Our Custom Built Difference

Martin’s Personal Promise

From start to finish, which includes 12 months after the keys are handed over, you will never feel like a number when building your dream home with the Martin Locke Homes Team. Whatever the size or budget, our team is second to none when it comes to delivering on every promise Martin personally makes before, during and after the build process.

There are so many ‘small things’ that must happen during each stage of construction to ensure your home is built and finished to the highest standard possible. When a client builds with Martin Locke Homes, you can rest assured that every small detail is considered, and followed through. Our whole focus is on making your building experience stress free and enjoyable, and this is also Martin’s Personal Guarantee.

Design Stage:

Martin Locke Homes is one of the very few residential building companies that has a full-time, in-house Building Designer, Shane. Whether you have concepts of your own, or no idea at all, when you are a client of MLH, you have the expertise and experience of both Shane and Martin, who together will work with you to bring your dream alive.

We have many ‘Design Concept’ plans that will help give ideas while we work back and forth with you until we are all happy with a design prior to moving to the next stage of pricing.

Pricing & Presentation:

This is also an area that many clients have also told us we are second to none. The level of detail and information that is presented to you prior to fully committing to us, ensures that there are no ‘grey areas’, or surprises down the track. Ask Shane to show you a sample Presentation Folder of what you will receive should you decide to engage Martin Locke Homes Team for your Custom Built Home


It is one thing to give exceptional service from the office, but what you are really buying when you build with Martin Locke Homes is the highest quality construction team. Please come and visit Martin, Shane and the Team in our latest display homes so you can see first hand the differences that have contributed to Martin Locke Homes being regarded among Townsville’s Best Builders of quality homes.

Key Points of Difference:

  • You deal direct with Martin the Builder who delivers more than he promises every build
  • You work with Building Designer Shane throughout the design stage
  • You have a dedicated staff member to walk with you on every selection item prior to starting
  • Townsville’s top Interior Designer Anne Sanker from The Coloured House is also involved with helping choose all colours and selections, plus much more should you need
  • Comfort in knowing MLH only builds a limited number of homes each year.
  • The Martin Locke Homes team will help make sure you understand where the costs are, and work to meet your budget
  • There is full contact throughout the build process with numerous on site meetings to ensure every detail is as you would imagine it
  • We understand this is your dream home, and you will receive a construction key at lock up stage to come and go as you please
  • Watch an introduction to our BuildSmart Live Client Online system. Keep track of everything to do with your home. Selections, photos, and all communication is kept in one place accessible through your smart phone, or wherever you have web access. This service is second to none and continues for 12 months after we hand over the keys with a full time staff member on hand to respond to any question immediately
  • MLH uses tried and tested tradesmen on each home to ensure a display finish every time
  • MLH has his own ‘in-house’ carpentry team to ensure this very important component of work is done millimetre perfect