Adelaide, South Australia 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 an Adelaide, South Australia 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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Building Designer in Adelaide, SA, AU
  • (08) 6244 5892
  • Adelaide, South Australia, 5041
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Building Designer in Adelaide, SA, AU
  • 0417 277 666
  • Adelaide, South Australia, 5047
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Building Designer in Adelaide, SA, AU
  • 0404 845 935
  • Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
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Building Designer in McLaren Vale, SA, AU
  • 0400 539 993
  • McLaren Vale, South Australia, 5171
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  • 0428 855 475
  • Dulwich, South Australia, 5065
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Building Designer in Kent Town, SA, AU
  • (08) 8130 3700
  • Kent Town, South Australia, 5067
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  • 0422 596 136
  • Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
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  • (08) 8267 1144
  • Adelaide, South Australia, 5006
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  • 0414 706 448
  • North Adelaide, South Australia, 5006
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  • 0410 016 973
  • Stirling, South Australia, 5154
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  • 1300 926 112
  • Adelaide, South Australia, 5063
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  • 0405 950 053
  • Joslin, South Australia, 5070
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  • 0418 830 135
  • Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
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  • 0400 605 459
  • Adelaide, South Australia
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  • 0410 787 495
  • Park Holme, South Australia, 5043
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
DESIGNTECH studio
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"We had the pleasure of working one of DESIGNTECH studios designs and bring it to life in VR. The design was a gorgeous 3 story home that really had the WOW factor. I recommend DESIGNTECH to anyone contemplating designing a new home."
- Keirro
Michael Fogarty Building Design
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"We were very happy with the design that Michael provided. He has a particularly good knowledge of how to use existing space and we were thrilled with his ideas of how to incorporate several existing rooms into the new design. The sketches and documentation that Michael provided were very detailed and of high quality. His attention to detail was noticed by a number of builders who used the drawings to create their quotes. Michael made the early stages of our renovation process easy, by explaining each step clearly and in terms that were easy for us to understand. The costs for each stage were explained thoroughly, so that we knew which fees needed to be paid and when. He answered our endless questions with patience as well as a high level of expertise, which made us realise we had made an excellent choice. The job ended up being successful for us, because Michael listened to our responses and suggested minor changes along the way. This resulted in a refined set of drawings and we were able to choose a builder to suit our needs and within our budget. Michael’s prices are reasonable, and not as high as several designers that we considered. He put in a lot of effort to make sure we were happy with everything, and continued to check on progress as we moved forward with our selections through the builder. We would recommend Michael to anyone who needs expert design work from start to finish."
- Naomi
The Design Place Adelaide
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"Drafting of plans and creative ideas for the space Support with finding a builder Support to writte specs for the builders quotes"
- Samara Osborne
Looka Design
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"We engaged Looka Design to Create the concept for our new Cellar Door and Winery at the Barossa Valley. The concept we were looking for was a Modern facility that would allow customers to feel relaxed while enjoying the Klahn Estate Premium Barossa wines."
- Heino Hinrichsen
Nuovo Homes
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"We were initially building with another builder who went bankrupt. By chance I was on the radio telling my story and Tim was listening and made contact through the radio station's Facebook page. We met with Tim and his offer seemed too good to be true. As a first home owner and builder we were quite skeptical about things being over-promised and under-delivered, but we took a chance and went with Nuovo Homes. There were quite a few reasons why we took that chance. Firstly, some of Nuovo's previous clients were happy to speak to us on the phone and give a referral. One even invited us into his house to show us around - you don't get that type of referral from other builders. Next was Tim's motto. He was happy to have a smaller piece of the pie rather no pie at all. That meant that Tim's margin was probably smaller than what it could have been to match, and in the end, better, the contract we had with the other builder. Tim also very generously deducted the amount we lost to the other builder - something we are very, very grateful for. Next reason was the quality of product and finishes that Nuovo Homes offers as standard. From the bricks through to the floor tiles, even niches in the showers. Many things with Nuovo Homes were standard which we would have had to pay extra for with other builders as upgrades. We also liked the idea of dealing with just one person from start to finish. We had confidence that what Tim sold us was what would be delivered on during the build. Sure, there are some great salesmen working for other builders, but at the end of the day, they're not the ones in charge of building the house. After the sale you'd never hear from them again. Tim is there from the start right through to the end, and was always just a phone call, text message or email away with any questions we had. As with every large project and build, there were a few things that didn't quite go to plan during the build, but Tim handled them quickly and resolved them as best he could. Although not perfect the overall process and product would be as close to perfect as you could expect. After handover Tim has personally come out to fix up some minor things that needed to be done. Many people have told me that after you hand over the final payment you probably won't hear from the builder again and not to expect them to fix things during the maintenance period. Tim, however gets on the tools and gets it done. People generally also say that building a new house is a nightmare wouldn't do it again. My experience was the opposite and I would happily build again and would build with Nuovo Homes again without doubt. Fate / chance brought us to Nuovo Homes the first time, should there be a next time it will be a conscious decision to go back to Nuovo Homes. Thanks again, Tim"
- Aaron Keane
Aspex Building Designers
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"Aspex Building Design and I have enjoyed a long standing working relationship for several years. I have recommended Aspex to several clients in the past and will continue to do so. The professionalism you can expected from Aspex is of an exceptional level. Aspex have been working closely with other industry professionals to assist you in getting your project off the ground."
- Vanessa McCully Interiors
StudioMarioRenzi
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"Marius was extremely prompt and efficient with his service. Great communication and also assisted with additional ideas and suggestions which I had not thought of. I required quite a few changes but nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend."
- ryan8713
Keirro
Building Designers in Adelaide, South Australia
"Excellent work, great attention to detail. An awesome team with a great product that the building industry needs. Return customer."
- DESIGNTECH studio
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Adelaide, South Australia 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 in Adelaide, South Australia 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 in Adelaide, South Australia, 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 in Adelaide, South Australia:



  • 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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