You’re not alone. Many homeowners find off-the-shelf housing communities fail to meet their needs. Production builders rely on static designs to maximize profits. But you want something unique—a custom residence tailor-made for you.

This is where Adlington Homes excels. For 50 years, we’ve helped Illawarra families design and construct one-of-a-kind custom homes. Our personalized process makes building stress-free and rewarding. Keep reading to discover how we can help you craft your ideal living space.


It's Time for Your Dream Custom Home

Our custom homes can offer:

  • Flexible Layouts – Create the perfect flow with rooms, windows, and doors placed exactly where you need.
  • No Wasted Space – We optimize every inch to meet your specifications right down to closet and storage sizes.
  • Future-Proof Design – Accommodate multi-generational living, home offices, EV charging, and more.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Flow – Bring the outdoors in through walls of glass, sliding doors, and seamless transitions.
  • Custom Materials – Select high-end finishes that match your personal taste from tiles to lighting.
  • Site-Specific – Your home works in harmony with the terrain, views, and placement on your property.
  • Green Living – Incorporate solar power, graywater systems, energy efficiency, and other eco-features.

Realize Your Ultimate Home Ownership Dream

Bringing your custom home vision to life is complex, but our expertise ensures a smooth, satisfying process from start to finish.

With Adlington Homes, you get a dedicated team who will work with you every step of the way. Our knowledgeable project manager and skilled tradespeople like carpenters, tilers, and plumbers will be by your side from design to move-in.

We take a collaborative approach, listening to your lifestyle needs and design style preferences to create a layout you’ll enjoy for years. Our realistic budgeting also provides accurate estimates that account for each custom element so there are no financial surprises.

You can expect proactive communication with regular updates to eliminate anxiety and keep you informed. Only quality, brand-name products, and finishes will be used to construct your home to our meticulous standards. And when it’s time to move into your new custom residence, we’ll be there to assist with utility connections, warranties, and any other questions to ensure a smooth transition.


Why Adlington Homes Is the Right Custom Home Builder

With a major investment like a custom home build, it’s essential to choose the right partner. Here’s why families trust us:

  • 50 Years of Experience: Since 1972, we’ve built hundreds of custom homes across the Illawarra region.
  • Locally Owned and Operated: We live in and care about this community.
  • Member of Industry Associations: Our standards exceed strict building codes and ethics.
  • Gorgeous Portfolio: We can show you stunning examples of our custom craftsmanship.
  • Rave Reviews: Our customers agree our process and results are unmatched. Read our 5-star reviews.
  • Strong Warranties: Your satisfaction is guaranteed backed by our workmanship warranties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing is based on size, features, and materials. Connect with us for an instant estimate.

On average, new construction takes 12-18 months from design to completion.

Key steps include consultation, design collaboration, budgeting, permitting, construction, selections, and finishing.

Key questions cover experience, process, pricing, communication style, timelines, warranties, and see past examples of their work.

We guide you through different styles like modern, farmhouse, coastal, etc., and make recommendations based on your lifestyle.

Custom Home Design Considerations

Building a fully customized home lets you make choices that specifically support your lifestyle. During design, consider:

  • Floorplan Flow – Think about how you’ll move between spaces and utilize rooms day-to-day. Plan for easy transitions.
  • Multi-Gen Needs – If extended family may live with you, incorporate private wings or accessory dwelling units.
  • Smart Storage – Custom closets, pantries and cabinetry prevent clutter in your new home.
  • Low-Maintenance – Choose durable finishes that hold up and won’t require intensive upkeep.
  • Convenience Features – Add elements like mud rooms, lockers, charging stations and home automation.
  • Outdoor Connection – Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with walls of glass doors, covered patios, and seamless yard access.
  • Guest Accommodations – Make rooms multifunctional to welcome visitors or live-in relatives.

Your home’s customized design should directly support your lifestyle and priorities while staying within your budget. Our team makes the process of building your dream easy and enjoyable.

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Custom Home Builders in Illawarra for Over 50 Years

Adlington Homes has been helping turn dreams into realities for families across the Illawarra region. Our story began in 1972 when Robert Adlington founded the company with a vision to craft bespoke living spaces where memories could be made. Now run by a husband-and-wife team, Duane and Liesa Adlington, we continue upholding his high standards of quality, reliability, and customer service.

If you're looking for someone you can trust with your project from plans through to completion, reach out and book a FREE Consultation so we can get to know you and your project. CLICK HERE to get started

Duane Adlington

Director and Master Builder


Why Choose Us?

When selecting the custom home builder to trust with your dream property, experience and expertise are certainly important factors. At Adlington Homes, we believe a few other key qualities make us uniquely positioned to exceed your expectation.

Quality Construction

With 5 decades of experience, our crew takes immense pride in superior craftsmanship. You can trust your home will stand the test of time.

Unmatched Experience

Our in-depth knowledge comes from personal involvement in thousands of residential builds across Wollongong.

Personalised Approach

Our designers work closely with you to ensure your new home perfectly matches your lifestyle and aesthetic vision.

Reputation You Can Rely On

We have more than 50 years of experience, so you are backing the most reputable builder in the Illawarra region.

Budget Assurance

Fixed-price contracts protect you from cost overruns. Transparent processes minimize financial surprises.

Complete Satisfaction

Our team remains with you until you're 100% happy. We stand behind our work with a structural guarantee.

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The Adlington Assurance: Our commitment to you

We guarantee that every aspect of your project will be completed to the highest standard of quality and craftsmanship. If you’re not completely satisfied with any aspect of the project, we’ll work with you to make it right until you’re completely happy.

From Coast to Countryside, We've Built It All

Whether your dream destination encompasses ocean breezes or pastoral charm, discover how our team can make your propertiy vision a reality. For five decades, Adlington Homes have lent our expertise to diverse projects across Illawarra and beyond.