Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions 2019-07-18T02:49:04+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire you over another builder?

Owned and operated by David and Josie Martin, Mindful Homes are Perth’s trusted, family-owned, custom home builder. We pride ourselves on being one of the only companies in Perth where the builder is your main point of contact throughout the entire build, onsite and only a phone call away! We’re small enough to listen, but big enough to deliver, which makes a big difference when you require flexibility with your build. Some clients need us to build in stages, others only want their project built to lock up, both of which we are more than happy to accommodate! We offer competitive pricing and provide fixed price, itemised quotes so you know we are 100 percent transparent with our pricing.

What experience, skills, qualifications or training do you have to make you the right person for the job?

We have over 20 years combined experience in the industry, and we work with only the best trades to deliver you a quality project. Both David and Josie have a CPC50210 – Diploma of Building and Construction. Mindful Homes is a registered building practitioner and registered building contractor. David is also a qualified bricklayer by trade.

How do you normally charge for your services?

David will meet with you onsite to view your project and begin the process of building or renovating your dream space. We create an itemised quote, listing everything that’s included in your project, and we work with you to finalise this quote based on your budget, time frame and every day life.

What makes your pricing competitive?

We provide itemised quotes, listing all that will be included in your project- unlike many other builders. We design our procedures and processes with efficiency as a priority, the savings of which we pass on to our clients. We want you to be happy with the finished project as well as the cost!

What are the typical things that you need to know before you can provide a quote to a customer?

If you already have plans drawn up by a draftsman or architect, or if you’re renovating you should be able to get your existing house plans from your local council, email them to info@www.mindfulhomes.com.au and Josie will provide you with a fixed price quote.

What do you like most about your job?

We absolutely love being able work on the homes of Perth and in turn, improve the lives of the people who live in them. It’s very rewarding to see the finished product and to see a design come to life from conception to completion. We also work with great trades and suppliers!

Is there a particular aspect of  building that you specialise in?

We are highly experienced at building second storey additions, having completed many around Perth, from Willetton to Scarborough and even Mundaring! However we specialise in custom designed new builds, extensions and renovations, granny flats, garages and more!

”Could not be more happy with my decision happy to have David and Josie build my large renovation. It ran smoothly throughout the job and both David and Josie were always available to answer all my questions promptly. Quality of the work is outstanding and the finished product looks amazing. If i was ever to do another renovation would not hesitate to have Mindful Homes do it.”


”Very good service and friendly tradesmen on site. Mindful Homes are very accommodating before, during and after the build. We highly recommended them.”


”David and Josie are honestly the easiest builders to deal with. We recently completed our home extension with Mindful Homes and the process with these guys from start to finish was just stress-free. Josie was always available on the phone if you needed to ask a question and even offered great suggestions and advice. We were kept informed and consulted every step of the way. It was always a two way conversation with everything including the minor details like where the hot water system should go, instead of just plonking it onto the easiest spot. These guys are genuine builders who care about you and your home. Thank you Mindful Homes, we love the extension and our home.”

Jess & Tom

”We had our Darlington property renovated recently with Mindful Homes. From the moment we pondered the idea of renovating, to having to source house plans Josie, Dave and the team at Mindful Homes were outstanding to deal with. We found there was nothing that seemed to big or small, they were always professional, friendly, trustworthy and organised. The idea of renovating was daunting to us, they took any of the worry or hassle away. They helped guide us in many of the decisions we made and we could not be happier with the results. The quality of the workmanship in our new area is outstanding. We would highly recommend Josie, Dave and the team from Mindful Homes to our family and friends without hesitation. Thank you for helping us create such an amazing space in our home, we are very grateful.”


David and Josie, and their Mindful Homes team were fantastic to work with. We found their professionalism outstanding from the first time we met them onsite and this continued throughout our major renovation. We ended up with perfectly what we wanted and they managed to not only stick to our plan and drawings but made great practical suggestions that exceeded expectations along the way. We asked for a number of variations during the contracts and they were always willing to work with us managing the process very smoothly and cost effectively for us. All of the finishes have been amazing and we are so very thankful for their help practically delivering us a new home. A great job done!!! We are 100% satisfied clients and highly recommend Mindful Homes! Don’t hesitate giving them a call!


”We are all so happy with the house and the lifestyle that it affords us. None of this would have been achieved without your help, support and advice. We are so grateful for Mindful Homes coming into our lives and helping us achieve our dream of building our home. Thank you both for all your hard work and for always going that extra mile to help us.”

Brian & Rachel
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