Custom home builder Canberra - Homes by Howe

About us – award winning Canberra builder

Homes by Howe is an award-winning custom home builder, trusted by Canberra families. We have 15+ years experience building beautiful homes across the Canberra region.

A home to us is more than a structure.

It’s a reflection of you, the owner. A place where memories are made and traditions are honoured. Usually, it’s your single largest asset. That’s why we strive to ensure that every build is a smooth and stress-free experience.

The art of building a custom home requires precision on site and behind the scenes. It requires thorough planning and seamless coordination.

For truly unique designs, it also takes continual innovation. When architects raise the bar, we’re at our best. We love the challenge of a custom build because it drives our curiosity to explore new territory.


Our passion for excellence has led us to win numerous industry awards and the highest prize of all — repeat clients and glowing referrals.

2021 Finalist for the Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards:
→ Alterations and additions over $1 million ⁠

2021 Winner of one Master Builders ACT Award:
→ Renovation/extension more than $1 million

2020 Winner of oneMaster Builders ACT Award:
→ Medium density dual occupancy/habitable suite

2017 Winner of oneMaster Builders ACT Award:
→ Remodelling up to $250,000

2016 Winner of twoMaster Builders ACT Awards:
→ Best kitchen up to $30,000
→ Best use of external materials


New home

Homes by Howe is a new home builder in Canberra who is detail oriented. A new home built in Red Hill.

Finding the right block is half the challenge. The other is finding a quality and reliable builder who understands you. We’re with you every step of the way ensuring a stress-free build from start to finish.

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Knockdown rebuild

Homes by Howe is a knockdown rebuild specialist in Canberra. An old home being demolished in Watson.

Love where you live but want more from your home? Get the most out of your block of land with a knockdown rebuild. We can add value to your home where it counts.

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Renovate or extend

Homes by Howe is an ACT extension and renovation expert. Restoration work carried out for the Governor General's private residence.

Is your home feeling tired or too small? Give your home a new lease on life and add value where it matters most.

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Stress-free build

From home design to dream home

Our building process starts well before we get on the tools. Consulting a builder before or during the design phase of your home avoids wasted time and money. Our design consult service ensures a stress-free build from start to finish.

From getting development approval, selecting materials, to making the best architectural decisions for your site, we’re with you every step of the way.


With strong attention to detail and quality work

Whether we’re laying your slab, knocking your old home down, or approaching lockup, we’ll guide you through the ins and outs at every stage.

A site manager and builder is on site from start to finish. This ensures you get the highest quality of service in every detail.

All-inclusive pricing

Built on time and budget

Whether your budget is $200,000 or north of $2m, we’ll work with you to create a cost effective custom home.

We spend time with you to understand all contract inclusions and design requirements. This provides you with a detailed preliminary estimate, making sure your project is built on time and budget.

Brendan Howe


Brendan has been building homes in Canberra since he was sixteen. Prior to Homes by Howe, Brendan ran a successful carpentry business with over twenty employees and was a project manager for various building companies in the Canberra region.

Brendan has always had a passion for building and designing homes. Brendan is detail oriented and believes time management is paramount. He specialises in building custom homes from the ground up with a big picture view and focus on the small details. Brendan loves working with clients to bring their vision of ‘home’ to life.

Being on site each day and dissecting and perfecting even the smallest detail – ensuring his reputation for excellence continues.

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