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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Project Feature

Coastal Hamptons Deep Dive: Renovate in this Style

Our Coastal Hamptons Renovation is jam-packed with Hamptons design features, the character of an old mining town and artwork with a special connection to our clients. Join us on a deep dive into the intricacies of our project, from overall design features right down to the finest of details.

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Modern kitchen renovation Kiama
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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Modern Family Home Renovation Illawarra & South Coast
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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Custom Full-Home Renovation

Our clients wanted to achieve a Coastal Hampton’s look, that still exuded the character of the original home. The result is a truly unique and stunning home that rings true to the character of Bulli, a historic coal mining village turned beachside paradise.

Modern open plan living and dining area renovation Kiama
Custom Full-Home Renovation

ur goal was to give our clients a functional home that they love, featuring their personal touches. This full house renovation included removing various internal walls to create an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, leading onto a huge outdoor entertainment deck.

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