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  • NSW Planning Portal

    Business news | Home Building Advice

    The NSW Government created the Planning Portal to make the residential building and development approval process ‘simpler, faster and more transparent’. For many this will be a welcome relief but for others it is likely to become a source of frustration. The Planning Portal went live a couple years ago but was initially introduced to […]

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  • Bathroom Renovation Oak Flats

    Current Building Projects | Design & Renovation Tips | Products & Materials

    Just before the Illawarra went into COVID-19 Lockdown we were fortunate to finalize this en suite bathroom renovation. Our client’s en suite was originally built back in the early 2000s as part of a larger extension and renovation. It is probably the most used room of the extension and the wear ‘n’ tear was definitely […]

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  • Kitchen Renovation Balgownie

    Current Building Projects

    In the middle of 2020 we assisted our Balgownie clients with a kitchen renovation.   What our clients wanted from their kitchen renovation This 1980’s split level home had an old timber kitchen with unused ‘dead’ space. Our clients wanted a more modern look, a more functional layout as well as to make use of […]

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  • Extension and renovation in Albion Park

    Current Building Projects | Products & Materials

    Scope of Work In the second half of 2020 we assisted a client with a rear extension of his home. Our client wanted to give a facelift to his 1960s house and to add a second bathroom, a more open plan kitchen/dining area as well as a larger veranda to make entertaining easier. He gave […]

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  • Best Sellers 2020

    Design & Renovation Tips | Products & Materials

    We’ve been chatting with our main subcontractors, suppliers and regular collaborators to find out their best sellers 2020. We asked them to answer across all their client base and not just Milliken Builders. We expected some of the replies but were surprised by others that we had not observed among our own clients throughout this […]

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  • Barn doors for interior use in renovations and new builds

    Design & Renovation Tips | Products & Materials

    Barn doors are becoming more popular for interior use in Australian homes. For a while we have admired barn doors on Pinterest, in interior design magazines and on American home renovation shows. They have been widely used across the USA where their rustic look is well suited for the current farmhouse and log cabin styles […]

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