Tailored Designs - Tailored Homes

Innovative, Creative, One of a kind

Phil Kelly Builders

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View our award winning home.

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New Home Process

Find out more about our building process.

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Cairns Display Home

The award winning display home designed and built by the team at Phil Kelly Builders is now closed.
The team is in the process of designing our next display home which will be featured at The Palms Enclave One. Please contact Tim for more details on the upcoming display home.
In the meantime head over to our gallery to check out the photos and video of our award winning display home.

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Phil Kelly Builders

Who We Are

Phil Kelly Builders is a local family owned Cairns Building team providing design, building, light commercial and renovation services to Cairns and the Far North Region. Owned by Phil and Tim Kelly they pride themselves on delivering highly innovative and creative custom built homes and renovations. Their goal is to exceed expectations by delivering exceptional service and building quality, one of a kind homes.

The team at Phil Kelly Builders prides themselves on giving honest advice and building quality, one of kind custom designed homes. Phil and Tim have over 30 years' experience in the building industry and only work with the most highly regarded professionals and subcontractors in the industry All the homes built by Phil Kelly Builders are custom designed and custom built giving each house a distinctive design and unique point of difference.

Phil Kelly Builders are experts when it comes to renovation projects. With Phil and Tim’s combined knowledge and experience in building and renovating they are able to work closely with their clients giving the best advice and results on all renovation projects, big or small.

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Professional, Reliable, Experience, Workmanship

Phil Kelly Builders uses local trades and supplies and promises to deliver a high standard of workmanship and a quality build. Our team has an extensive aray of knowledge within the building industry and our subcontractors are amongst the most highly regarded professionals within the industry. We pride ourselves on delivery quality over quantity.

When you build with Phil Kelly Builders you get a fully tailored home, which has been designed to meet your budget requirements and design specifications. We are able to tailor from one of our existing plans or design you a complete new one of a kind home with our in house design team.

The team at Phil Kelly Builders are also the expertise when it comes to renovations and extensions. Our team will work with you throughout the complete renovation/extension process from the initial design stage, to the council approvals and most importantly the final building works. Phil and Tim have worked on renovation projects varying from small bathroom renovations right through to complete home renovations.

When you work with Phil Kelly Builders you can expect the following:

  • Tailored
  • Distinctive
  • Innovative
  • Creative
  • One of a kind
  • Quality workmanship
  • Experienced
  • Exceptional service
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Green Smart

Phil Kelly Builders is also Green Smart Certified and is able to incorporate sustainable living into the housing designs to meet the needs of our clients.

Green Smart Professional

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Locations We Service

Phil Kelly Builders provides services to:

  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Mossman
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Innisfail
  • Mareeba
  • Mission Beach
  • Gordonvale

Our homes are tailored to suit the unique tastes and lifestyle needs of our clients

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New Home Process

Phil Kelly Builders provides clients with custom designed and hand tailored homes built to suit their individual needs and unique tastes.

In the conceptual stage, clients may either provide existing plans or work closely with our in-house design team to create their new home.

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Ready to design and build

Find out more about our complete tailored home experience.

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Client Supplied Plans

Find out more about our process for clients that already have plans.

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Land purchased and ready to discuss

Find out more about our onsite meetings at your block of land.

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Ready to Design & Build
Tailored Home Process

Step 1 - First enquiry and site meeting
You will have an onsite meeting with our principal builder, Tim, to review the various options available for your specific block of land, as well as discuss your building wish list.

Step 2 - Concept design
Proceeding the onsite meeting, our in-house design team will tailor a concept design using our expert knowledge, creativity and innovation in alignment with your wish list and budget provisions.

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Step 3 - Price estimate on concept drawings
Upon approval of the concept drawing, an estimate of the final building cost will be generated allowing you to determine whether the proposed drawing is within your budget specifications.

Step 4 - Working drawings with our in-house design team
After approval of the concept stage, our in-house design team will complete the work drawings of your new home, giving you a complete set of drawings to begin the build of your original and distinctive home.

Step 5 - Interior and Exterior selections
Once the working drawings are complete, you will be given the opportunity to sit down with our colour and selection specialist to complete the interior and exterior selections for your new home. This includes selecting the colours, kitchen fittings, bathroom fittings, and the tile, floor and cabinetry layouts.

Step 6 - Building quote and contract signing
After your selections have been finalised, we will prepare your final building quote and inclusion list. This allows for complete transparency to ensure there are no hidden costs or unexpected charges. Once the building quote is finalised and we are ready to initiate building, a Master Builder’s contract will be generated and signed by all relevant parties.

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Step 7 - Council approval and commencement of construction
Phil Kelly Builders will submit all required documentation to Council for approval and, once approved, building on your new tailored home will ensue. We will commence construction promptly after Council approval, with an ongoing commitment to minimise delays. During constructions Tim and associate principal builder, Phil, will regularly meet with you onsite keeping you informed of the progress and allowing you to witness your distinctive home transform from concept to completion.

Step 8 - Hand over your new tailored home
The most exciting part - hand over.
Phil and Tim will hand over your original, custom built home complete with a welcome pack personally crafted for your enjoyment. 

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Supplied Plans

Phil Kelly Builders are more than happy to work with clients who have predesigned plans completed by an architect or draftsmen. Upon receipt of your plans, we will provide you with a custom home proposal, along with a building quote and inclusion list. We can also use our knowledge and expertise to provide feedback on your design and work with you through any refinements or improvements. 

 If you would like a custom home proposal for your plans please do not hesitate to email or phone, we will be more than happy to assist.

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Land purchased
and ready to discuss

If you have purchased land and are not sure of the next step in the process, Phil Kelly Builders are happy to meet with you onsite and discuss your building options and run through the building process. This meeting is at no charge to you, moreover, it gives you the opportunity to chat in detail with a builder about how the building process works and what options are available when designing and making selections for your new home.

If you would like to meet onsite at your block of land for an obligation free chat, please email or phone and we will arrange a suitable time.

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