Our Process

Initial meeting

During the initial meeting you will meet D.A. Burke Directors Matt and Daryn to discuss the general scope of your project and what level of service you’re after. Matt and Daryn will take the time to really understand your goals and begin making recommendations that will help ensure your vision comes to fruition. Because Matt and Daryn are both qualified tradesmen, they offer a unique insight into the building industry and will use their vast experience to begin planning your build straight away.

Once you have had a chat and our Directors have gotten to know you and what you’re after, a design brief will be developed. This brief will guide the preliminary drawings and form the basis of your final design. Each design brief is completely customised and ensures you’re receiving specialist personnel service throughout your build.

Once the design brief is complete we will issue the plans and prep agreement and your custom home journey with D.A. Burke officially gets underway!

Concept Meeting and preliminary drawings

After our initial meeting and the scope of works is put together, we issue the PPA (plans and prep agreement). Once the PPA is signed we begin preliminary drawings, these are based on concepts discussed during the first meeting and will bring to life our interpretation of your vision.

We will go through the design in detail with you and also give you time to look over the drawings by yourself. If changes are needed we will coordinate them and set up a further meeting to see the updated designs.

It is important to us that you are completely satisfied with the concept drawings before moving forward. We want to make sure we are delivering a custom build or renovation that will completely meet and exceed your hopes and expectations.


Once the drawings have been agreed upon and you are completely happy with the design we can finalise them and provide a fixed price quote. The quote will be based off of the drawings and detailed specifications within them. This ensures we are completely transparent with costs and there will be no hidden nasties throughout your build.

Transparency is extremely important to us and we want to make sure that you understand exactly what is included in your build.

Building Contracts

Once the quote has been agreed upon we will organise another meeting to discuss and run through contracts. Again, we will be completely transparent with all our dealings as it is a core value of ours to maintain our integrity as a family owned business. To us you are not just another number, you are a valued customer who trusts us with their most valuable investment, and we want to treat you as such.

Once you are happy with the contents of the contracts we all sign on the dotted line and get to work constructing your new custom home or renovation!

Building Permit/Selections

Whether you are building a new home or renovating your existing home, there will likely be various building permits and planning approvals that need to be confirmed before construction starts. D.A. Burke has vast experience within the industry and can coordinate with authorities to ensure all applications are completed properly and there are no hold ups to your build.

During this stage we will also fine-tune the details of your build. We will meet with you and go through our extensive selection of finishes and work with you to find the ones that suit your style and functionality requirements best.

We are completely open to your suggestions during the selection process and will provide useful advice based on our years of experience and extensive knowledge of custom homes.


Now your building permit is granted, additional permits are all approved, and finish selections are confirmed… it’s time to start building!

It is our job to be available to you at your convenience to run through your build whenever you like. If you need a bit more clarification or want to confirm that everything is just right before we break ground we totally understand! And we’re more than happy to help!

During the construction phase we will update you regularly on the progress of your build as well as timelines, to ensure we keep ourselves accountable. However, if you ever need anything or have any queries just give us a call! Matt or Daryn will be happy to assist you.


Once construction is complete we will meet again to complete a walkthrough together. Here you are able to get an up-close look of everything we’ve done and the amazing finishes we’ve achieved. You’ll be thrilled with the results and itching to enjoy your new home.

Once everything is confirmed and you are 100% happy, your keys can be handed over!

But that’s not the end of our relationship. Part of building with D.A. Burke is the lifelong commitment we have to your build. We’re always happy to help with any queries you may have in the future.

Mission Statement

At D.A. Burke we are driven by our steadfast commitment to our values and delivering quality custom homes to all of our clients. We apply a high level of detail to every project we undertake, a characteristic that has earned us the title of multi-award winning builders. With over 40 years of experience we are a well-respected name in the building and custom home industries. We understand better than most that your home is your most valuable asset, especially when it’s custom built. That’s why we take the upmost pride in ensuring your complete satisfaction, not just with the finished product, but also throughout our bespoke building process.  When it’s finally time to build and you’re looking for someone to trust with your dream home, look no further than D.A. Burke – a family-owned and operated custom builder who truly understands your build and what it means to you.