Tips & Advice

Building and renovating can be a daunting process, so we're here to help with expert advice to help you on your building journey.

Here you will find our latest tips, tricks and advice when it comes to custom home building, renovation and DIY projects.

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The Building Process

5 Home Design Elements That Can Blow Your Budget

The cost of just about everything has gone up lately. But it’s particularly impacted the construction industry, and by extension, anyone building or renovating a home. While you can’t change the rising cost of materials, you can certainly adjust your project to stick to your budget.

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The Building Process

What Is The Difference Between Building Estimates, Quotes & Proposals?

Estimates, quotes and proposals are not the same things. Mixing them up is a common mistake within the building industry, leading to confusion surrounding the difference between the terms. Learning how the construction industry uses these terms will make a world of difference in understanding the potential costs involved in your new build or renovation.

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Renovation Help

How to choose a builder for your renovation project

The right builder can be the difference between making your dream home a reality and wasting money on a renovation project that leaves you with regret.

There are many things you should take into account when choosing a builder. Let’s walk you through each one.

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South Coast & Illawarra Builders: Locspec Building Services
Modern Russell Vale Home

Our goal for this home renovation was to create an elegant yet relaxed coastal home to be shared with family and friends. The renovation boasts blackbutt timber features throughout an open plan kitchen, living and dining area.

Modern Family Home Renovation Illawarra & South Coast
Modern Oak Flats Home

This project was a complete knock down and rebuild - transforming a quaint 1 bedroom cottage into a 4 bedroom family dream home. It features two living areas, a large outdoor entertainment space and three stunning bathrooms.

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 It can be hard to know that everything is covered in your quote. Make sure that you’re not being ripped off by using our checklist as a guide!