About

Who is Perthling?

My name is Luke Harris, and I’m the owner/operator of Perthling Homebuilding Appraisals. PHA provides very affordable services to people looking to build their home (see Services).

Perth born and raised, and firmly connected with my local community, I like to think I’m very in tune with the values of Perth people and our way of thinking.

Between 2008 and 2017 I worked in commercial construction on major projects for high profile contractors John Holland and Georgiou in a variety of contracts, commercial and procurement roles on major projects up to $1bn. My projects included the award winning Joondalup Health Campus project (Australian Institute of Building professional excellence award WA) and Curtin medical school (AIB professional excellence WA and national, and Master Builders Association award).

While working full time, I also completed the Construction Management & Economics degree at Curtin University graduating in 2015, along the way picking up prizes for the top student in contracts administration and the highest results in building measurement stream, and an inclusion on the Vice Chancellor’s list.

In 2014/2015 we built our family home with a mid-tier project builder and, owing to my experience and training, we were equipped to make many wise decisions concerning the home design and detailing, builder engagement, and management of the contract. I had realistic expectations, and received a good result in the end with very few reservations or regrets.

In 2017 I moved into the public sector in a pure contracts/procurement and business process improvement role, looking to make that tax-payer dollar go further and implement sound commercial practices in a new arena. For me this would mean less time spent examining drawings to identify and resolve design issues, taking off quantities and working out costs, i.e. all those things I learned and enjoyed at university.

And so Perthling Homebuilding Appraisals was born.

If you or someone you know are thinking about building, please get in touch. The best time to involve PHA is after you’ve found some house designs you like, possibly after you’ve received quotes from prospective builders, but before signing anything.

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Too early for plans? Call me on 0427 043 494 or email info@perthling.com.au