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  • man using calculator to prepare build budget

    Can I afford to build, extend or renovate?

    A few tips to consider when putting together a budget for your build Ballpark figures Don’t base your budget on a ‘ballpark’ figure. A ‘ballpark’ is pretty big. That means that the price mentioned has the possibility of being way off. It is basically a best-case scenario, a basic square metre rate or an estimate. […]

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  • Should I renovate or build a new house?

    Should I renovate or build a new house?

    Should I renovate or build a new house?  We are asked this frequently; however, there are as many answers to that question as there are homeowners and property options. Only you can decide which is better for you, your family and your circumstances but we can assist by giving you some things to consider when […]

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    What’s the difference between a custom builder, a project home builder and a speculative builder?

    What’s the difference between a custom builder, a project home builder and a speculative builder? If you are new to ‘the building game’ you may not know the difference and may not understand which type of builder is right for you. Here’s some info that might help decide which type of builder you need. Custom […]

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  • bathroom and laundry renovations Illawarra

    Bathroom and Laundry Renovations

    Milliken Builders do lots of bathroom renovations. At the moment the economy is doing well and there is a boom in the building industry and property sales. We are finding many of our clients want to update their bathrooms and improve functionality so they can increase the value of their home.  We have always had […]

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