Building Your Own Home? Here Are 7 Essential Lessons

For those of you about to launch into building your own home, you may be asking yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’. Fear not – these pearls of wisdom, passed on by those who have also built their own homes, may be just what you need. The task at hand may seem daunting, but […]

BDAV Golf Day 2016

Despite an unpleasant weather two weeks ago, these two had fun!! at Riversdale Golf Club  

Renovation Complete for Bentleigh Residence

We are proud to share with you the finished product of this Bentleigh Residence … check it out!                    

How to Plan a Family-Friendly Home

Building a home can be one of the most exciting and daunting things we do in life. For those attempting it for the first time, there are so many things that can be overlooked during the initial ‘floor plan’ design stage, especially for those who are about to be first-time parents, too. If you are […]

Construction complete for Hampton House

Construction of this new double storey house in Hampton is complete. Fantastic work done by the builder/owner!! What a great idea to combine timber block work and cement sheet based product! **To see photos from the work in progress back then, check out our previous post here


Last week, our two Directors went for a visit and check out this construction site which involved some alterations and a rear addition to the existing dwelling. Pictures below were taken before renovation: front house …   and backyard…   and after… and the rear … Clients are very excited to see the final result […]

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plan an Extension

Extending your home is an exciting prospect, but for many it is quite daunting too – we’ve all heard horror stories shared by those who have gone down that path. It doesn’t need to be that way though. With a little bit of planning, the right advice and some discipline, you can take control of […]

Contruction Progress – Caulfield South Addition

Last week, we visited our Caulfield South Addition. Construction is progressing beautifully and smoothly by Adam Construction Team. This project involves: – Internal alterations and re-modelling to the existing house – as well as a contemporary styled rear addition  

Spreading Out: Where to Extend or Gain Space in Your House

If you are thinking about extending your home, I assume you need more space. First, consider all the ways your house could be adapted to achieve your desires; there may be restrictions according to the type of house you have. If it’s a heritage home, for example, there could be limitations on building works or […]

Best of Houzz Design 2016

We are so excited and honoured to share this news with you. Sketch Building Design has won an award for “Best of Houzz Design 2016”! This award recognises the high quality of our work and the popularity of projects we have uploaded to Houzz. Check out our Houzz profile: #BOH2016