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Welcome to Cedar Homes

Beautiful, energy-efficient coastal beach & country style homes in Perth

In October 1975, registered builder Ken Paulsen established his building company and began trading as KIB Homes. In that time, and up until the late 1980s, KIB constructed mostly brick and tile homes. In 1990, Cedar Homes was created from the garage of Ken’s home. With a growing reputation for building timber-framed homes, Ken moved to an office location in Osborne Park and later to Balcatta, where Cedar Homes trades today.

Today, Ken Paulsen is still at the helm of Cedar Homes as owner/director, while his family operated company has gone on to become one of the best known and most reputable in the specialist market of timber-frame home construction.

As one of WA’s longest established building companies, Cedar Homes delivers a level of service that is rarely found in today’s building industry. Clients enjoy a truly individual and personalised service, and can rest easy knowing their beautiful home has been:

  • Designed to meet their requirements
  • Constructed of quality materials
  • Built by fully qualified and experienced tradespeople
  • Constructed within an efficient timeframe – generally 5 – 7 months from site-works. (In some cases 4-month build times have been achieved).

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We don’t just build in cedar…

That’s right. In fact, very few Cedar Homes are built in cedar. Today, we mostly build from James Hardie weatherboards, Colorbond, and occasionally with brick and/or Acratex acrylic render.

Our homes incorporate old world charm with the latest innovations in home design and modern living, and they are designed to accommodate all tastes and budgets, from colonial country style and family homes to coastal beach houses.

Timber framed homes offer better thermal qualities than standard homes and can be built on concrete slabs or stumps.

Accredited builder

Cedar Homes is a member of the Housing Industry Association and a Greensmart accredited builder, which means our homes feature high Building Code of Australia (BCA) energy ratings and solar passive features for comfortable living (6-star).

We currently build between 20 and 30 homes each year, and guarantee complete supervision over the entire construction process, ensuring full control over quality standards. We invite you to view our display home or contact us for more information.