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Michael Botsman of Pocket Builders provides renovation and building services in the Melbourne metropolitan area, including renovations to kitchens and bathrooms.

Pocket Builders also specialises in extensions and renovations for older style homes where heritage considerations apply such as the "above" a 118 year old Victorian house.

High Quality Renovations

Having used Michael Botsman (Pocket Builders) for a number of projects on my home, I decided to renovate the façade of my 118 year old two-story Victorian house. The render and woodwork was badly degraded and needed a number of processes to clean, repair and renew it. What struck me about Michael’s approach to this large project was his thoughtful consideration to all its aspects. He took the time to explain what the job entailed and the costs associated with each stage. He consulted me throughout the project on its progress and resolved any matters of concern to me. Some of these processes included:

  • Liaising with City Council for heritage overlay approval, environmental requirements and permits
  • City power work was coordinated which involved moving a power pole
  • Mess and inconvenience was kept to a minimum
  • Coordinating associated Trades
  • Costs remained within budget.

When the scaffold came down I was presented with a most beautiful house, more than I could have imagined. And the neighbours certainly agreed, they knock regularly and tell me so.

I wholeheartedly recommend Michael’s talents and the competence of his team for small, medium and large building projects.

Sally C.

Registered BuilderMaster Builder Green Builder