Frequently Asked Questions About Our Building Services in Cairns

Building a property can be a complicated and stressful time, especially for new homeowners. Omni Builders is dedicated to making the building process an affordable, hassle-free experience that never compromises on quality design.

We’ve put together a few of our most commonly asked questions about our building and renovation services. If you would like to enquire further, give us a call today or visit our Cairns showroom to meet our friendly team.

  • Do you offer free quotes?

    A. Yes, we certainly do! Visit our showroom in Cairns and speak to our attentive team about organising a no-obligation, free quote for your new build or renovation project.

  • Is building a home expensive?

    A. We have in-house designers who are also builders. With both an end result and a budget in mind, this means we can design to get you a result you will love! From bathrooms to complete home construction, we can take care of all your concerns. Rule of thumb sees a budget consideration from $1000 – $2500 per square metre. (This allowance is open-ended really… Luxury builds only depend on how deep your pocket is.)

  • What is the difference between Renovation and Structural Overhaul?

    A. A renovation is a change or upgrade to the existing home layout without a structural component.  A structural overhaul is where load-bearing walls are removed or shortened, rooflines extended, or changes that affect the home’s structural integrity.

  • What if i am not sure what i want?

    A. Many people don’t know exactly what they want. You could have thousands of ideas and photos but don’t know which options are expensive and which ones are not. Some options that look expensive can be really affordable. Some look easy to achieve but are not so easy. And project builder plans are not always the right fit. We believe that helping you design your own home is the best approach. At Omni Builders, we’re experts at building custom homes for the same cost as project builds.

    Most people don’t know which options to choose. They don’t work with the products all the time, like we do. Our advice about choosing your options, how they affect your budget, and whether they will match the look of your house, is invaluable. Being a designer who is also a builder really helps!

    We can also provide you with insights into trending designs in your chosen area that will increase the total value of your home once the project is completed.

  • Do you provide insurance repairs?

    A. Omni Builders is a trusted provider who is efficient and responsive when it comes to insurance repairs for properties in the Cairns region.

  • Do I need an engineer for a structural overhaul?

    A. Yes, an engineer will be required to assess the structural integrity of your property before commencing any work. If you require a referral, please don’t hesitate to speak to our friendly staff.

  • What areas do you service?

    A. We build and renovate properties throughout North Queensland. Our service areas include Cairns, Manunda, Woree, Mount Sheridan, Redlynch, Edmonton, Yorkeys Knob, Smithfield, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Gordonvale and Brinsmead.

What Do Our Clients Say About Us?

Over the years, we have helped build dream homes for hundreds of families throughout Cairns. Every home has a special meaning for us and even more so for our clients. We understand how important it is to get every home to meet the high standards for our customers and we always strive to exceed that standard.

See what our past clients have had to say about our building and renovation services.

  • Trevor from Omni quoted to redo our old fashioned bathroom, and came up with an amazing design at a competitive price. The job was finished on time. We asked for a few changes during the construction phase (which must have been a pain for Omni) but nothing was too much trouble. Jake (no longer with Omni) made regular site visits, and was very obliging. I have no problem recommending them for quality on time work.

    Lance & Debbie
  • We have known Trevor for some 8 years and he was involved with the building of our home and rental property. He has also been involved with various building and renovations of other projects. We have always found Trevor to be approachable and easy to communicate with. He has always listened to our requests and shared his extensive knowledge with us. If there were any concerns during or after the job was completed he never had an issue with resolving it. We have the highest respect for Trevor as a person and as a builder and wouldn't hesitate in using him in the future and would recommend him and his team at OMNI BUILDERS.

    Jo-Ann