Why It Pays to Choose a Hands-On Custom Builder for Your Development

Building a boutique development can be an exhilarating experience – one full of floorplan decisions, material selections and deciding on the correct site. Of course, before you can begin making these choices, you must first make the most important decision – which builder will you work with?

By working with a hands-on custom builder, you can craft your development exactly to your specifications and budget and maximise your return on investment. Custom builders pride themselves on working closely with clients, architects and tradespeople to ensure unrivalled craftsmanship and high-end detail throughout a build.

A hands-on builder is also likely to be by your side during both the design and build stages, answering any questions you may have and ensuring you receive regular progress updates, meaning you can enjoy a seamless and stress-free construction journey.

While it may cost more upfront, the advantages of hiring a hands-on custom builder – including their exceptional attention to detail, commitment to communication and assistance in cost-effective design suggestions – are well worth the investment.

Read on to find out why it pays to choose a hands-on custom builder for your next development.

Seamless Building Process

A hands-on custom builder will handle all the ins and outs of the building process. They provide accurate costings, the latest advice on building feasibility and technology, as well as up-to-date timelines. This helps minimise potential errors and reduces the need for any unnecessary back-and-forth between multiple parties.

With all of these important factors covered, you’ll get the luxury development you’ve always wanted, as well as a stress-free building process.

Personalised Service

Choosing to work with a custom builder gives you the opportunity to customise each townhouse to suit the wishes of your buyers, as well as your needs. Working with a hands-on custom builder means they can provide you with advice to ensure that your development is built to suit all of your requirements, in accordance with your plans and budget.

Custom builders will be by your side providing guidance throughout the entire building process to ensure that every detail is taken into consideration – a service that is often not provided by volume builders or big name developers.

Quality Tradespeople

A hands-on custom builder will only ever hire hard-working, highly-skilled tradespeople who complete all work to a an incredibly high-standard. They also work with trustworthy suppliers who provide the best high-quality materials on the market.

The close-knit partnerships that custom builders have are incredibly beneficial. As a client, you can rest assured that only the best people are working on your build, using only the best quality products and materials. This should give you peace of mind that you’re investing your money wisely and will end up with an enviable finish.

To learn more about our boutique development service and how we can bring your next luxury project to life, get in touch with the team at Mavi Built today.

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Joshua Scuderi-Camilleri


Joshua joined Mavi Built in 2021 as a carpentry apprentice. He’s is in the process of learning the Mavi Built way and training alongside our senior members to work on defects, maintenance, framing, lockup & fixing work. We look forward to watching him evolve and work through his carpentry apprenticeship.

Andrew Branella


Andrew started with Mavi Built in 2020 as a carpentry apprentice. He has great carpentry knowledge and specialises in assisting with carpentry tasks, including defects, maintenance, framing, lockup & fixing work. Andrew is soon to complete his apprenticeship to be a qualified carpenter.

Kosta Kouzoumis

Leading Hand Carpenter

Kosta joined Mavi Built in 2019 as one of our valued carpentry members. He has great carpentry knowledge and specialises in building tasks, including defects, maintenance, framing, lockup work and fixing work. Kosta is an all-rounder who assists in various on-site carpentry roles and the management of key stages of building where required.

Luke Delaney

Maintenance & Defects Manager

Luke commenced with Mavi Built in 2020 as our maintenance manager. He has great carpentry knowledge and specialises in defects and ongoing maintenance for Mavi Built. Luke also assists in various onsite carpentry roles and the management of key stages of building where required.

Arif Yildirim

Contract Administrator

Arif started with Mavi Built in 2016 as an estimator, assisting with all tendering for Mavi Built. Arif is now a contract administrator, he is responsible for running live projects, schedule assistance, accounting liaison, key contracting preparation tasks, estimating and all administration aspects of running live and pre-construction projects.

Adam Gazic

Senior Project Manager

Adam started with Mavi Built in 2012 as a contract administrator and is now a senior project manager. He is responsible for running live projects, scheduling, accounting liaison, key contracting preparation tasks and general overview and planning requirements for any live and pre-construction tasks.

Christina Raftopoulos

Accounts and Admin Manager

Christina is George’s sister and started her career with Mavi Built as a bookkeeper in 2015. She is now George`s PA and Head of Accounts, looking after admin and finances. Christina assists George with administration and accounting duties, including contract administration, operations and other general tasks.

Rhys Cunningham

Site Manager

Rhys started with Mavi Built as a 3rd year apprentice in 2017. Rhys has followed a similar path to Daniel, starting as an apprentice carpenter and now being a head site manager. Rhys is currently undergoing a course to become a registered builder to further his career with Mavi Built and his knowledge in the industry.

Daniel Vassillos

Site Manager

Daniel started as an apprentice with Mavi Built back in 2009 and has made huge strides since then, becoming a leader in the company. He started as an apprentice carpenter, to leading hand carpenter, to the maintenance and defects manager to now being a head site manager.

Daniel is George’s right hand man, assisting to manage on-site duties and day-to-day functions, including the management of the on-site specialist team.

George Raftopoulos

Managing Director

A carpenter by trade, George began his building career with a successful carpentry business before establishing Mavi Built in 2009. Having worked hands-on building projects from the ground up, George has the technical knowledge and construction expertise to ensure all projects are built and finished to the highest standard.

George acts as the Construction Manager and Senior Project Manager on all projects and overseas all construction works, liaising with the site and project management team on a daily basis to ensure build quality, planning and client satisfaction remain the focus on all projects.