Engaging Ian to review our paperwork, including the floor plans and designs, enabled us to make really important changes early on in the building process. There were many things that we as novices didn’t know to look for, such as making sure the rooms were the ideal size and orientation, making the best use of space, and questioning why certain expensive but unnecessary items were added. The pre-contract check was, in hindsight, essential.

Damia Ettakadoumi

Ian was recommended to us and we have not been disappointed. We our building our first home on a sloped block, with no idea how to manage building companies or what to think about prior to signing the contract.. We went for a design that works best with our land which features, four different splits and being two-storey. Ian has guided us through the process of choosing a specific building company that meets our needs but has a sound reputation in doing what we want to achieve. His experience and knowledge of what to consider when building has been invaluable and he has always had our best interests first. Ian educates you along the way and is happy to share his ideas, which has helped us improve the layout and future value of our home. Ian has always been courteous and respectful to our lack of knowledge as well as being professional. His communication skills are outstanding, he is always in contact to let us know of any developments as well as receiving several calls and emails about questions that arise. It was important for us to find someone who we could trust and would put our best interests first, Ian did. Building a house is a taxing process but Ian has made our experience easier, we would feel comfortable in recommending our friends and building a house through his service again.

Ian is a well-oriented manager, who never lose the sight of the objective and always helps people.
May 27, 2013, Angelo was with another company when working with Ian at State Wide Builder Broker

Angelo Paganoni MRICS


Ian has already assisted a number of our clients work through the complexities of property subdivisions, using his expert knowledge to speed up the processes and obtain maximum outcomes for them. I strongly recommend anyone looking for help in the property development area to seek his assistance.

Wendy Higgins

Owner, Mortgage Choice

Ian is a veritable font of knowledge about the building industry and I can heartily recommend his ability to provide sound advice in an industry which is notoriously difficult to negotiate.
Along the way I’ve developed considerable respect for Ian’s high degree of integrity. His remarkable breadth of experience has helped me avoid numerous potential pitfalls in my building project and I have frequently been relieved to be able to draw on his practical advice in sometimes tricky situations.

Mark Gibbs

Marketing consultant | E-commerce adviser | Social media marketer | Graphic designer | Web developer

Building isn’t easy but should be worthwhile, and the best way to achieve this is to work with a Builder Broker like Ian Dunning. We have had the pleasure of working with Ian Dunning in the design, subdivision and selection of builder of our new home, and we could not be happier. Ian is one of those genuine and sincere individuals whose knowledge and expertise is rarely available to most people when working with big product driven project home companies. Ian walked us step by step through the processes and no question was too insignificant or unimportant for him to help us with. We have recommended him to our friends who are also now building homes through Ian and who all say the same things that we have experienced. If you’re looking for a beautiful and value for money home, then you need to work with Ian Dunning.
Peter & Scherri Scragg

We needed advice on subdividing, demolishing and/or building multiple structures on our land.

Ian Dunning impressed me with his expert advice and promptness with all the relevant information including council regulations that we required for our options.
I found Ian to be an excellent listener, very knowledgeable and experienced and showing attention to detail.

It’s a great feeling and a sense of security to have someone who displays such professionalism, integrity and care for his clients.

I would recommend his services to anyone requiring a builder broker and we look forward to working with Ian on future projects.

Eugenia Broderick, Adelaide SA

“I had been dealing with an array of building contractors and obtaining quotes in person & after doing my research, thought I had finally found a builder. Boy was I wrong. Two years later and after negotiations back & forth, variation after variation and council submission after council submission, I had no choice but to walk away. Not a great outcome for our first property development.

I had been speaking to a colleague at work, who recommended a building broker, which I had never heard of, but also had nothing to lose. That’s when we met Ian, from Statewide Building Brokers. Ian explained the process and took at lot of the leg work and research out of the equation. He was able to use the existing plans we had and tender that out to a range of builders. The best bit, it was free of charge and only used reputable builders with a fixed price HIA building contract & build time.

We had several meetings with Ian, so he could understand what we were trying to achieve, gave us some feedback & some ideas to consider and then set-up a face-to-face meeting with the builder. Once we had met the builder (which Ian was present at), we felt comfortable having someone who could be that liaison point between the consumer and the builder and ensured we were comfortable and confident in our decisions. The builder was great too, he gave us several addresses of properties they were currently building & even gave us access to a similar spec home, we could walk through to see the finished product. This of course was the biggest asset, as we felt confident in our builders ability to execute the plan.

Less than 4 months on and both properties are well underway. I would still be negotiating with the original builder, if we hadn’t made the decision when we did. So far, so good and soon to begin our planning phase for the next development and will be going back to Ian again.


Kristian Rogers


We were struggling to find a builder who shared our vision for our dream home. By chance, we came across Ian and from then on, everything was easy. Ian made us feel like we didn’t have to worry. He knows what he is doing, is very professional and has the experience in the building industry to back his expertise. Ian helped us draw up our plans and made our vision come to life. There was never a time when we had to contact Ian to ask where things were at. Ian kept us in the loop and kept the process moving at a good pace. He took the pain and time out of finding a builder. We are really happy with the service Ian provided. We highly recommend you use Ian Dunning to help you design and find the right builder for your new home.

Karina and David Watt, PORT NOARLUNGA

Hope business is going well. Our plans will hopefully be at council next week. Getting closer…. We are really happy with Chris. He’s been great so far.

Thanks again

Karina and David Watt