Geelong, Victoria 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 Geelong, Victoria 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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  • Site Planning 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
Geelong’s Residential Project Management & Client Advisory Consultancy
With over 35 years experience, LandDesignBuild can provide you with the professional services you'll need to...
  • 0419 298 361
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
Established Building Designer in Geelong
Our ethos is to enrich every day lives through the translation of briefs into extraordinary designs. We seek to...
  • (03) 5296 5974
Quin Wyatt Builder Designer is based in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria and provides designing and drafting... Read More
Building Designer in Rye, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8657 4295
  • Rye, Victoria, 3941
High End Residential Building Designers in Geelong
Our design aesthetic is firmly focused on a refined simplicity with exceptional detail, creating light, healthy...
  • (03) 8797 5455
Altereco Design is a bespoke building design service that provides high quality, practical solutions for... Read More
Building Designer in Yarraville, VIC, AU
  • Yarraville, Victoria, 3013
Welcome to my profile. My direction is of a holistic nature. I firstly design the home, then the interior,... Read More
Building Designer in GEELONG, VIC, AU
  • 0414 818 518
  • GEELONG, Victoria, 3220
Positive Footprints is a multi-award winning custom home designer - specialising in the design and building of... Read More
Building Designer in Seaholme, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8797 5095
  • Seaholme, Victoria, 3018
Pasco Design offers both Building Design and Interior Design services that cater to each Clients individual... Read More
Building Designer in Williamstown, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9399 8250
  • Williamstown, Victoria, 3016
We are an independent, Australia-based, practise, delivering compelling built environment solutions to a broad... Read More
Building Designer in Teesdale, VIC, AU
  • (03) 5296 5974
  • Teesdale, Victoria, 3328
An innovative design business with a customer service focus. Listening to a client’s ideas and spending time... Read More
Building Designer in Rockbank, VIC, AU
  • (03) 6417 5197
  • Rockbank, Victoria, 3335
Attic Building Design offers Design & Drafting & Planning services across all aspects of the building industry. ... Read More
Building Designer in Spotswood, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8797 5135
  • Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
A creative design studio specialising in modern and contemporary architecture. Read More
Building Designer in Newtown, VIC, AU
  • 0404 892 808
  • Newtown, Victoria, 3220
LandDesignBuild is a residential project management and client advisory consultancy with a specialisation in all... Read More
Building Designer in Geelong, VIC, AU
  • 0419 298 361
  • Geelong, Victoria, 3220
Building Design business specializing in sustainable designs to new home and renovations Read More
Building Designer in Fyansford, VIC, AU
  • 0418 583 069
  • Fyansford, Victoria, 3218
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Building Designer in Newtown, VIC, AU
  • 0425 780 691
  • Newtown, Victoria, 3220
Meenks Ink Design and Drafting specializes in high quality custom house designs. Based in Grovedale, Geelong, we... Read More
Building Designer in Grovedale, VIC, AU
  • 0427 008 190
  • Grovedale, Victoria, 3216
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
Paul Di Stefano Design
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"We engaged Paul after he was recommended by a friend who was a client . Our project was a new dwelling and Paul understood our criteria and presented to us plans which we were very excited about. He was involved with the entire process and we were very impressed with his overall professionalism . We would highly recommend Paul ."
- Chris Jones
Dylan Barber Building Design
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"We were looking for a building design professional for our property in Anglesea and found Dylan through Houzz. From the very start he stood out from the pack. His professionalism and the way he engaged with us was second to none. He is extremely approachable and worked closely with us to understand our requirements and challenged our design thinking, to ensure the best outcome for our project. We had complex town planning issues and Dylan was critical to resolving them in a way which did not compromise our design. He has continued to support us throughout the build. His insights, quality of work and support have been outstanding. We wouldn’t hesitate recommending Dylan for any design project."
- Rodney
Quin Wyatt Building Designer
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"We engaged Quin Wyatt in March 2016 to develop plans for a major extension to a period house in Mornington. The design needed to be sympathetic to the original house but functional to suits todays lifestyle. Quin met this brief and provided a design which suited our requirements and was also accepted by the Council heritage architect. Quin was very receptive to our feedback and able to quickly turnaround any changes required. As Quin uses a 3D design package it is possible to see 3D representations of the design. Importantly Quin provided a fixed price quote for each stage of the design process from Town Planning through to Building Permit. We subsequently engaged Quin to develop drawings for our new garage and would not hesitate in recommending Quin for your project."
- Ian Hamilton
Altereco Design
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"We've now worked with Altereco on 2 projects. The first was a renovation of a small terrace house which had a bad 1970s renovation in the back half of the house. James came up with some great ideas about how to maximise light and space within the narrow site. He was also very willing to listen to our ideas and took all of our needs into consideration when coming up with the final design. Several years later we engaged Altereco again for a renovation of a larger, Edwardian house. James again developed a wonderful design for a complicated site. His design beautifully tied in the heritage features of the front part of the house with a modern, spacious extension at the back. Both projects were in heritage listed areas, and James' technical knowledge was invaluable in negotiating through council regulations and neighbours objections. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Altereco again. James is a creative designer who really listens to clients and is very responsive throughout the whole process. He was also very helpful during the building phase, and had a good working relationship with our builder. This was extremely important as we relocated overseas during the last part of the second renovation, and it was a great relief knowing we could trust James to work with the builders in our absence. Highly recommended."
- karola_c
darren grayson designers
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"Darren was great to work with. He designed both our house and the interior decoration. He has an amazing flair for tasteful design. He worked well within our budget and produced million dollar designs without the pricetag. Thanks to Darren we have the best house in Melbourne's west! I would highly recommend him. Michael"
- jungle12345
Positive Footprints Pty Ltd
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"Positive Footprints have done an outstanding job from the design stage right through to the building process. The house is on a small inner city block, with heritage and overlooking restrictions. My brief was for a sustainable house, with flexible spaces, outdoor vistas; which was light filled and capitalized on its northern sunny orientation. Extending only two meters kept the garden as large as possible. Three upstairs decks increase outdoor living, cross ventilation and the vistas of sky. Positive Footprints were professional, open and helpful; and provided impeccable craftsmanship. They enabled me to incorporate my mosaic tile designs, the use of unusual materials and other personal interior design choices. A melding of their inspired, sustainable design and my creative input, has resulted in a beautiful and comfortable house which is a pleasure to live in."
- shelleytosh
Pasco Design
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"Dianne came up with a great design concept for my renovation. She was very mindful of my concerns for having enough light and for trying to keep the space as open and airy as possible since the area is quite narrow. She initially came up with 5 very different design concepts - all interesting ideas that I hadn't even thought of. She places a big emphasis on the space with furniture in it so that you can actually see how much room you will have, if things will be a little tight etc.- so that she can then work to adjust dimensions accordingly. Dianne is very skilled in understanding the gist of what you want to achieve. She was receptive to any questions/queries and responded / communicated promptly at all times. Dianne went on to complete the elevation plans and now I am at the stage of having received costings from builders. I will touch base with Dianne later when I need further advice on more specifics such as materials for windows/stacker doors etc and for advice on the exact kind of look I want to achieve in the end. Thanks Dianne!"
- Robbi Zed
Stewart Seaton
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"Stewart is firstly a brilliant architect with an ability for conjuring up original ideas at every stage of the project. Budget restrictions over some issues, never dampened his creativity. I found Stewart really refreshing in his attitude and totally open in discussions - He brings understanding and friendliness alongside good work ethic at every turn. He created a beautiful house for us!"
- Shirley Greenway
Composite Design & Drafting
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"Extremly happy with the professional advice and prompt responses from Steve at Composite Design and Drafting. Communication is excellent, no changes are ever an issue and Steve is always willing to help. We highly recommend Steve"
- kantoniou85
Attic Building Design
Building Designers in Geelong, Victoria
"We have worked with Nik Valentine from Attic Building Design on numerous jobs over the last few years and have found his expertise and attention to detail second to none. I can highly recommend Nik and his team to provide you with level of service you require on any project big or small."
- o_atanasov
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Geelong, Victoria 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 Geelong, Victoria 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 Geelong, Victoria, 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 Geelong, Victoria:

  • 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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