Advice for Locals Looking To Build In Geelong & The Surfcoast…

How to Get a Custom Built Dream Home that Doesn’t ‘Leak’, Built to the Highest European Building Standards…

Custom Homes built by a master craftsman with 23 years of experience in both Europe and Australia, our homes are healthier & more comfortable all year round (warmer in winter, cooler in summer), quieter, healthier – and will lower your electricity bill.  

Thrilled at the idea of your very own dream custom home, but still a little unsure? Chances are by now you’ve started mapping out some initial design ideas for your new dream custom home.

Yet it’s hard to even know where to begin with floor-plans, material selections, colours, and layouts. You might feel some expert advice would be helpful to get the best home for your investment?

If you have some questions and concerns, you’re not alone. 

Yet it’s hard to find someone you can trust, who will:

  • Deliver everything you’re looking for in your new dream home. 
  • Return your calls and emails promptly.
  • Have your best interests in mind.
  • Be organised and timely.
  • Perfectly executed finishes in everything down to the angles in the corners of your skirting boards.

This is why we’ve created our complimentary ‘Initial Design Concept’ call – it’s a chance to answer all your questions about your dream custom home and alleviate any concerns by providing you all the information you need to feel completely comfortable and confident in the process.

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How we help you to gain clarity, and bring your design ideas to life With decades of experience building custom homes to the highest European standards, we bring a unique flair to the process of designing your new home, renovation or extension.


And by partnering closely with our preferred recommended designer, we endeavour to ensure your design inclusions will fit in your construction budget. 

What’s more, we have a European eye for detail, often making small suggestions that can lead to noticeable improvements in maximising sun exposure, comforting warmth in winter, a coolness in summer and a healthier, happier home with clean fresh air and no harmful pollutants.

Unlike many builders who are disjointed from the design experience, we consult with the designer to resolve any issues, and ask questions we’re told ‘no other builder would’ to prevent headaches before they become an issue.

Here’s What Our Clients Have To Say About Extending and Renovating With Us

"Arran's attention to detail is first-rate, with the entire build wrapped and sealed tight to prevent any loss of heat, the egress of water, or the build-up of condensation. The double-glazed windows Arran recommended are also high-quality and promise to deliver years of service ahead. Many other builders keen to build seven-star houses could learn so much by studying how this build has progressed."

- Dr Geoff Russell -

“We've used Arran and his team on several occasions in various capacities, and always found them friendly, courteous and client focused. Arran works hard to accommodate our circumstances and is very good at seeing solutions rather than problems. We intend to continue to use and recommend Conscious Construction Co as much as we can.”

- Peter Conlon -

"The most important considerations for me when spending a significant amount of money on my home were, that you want a builder you can trust, and one you feel comfortable working with, and Arran ticked both of those boxes. He went above and beyond to work with me to achieve the exact finished product I had in mind."

- Heather Irving -

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10 Ways We Assist Local Geelong Residents To Get The Dream Custom Home They Always Wished for Without the Stress, Delays or Nasty Surprises

With 23 years of experience in both the European and Australian building industries, we’ve seen first-hand many of the health and structural issues with building to the minimum Australian industry standards, which can leave you with:

  • A home full of draughts which compromise your comfort all year round and hike up your heating and cooling expenses.
  • A substandard home full of cheap quality or even second hand materials from a builder scrimping and saving due to a lowball (or miscalculated) contract price he’s locked into.
  • A home that ‘leaks’, leading to poor air quality, mould and fungal growth which eventually eats away at the timber framing.

There are 10 factors which make us different:

1. European Standard Build Quality & Craftsmanship.

Hailing from Scotland, Arran knows European building practices intimately, which means you’ll get a home built with meticulous attention to detail that will be the envy of your street.

2. Homes that are Healthier With Year Round Comfort

A properly sealed and draft free build that will never sweat or create hidden mould or damp issues. This is critical if someone in your family suffers from respiratory conditions like asthma, as it ensures cleaner air, with no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).

3. The Guidance You Didn’t Realise You Needed.

We’ll guide you through the entire process, sharing our expertise and experience at every step & pointing out the options, ideas, material recommendations or potential headaches you hadn’t even considered.

4. Sole Focus of The Builder / Deal directly with the owner.

Unfortunately many larger builders are building dozens of homes at once, so you end up dealing with staff - not the owner. If you can’t find a builder who is willing to give your new home full priority attention, how can you be confident everything is on track? We only ever build 1-2 homes at a time, so we can ensure your home is a priority.

5. A Methodical Approach, With No Inconvenience.

Before we even begin, your whole project is mapped out in our project management platform which includes every single detail down to the final inspection - so you can be assured the quality of workmanship in your new home will be in a league of its own.

6. We Ask the Questions No Other Builder Does.

We’ll work hand in hand with the architect, engineers and all the necessary consultants through your entire build process - and will ask the questions no other builder does to ensure you get precisely what you want, without having to compromise on your vision.

7. An Enjoyable Stress Free Experience From Day One.

Building can be a stressful time, which is why our relationship is our first priority, including open communication. Coupled with private access to our online project management platform, you’ll know precisely what’s happening at all times, and be able to track progress with the click of a button. The end result: a “wow factor” home you can’t wait to show off to your friends and family.

8. Transparent Pricing, Processes and Project Management.

We’ll price your project with specific, itemised precision so you know everything has been accounted for upfront. Openness and transparency are the foundation of trust, which is why you’ll receive a thorough explanation of our process and unfettered access to track the project in your client portal.

8. Free Expert Guidance At Every Step.

Building your own home can be intimidating if you’ve never gone through it before. That’s why we offer a Free Initial Design Concept Call where you can get advice specific to your situation, and discover how to get more for your investment, without the hassles.

9. A One-Of-A-Kind Home, Unique To You.

Instead of pre-designed plans and templates, we work with you so you’re crystal clear from the beginning on the vision for your new home, so we can build it from the ground up. No compromises. No restrictions. No settling.

10. Free Expert Guidance at Every Step.

Building your own home can be intimidating if you’ve never gone through it before. That’s why we offer a Free Initial Design Concept Call where you can get advice specific to your situation, and discover how to get more for your investment, without the hassles.

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What Is A Free Initial Design Concept Call? 


It’s The First Step On The Journey To Renovating or Extending to Create A Breathtaking Home You Can’t Wait To Show Off At Your Next Family BBQ.

This is the most direct path to getting more information, asking all your questions and getting to know us and how we can support you including:

  • Gaining more clarity about the home you want to create at the end of your custom extension or renovation (shaped by our years of experience to show you best use, and how to get more for less).
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls that cause disappointments when renovating or extending your home. 
  • A ‘back of the envelope’ costing with a lower and upper range so you begin turning your ideas into a reality.
  • How to design your renovation or extension to maximise your home’s value, creating a solid return for investment while giving you a whole new level of warmth and comfort.

What this call is not: Let us assure you this isn’t some secret sales meeting. There’s no pressure and the ball is entirely in your court. You will however, receive specific advice for your personal situation based on our years of experience.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is simply an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and see how we can assist you to create your dream home.

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