Designed for tropical living.

Koru is a boutique builder, building homes that capture the essence of Tropical North Queensland living. Contemporary, thoughtful homes, built for life.

We believe that a truly well designed home should capture the beauty of our natural landscape and enhance the lives of those within. Koru homes are the first of their kind bringing achievable, fully customisable, architecturally designed homes to the market that are contemporary and sophisticated but reflect the iconic charm and character of a traditional Queenslander-style home.



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Home Building

Home Building

Whether you want to use one of our designs, your design or a custom design, we work with you to create the home of your dreams.



Renovate your existing home and recreate your dream home with a well-designed renovation and/or extension.

Knockdown & Rebuilds

Knockdown & Rebuilds

Whether you're looking to knock down your old home and create your dream home, or have a property to redevelop, we can help.

Commercial Fitouts

Commercial Fitouts

Encourage more customers through your door and create a positive first impression of your business with a functional, well-designed custom fit-out.

Latest Projects

Latest Projects

Want to see some examples of our recent work? Check out our gallery of latest renovations, extensions and new build projects for ideas & inspiration.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us?

When you choose to build with Koru, you can have peace of mind that we will deliver the highest quality design, build and styling services available in the market.

About Koru Building Contractors

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We know that choosing the right builder is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make and we aim to make that decision an easy one for you by offering the highest-quality design, build and styling services available.  Our services are tailored and personalised from client to client and from project to project and we enjoy being able to work with residential and commercial clients on small projects right through to large-scale projects. 

Transparency is a core component of our building process and with Koru, what you get is what you see.  We use state-of-the-art building software that allows you to track job site activity and progress, including all of your building selections, costs, photos and conversations in one easy spot 24 hours a day, 7days a week.

In Maori design, the “koru” symbolises new beginnings, growth and harmony and we believe that the koru perfectly symbolises the lifecycle of the building process from the very early ideas’ and design stage right through the building process to when you get to enjoy living, working or playing in your new space.

Koru…Design, Build, Style, Enjoy!

Design & Style

Our Interior Design & Style team will guide you through your selections and offer advice on furniture and styling that will help make your home uniquely yours.

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Furniture Packages

Our team of interior designers and expert stylists offer and specialise in complete turn key furniture packages and styling for your holiday apartment, investment property, serviced apartment or hotel/resort.

Furniture packages for new homes Cairns

Watch Us Build

What Our Clients Say

  • Koru managed the project efficiently and with impeccable attention to detail. Their tradesmen could not be faulted. They worked long days and were honest and obliging, nothing was too much trouble. Their workmanship was of the highest order. We would be happy to recommend Koru to any prospective client and have done so already!
  • Tony was always contactable to answer any questions or queries which made the process a great experience! From start to finish it remained professional to our needs. Excellent workmanship and great communication. We would definitely build with Koru again.
  • It was my first time doing bigger renovations and I’m thrilled at how smoothly everything went. Planning was excellent. Easy, no headaches, all questions answered and all minor issues resolved quickly. If you need someone reliable, understanding and with initiative to renovate your home, give Koru a call.
  • We are very happy with the way our new house construction was managed. Co-ordination with all the services and overall supervision was good. It was enjoyable to be able to work with Tony, he has great knowledge!
  • Tony listened to my questions and concerns and he always responded immediately. Koru not only honoured the style of the old cottage but they built a new space which is contemporary and enjoyable to live in. The renovation has transformed my home and I really don’t think I would have achieved the outcome without the input and expertise of Koru.
  • Koru came with a very strong recommendation from a work colleague. We were always kept well informed of what was happening throughout the build…work was done to a high standard, the team were friendly and the site was always cleaned up at the end of the day. Thank you for making our extension feel and look like part of our home.
  • We are happy with the total process of our building experience with Koru and Tony’s professional approach in his advice and making himself available throughout the project. Our experience was one of great expectations and we feel that the task was completed to our total satisfaction.
  • Our build was challenging – transforming an old Queenslander with no straight walls and lots of surprises into a comfortable modern home with the charm and ambience of a classic old home. Koru were willing to work with and reuse second hand materials at times and offer advice at key points. Tony has a good eye for the little things that really improve the functionality and look of the final build.
  • All the Koru team including subcontractors were professional, clean and a pleasure to do business with. Updates and communication were excellent through the build. Building with Koru exceed our expectations and we are really thankful we chose Koru.

Recent Projects

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