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If you have built a new home before, you will likely want to have a greater control over the design …this time. You know you like and do not like. You know more what is possible and practical. And you want a design created just for you that your dreams.

how to get the perfect design

Designing your new home can be a bit of a trial. You draw out dozens and dozens of floor plans, think about them, wonder what it will look like and whether it will work – and then you tear them up in frustration and then start again.

architect or building designer, what is the difference?

One of the most common questions that we hear as building designers is “What is the difference between you guys and architects?” …and the answer is one that I will borrow from the Building Designers Association brochure – just because I want to get it exactly right.

five reasons to use us for your house design

Designing your new house is a process which it is best to understand fully – right from the start. It is almost mandatory for you and your partner to be aware of the building process, the ability to work within a budget and much more. Here’s 5 of the most important reasons for us to help you.

6 things to consider before buying your block of land

To build your Townsville dream home choosing the right block is critical… Townsville has a wide range of land types available. There are now quite a few “housing estates” where your new home will among other new homes. There are “acreages” where you will enjoy your extra space.

house plans townsville

Getting great house plans is the most important step you must complete when building your new home. If you get them right, everything flows calmly through the building process – and you end up with your amazing dream home.

who uses building designers, and not architects?

Well, according to the BDAQ brochure, about 80% of residential and 40% of commercial and industrial are designed by... Building Designers… think about that. C&B will design homes, duplexes, residential units, office buildings, warehouses, factories, town houses, in fact – anything that is a “building” and needs “design.”

we have been recognised with many design awards

At C&B Designs over the many years of service to our communities we have received much recognition for the high quality building design work that we have created. Year after year the judging panels recognise our excellent contribution to the industry covering all aspects of building design.

we look forward to meeting you, and helping you design the new home of your dreams!


Let's talk about your ideas
free home design and project ideas consultation meeting
The best way to discover exactly HOW we do what we do is to call now and arrange an ideas consultation meeting with C&B Designs. This is a free meeting that allows you to share your ideas and design requirements, and gives you a clear understanding of why we are so highly rated by our clients! Our clients tell us that quite often there is more progress made in this meeting – because the use of interactive design software and our full attention – than had previously been made in the many months before.
Who we are
We’re a local company, borne out of the design partnership of Clinton Elton & Ben Milbourne which emerged on 6 March 2000
What we do
We are a one stop shop for your building project needs, we will project manage the design and documentation of your entire project
Our designs
Check out our gallery for a selection of some of our past building design projects over the last 20 years
Industry news
Architect or building designer - What's the difference, along with tips for buying land and how to get the right designer
Contact us
need more information or are you ready for a design consultation?

Phone: (07) 4779 4199 | Email:

Our offices are located at: Shop 5 , 66 Bayswater Road Hyde Park

Building design association Award winners

C&B Designs are multiple award winners in the annual BDAQ awards in categories including Best New Home, Sustainable Building Design, Affordable Housing, Residential Alterations & Additions and Best Use of Colour Bond Steel.

Yes – we do look after clients all over Australia!
this includes both private clients and registered builders

Your first step is to organise an easy and no-obligation chat about your situation. Everyone is at a different place on your path to your dream home – and our first step is to find out if our services are good fit for where you are on your path. Some people are “ready” to go right now, and others are “getting ready.”

We know that, and we know that we can help you at all stages. From helping you make a great choice on your land all the way to ensuring that your new home is both part of you, and makes you smile every time you enter your driveway!

Our clients tell us that more is achieved in a single session with us than was gained in months of wandering around display villages and collecting thousands of photos and plans from the web.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we promise you will enjoy our experience.

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