About Martin Locke Homes


Multi award-winning Martin Locke Homes is a builder of superior quality homes in Townsville and North Queensland. We have the utmost commitment to workmanship and quality to the highest degree and for this reason we choose to limit the number of homes we build each year, allowing Martin Locke Homes to deliver tangible differences in building practices, design and finishes to our clients.

The team at Martin Locke Homes is particularly proud to be leading the way in building universally-designed houses with accessible and safe living features which will ensure your home is 'Built For Life'.   

Martin Locke Homes is a registered NDIS and SDA provider, a Centre for Universal Design Australia member and we also incorporate accessible features into all of our building designs to ensure the homes we build now, will provide for our community’s needs in the future.

Accessible living features include: step-free entry from the street and throughout the home; wider doors and hallways, the signature Martin Locke Homes rebated sliding door to the alfresco area; larger, step-free showers and specifically placed paths for optimum access. These cater for young families with children, people with injuries as well as seniors and those living with a disability. Not only do they look great, they make your home safer and more spacious to live in - giving your property critical points of difference and future-proofing your investment.

Martin Locke Homes has also worked hard to align itself with respected and like-minded trade partners and suppliers. These relationships allow us to work together with our professional trades; to ensure the perfect finish for your home and our suppliers; to provide our clients with the latest and highest quality inclusions.  

Martin believes in a greater responsibility and purpose for Martin Locke Homes which is to act as an industry leader and work together with our Industry colleagues and skilled tradespeople to inspire improvements, innovations and positively influence the industry as a whole.

Martin's story

Martin's love for the construction industry started back in his days on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane as a plumber, where he also combined his trade with being a semi-professional footballer, husband to Melissa and father to 2 beautiful girls, Candice and Kristy.

In 1995 Martin's construction dreams were put on hold, as he took up an opportunity to play for five years, and then work for a further five years with the North Queensland Cowboys. It was during this time his two sons, Mitchell and Isaac were born, completing his family. Life was perfect and NQ was now home.

Martin is still forever grateful for the opportunities afforded him by the Cowboys, which he still passionately supports, and he may still be working there today had it not been for his desire for a new challenge in 2005 and where else to take up that challenge but where it all started, in the Building Industry.

That move many years ago and the swap from business shirt and tie, back to steel cap boots and shovel saw Martin become the site supervisor, plumber, estimator, landscaper, project manager, site labourer and builder for numerous construction projects throughout Townsville under the Ramlock Properties banner.

However in 2010, Martin's passion and desire to fully focus on building homes, saw the establishment of Martin Locke Homes. The full circle has been complete and life could not be better for Martin, his family and small and dedicated team of employees and contractors who make up the Martin Locke Homes Team.

Personally, Martin has always made decisions based on what is best for his family and dedicated any spare time he has to being a 'Dad'. But with the girls now grown up, and the boys not far off, he can't wait to throw more time into growing his business and building dream homes for others' families. Just as importantly, he's focused on dedicating time to give back to the community that has given him and his family more than they could have ever dreamed of when they arrived back in the summer of 1995.


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