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Renovation Design Newcastle

Renovation Design Newcastle

Providing the exceptional renovation design Newcastle homeowners and investors desire

Sorensen Design & Planning have been designing renovation, alteration and addition projects throughout Newcastle since 2002, thanks to our team’s professionalism and creativity. Any alteration to your home you are after, or possibly an extension or new storey, we can design to your brief as well as Council regulations, ensuring a successful development application approval by the local Council.

An award-winning practice, Sorensen Design & Planning won its first Building Designers Association Award in 2008 for residential alteration and additions over $200,000. We have continued to win awards for our innovative designs and recently won the prestigious 2022 HIA Hunter Region Residential Design Award.

Contact us for the renovation designs Newcastle homeowners and investors love. We offer obligation-free quotes and consultations to ensure we can design a beautiful, functional house that you can call home.

Home Design Projects in New South Wales

Why Design With Sorensen Design?

Our director, Adrian Sorensen, is an accredited chartered building designer with the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) and has professional structural engineering qualifications. This exceptional expertise allows us to visualise and draft beautiful home renovation plans while keeping the solar aspect, energy efficiency, views and privacy in mind.

No matter the scale or complexities of the renovation project, our design team can provide tailored advice and pricing, ensuring you can achieve the dream home you’ve always wanted. Whether you want something modern and chic or maintain the heritage charm of the original building, we can make it happen.

From custom kitchens to new bathrooms, add-ons and more, we’ll take care of the design and planning required to transform your home for the better.

Contact our renovation building designers for an obligation-free quote and consultation. We offer renovation and interior design in Newcastle and various other locations throughout New South Wales.

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The benefits of renovating a house

Our many clients have experienced the benefits of a renovation project. Renovations come with a huge range of attractive benefits, from increased property value to better functionality and energy efficiency.

  • Increase the value of your property. Hiring a renovation specialist to renovate your home can make your home look more attractive, ultimately increasing the value of your home. Even improving minor details like kitchen and bathroom fixtures can add value and add thousands to your property value.

  • Increase space. A little extra space never hurts if you have a growing family or love to entertain guests. Adding additional rooms and spaces (like a granny flat) can even open up the opportunity to have renters in your home, helping pay off the renovation costs.

  • Improve the functionality of your house. Renovations allow you to make changes to your home based on your current needs. Whether it’s a brand-new kitchen or bathroom, the removal of walls for an open-plan space, or even updating the interior design, a renovation can make your home more comfortable, spacious and functional.

  • Lower your energy costs. Renovations allow you to make your home more environmentally friendly and reduce your power bills. Think more energy-efficient lighting, kitchen and bathroom appliances, solar panels and improved insulation in the walls for ideal temperature control in summer and winter.

  • Bring your home back to life. If your home is feeling a little out-of-date, a renovation is a perfect solution. You can update your home with the latest trends and trinkets, and your team can help find weak spots in your home that need updating. Your home will not only look better but function better as well.

  • No need to move. If you love your neighbourhood but need extra space, a renovation can eliminate the need to move house. You can stay home during the renovation process and see your new house come to life! No real estate costs, no stressful moving days. You can keep your current neighbours and enjoy your new home design.

Contact usto start the planning and design process today! We offer obligation-free quotes and consultations for renovation designs in Newcastle.

3D renovation design visualisations

Our renovation designers use the latest 3D renovation design software so that we can provide high-resolution 3D images and walkthroughs of the planned renovation. You can see what your home will look like before construction has even begun so that you can share your ideas, and we can make changes based on your feedback.

We’ll make as many alterations to the plans as necessary to ensure you receive your dream kitchen, bathroom, addition, or complete home renovation. We’re committed to perfection! Contact us to book an obligation-free consultation today.

FAQs about renovation design in Newcastle

  • How much does a renovation design cost?

    It depends on the scale and scope of the renovation project. However, we provide free quotes of our building design and town planning service. The cost of construction is quoted by the builder or carpenter engaged to carry out the build of the project.

  • What is included in a renovation design?

    Our service includes a site inspection and measure up, building design plans, if required we can assist with the Development Application lodgement and approval from the local Council, and if required we can also assist with obtaining the Construction Certificate for the renovation to be legally built. We engage all external consultant's required for the project such as the surveyor, certifier, engineer and can also refer you to local builders or carpenters.

  • How long does a renovation design take?

    Again, it depends on the scale and scope of the project and the number of changes requested by the client. We are efficient and responsive and have the capability to take on any new work.

  • Can you renovate heritage buildings?

    Yes! We take exceptional care of heritage buildings, preserving the historical value and characteristics of the building. Get in touch for more information on how we approach heritage projects.

  • Can I still get in touch if I need minor renovations?

    Of course! Whether it’s a small drafting service for a deck extension or completing a large-scale renovation, we give each project the utmost care and attention to detail. We take on projects of all sizes.

  • Can you make my home more environmentally friendly?

    Absolutely. As an established HIA GreenSmart Professional Certified Business, our designers use the latest environmentally friendly building design techniques and innovations to create a beautiful, functional home design that has a minimal impact on the environment. Contact us to find out how we can make your renovation more eco-friendly.

  • Do I need to get Council approval for renovations?

    It depends on the scale of the project. Most external renovations and extensions require council approval — even small-scale renovations may require approval. However, we will liaise with the council on your behalf, taking the stress out of a home renovation project!

  • Can you renovate commercial spaces?

    Yes! We take on renovation projects of all kinds. If you are looking to renovate a commercial business or space, feel free to contact us for an obligation-free consultation and quote.

  • Is Sorensen Design qualified to complete home renovations?

    Yes! All our design team members are qualified to complete home renovations. Our director Adrian Sorensen is also an accredited chartered building designer with the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) and has professional structural engineering qualifications.

    Our team has also won a wide range of awards, including:

    BDA 2008 Commendation Award (Residential Alterations & Additions over $200,000)
    BDA 2009 Commendation Award (Residential Alterations & Additions over $200,000 / Residential Interiors)
    BDA 2010 Commendation Award (Residential interiors / Bathrooms)
    The 2010 and 2011 HIA Award winner for Residential Building Designer of the Year
    The 2011 ABODE House of the Year Awards
    BDA 2011 Design Awards Winner (Bathrooms / Kitchens)
    BDA 2013 Commendation Awards (New Single Residential Buildings up to $2000m2)
    BDA 2015 Design Award Winner (Dual Occupancy)
    BDAA 2019 National Design Award Winner (New residential buildings over 450m2 and under $2,500/m2)
    BDAA 2021 National Design Award Finalist (New residential buildings over $500,000 up to $750,000)
    2022 HIA (Housing Industry Association) Award Finalist – Residential Design
    2022 HIA (Housing Industry Association) Award Finalist – Residential Interior Design
    BDAA 2022 National Design Award Finalist - Multi-Residential Buildings Category (VUE Dual Occupancy)
    2022 HIA Residential Design Award Winner.

Contact us for home renovations and interior design in Newcastle

Sorensen Design & Planning offers renovation and interior design services throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast, Maitland, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley. Contact us for an obligation-free consultation today — we’re excited to hear your design concepts and ideas!

Why choose us?

  • We have been established since 2002 and are multi-award winning building designers and town planners
  • We have just been awarded the 2022 HIA Residential Design Award Winner!
  • We have just recognised as a finalist in the 2022 BDAA National Design Awards in the Multi-Residential Buildings Category, for our Burbong Street Dual Occupancy
  • We have been members of the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) continuously since 2004
  • Our Director Adrian Sorensen is an open accredited chartered building designer with the Building Designers of Australia Association (BDAA), with over 25 years of building design experience
  • We use licensed copies of archicad software, so we can produce high resolution 3D images of your project
  • All of our staff are fully qualified with multiple years of building design and town planning experience
  • We are a dedicated and enthusiastic company that services a wide area. However, we only take on a sufficient amount of clients to provide service of the highest levels
  • We are familiar with all council requirements, lodging your development application (DA) on your behalf, as well as engaging all other sub consultants e.g. structural engineers and surveyors where required
  • Our most recent award proudly is the 2022 HIA Residential Design Award Winner!
  • Winner of numerous other BDAA awards for renovations, new houses, multi-residential design, dual occupancy, alterations and additions, as well as bathrooms, kitchens and interiors
  • We are passionate about what we do!


“We have successfully renovated three houses with Adrian and the team at Sorensen Design & Planning. Their innovative ideas and practical approach are extremely refreshing, and we thoroughly recommend the Sorensen team to renovate your home.”

— Mr & Mrs Lambert.

“Adrian Sorensen and the team at Sorensen Design & Planning are exceptional building designers who go above and beyond your expectations. Having renovated multiple properties over the past five years throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Region, Sorensen Design is our choice every time.”

— Mrs Duggan.

“The team at Sorensen Design are an excellent option if you require an experienced building designer with local knowledge and connections. I am using Sorensen Design for dwelling alterations at my home in Tanilba Bay, Port Stephens. From the quoting process, turnaround times, hints, tips and quality of work being provided, I could not be happier.”

— Nick van Baal.

“We originally made contact with Sorensen to design our renovation extension project in Nelson Bay. We were very impressed by how efficient the team was, from the initial meeting with Cameron right through to finance and administration, the whole team worked seamlessly together, which made it a very smooth and easy process to get our project into the council. After such a positive experience, we then engaged them again for our next project, which was out of the area. Cameron, again, was exceptional in discussing our brief and incredibly quick at getting the concept design through to us. Along the way, there has been a lot to discuss in getting our plans to a stage we were happy with. Cameron and the team were once again so efficient in their process, really easy to deal with and open to all our ideas and suggestions. Cameron’s ability to think structurally, aesthetically and practically is a credit to his industry and is something we have found hard to find with our local architects, which is why we specifically sought the skills of Cameron to design our dream home. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sorensen Design & Planning for your project.”

— Mrs Tasker.

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Whether you need our design services for a new home, commercial premises or anything else, we can do whatever you require.