Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 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 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 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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Directors of Studio56 Building Design- Cristian and Renee, both have over 10 years experience in the building... Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • (02) 8320 5196
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2609
Award Winning Canberra Designer Specialising in New Sustainable Homes
At Plan it Green we provide environmentally focused design services for new homes, custom extensions, dual...
  • (02) 4058 2598
Plan It Green specialises in creating sustainable homes that allow people to live the way they want and caters... Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • (02) 4058 2598
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2602
Canberra's Top Building Design Firm
With over 10 years experience in the building industry, we have extensive knowledge in residential design. We...
  • (02) 8320 5196
Solarcert is a Canberra-based building design studio that has built a solid reputation for providing creative and... Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • (02) 6189 2611
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2606
Award-Winning Canberra Based Building Design Studio
We specialise in high-performance new homes and additions, that are healthy to live in, economical to run, and...
  • (02) 6189 2611
At Adam Hobill Design we specialise in the creation of creative and thoughtful residential designs to compliment... Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • (02) 6260 8868
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2604
Specializing in residential design, renovations, and extensions. Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • 0418 717 401
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2620
OUR FINELINE THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES IN THE WORLD OF HOUSING & WE HAVE ALL COME A GREAT DISTANCE IN OUR... Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • 0447 227 446
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2602
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • 0478 166 403
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2611
Guest Designs is a high end building company focusing on new home and knock down rebuilds Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • 0421 734 612
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2611
The team at 360 Building Solutions have been in the construction business for over 10 years. The secret to our... Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • 0402 101 808
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2914
I'm Tara Preston, I am the sole owner and operator of Ollie Studio and I have over 15 years experience in the... Read More
Building Designer in Narrabundah, ACT, AU
  • 0414 843 293
  • Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory, 2602
Building Designer in Act, ACT, AU
  • 13303634
  • Act, Australian Capital Territory, 2612
Specialists in residential design, drafting and 3D imaging Read More
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  • (02) 6260 1042
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2609
Residential Building Designers. New Homes - custom designed Renovations and Extensions. Read More
Building Designer in Canberra, ACT, AU
  • (02) 6239 6966
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2604
Nathan Beer & Associates is a multi-disciplinary design and consulting company centred on delivering design and... Read More
Building Designer in Fyshwick, ACT, AU
  • (02) 6162 2651
  • Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, 2609
Stylish Home Design is your partner in custom home design and maintains a leading role in providing Canberrans... Read More
Building Designer in Harrison, ACT, AU
  • (02) 6242 0043
  • Harrison, Australian Capital Territory, 2914
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Studio56 Building Design
Building Designers in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
"Dealing wit Studio56 was an absolute breeze. I must admit that I was the customer from hell who was always changing things. However Cristian and his team was extremely patient with me. They are always available to see me to discuss things about my plan and always did it with a smile. It took me a long time to finalise my plan and Cirstian never rushed me. He allowed me time to think about things and suggested great things to improve the house. I would definitely use Studio 56 again and will 100% recommend them to people."
- Steeve Mootoosamy
Plan It Green
Building Designers in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
"Prior to engaging the services of Plan It Green, our outdoor deck/entertaining area was looking tired and dated. We wanted to resolve this problem and have a deck that was more spacious, functional, aesthetically pleasing and utilised energy efficient building products. It was also important that it flowed from the existing home thus creating a seamless and incorporative feel.There were no real concerns before commencing the project aside from relocating a few established plants. The outcome from the completed project has exceeded our expectations. The new deck has enhanced greatly our outdoor living no matter what season it may be. It has contributed to our lifestyle as it offers another functional space that can be enjoyed on a daily basis. Angela Knock of Plan It Green understood completely all aspects of the brief and our collaboration with her was nothing short of perfect. Her engagement was professional and thorough, she met time frames and sourced appropriate building products and offered sound reasoning and knowledge throughout. We would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to undertake a building project. The end result is that we have a beautiful, functional extension to our everyday living that has undoubtedly added value to our home but, more importantly, to our lives."
- teresa3993
Solarcert Building Design
Building Designers in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
"I have worked with Tony Pike and his team on countless projects in my capacity as sales manager for a building company. I can't speak highly enough of the level of service and quality of work produced over the years."
- Rick Meir
Adam Hobill : Design
Building Designers in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
"We worked with Adam Hobill on the design of a significant extension to our home, which included the addition of a second level and the modernisation of the street-facing facade. Adam was a pleasure to work with and provided us with a design that met our needs while adding interest to the home. He pushed us towards new ideas in a few areas, which we benefitted from. He also helped us select a builder and then worked with them in a collaborative manner throughout the build, helping keep the right balance between cost and outcome. Overall we are extremely happy with the end result. As an added benefit the extension won the ACT HIA Award for renovations $200-350k and also the overall Renovation/Addition of the Year award in 2012! We highly recommend Adam Hobill Design. Pictures of the end result are detailed on the builder's website at: http://griffinconstructions.com.au/portfolio/red-hill-carnegie-crescent/"
- drewbaker
360 Building Solutions
Building Designers in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
"I have had the pleasure of working with 360 Building Solutions both in my capacity as an architect as well as in the role of client. In both respects I continue to find the team professional, motivated, and easy to get along with. My clients are always happy with not only their work, but also the way their projects were handled. And my family and I were thrilled with both the process and the outcome of building our own home with 360 Building Solutions."
- shannon4776
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 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 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 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 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 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 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory:



  • 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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