Humble beginnings

Emilio Raco, our founder and Managing Director, spent most of his youth working alongside his father in the construction trade learning the importance of engaging staff and sub-contractors who take personal pride in building a home. After qualifying as a carpenter, and completing studies in Building & Business, Emilio saw the opportunity to leverage his love of building homes and making people happy to establish Practical Building in 1994.

Since then Emilio and his team have built hundreds of homes of various size, design, budget and specification for satisfied customers.
In 2018, the business name changed to Practical Homes to better reflect the company’s focus on helping people build their dream home to fulfill their ideal lifestyle.




Our Mission

Practical Homes strives to uphold the absolute highest levels of quality, on time delivery, values and service in every home we build.

Communication: We will speak to all our clients with respect and honesty. We endeavour to build a rapport with all our clients in order to achieve effective communication.

Commitment: We are committed 100% to our clients. We are disciplined in our work and strive to achieve so our overall results, company growth and success are consistent.

Ownership: We are accountable for our employees and contractors actions. We take the responsibility of building new homes seriously and strive to achieve clients housing goals.

Excellence: We provide products and services of exceptional quality. We endeavour to stay on a path of constant improvement and innovation. We remain current and up to date.

Talk to our team

Depending on your needs we have the perfect solution for you. We pride ourselves in providing home build options that are packed full of value, flexibility and quality – always putting you at the heart of the process. Book an appointment at our display homes with our Sales & Development Manager Frank Vo today!

Book an Appointment at the Display Homes