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With things always evolving on our projects, homes being completed and new ones being started we keep you abreast of everything here. If you have something interesting and relevant to post please email us and we will put it here for all to see.

Master Builders Victoria Best Sustainable Home Over $1M 2023

Croft Wootton Construction is thrilled to be the recipients of a special commendation award for ‘Best Sustainable Home Over $1M’ by Master Builders Victoria. The award was announced at the MBV gala awards dinner on Friday October 13th 2023. Congratulations to the Croft Wootton Construction team and to the home owners who understood the value of a passive house.

Sunday 15 October, 2023

All Aboard

The replica Red Hill train station shelter is finished. The official opening ceremony will be Sat 25th February 2023 at 11.30am. Situated on the exact site of the original station it is a beautiful example of traditional carpentry work by Croft Wootton Construction.0BDA2D3A 125E 44EF AADE 36F5248D3ECC8FE8524C B2A6 46D2 AB0C F050C80F42BB

Tuesday 20 December, 2022

Briars Homestead Reborn

Work by Croft Wootton Construction on the restoration of The Briars Homestead is finally complete. The Briars is one of the first houses built by Europeans on the Mornington Peninsula’s. It was settled in 1840 by Captain James Reid, a retired army officer. A challenging project but executed with precision by the Croft Wootton Team. Council has exciting plans for the Briars Precinct ensuring it will remain a wonderful asset for all Mornington Peninsula residents.

Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Quality People Create Quality Construction

I recently spent some time with Nick Wootton to see his building projects under construction around the Mornington Peninsula.

I also had the pleasure of meeting his people on site. I was very impressed with the positive attitude and commitment to achieve a quality outcome on the jobs. I got the impression they enjoyed coming to work and took great satisfaction in their workmanship.

There was a mix of leading hands, tradesmen and apprentices and they all shared the great culture created by Nick’s leadership and mutual respect for the team.

The boys approached the job with the attention to detail and quality they would expect if it was their own home.

After seeing the quality of workmanship and great team culture on the jobs, it is easy to see why Nick is well respected and known as a quality builder on the Mornington Peninsula.

Geoff Noble

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thinking About Building a Small, Environmentally-Friendly Home?

This week, Nick has entered into a collaboration agreement with Sally Wills of Small Change Design, to be the preferred builder of her wonderful Small Homes on the Mornington Peninsula.
Thinking of building an AirBNB or Granny Annexe in your rear garden? Get in touch with us to discuss these delightful projects.

Friday 12 October, 2018

Energy Efficient Building Practices

Recently the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, together with Climate Works Australia, completed a report detailing the need for upgraded energy standards in Australia’s National Construction Code.

The report utilises research collaborated from several organisations and industry contributions. As an accredited Green Living Builder, Croft Wootton Construction was asked to contribute to the research. Specifically, our contribution was based on our award-winning sustainable home built in 2017.

This report is a fantastic initiative and recommends the following to States, Territories and the Commonwealth:

1. Commit to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code as part of a transition to zero carbon buildings.

2. Deliver a step change in the energy requirements in the 2022 Code

3. Expand the scope of the Code and progress complementary measures

Croft Wootton Construction fully supports the findings in this report and we hope to see a change towards sustainable building practices in the future.

For those interested the report can be found at Built to Perform

Thursday 5 July, 2018

Rosebud Community Men's Shed - Project Commencement

We are excited to get started on a new project today, the Rosebud Community Men’s Shed.

This Australia-wide organisation does fantastic work in the community and we are proud to a be a part of the new location. The shed will form an extension of the Seawinds Community Hub, occupying the adjacent space.

For more information on the project, check out this Mornington Peninsula Shire article

Monday 25 June, 2018

Croft Wootton Construction’s New Video Presentation

Croft Wootton Construction is proud to present its new production video, completed by Expansion Media.

This project was originally intended to showcase our most recent award, the 2017 Master Builders Association Best Sustainable Home. After we commenced filming, however, it further began to develop into a historical look at our company and team. With the focus still on the award-winning property in Somers, we also get an insight into our Director, Nick Wootton, and his fascinating construction history.

This video gives a fantastic snippet of who we are and can be found following the link below. We hope you enjoy it.

New Video Presentation

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Thank you to Mount Martha Surf Life Saving Club

Croft Wootton Construction would like to thank Mount Martha Surf Life Saving Club for taking us on as sponsors once again. This continues our long-standing relationship spanning almost a decade. We appreciate this partnership and look forward to continuing it in the future.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Master Builders Association Best Sustainable Home Award for 2017 - Croft Wootton Construction.

The MBAV Awards showcase the most successful collaborations between builder and client in Victoria. Nick and the CWC team were recognised for their work on this sustainable home, achieving a 10++ Star Energy Rating.

The house was built using many techniques from passive house constructions. Extra layers of insulation carefully installed, an internal impermeable wall membrane and external premium moisture barrier contribute to airtightness. Ducted extractor fans & no ceiling penetrations reduce draughts further. The airtightness, together with quality double glazed argon gas filled uPVC windows, passive solar design and the extra insulation means the house does not require heating or cooling. The house is fully electric with a photovoltaic system on the roof producing more energy than is needed for the house, making it truly zero carbon.

MBAV Award winners web page

If you would like further information on building your sustainable home contact Nick at Croft Wootton Construction.

Thursday 19 October, 2017

Website re-build, new launch date

After 2 years, a lot of false starts, and much patience from everyone we are delighted to announce that our new website is now live. We would like to say a big thank you to all who have contributed – clients and staff alike.

Monday 25 September, 2017

MBAV Green Living Building Conference

Yesterday I attended the GREEN LIVING builders conference hosted by the MBAV It was as always a fascinating day catching up with many other like minded Builders, Architects and Suppliers some great products were on display and being presented. I was particularly pleased to see ‘Stiebel Eltron’ explaining about their heat recovery systems with built in C02 sensors to provide healthy environments in the tight houses we we building nowadays.

Friday 1 September, 2017

Passive house functioning really well

We are delighted to share with you that the new very environmentally friendly house we built in Somers as a passive house is functioning really well with no heating on frosty mornings Lynn is finding that the internal temperature is still above 16 degrees.

This really is the way for us all to build into the future. With this home being a shining example of our work we are entering it in the Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards this to see if we can win another award.

Thursday 6 July, 2017