By Daisy Donnelly

When faced with the task of renovating and extending this 19th century single-fronted Victorian worker’s cottage, the team at Ecobuilt Vic had their work cut out. Careful planning and execution were crucial to ensure space was maximised on the narrow block.

The project included extensive remodelling of the internal layout to the rear with a strong focus on a seamless transition from the original façade through to new contemporary and functional living.

The addition of a new kitchen, living and dining area, third bedroom/study and eye-catching, black stained floorboards successfully transformed the cottage into a stylish, comfortable urban home.

And the hard work certainly paid off because Ecobuilt Vic walked off with the 2012 Master Builders Excellence in Housing Award for Best Renovation/Addition under $200,000.

With over 12 years’ experience both as the principal builder and trade supervisor in the domestic and commercial sectors, Ecobuilt Vic can deliver a range of projects from detailed renovations and extensions through to multi-unit developments and small commercial projects. They are also experts in dealing with challenging projects, including sloping blocks and limited access sites.

Certified Green Living Builders, Ecobuilt Vic prides itself on providing exceptional value for money with an uncompromising commitment to quality construction. Professional and personalised service is a major focus for the business and all members of the Ecobuilt Vic team are committed to establishing positive relationships with their clients.

If you are looking to build, renovate or extend your home then talk to Ecobuilt Vic on stand F32 at the Build & Renovating Expo from 12-14 July at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

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