Character Homes

Koru Building Contractors is able to work with you to design your new character style home.

With their rich character and simple style that’s undeniably a true reflection of the Tropical North Queensland lifestyle, the character style home epitomises the unique extremes of both our climate and nature.

Whilst many people choose to relocate and/or renovate an existing old Queenslander style home, for some the option to build new provides an opportunity to design a family home that not only incorporates the iconic character, appeal and practical design features of these traditional-built heritage style homes but also enables them to design a floor plan that suits today’s modern lifestyle, using modern technology and building materials for an energy-efficient home.

Traditionally, these character style homes were built on stumps to prevent termite damage and to keep out snakes and insects as well as to be cool in summer and sit high enough to withstand floods. Whilst these elements still have to be considered, in today’s design we aim to optimise the connection from the indoors to the outdoors spaces as well as creating a home that is not only inviting and aesthetically appealing but is also friendly to our unique environment.

Your new character style home will be a home that you love and are proud of and will be a home that lasts through the generations.

Browse our Character Homes Gallery to see some examples of our recent work.

For more information, please call Tony Newman on 0408 290 546 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Browse our Character Homes Gallery to see some examples of our recent building work.

Koru Building Contractors - Residential Character Home Builder Cairns, Heritage Home Builder, Queenslander Home Builder. Areas we service include but are not limited to the following areas: Aeroglen, Atherton, Barron, Barron Gorge, Bayview Heights, Bentley Park, Brinsmead, Bungalow, Cairns, Cairns City, Cairns North, Caravonica, Clifton Beach, Earlville, East Trinity, Edge Hill, Edmonton, Freshwater, Goldsborough, Gordonvale, Holloways Beach, Kamerunga, Kanimbla, Kewarra Beach, Kuranda, Machans Beach, Manoora, Manunda, Mareeba, Mooroobool, Mount Sheridan, Palm Cove, Parramatta Park, Portsmith, Redlynch, Smithfield, Stratford, Trinity Beach, Trinity Park, Westcourt, White Rock, Whitfield, Woree, Yorkeys Knob.