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When we approached Hand Built Home Riverland with our house design they jumped at the opportunity to build something unique and where up for the challenge of using and sourcing different products, textures and materials to achieve our dream home.

Hand Built was very accommodating in allowing us to use specific local businesses of our choosing in addition to their usual subcontractors.  For example, the installation of the kitchen and all cabinetry and polished concrete and timber flooring were carried out by tradesmen of our choosing.  The standard of work carried out by Hand Built’s tradesmen and their usual subcontractors was of a very satisfying standard.

Communication throughout the build was great.  We were always consulted on all aspects of the build before any final decision was made.  Our suggestions on the purchase and sourcing of various products didn’t get ignored.  In particular, Gary always answered his phone or returned our calls on the same day.  Similarly, emails were always responded to in a prompt manner.  We were never left frustrated waiting for him to get back in touch with us

The entire team from Hand Built Homes Riverland can be commended on their professionalism and desire to achieve a final product that lived up to the dream that we had in our mind’s eye at the beginning of the project.

Ralph & Carolyn Anderson

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Firstly, converting an old Police Station/Courthouse into accommodation was going to be a complex job.  Hand Built listened to our needs and were open and transparent throughout the build.  The were easy to get along with and anything we asked for was not a bother.

They came us with cost effective resolutions, kept to the timeline and were aware of sticking to the budget.

We would absolutely use Hand Built again in the future and we expect they would be our first point of call for future developments.

Jason Hughes and Sheree Cameron (Loxton Courthouse Apartments)



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One hears so many horror stories of the pain and disappointment of building a new home. This was most definitely not my experience. The Hand Built team assisted me from the very beginning with my design concept and transformed this  into a fully functional set of home plans. The support, guidance and very personal attention and communication throughout the build was exceptional. I had complete faith and trust in their building process and was delighted with my new home, delivered on time and within budget. I have a quality built custom designed house that I am very proud to own. Their quality and attention to detail will reward me for many years to come. Thank you Gary and Jamie.

Connie Dziwoki


Gray House 01

When you spend 2 years designing and planning an energy efficient home you want to make sure that your builder understands your brief and expectations for your home. Hand Built not only understood our brief but were passionate to be involved in a home using non- standard building materials.  They researched alternative products and methods to help the house achieve our goals of a home requiring no heating or cooling other than what nature could provide with minimal maintenance.

The management of Hand Built were on the ball from the start and any concerns before and during the build were always discussed openly with a win-win goal to both parties being negotiated.  The trades used by Hand Built also worked to the highest standards to present the beautiful home we were expecting. The home came in on budget and on time. Our building experience with Hand Built was a truly enjoyable one and we would choose to build again with Hand Built if the need or situation arose again.

Max and Monica Gray


Rosenthals Berri 02

We found Hand Built excellent to deal with in all regards to our Dealership build. The project was a major undertaking for us. Hand’s staff were very professional to deal with and their knowledge in all areas of the build was excellent. Hand Built are diverse enough to have key people to help and advice in all areas of the build process. There were times when there were over 40 different tradesmen on site working on the project. At no time did we have any doubts that the job was being done correctly and on time. Costs are always a major issue with any build and Hand’s were very aware of a cost overrun with our build. They advised and did everything the keep within our budget.

Jim & Phil Rosenthal - Rosenthal Automotive


Silverthorne Renmark 04

We approached Handbuilt in 2007 regarding a family owned new development in Renmark to house our businesses C&C Family Chiropractic and Vitality Health Club.

Our ideas changed and expanded during the process to result in the purpose built building and fitout we have today. Handbuilt tackled some uncommon design and fitout requirements in this project including an xray facility in the chiropractic clinic with lead lined walls, as well as built in furniture and specifically designed adjusting rooms. The Vitality Health Club fitout required a 1.5m deep built in 15 seater spa, many treadmills powered through under floor wiring, and specific gym quality flooring, and more. The quality of the end product was superb, the team at Handbuilt was easy to work with and above all, they all worked extremely hard on our project to meet deadlines and maintain high quality. They are well organised and clearly treat their staff and contractors well as onsite pace was always fast and positive. Staff deserved a well earned holiday after our Renmark project.

Then we met with the Handbuilt team again for another project in Berri on Kay Avenue and again they did not disappoint. Another design that changed and expanded as time went on, however resulted in another excellent building and fitout for Vitality Health Club and C&C family Chiropractic as well as Riverland Radio. With all fitout completed by Handbuilt, again they tackled some uncommon jobs including sound proofing rooms in the radio station, undercover carparking with Electronic gates, and elevator for customers/clients for the businesses and similar high quality fitout for Vitality Health Club and the Chiropractic clinic.

Chris, myself, and our family in WA are very proud of the buildings, and the staff in our businesses love the new, clean working conditions which allows them to provide excellent service to our clients/members. We miss seeing the Handbuilt team on a regular basis as we worked together for years, however we have kept in contact and congratulate them today on an excellent business they have created and congratulations on the industry awards they achieved in the construction and fit out of our projects.

Drs. Chris and Cherie Haigh and teams at Vitality Health Club and C&C Family Chiropractic