Nicole & Andrew

Owners, Richmond

Rob brought our dream to reality! An incredibly reliable professional with a fantastic team who were always on time, friendly, knowledgeable and neat in their work. It was a challenging extension design to a circa 1910 Victorian home with many prior extensions and renovations. We were faced with many issues including council problems, tight access and design concerns that Rob and the team negotiated superbly.

After a long and difficult planning process, we started the build on time and finished early thanks to incredible management and workmanship.

Rob regularly offered cost saving alternatives and recommendations to improve the project to achieve the best outcome for the build.

We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and thoroughly recommend them for your project. We look forward to working with Black Door Building again on our next renovation.

Craig & Bev

Owners, Fitzroy

Rob Insoll of Black Door Building was referred to us by some good friends who had recently engaged Rob & his team to renovate their Victorian terrace in Carlton & they were so pleased with the outcome, they introduced Rob to my wife Bev & I at the infancy of the rebuild of our home in Fitzroy. From our first meeting with Rob & seeing his work first hand we knew we were on the right path because we realised Rob is not just a great builder, he is extremely passionate about his craft & ensuring that his clients get the best outcome.

Working with Rob over the 12 months of the project was easy, seamless & all times we felt we were in good hands, he not only  understands building but also  design so was able to advise & guide us when changes or additions needed to made, all of the suggestions he made & we embraced ensured we ended up with an even better outcome than we had originally hope to achieve.

Apart from the excellent team Rob engaged over the journey, he had to work closely with both our Interioir designer, pool company & Landscape team. The collaboration here was excellent, once again ensuring, we the client, got the right outcome as Robs Project Management skills are first class.

Our whole experience was one of always feeling we were in the right hands, we couldn’t have made a better decision appointing Rob & in fact he was the only builder we interviewed & considered appropriate for what we wanted.

If you are lucky enough to work with Rob & his team, I’m sure you will enjoy a great journey like we have!

Rocky Papendrea

House Owner

The home we now live in is a testament to the workmanship of Black Door building. We could not be happier with the finishing and quality workmanship the Black Door building provided over the journey of having our home built.

Rob Insoll (Director) was a pleasure to work with, nothing was to hard and he came up with some great ideas that just helped finish off our home. Anyone looking at renovating their home I strongly suggest you give Black Door building as they will not disappoint.

Blair Henry

Architect & Owner, Kensington

We first met Rob in 2017, after we had designed & documented our renovation and extension project for our townhouse in Kensington. He was the first builder I spoke to who seemed as interested in the specific details & design aspirations as I was. Rob was on the same page as I was with our design vision and what was most important to me and our family.

Once the project commenced on site, Rob and his team worked diligently to keep the project to schedule, taking on additional scope items, unforeseen changes and delays during construction in their stride. Rob and I were in regular communication to resolve construction details or to discuss opportunities for cost savings or design improvements as the renovation progressed.

We love our new family home, and cannot thank Rob & his team enough for their hard work. I will definitely be in touch regarding future projects!

Matthew and Andy Maasdijk

House Owners, Carlton

Selecting a builder was one of the biggest decisions we have made. We needed someone who had an eye for detail, great workmanship, happy to help with the day to day decisions (and our changing minds), someone we could trust with our beautiful Victorian terrace and someone we liked.

When we met Rob we knew we had found our builder.  Rob was genuinely excited at the prospect of renovating our house and we could not have been happier with the finished result. Rob and his team at Black Door made the renovating process so easy and an enjoyable experience.

Caroline Trewenack

House Owner, Yarraville

We highly recommend Black Door Building, they are a very professional and talented team of tradesmen.

Our project was a total renovators delight – a complete mess. We went to the team at Black Door with plans and a budget.
Rob was able to plan the build to our budget, with many of his ideas resulting in cost saving, without compromising quality.

The house looks amazing on completion – the attention to detail of the team meant that many original features were saved, restored or recreated.

The project ran to time and budget and the finished product was beyond expectations.
The work site was always clean and organised, and the Black Door Building team showed a high adherence to safety standards.

The Black Door Building team are a great group of tradesmen and a lovely bunch of guys.

Building Designers

I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Rob and the talented Black Door Building team on a number of residential projects.

Black Door Building consistently delivered high quality buildings that exceed the expectations of both the Designer and Client.

Rob is passionate about quality design and his attention to detail and dedication to every project is evident in all of the projects we have worked on together.  I would be happy to recommend Rob and the Black Door Building team to any client.


Building Designers

When searching for a builder we always look for someone that aligns with our values, has great attention to detail, is organised, is a good communicator, can value add to a project and can deliver on time.

We’ve found exactly what we’ve been looking for with Rob & his team at Black Door Building. More recently Rob has joined our projects earlier in the process, collaborating to ensure we hit budget without compromising on our clients brief and our design intent.