Timber or Concrete Flooring – What You Need To Know

When choosing a floor for your home, understanding the pros and cons of different flooring materials will help […]

Making The Most of Natural Materials In Your Coastal Build

Preparing to build your dream coastal home is exciting. And with some good planning, your home can be […]

How To Establish A Realistic Building Budget

So, you’ve made the exciting decision to embark on the journey of building your dream home. And it’s […]

How To Take Advantage of a Coastal Block

When building in a coastal environment, it’s important to integrate the luxury of living in a premium location […]

Project Feature: Luxury on Pacific

Nestled on the shoreline of Werri Beach, this double-storey custom home is a luxurious modern oasis. Our team […]

How Does An Estimate Differ From A Quote?

Assuming an estimate and a quote are the same is a common mistake, and easy to make—however, the […]

How To Create The Ultimate South Coast Outdoor Living Area

The South Coast is blessed with picturesque views and beautiful summer sunshine. To take full advantage of these […]

The Importance of Involving a Builder & Architect Early

Building your dream home is no easy feat. It requires plenty of pre-planning, big decision-making, and aligning of […]

How To Accurately Compare Building Quotes

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and launch into a custom building project. You’ve been speaking to […]

Project Feature: The Icon at Barrack

Our team recently completed an outstanding project in Barrack Point, knocking down an existing property to create an […]

The Importance of Communication in Construction

Communication is the foundation of any successful build – without it, any project is set to crumble. From […]

5 Elements of an Architectural Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, which is why designing a brand […]

Where to Spend the Dollars in a Custom Home Build

(and Where You Can Afford to Spend Less)  Building your dream custom home is such an exciting prospect. […]

Coastal vs Hamptons. What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been flicking through home design magazines of late, you may have noticed a big shift towards […]

3 Challenges When Building on the Coast

Ocean views, fresh sea breeze and a beach within walking distance – who wouldn’t love to build a […]

How To Bring the Outside into Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary and should be a place of peace and tranquillity – something many of […]

Project Feature: Werri Beach Hamptons Home

With its beachy tones and elegant celebration of the outdoors, the Hamptons-style trend is here to stay. Originating […]

Outdoor Living Ideas to Inspire Your New Home

As this tumultuous year comes to a close and summer quickly approaches, it’s never been more important to […]

5 Elements of a Coastal Home

Over the last few decades, the coastal home has become synonymous with sophistication and luxury. However, what differentiates […]

What Insurances Does a Builder Need?

With all the excitement and decision making involved in building a new custom home, insurance might be the […]

What’s the Difference Between Prime Cost and Provisional Sum?

When it comes to building a new home, construction jargon can be confusing and intimidating for many clients […]

Is Your New Home Eligible for a $35,000 Grant?

Have you heard of the Australian Government’s new economic stimulus package? Announced in early June, HomeBuilder will see State Governments […]

Everything You Need to Know About Timber Shingles

Shingles may not be the first thing you think of when building your new home, but they can […]

Take A Closer Look…

This latest project built in Barrack Avenue has been an uplifting way to enter the new decade with […]

Everything You Need To Know About Building A Pool

Take the Plunge into our Q&A with Cloud9 Pools When it comes to building a luxury home on […]

How to Maximise Waterfront Views in Your Home Design

Are you lucky enough to be living on the waters edge? It would be an absolute shame to […]

Step Inside the Architecturally Designed Smartbuild HQ

As we near the end of another big year, we wanted to take you through our most recently […]

Why Choose Quality Over Price?

Let’s be honest, no one wants to build a house that’s going to take the rest of their […]

Shellharbour. Build Your Future

Have you considered building your dream home in Shellharbour? Perhaps it’s time…  Located on the picturesque South Coast […]

Less is More. How to Design an Architectural Home on a Narrow Block

Building on a narrow site can be challenging – you can’t just approach any Illawarra builder to construct […]

Step Inside our Corrimal Duplex

Our latest project was a great opportunity to showcase the expertise and craftsmanship of our custom home building […]

Should Your New Home Be Single or Double Storey?

When it comes to designing your dream home, there are plenty of decisions to make. Which way will […]

Everything you Need to Know About Building a Dual Occupancy Home

Over the last few years, we’ve noticed a rise in dual occupancy, or multi-dwelling developments. With large blocks […]

5 Reasons to Build on the South Coast

The South Coast is a glorious region of New South Wales stretching from the south of Sydney all […]

Take A Step Into Architectural Luxury

We’ve had an excellent start to the year at Smartbuild South Coast, having recently handed over the keys […]

Demystifying the Construction Certification Process

The steps involved in pre-construction can be confusing and overwhelming. With so many planning, council and certification processes […]

What Is the Difference Between an Architect and a Draftsman?

While it’s common to hear those not in the industry use the terms ‘architect’ and ‘draftsman’ synonymously, they […]

Why Builders Charge For Quotes

When it comes to choosing your builder, you may need to collect a number of quotes, for which […]

6 Ways To Spruce Your Outdoor Living Space For Summer

Outdoor living is such an important part of the Australian lifestyle, particularly during summer. To ensure you make […]

Types of Building Contracts

A building contract is an essential part of any construction process. It is a legally binding document that […]

What to Avoid in the Building Process

With decades in the building industry, we’ve seen and heard the full spectrum of building successes and disasters. […]

Choosing Your Builder

The process of renovating, extending or creating a brand-new home is unique and requires plenty of expertise and […]