Building Designers

If you’re looking for someone to design a home specifically catered to your needs, or to help with house plans for your renovation, consider hiring a building designer. A residential building designer will take care of your house design or home improvement, in some cases, from the initial consultation to the final inspection. More
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Established in 2007, Big House Little House is a Brisbane based design studio focusing on the design and... Read More
Building Designer in New Farm, QLD, AU
  • 0401 207 187
  • New Farm, Queensland, 4005
Tempus Design Studio is a Mackay based Building Design firm with extensive experience in the Mackay and... Read More
Building Designer in South Mackay, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3186 0218
  • South Mackay, Queensland, 4740
Dr Retro is the Mid-Century Specialist. Since 2010 Secret Design Studio has been helping clients in... Read More
Building Designer in Mt Waverley, VIC, AU
  • 0448 579 707
  • Mt Waverley, Victoria, 3149
DCM are a building design & drafting company with extensive experience in working alongside Builders, Developers,... Read More
Building Designer in MAROOCHYDORE, QLD, AU
  • (07) 4243 4893
  • MAROOCHYDORE, Queensland, 4558
Lifestyle Home Designs is a dynamic Architectural Design & Project Management company based in Sydney. We provide... Read More
Building Designer in Belrose, NSW, AU
  • (02) 6190 0359
  • Belrose, New South Wales, 2085
At Dalecki Design, we aren't your average Perth Building Designer. We understand that you are the one who has to... Read More
Building Designer in Perth, WA, AU
  • 0410 100 096
  • Perth, Western Australia, 6000
Multi Award Winning Building Designer After being employed for 15 years designing and drafting for boutique... Read More
Building Designer in Stirling, WA, AU
  • (08) 7228 0479
  • Stirling, Western Australia, 6021
At Stuart Osman's we offer professional design and documentation services. We pride ourselves on delivering... Read More
Building Designer in Gold Coast, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5520 3022
  • Gold Coast, Queensland, 4220
Darklight Design is a boutique firm with a focus on custom design for both Residential and Commercial projects. ... Read More
Building Designer in Perth, WA, AU
  • 0402 537 666
  • Perth, Western Australia, 6153
Jdesign Group is a building design, drafting and construction company based in Gippsland but services all of... Read More
Building Designer in Inverloch, VIC, AU
  • (03) 5674 2506
  • Inverloch, Victoria, 3996
Dylan Barber Building Design is an innovative studio specialising in modern and contemporary concepts. We provide... Read More
Building Designer in Newtown, VIC, AU
  • 0400 311 166
  • Newtown, Victoria, 3220
www.pauldistefanodesign.com With over 20 years in the industry, Paul Di Stefano Design specialises in... Read More
Building Designer in Highton, VIC, AU
  • 0407 812 042
  • Highton, Victoria, 3216
Mikasa Designs was formed by Drew Lamperd and Mikel Sesma, both qualified Building Designers and Project Managers... Read More
Building Designer in Mandurah, WA, AU
  • (08) 7625 2849
  • Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210
We are a small firm based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney specialising in residential architecture with a... Read More
Building Designer in Warriewood, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8294 7843
  • Warriewood, New South Wales, 2102
Urban Design Solutions is a Brisbane based building design studio specialising in the residential market. You are... Read More
Building Designer in Hawthorne, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3399 3469
  • Hawthorne, Queensland, 4171
Featured Reviews for Building Designers
Big House Little House
Building Designers
"Luisa Interior Design has collaborated on a few projects with Big House Little House & has referred clients as well for new builds & renovations. We love Chris Brumby's professionalism, style, on-trend design & unique features throughout his homes. We highly recommend Big House Little House."
- Luisa Interior Design
Tempus Design Studio Pty Ltd
Building Designers
"Tamica from Tempus Design took our vision and made it reality. We had every confidence that all aspects of our design and drawings were to the highest standards and personalised to suit our needs. Tamica thought of all the extras that go to making a home energy efficient, attractive and enjoyable and provided the expertise needed to create our dream home."
- Sally Richards
Dr Retro House Calls
Building Designers
"We highly recommend Alistair from Secret Design Studio for any mid-century modern project. Alistair's knowledge and enthusiasm for MCM design is apparent in the amazing on-line resources that he provides and he has the skill to create great MCM spaces that are compatible with contemporary lifestyles."
- Genus Landscape Architects
DCM Building Design & Drafting
Building Designers
"Hi my name is Daryl Potter of Potter &Sons Constructions . I have known Chris McCabe on a professional level for a number of years. Chris has always been a total professional in every way . From initial design ideas to the completion of all plans .I would recommend Chris to anyone needing a really good draughtsmen as I have already done to many of my fellow builders and friends yours faithfully Daryl Potter"
- potter64
Lifestyle Home Designs
Building Designers
"Jeremy and his team provide great service & flair for alterations, additions & new home design. We have been working with Jeremy on major projects around the Northern Beaches and we have always found his plans accurate & well suited to our clients needs."
- Sydney Beach Homes
Dalecki Design
Building Designers
"A pleasure working with Janik on The Sorrento project - a new 4 bed, 2 bath two storey home. Janik's attention to detail and to the client brief always ensures a challenging yet fulfilling build. Keep up the good work!!"
- Nineteen 12 Pty Ltd
Neil Salvia Building Designs
Building Designers
"I am currently working with Neil on a multi development site. We want him to design a dream exec rental which would accommodate 5 of us as well if we decide to live in it. Neil has the vision we lack and the creativity to incorporate all of our demands that make sense and the tactfulness to handle the demands that don't. Would I recommend him - without a second thought if you want professionalism, design expertise, a good listener and arbitrator when as a couple you need to make a decision and cannot agree:-)"
- silvanamacri
Stuart Osman
Building Designers
"The Building Designers Association of Queensland confirms that Stuart Osman from Stuart Osman Building Designs is a member of the BDAQ. A full member of BDAQ must hold a QBCC License in Building Design which requires particular technical qualifications and years of experience. As a BDAQ member they made a commitment to support and promote the ideals of the association in striving always to deliver the highest standards of built environment outcomes to our clients and the community."
- Building Designers Association of Queensland
Darklight Design
Building Designers
"We highly recommended Darklight Design! Adam's knowledge, ingenuity in design and depth of detail has produced an amazing result for our new modern family home. The development approval and building license approval were both seamless which is a credit to the quality of Adam's design and deliverables. Adam's style is unique, clever and exceeded our expectations from day one. We cannot wait to see our design come to life this year!"
- Ali Wright
Jdesign Group
Building Designers
"Incredibly professional team who respected every decision made by us (clients) and provided expert knowledge and expertise in all areas of design and drafting. We are very happy customers indeed and cannot wait to build our new home. We are thrilled with our final plans! Thanks JDesign Group!!"
- casey_kamphuis
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer is to asses their past work against the style and requirements you have for your individual project.

How does a building designer differ from an architect?



The role of building designers has evolved from traditional drafting services to building design that takes into account your lifestyle, budget and site condition. Building designers also often work with contractors to ensure that structural elements are in line with desired aesthetics.

It’s hard to draw a line between building designers and architects – both design homes and offer similar services. However, the main difference is that a building designer, in most states, isn’t required to register or licence with a regulatory figure.

The work of a building designer usually begins by interpreting your requirements into a sketched floor plan. Once agreed upon, the designer then moves on to the drafting and documentation stage, whereby drawings are submitted to council for approval. Some building designers also take care of contract management – that is, hiring builders, managing materials and labour costs, and advising you about any local council by-laws that may concern your project.

How do I find the right building designer for my home design project?



Most states don’t have specific registration processes for building designers, so it’s best that your search is based on past work and referrals. Some industry bodies or professional associations, such as the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV), offer a list of members, which you can check against bodies such as the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), to gauge their type of work and any registration numbers. For instance, the VBA will provide you with draftsmen or draftspersons options within building design work for architectural, interior or general design services.


Once you have a shortlist of building designers, engage in face-to-face talks about your brief, to ensure you’re on the same page. To get the most value for your money, you want someone who understands you, agrees with your ideas – in relation to sustainable design, space and function – and has the qualifications and enthusiasm to translate ideas to paper and into a reality.

Questions to ask prospective residential building designers:



  • Have you completed any projects similar to my brief?
  • May I see examples of your previous work?

  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?

  • What license(s) do you have?

  • What other training and affiliations do you have?

  • How do you charge, and what does that include? How will I be charged for parts and materials?

  • Can you give me a written estimate?

  • What do your services include?

  • When can this job be completed?

  • What is your policy on change orders?

  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labour pricing?

  • What will I need to provide?

  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?


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