innovative, established, creative - local born & bred…
we have continued to gain industry recognition with a bag of awards year after year

That’s us! We’re a local company, borne out of the design partnership of Clinton Elton & Ben Milbourne which emerged on 6 March 2000.

In the early days we ran our small business out of a home office, gradually building design credibility. In 2003 we moved to our first business premises on Charter Towers Road and continued our solid growth.

August 2010 saw our last move into our current premises at 46 Hugh Ryan Drive Garbutt. Since then, we have evolved into an industry leader, and making our debut into the Building Design Awards in 2011. We succeeded with all entries taking out their respective categories.

Going from strength to strength, our business has grown to provide fulltime employment to 8 staff. Our services include state of the art technology in our high tech Design Studio, and our foyer showcases the vast portfolio of designs our team continues to create.

We pride ourselves on our service, our strong foundations and our established local knowledge of the building industry & our tropical climate however, we still relish the challenge of each new project & set out to create new design trends with our innovative concepts. We understand your design needs are as unique as you are & we look forward to what the next phase of collaborating with our clients might bring!

come in for our free new home design consultation – about which our clients say things like; “we achieved more in that short time than in the previous 4 months of grinding through display homes and staring at house plans till our eyes bled…”
ben milbourne - (company director)

With over 25 years Building Design experience, Ben particularly enjoys the process of helping clients to find clever solutions to their design challenges.

“There are no problems, only solutions,” he says, “and we help people realise this for their own projects.”

Ben’s passion for innovative design is well documented by his substantial design portfolio & multiple design awards. Throughout his career he has honed his design skills & grown a successful small business. Of his achievement’s he reflects most proudly on his latest role in grooming the next generation of Building Designers. “We are providing employment opportunities and guiding young building designers into the industry, that’s really exciting for us.”

Ben is a QBCC Licensed Building Designer, with BERS Energy Efficiency Accreditation. He holds relevant Building Design qualifications and is a past Townsville Branch President of the BDAQ.

clinton elton - (company director)

After a 23 year career spent exclusively in the Building Design Industry, Clinton still likes to drive past the finished product & see the design concept realised. “We’re taking napkin sketches & people’s ideas & merging them into award winning residential building designs,” he says. He also takes pride in the other businesses we’ve helped along the way;

"Our designs have helped propel our business partners to becoming multi-award winning businesses in the construction industry.”

Clinton is a licenced BERS Energy Efficiency Operator. He holds a QBCC Building Designer’s Licence with relevant Building Design qualifications.

His vast design portfolio speaks for his creativity as a Designer as do the multitude of awards his designs have attracted in recent years.


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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