Brisbane, Queensland 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 Brisbane, Queensland 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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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
Quality Building Designer Based In Moreton Bay
Get your new home expertly crafted by Aussie Building Design and you will have a home that will serve your family...
  • (07) 3063 4700
YKDesigns is an award winning design practice creating designs for new bespoke houses, residential renovations... Read More
Building Designer in Nundah, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3184 8246
  • Nundah, Queensland, 4012
Drafting & Design Specialists with over 12 Years Experience
Our creative building designers are able to draft the plans ready for your builder. We can bring your ideas to...
  • (07) 3186 5719
Your Family's Next Building Project Starts Right Here! Specialist Building Design for: - CUSTOM NEW HOMES -... Read More
Building Designer in Brisbane, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3700 6674
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4106
Building Design & Drafting Studio Based In Brisbane
We believe that good design can transform lives and encourage occupants to live a better life. It is our role to...
  • (07) 3186 8572
COMPLETE HOME DESIGN SOLUTIONS From concept to completion, we are the go-to team to inspire you and create... Read More
Building Designer in Alderley, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3184 8107
  • Alderley, Queensland, 4051
Luxury Residential Design Focused on Subtropical & Sustainable Living
With a decade of experience, we've developed relationships with craftspeople we trust. The team on your project...
  • (07) 3184 2340
Latemore Design is an award winning Building Design practice in Brisbane. Its chief designer and principal,... Read More
Building Designer in Grange, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3356 9051
  • Grange, Queensland, 4051
Leading Brisbane Building Designer
MLDG is a building design, drafting and architectural business located in Brisbane. Working closely with clients...
  • 1300 224 699
MRD Studio is a Building Design & Drafting service, our focus is to provide exceptional quality in all aspects of... Read More
Building Designer in Mitchelton, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3855 8822
  • Mitchelton, Queensland, 4053
Brisbane-based Award Winning Building Designers
From concept to completion, we are the go-to team to inspire you and create beautiful home designs. Whatever the...
  • (07) 3184 8107
We don’t strive to be the biggest or showiest design studio in the world - We strive to create outstanding house... Read More
Building Designer in Brisbane, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3350 1311
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4053
Multifaceted Design Studio Servicing Queensland
Our studio focuses on providing a full design and documentation service with a focus on custom residential...
  • (07) 3186 5791
We combine our experience and enthusiasm for the enviable Queensland lifestyle to create homes that boast style,... Read More
Building Designer in Fortitude Valley, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3368 2016
  • Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006
Brisbane's Highly Experienced Building Designer.
Specialise in providing a personalised approach to design and customer care understanding that your project is as...
  • (07) 3184 8246
Blue Planet Design is a small residential building design practice committed to achieving client satisfaction... Read More
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  • 0404 816 732
  • Grange, Queensland, 4051
At Aaron Wailes Building Design we add value to your lifestyle and building projects through our proven design... Read More
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  • 0406 502 450
  • Manly, Queensland, 4179
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  • (07) 3184 2340
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4130
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  • 0421 391 532
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4000
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  • (07) 3186 5791
  • Wellington Point, Queensland, 4160
Daniel Blake Designs specialises in all aspects of residential design including new homes, raise and extensions,... Read More
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  • 0434 464 867
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4106
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  • (07) 3700 4402
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4108
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
Urban Design Solutions
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"I engaged Dave and his team to carryout Renovation Design DA and Working Drawings. At all time the Urban team were professional, prompt, accommodating and flexible with extensive building code knowledge. A well connected highly recommended professional team of designers who go out of there way to offer a service beyond drawings and design."
- kane_shortman
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"Yani provided us with a wonderful design which we just love living in, it is beautiful and practical. Yani was great to work with, he listened and then turned our some what jumbled thoughts into reality."
- kirrilyh
Queensland Designer Homes
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"Sam has been a delight to work with. He listened to myself, my 2 sons and my elderly father and came up with 2 fabulous extension designs that met all our needs. He even managed to fit in a couple of "surprises" that I had never even considered possible. I have never done any major work before and was a little intimidated by the process as a single mum with no building knowledge. Sam was available to discuss things at any time and went through next steps in detail. Cherry on the cake was the cost for Sams services which were much less than I expected and the amazingly quick turnaround. Thank you Sam .. I happy to act as a personal reference if needed. Jeanette - Strathpine"
- jeanettefairclough
Synergy Building Design
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"The Building Designers Association of Queensland confirms that Anthony Trevor from Synergy Building Design 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
Latemore Design
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"Peter Latemore and Annelise Spurgeon were an outstanding team to work with to create a home for our young family of 5. Ticking all the boxes, Annelise and Peter took our grand old lady and renovated her to perfection. There was much to achieve on a tight budget. No longer able to put up with the tight working spaces in the kitchen and laundry, lack of storage and children with little room to spread out and play, we were frustrated by an ageing layout that did not suit contemporary living. Our brief was to find space and flow, for our growing family, keeping the beauty and street appeal of the old girl and introduce her to a modern style of living. We also wanted to take advantage of the elevation and breezes, keeping our economic, natural air conditioning system (there's not an air-con in sight and the only fan is one required under the Code on the patio) and imitating the benefits of double cavity brick throughout the new extension. We wanted a design that would grow with us, thinking ahead to a future second floor when the kids got a bit older. We also had to deal with a steep sloping block, ineffective terracing and poor existing hydraulics. The end result is a magnificent, comfortable home where everyone and everything has a place to come together and a place to hide away from it all. It's a striking mix of old and new that we love to spend every minute in and to host our family and friends as often as possible. And all this well on time and under budget with close communication between all parties and an eye for all the detail. Annelise and Peter work so well together, its clear they hold a high professional respect for each other, each bringing their own wealth of knowledge and experience to the drawing board. They were incredibly easy to work with during the design phase, providing valuable insight whilst giving us plenty of input into the process and listening keenly to all our concerns and ideas. It was also comforting to have them both step through the build right by our side. They have truly given us the home of our dreams and have already recommended them to others to help them build theirs."
- annetteclark71
MRD Studio
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"MRD Studio are always professional, knowledgable and highly experienced. They have been designing my development projects for almost 10 years, and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone."
- Nicad Developments
Concepts Unlimited Design
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"Concepts Unlimited did the design of our renovation and organised the drafting and engineering plans. Dan and the team do an amazing job and come up with fantastic ideas. I love their approach of working with you until they find the solution to your design problem."
- robert_laidely
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"We were lucky enough to have Kalka recently build our dream home in Wilston. From start to finish Kalka did an amazing job understanding what we wanted to achieve out of our build. The continous updates through the build process as well as the final product exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to recommend Kalka to anyone wanting to build their dream home and will definitely use them again in the future."
- Amy Bridle
Blue Planet Design
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"The Building Designers Association of Queensland confirms that Scott Dawson from Blue Planet Design 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
Aaron Wailes Building Design Pty Ltd
Building Designers in Brisbane, Queensland
"I have worked with Aaron for many years in other businesses and companies. Currently, he collaborates with me on select projects requiring documentation and Project Management support. I have always found Aaron to be proactive, diligent and provide very high quality work and service. Our collaborations enable me to deliver confidently to my clients - as well as work with a professional I can trust and rely on."
- Undercover Architect
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Brisbane, Queensland 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 Brisbane, Queensland 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 Brisbane, Queensland, 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 Brisbane, Queensland:

  • 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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