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Precious Little Gem: Elsternwick Addition featured in Design+Build Australiasia

If you have ever had cause for despair when your client’s renovation has failed to live up to its resale potential, Victorian Designer, Andrew Brown, can restore your faith in the old adage that – with the right approach – big things really can come in small packages.   To see the rest of the […]

8 Sensational Splashback Materials… and Not a Tile in Sight!

As featured on The kitchen can be your home’s biggest asset and is proven to be the most important room to invest in. Not only could a successful kitchen design increase the value of your home, it may very well ensure that it is the main social hub of your house that carries and […]

Construction Progress: Bentleigh Addition

Yesterday we checked up on the progress for our Bentleigh Addition. Construction for this project commenced in July, so after just over three months into the build, it’s progressing very quickly. For more progress photos, see latest blog for this project here  

NABD Awards with Kevin McCloud

Over the weekend Sketch Building Design attended the NABD Awards, hosted by Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs. The Elsternwick Addition was nominated for best alterations additions for up to $350k. Here is Andrew Brown with the man himself:  

Construction Progress: Edithvale Residence

This new home down near the beach in Edithvale is well under way, with most of the structure already up. The client is wrapped with its progress so far, a mere six weeks into construction. The roof should be going on this week, and the hope for completion by Christmas seems pretty realistic at this stage.     For more […]

Material Ideas: Accoya

A 50 year above ground and 25 year inground lifespan means Accoya is equally as durable as our greatest Australian hardwoods (Ironbark, Spotted Gum, Tallowood) but without the movement issues these timbers experience. Accoya is initially Radiata Pine, which is modified with concentrated vinegar and a high pressure process that alters the cell structure. The […]

Construction Progress for Mornington Renovation

  Late last June…     Two months later, August 2014:  

Planning a Renovation?

Get inspired and follow us on Pinterest! We’ve just set up boards with our previous work, as well as ongoing inspiration boards with ideas for new projects. If you’re planning a renovation, this is a great way to collate all your ideas. Let us help you get started! Visit Sketch Building Design’s profile on Pinterest.

Construction Progress for Bentleigh Addition

Today we visited our Bentleigh Addition, and four months into the build, construction is well under way for this family’s renovation. This project includes alterations to the rear of the original house, and a new, modern addition for the family’s main living area. This will eventually include a kitchen, pantry, laundry, and a living room that opens up to a deck into […]

BDAV Awards 2014 – Sketch Wins Award for Elsternwick Addition

Last week director Andrew Brown from Sketch Building Design attended the 2014 Design Awards, held by The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) at the National Gallery of Victoria. The competition is open to Bulding Practioners or Registered Architects who are full members of the BDAV. Sketch’s design for the Elsternwick Addition was nominated for the Residential Design – […]