Custom Home Builder Melbourne – Inner East

VED designs and constructs bespoke and beautiful homes – unique and original to each client. We do not design cookie cutter homes or homes built with little variation from client to client. We are not a volume builder. Our homes are original and tailored specifically for each build. Every aspect in designed in partnership with you, our design team take your ideas and lifestyle to design a custom home. 

Some custom home build options;

  • Period style
  • Contemporary
  • Single Storey
  • Double Storey
  • Basement Floor

One of the best advantages we offer at VED is we can design your new custom build from start to finish. Our partner Architect ensures a home built with beautiful architectural features. Our in-house design team sources custom materials and works with you to design an interior layout bespoke to your wishes. 

During the building process our trades work to a high standard of craftsmanship, we take pride in every detail. And all of team from trades to estimators and designers to builders work in collaboration – with your bespoke build as the centre of their focus. 

VED – Leading Custom Home Builder 

Founded by brothers Chris and Robert Laukart in 1987, VED operates with custom home design, quality craftsmanship and architectural distinction as their vision and purpose. Through every stage of your custom build, our principals Chris and Robert oversee your project. You can be assured of quality guidance, direction and build management. 

  • Fixed Price Contract – No hidden charges or surprises
  • Guaranteed Start and Completion Date
  • All design and construction planning work in-house 
  • Architect designed drawings
  • Bespoke homes for all budgets

Design and Construction Process

It all begins at your home with our first initial meeting. 

Step one is a meeting in your home to discuss your design ideas and building needs. We can draw a freehand concept sketch and provide a rough cost estimate. This meeting is free and with no obligation.

Step two is a concept meeting in which we discuss the project in more detail. Design, materials, layout – all will be discussed to fine-tune the concept. From this meeting we design a scaled drawing, written specs and a budget estimate. The final cost estimate will be within 5% to 10% of the final price. 

Step three is a review meeting. A concept proposal is discussed and we go through all details with you. At this meeting we gain your approval to proceed to the next step. Which is the final step before building begins.

Step four is the final quote presentation. Final architectural drawings and formal proposal with detailed specs quote is provided. Once this is signed a full working drawing, soil reports and civil engineering is undertaken. Now a formal building contract is presented with final and fixed cost plus completion time. After this we move ahead with building permit and begin construction of your custom designed home. 

Bespoke Melbourne Home Builder

We build custom designed homes in the inner East suburbs of Melbourne; Hawthorn, Camberwell, Carnegie, Balwyn, Armadale, South Yarra and surrounding suburbs. Our office is located in Hawthorn East and we have been building bespoke homes in our area for over 30 years. 

A custom built home by VED is designed to reflect your lifestyle and design aesthetic. Every home we build is unique and of the highest craftsmanship from design to construction. Our partner Architect can design a home around your needs and create a custom home built to suit your site. 




383 Tooronga Rd
Hawthorn East VIC 3123, Australia
+61 3 9832 1900