New Homes

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Luxury new home
at Glenmore Park
 
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Heritage period style
new home at Nth Richmond
 
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Large architect designed
new home at Grose Vale
 
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Pole home on sloping block
at Wisemans Ferry
 
 
For more than 52 years O'Mara has been building custom new homes of a wide range of size and designs, from small economical country style houses to large prestigious multi-million dollar luxury homes. We have built heritage period style houses, pole homees, modern contemporary designs, complex architectural projects under architect or project management supervision. We built 8 houses for MLLVC (Mirvac Lend Lease Village Consortium) for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. We were the first contract builder employed at the village after numerous project home builders failed to complete their homes to the strict quality assurance program demanded by the project management team
  
As our motto says "We build homes, NOT houses !"  We can show our clients how to customise their home building project by selecting inclusions (from any supplier), make economical design changes or use alternate building methods or materials to peronalise their building project. Our carpenters are full-time staff who are friendly and approachable. Our tradesmen all know each other and consider how their work will affect the next trade. Many of these are long time friends or relatives. We pride ourselves on completing quality work and taking on unusual or difficult projects.
STEEL FRAMED HOUSES
Many of our clients are now looking at steel frames and if they are an advantage, especially in termite prone area's. O'Mara is experienced in steel frame construction and can offer advice on the advantages and disadvantages of steel framed home construction. Steel frames can be excellent but there are some disadvantages also that the steel frame home companies do not talk about. Please contact our office for more information. There are lots of options of the type of termite protecion methods
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Complex designs
 
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New home at Wilberforce 2015

 
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New house built in
high risk bushfire area
in Wismeans Ferry
 
 
We can build on new blocks, bush blocks, sloping blocks, flood affected blocks or knock down rebuilds. Any type of construction, any design on any block of land in any location. We build it !
 
O'Mara is experienced in many different construction methods, including;
  • Full brick construction
  • Complex pitched roofs
  • Stone cladding or solid stone walls
  • Pole homes on sloping sites
  • Complex structural steel construction
  • Septic tanks
  • Metal roofing, roof tiling, slate or copper roofing
  • Pool construction
  • Water tanks (concrete formed & poured on site)
  • Suspended concrete slabs or tilt-up concrete
  • Full brick open fireplaces and chimneys
  • Timber joinery stairs & cupboards
 
We build from any plans, from any architect, draftsman or building designer. We can arrange design or supply references for a reliable quality designer in your area to suit the project upon request
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New home on flood affected land
in the Hawkesbury
 
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Mud brick house built
in the Hawkesbury
 
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Austalian colonial new home
built in the Hawkesbury
 
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Mosman luxury renovation 
We have NO restrictions on the type of materials used. Materials can be sourced from any suppliers whether PGH, Austral or Boral bricks, Stegbar, Trend or Airlite windows, Concrete / Terracotta roofiles or metal roofing,. Owners have complete freedom of what materials that can be used in the home. We even allow owners to supply non-structural materials directly if required (eg bathroom fittings, tiles, cooking appliances, etc)
 
We have access to specialist joinery companies that can manufacture hardwood or specialised windows & doors. Economical local kitchen manufacturers that can build any internal kitchen, laundry or joinery items. We are experienced in building unusual or difficult projects that other build won't or cant build. It it can be designed we can and probably have built it.
 
If you would like a green smart home, special design features for disabled access, a busfire proof house with sprinkler system & fire bunker, heritage design inclusions or any other special design needs we can suggest ammendments to your existing design or supply references for suitably qualified professionals to fulfill your needs.
 
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Leura project winter 2012

 
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Home renovation at Budgewoi
on the Cenral Coast
 
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Mount Wilson new home 2012

 
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Leura 2009 
 
We regularly build on non-standard sites, including;
ₕ Sloping blocks and split level homes
ₕ Difficult sites
ₕ Remote locations
ₕ Bushfire areas
ₕ Flood affected sites
ₕ Sandy or rocky blocks
ₕ Aircraft noise affected areas
ₕ Heritage buildings
ₕ Disabled access homes 
ₕ High wind areas
 
Our service area includes all of the Sydney Metro area, the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. Being based at Mulgrave (near Windsor) makes us Central to all of these areas. We also have carpentry crews located from Colo, Penrith, Bateau Bay, Carlingford and Windsor making access to jobs easy.
 
We have recently had experience in approving new homes being built in high bushfire risk "flame zone" areas, which have special requirements.
 
Knock-down and rebuilds can be completed by any competant builder. Only the demolition cost needs to be added to the tender price. Owners should be aware of any companies offerings this as a type of special service as it really not that special or unique.
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8 homes built for Sydney 2000 Olympic games

 
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Newington homes built at Homebush

 
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Sydney Olympics 2000 Athletes village

 
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Architectural home built in 1985

 
LUXURY HOME INCLUSIONS
 
Some people like to include higher quality inclusions in their new homes to improve the standard of finish of the project. OMara can include any specific items that owners may require. Some of the prestige home inclusions that OMara offers and can include in any building tender upon request are as follows;
  • Full brick construction using standard stretcher bond / Flemish / English bonds or using flush / raked / rounded / tuck pointed joints or using oxide finishes
  • Full cement rendered finished with decorative window & door details or internal smooth set plaster finishes
  • Suspended concrete slabs in lieu of timber floors of formwork or bondek construction
  • Pitched roof in lieu of timber trusses
  • Bearers and joists or pole home construction for sloping sites
  • Duragal steel floor systems
  • Termite reticulation or perimeter termite barriers
  • Floor safes poured in concrete slab or concealed in wall cavity
  • Wall hung basins in garage
  • Under-floor heating under floor tiles
  • Polished concrete with in-slab heating
  • Ducted vacuum systems
  • Treated pine H2 frames & trusses
  • Timber ceiling lining boards
  • Dado timber or plasterboard wall paneling
  • Recessed plasterboard ceilings
  • Electrical extras such as downlights, sensor lights, IXL's, dimmers, decorative switch plates and GPO's, ceiling fans, fluro's, smart house wiring, intercom, stereo cabling, internet points, alarm system, etc
  • Architectural door hardware
  • Upgrade of window glass to comfort plus or other thermal type glass in lieu of double glazing
  • Optic fibre lighting
  • Heated towel rails
  • Gutterguard
  • Velux openable skylights with remote control, heat stop glass and automatic closing rain sensor
  • Whirlybirds with eave or gable vents
  • Attic ladders for roof storage
  • Strengthening of roof trusses for roof storage
  • Stone cladded feature walls
  • Gas service for cooking, heating, BBQ, hot water
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Solar hot water unit with gas or electric booster
  • Water tanks - on-site poured concrete, corrugated iron, plastic, slimline or sub-floor
  • Irrigation systems to garden areas
  • Automatic electric powder coated metal gates
  • Services located on boundary to prevent Sydney Water, Integral Energy / Energy Australia from entering property
  • Timber strip flooring of any type, size and finish required
  • Decorative handrail from stainless steel, glass, powder coated metal of any design
  • Pool construction, driveway, fencing and landscaping
  • Specialist joinery hardwood timber windows and doors of any design
  • American style roof shingles
  • Specialist architectural copper roofing, copper guttering and ancillary copper products in standard or weathered finishes
  • Flood proof construction methods of construction
  • Bushfire protection methods of construction
  • High-risk termite protection methods of construction
  • Ducted, split or gas boosted air-conditioning systems
  • Full brick open fireplaces or insert slow combustion wood stoves
  • Gas show piece flued fireplaces
  • Decorative eaves lining (James Hardie Pineridge or tongue & groove lining boards)
  • Plasterboard wall recessed boxings
  • Hardwood staircases with wrought iron balustrade
  • Slab recessed for no-steps to bathroom areas, lower bath areas, sunken lounge rooms, etc
  • Mini-orb decorative cladding, dado paneling or feature walls
  • Specialist timber internal doors
  • Stone construction form sandstone, granite, bluestone, etc
  • Decorative plaster cornices, arches, external corners, columns, ceiling roses, niches
  • Detailed joinery to robes, linens, pantry cupboards, study's, lounge room of any detail and design
  • Theatre rooms with specialist acoustic insulation
  • Impact internal plasterboard for high wear areas
  • Disabled access homes for the elderly or wheelchair access including special detail to design for entry ramps, door widths, kitchen design, bathroom layouts and functionality and security
  • High security home inclusions for high risk areas
  • Energy efficiency home inclusions for cost saving and green building methods
  • Recycled building materials used within construction

OMara is Hawkesbury's leading domestic home builder. Whether you are thinking of building a large pretsige house or a small farm cottage please contact our office for more information.

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Blue Mountains Country Home

 
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Leura cottage

 
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Leura new home in snow winter 2012