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Absolutely love our design by James & his team at Altereco. He listened to what our needs were and transformed our tired Californian bungalow into free flowing, warm, functional, light filled home providing us with a better quality of life.

Being north facing, the renovation captures the sunlight in winter reducing the need for heating and cools quickly in summer due to sliding doors & bi-fold Windows.

Even our 3 & half y/o boy says everyday “Mum & Dad, I love our new house!” along with the many compliments from friends and family. I really couldn’t recommend James & his team highly enough.

I will be using Altereco for any projects undertaken in the future.

Luke N. 

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When asked to renovate a very dull, boring office into something with style and statement I contacted James at Altereco.

James and his staff came in to the office, and listened to what was required. A week later, we were presented with an outstanding and innovative design.

Altereco took care of sourcing the tradesmen, planning permits, landlord permissions, fire personnel inspections and the only thing I had to do was select the wallpaper and furniture.

The renovation took 3 weeks. The "wow" impact on anyone who walks into the office is forever.

Sharon M. 


We've now worked with Altereco on 2 projects. The first was a renovation of a small terrace house which had a bad 1970s renovation in the back half of the house. James came up with some great ideas about how to maximise light and space within the narrow site. He was also very willing to listen to our ideas and took all of our needs into consideration when coming up with the final design. Several years later we engaged Altereco again for a renovation of a larger, Edwardian house. James again developed a wonderful design for a complicated site. His design beautifully tied in the heritage features of the front part of the house with a modern, spacious extension at the back.

Both projects were in heritage listed areas, and James' technical knowledge was invaluable in negotiating through council regulations and neighbours objections.

We wouldn't hesitate to work with Altereco again. James is a creative designer who really listens to clients and is very responsive throughout the whole process. He was also very helpful during the building phase, and had a good working relationship with our builder. This was extremely important as we relocated overseas during the last part of the second renovation, and it was a great relief knowing we could trust James to work with the builders in our absence. Highly recommended.

Karola C. 

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We used Altereco to draw up our home renovation plans. James was great to work with, he understood what we were after and had great ideas. The job was done quickly and professionally - he really knew what he was doing!

Vicki P.



We engaged James from AlterEco for our sustainable home which included a renovation and extension. James was great to work with, my husband and I are very particular, we know what we want and choose to be very well researched. James helped us learn along the way, was able to capture our vision perfectly. We interviewed many architects and found James to be incredibly great value given the price & quality of his work.

Leanne T. 

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Altereco Design were a great crew to work with. James certainly had an eye for design and detail, was engaging, professional, approachable and respectful. James and Mel worked really well with our building team, and answered all the questions that I just didnt have the skill to do. Our home is amazing and is a true reflection of Altereco Design.

Anita S.