Category Archives: Renovations and Additions

Pillinger Street Renovation

Pillinger Street Renovation

This 1930 house has undergone a major transformation to create a timeless and beautiful home. It is hard to believe such a small extension could have such a dramatic flow on effect to the whole house. The works have improved the relationship between the living, dinning, kitchen and outdoor spaces as well as creating an… Continue Reading

Sunroom and Bathroom Project

Sunroom and Bathroom Project

This extension was cleverly designed to maximize natural light. Although the extension is on the southern side of the building innovative northerly facing highlight windows feed natural light into the retreat and new bathroom. A glass ceiling above the internal bathroom created a physical separation between the rooms whilst allowing natural light in. The retreat… Continue Reading

Celery Top Pine Home

Celery Top Pine Home

This renovation and addition was custom designed and built to suit our clients’ lifestyle and love of the beach. The design of the renovation and extension focused around the view and northerly aspect as well being highly functional for their family. The external materials were selected to withstand the harshness of the environment due to… Continue Reading

Collins Street

Collins Street

This heritage listed property, on a postage stamp site, was originally a plumber’s workshop comprising of an entry and two rooms fronting Collins Street, with a workshop to the rear. A lack of sunlight due to surrounding high buildings posed a challenge. Renovating this heritage building was not an endeavour for the faint hearted, and… Continue Reading

Montagu Street

Montagu Street

Our client wanted to extend the accommodation in their home from two bedrooms to three bedrooms and create a self contained guest wing. The other functions of the guest wing included an entertaining area, rumpus room and retreat. A major priority for the client was for the extension to retain the period look of the… Continue Reading

Battery Point Car Port

Battery Point Car Port

The carport floats over the existing garden creating a vista into the garden from the house. The bold lines of the carport were curved to allow enough space for the larger specialist vehicle doors to open fully and reflect the curved features of the existing house. The perforated steel screens create a sense of lightness… Continue Reading

Timber Clad Extension

Timber Clad Extension

This extension was designed and constructed to maximise energy efficiency whilst also using sustainable materials and minimising waste. The timber cladding was produced from radial sawing. This process was developed in Yarram in Victoria’s south east and enables more timber from smaller trees. Of any tree cut down, less than 30 per cent is generally… Continue Reading

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

This was a kitchen renovation with a little bit extra. We raked the ceilings, replaced windows and doors, opening the space and improving its relationship to connecting rooms and areas. The space was designed for functionality whilst having a wonderful feel. Continue Reading

Richmond Renovation

Richmond Renovation

The original house was a 1980s design with existing substantial alterations. The large north facing site and well established garden allowed the design of the new extensions to feature the garden to create an inside outside experience. To maximise energy efficiency, double glazed windows, insulation and insulated concrete slab were part of the building design.… Continue Reading

Lindisfarne Extension

Lindisfarne Extension

The client required a design solution that incorporated a teenagers’ retreat, an extension of the main living area, a new kitchen and deck. The house was on a corner block which created a number of challenges. The first was to work within the council set back restrictions. The second challenge was to provide privacy from… Continue Reading