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

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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

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  

Planning Regulations Made Easy


Most residential developments in Australia are required to meet specific guidelines, whether through local council, building regulations, overlays or zoning laws. As designers, we are required to comply with or challenge these guidelines or policies when we apply for a planning permit or development approval. Policies directly relate to the conditions of your site, the […]

Construction progress – Hampton New Home

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Last Tuesday, one of our Directors sneaked out of the office to whether visiting this construction site or enjoying this perfect warm and sunny day! This new home in Hampton is well under way and most structures are complete. The guys at Custom Edge Homes do a great job! Happy clients = happy designers.

Celebrating Birthday and Farewell

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Last Friday, Sketch team were gathered to celebrate 2 events. Toasting Andrew’s 40th birthday and sadly but with a big happy smile, wishing Dana all the best of luck for her new adventure.

13 Hidden Costs Often Missing From Builders’ Quotes


Building and renovating is a new process for most of us, and it can be very daunting if you’re not well prepared. In particular, choosing a builder is one area that can overwhelm a lot of people. This is completely understandable, given the horror stories we often hear and the significant financial investment that’s at […]

Follow the Journey of an Owner Builder: The Fix, Windows & Carport

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Over the course of the next few months, Sketch Building Design will be following the journey of an owner builder. We will to take you step by step through each stage of the build, providing you with valuable insight into the process of building your home. Follow us on this journey, and if you have any questions along the […]