Hampton Mews

case study
Built for life

Hampton Mews – Snells Beach

The building brief

The word retirement has come to mean something a lot more than just not working, particularly when you live in beautiful Snells Beach.  

Our clients were looking for good design, low maintenance and a great building experience for the new home build on their waterfront property. They wanted a custom-built home that would allow them to age in place. Their new “forever-home” needed to accommodate a variety of life stages and lifestyles, as well as have a media room and 3-bay garage. Above all, they wanted their new home to be easy care. 

That’s where custom builders, like our team, excel.

Our clients came to us frustrated. They were looking for a comfortable, low-maintenance home that would stand the test of time yet make the most of their waterfront property. They had found getting pricing and solid plans and ideas from house building companies difficult. That process had delayed their building plans – not time they wanted to waste.

We introduced them to our design consultants and drafting team. Within a few short weeks they had a plan they loved.

Edward Builders in action

To keep the house as low maintenance as possible, yet not sacrifice style, the exterior cladding on the single-storey home is brick and weatherboard. The home has underfloor heating, double glazing and is tiled throughout. The bathrooms and wet areas have wide access to ensure easy living.

For our clients, having someone there to organise the tradespeople, insist on the highest standards and monitor progress was vital, and key to such a pleasant building experience.

As with any custom-built home, the best results come when you address planning issues and neighbourhood concerns early on. We helped with submitting plans to council, were available for discussion and tweaks along the way and oversaw the installation of the designer kitchen, and integrated data and audio system for the media room.

Ease of life is important for so many of our clients. In this case, easy care landscaping was key, so we helped organised the landscaping, planting, decks and concrete areas. Grass was kept to the bare minimum, ensuring free time to relax and enjoy the views.

A privilege

We can happily say that this was a very enjoyable build for our team. We were able to provide our clients with a home that suited them and that they are “wrapped with”. It is a real privilege to be able to create a ‘forever home’ that we know will be built for life and that can redefine retirement.


Our experience with Edwards Builders who built our Beach Front Home was seamless from beginning to end. Nothing was too much trouble. The finished product exceeded expectation and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for any quality projects.


Ailsa and Grant Wilson

Building a new home is stress free with our design and build service. Whether it’s an investment property or architectural family home, we’ll make it happen.

Call us on 022 6873021.