Home Designs Central Coast
The innovators creating new home designs on the Central Coast
The innovators creating new home designs on the Central Coast
Sorensen Design is an award-winning building design business based in Nelson Bay. Established in 2002, we have become Newcastle and the Central Coast’s trusted team for fresh home designs and reliable renovation services, along with the commercial specialists in town planning and building design.
A multi-faceted and experienced team of building designers, Sorensen Design takes an ethical, holistic approach to building and new home design on the Central Coast. We know the natural environment is of the utmost importance - and we take this into account in each and every project.
Discover the difference of a Sorensen Design project — get in touch and discover how we can work together to achieve the best possible result for your project.
The Central Coast home design, renovation and extension specialists
Planning a new home build or renovation project is an exciting and life-changing experience — but we know it can sometimes be stressful, too!
At Sorensen Design, we’ve been creating home designs on the Central Coast for two decades, so you can rest assured you’re in safe, experienced hands. Our home design and renovation services are designed to be flexible — no home transformation should ever be rushed. We’ll do our best to make the home design and building process relaxing and stress-free.
We provide a full home building service from design to planning, council approvals, and construction. Our experienced team will walk you through every step of the process, giving you clear visibility over design elements, timelines, and project milestones.
Achieve the home you’ve always dreamed of. Get in touch with the Central Coast renovation and home design specialists.
The Central Coast town planning team you can trust
Along with award-winning Central Coast home designs and renovation projects, we also provide expert town planning services.
From Central Coast building designs to commercial complexes, residential spaces, and recreational areas, we take a holistic approach to town planning and keep the natural environment in mind for each and every project.
Sorensen Design is GreenSmart Accredited, meaning we are committed to minimising our environmental impact and achieving net environmental improvement for the environment. We aim to preserve the luscious green nature of the Central Coast while also creating more space for the growing community.
Whether you’re looking for commercial services or a unique Central Coast home design, get in touch with the team from Sorensen Design. We’re committed to achieving the best possible results for your project.
What our clients are saying
“I would highly recommend the team at Sorensen Design. Adrian and Scott were sensitive to the heritage requirements of this property and were a pleasure to work with. The brief was far from straightforward but their professionalism, expertise and hard work ensured it ran smoothly. We couldn't be happier with their design for the original building as well as the contrasting modern addition. Thank you!”
— Jane W.
“I have used Sorensen Design for multiple projects in the Port Stephens area. From the inception of a project through to completion, Sorensen provides an incredible service. The entire team is extremely knowledgeable and ultra-professional. Thank you to Adrian, Madison, Scott and Mark for ensuring my projects become a reality.”
— Daniel C.
FAQs about our home designs on the Central Coast
Sorensen Design & Planning has been in business since 2002. In that time, we’ve designed hundreds of homes and buildings throughout the Central Coast.
It depends on the project type, the scale and the complexity of the project. No two projects are ever the same — however, we will be able to provide a timeframe after we have completed a site inspection, completed the design and booked various subcontractors and consultants to complete the build. We will keep your schedule in mind throughout the process without compromising quality.
It all starts with a simple phone consultation. After submitting a quote or contact request online, we will be in touch to discuss your building requirements and design aspirations.
The next step is to book a site inspection before drawing up the designs. We will complete an in-depth analysis of the block, including the slope, soil type, width and length and any environmental factors that may hinder the project. We do this to determine what is achievable on the block.
If you would like us to complete a renovation or extension project, we will also examine the structural integrity and history of the existing building. We offer the utmost respect and care for heritage-listed buildings to ensure we preserve the historical and cultural value of the property.
Then it’s on to drawing up the designs and gaining council approval for construction to begin! We will communicate with all other parties (e.g. building certifiers, council representatives) on your behalf.
No. We take care of all council approvals and communication with third parties. We are very familiar with council requirements, lodging development applications (DAs) and engaging subcontractors and consultants to work on your project (e.g. structural engineers and surveyors).
Absolutely. We’re proud of our completed commercial projects and new home designs on the Central Coast, which is why we share our projects online. From new dwellings to commercial and industrial projects, additions and alterations, we’ve completed hundreds of projects on the Central Coast.
Of course. We take on projects big and small. We can provide drafting services for small deck extensions, large prestigious homes, units, duplexes or commercial projects.
Before we seek council approvals and commence the building process, we will create a 3D render of the proposed home design, extension or renovation. We will present this to you in person and provide a copy for your consideration. From here, we will make adjustments and changes to the design based on your personal preferences and requirements.
We will never start building without your express consent.
We use licensed copies of Archicad software to produce high-resolution 3D images of the proposed project.
Yes. All our building and design experts are qualified and experienced in residential, commercial, industrial and town planning projects.
In 2021, the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) approved us as an Accredited Open Building Designer.
This is the highest level of qualifying accreditation and approves our firm to practice the design and documentation of all classes and types of buildings defined by the National Construction Code series/Building Code of Australia classifications and low to medium-rise constructions.
We’ve won multiple awards for our home designs on the Central Coast! We have been recognised by prestigious organisations like the Building Designers Association of Australia and the Housing Industry Association — see below.
- 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).
During our initial consultation, we want to hear your “must-have” ticket items, your budget and what kind of services you think you’ll need. If possible, bring along photos, drawings and other forms of inspiration for the project — what have you seen that you’ve liked? This will help us draft designs for your approval.
Yes. We have completed several heritage projects throughout the Central Coast where alterations and approvals were complex. We can always find a solution to preserve the historical value and significance of the property.
It’s not uncommon for our clients’ design aspirations to venture a little over our price range which is why communication is key during the planning process. During our initial consultation, we will discuss your design requirements, what “the dream” is and what kind of budget we have to work with. After the site inspection, we will be able to provide a realistic estimate of costs to complete the project.
If the estimate is over your preferred budget, our team will provide solutions and recommendations to ensure you receive the desired result.
Contact us for a fresh new home design on the Central Coast
At Sorensen Design, no project is too big, too small or too complex for us. Our team will approach your project with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail, ensuring you walk away with your dream home or a functional public building.
We only take on a certain number of clients to ensure we give your project the attention it needs for success. No matter where you are in your building journey, Sorensen Design & Planning is committed to making the process simple and stress-free.
Contact us for a free quote and consultation — our team will complete an in-depth site inspection and provide a realistic estimate for your new home design on the Central Coast.
Alternatively, get in touch for more information about our services. We can provide recommendations and advice to help achieve your design and construction goals.
Benefits of designing your home with Sorensen Design
- Multifaceted Building Design
- Affordable Options
- 3D Photo Montage Function
- Multiple Locations
- Trustworthy & Dedicated Specialists
- Onsite Inspections
- Custom Designs
- Award-Winning Team
Where We Service in Central Coast
We service Sydney, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie. Contact us today to find out how Sorensen Design can help with your project.
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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.