the Merit Home office or submit a business inquiry online


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