Gold Coast, 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 Gold Coast, 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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Mi Design Studio is an innovative & progressive building design company specialising in design & documentation... Read More
Building Designer in BUNDALL, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3184 8589
  • BUNDALL, Queensland, 4217
Creative & Innovative Building Design Company Based in the Gold Coast
Our specialist team understands exactly what it takes to create a stylish home for each and every client,...
  • (07) 3485 0742
Dan Dignum’s vision for creative, unique residential architecture saw the establishment of Dignum Design in 1985.... Read More
Building Designer in Burleigh Heads, QLD, AU
  • (07) 4243 4940
  • Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220
Boutique Building Design Firm Specialising in Custom Residential Homes
Our success is attributed to crafting practical, liveable and functional spaces within an aesthetically balanced...
  • (02) 9158 6649
ARCO_OLOGY; 1. an intuitive design process integrating human emotion simply into complex living structures. ... Read More
Building Designer in Gold Coast, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5598 7337
  • Gold Coast, Queensland, 4223
Creative & Unique Residential Home Design in Queensland
Dedicated to innovative, functional and sustainable design that is responsive to the site, the clients...
  • (07) 4243 4940
Creative & Innovative Building Design Studio specialising in modern, contemporary design based on the Gold Coast.... Read More
Building Designer in Benowa, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3485 0742
  • Benowa, Queensland, 4217
Australia's Leading Building Designer Creating Custom Homes
Torren Bell Building Design is an award-winning building design company with a strong background in residential &...
  • (02) 8294 8032
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
Innovative Building Designer Based In The Gold Coast
Backed by more than 20 years industry experience, the team is fully committed to providing a professional service...
  • (07) 3184 8589
Passionate about residential design, Bleuscape, our Brisbane-based practice, knows how much considered space... Read More
Building Designer in Brisbane, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3184 2340
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4130
R&I is a Brisbane based firm which specialises in building & interior design. We offer design solutions that aims... Read More
Building Designer in Brisbane, QLD, AU
  • 0466 962 885
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4109
House Energy Ratings. House Energy Ratings prepared for new homes to be submitted to Certifiers & Councils for... Read More
Building Designer in Robina, QLD, AU
  • 0409 429 231
  • Robina, Queensland, 4226
Multi award winning, design studio 22, is based on Brisbane’s south side servicing Brisbane and south to the... Read More
Building Designer in Redland Bay, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3184 8408
  • Redland Bay, Queensland, 4165
Creative and On Trend residential designs from small renovations & additions thru to high end homes, duplexes &... Read More
Building Designer in gold coast, QLD, AU
  • 0421 662 426
  • gold coast, Queensland, 4210
Robin Butt Design is a building design practice based on the Gold Coast since 1980 specialising in -Custom... Read More
Building Designer in Gold Coast, Queensland, QLD, AU
  • 61411607044
  • Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, 4220
Inspired building designs is a multi-disciplinary building design studio located on the Gold Coast. Our... Read More
Building Designer in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QLD, AU
  • 0411 468 160
  • Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4221
Building Designer in Mermaid Beach, QLD, AU
  • 0411 164 868
  • Mermaid Beach, Queensland, 4218
Are you tired of having the worst home in the best street? Do you want to be able to entertain friends and family... Read More
Building Designer in Gold Coast, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3186 5719
  • Gold Coast, Queensland, 4213
Peter Searle Design is a small design company, established in October 2006. Arising from over twenty years... Read More
Building Designer in Gold Coast, QLD, AU
  • 1300 994 270
  • Gold Coast, Queensland, 4230
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
Mi Design Studio Pty Ltd
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"The Building Designers Association of Queensland confirms that Michael Tomlinson from MS 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
Dignum Design
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"We would highly recommend Dignum Design to any person wanting a stylish, functional and individual dwelling, customised to your specific needs. We are amazed at the feed back we get often, from our visitors commenting on the quality and the unique little differences, that make our home so different."
- HU-400279304
ARCO Designs
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"It was an utmost pleasure to work with Will Collins and Mariana Claro from Gold Coast Building Designers on the design of our Currumbin Valley home. Now, 18 months after construction was completed, we can only say we are delighted. The result is a fantastic house that now happily hosts three generations of our family. Not only does it cover all our needs but is also a beautiful design that will stand the test of time. On meeting Will and Mariana we were immediately impressed by the way they combine a professional approach with their warm and infectious manner. They embraced the challenging block and ensured that the right aspect plus all of our design wishes were met. They managed to capture our quest for sustainability and design without compromising on either. Mariana and Will approached this project with a unique combination of passion and practicality to ensure that our dream came true. We would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically recommend Will Collins and Mariana Claro. Isabelle and Nicholas"
- isalavoix
Raywells Design Studio
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"We engaged Sam from Raywells Design to design our home renovation which included a second story addition and major works to the existing. Sam worked closely with us during the whole design process taking into account our personal tastes and style and guiding us to ensure everything flowed. We found him to have a wealth of knowledge and experience and he was happy to make alterations to the plans to keep us on budget. We had Sam do all our interior selections which was a huge benefit as once they were all selected it made the whole process stress free, kept us on budget and ensured the design features were seamless. Once the renovation commenced Sam Project Managed the build and kept us constantly updated with how things were progressing. He was always very approachable and he actually cared about our vision for our home and wanted the best outcome for us. The project was completed on time and within budget. We have dealt with Sam regularly over the past 18 months during the design and build and at all times he has been reliable, punctual, professional, organised and extremely easy to deal with. We are very pleased with our decision to use Raywells Design to create such a beautiful home for us which suits our family and lifestyle and would recommend them without any hesitation."
- Nat James
Stuart Osman
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"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
Bleuscape Design
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"Anthony brings great passion to his work. We were embarking into new territory in designing 6 standalone family units with specific site and tenant needs. Anthony showed an ability to bring his own clear ideas to the project and balance those well with incorporating our evolving understanding of our needs. Anthony was always available when needed, made an effort to understand the outcome we were trying to achieve and flexed with our needs."
- Marcus Coleman
rocky & ivan
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"Wonderful experience with exceptional designs. From first meeting Rocky and Ivan have gone above and beyond the scope of work. Understood the need and brief clearly and gave professional instructions. Highly recommended team and would use them again"
- Albert Lin
SJB Design, Drafting & House Energy Assessments.
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"I found SJB extremely helpful in my dealings with him. Although I didn't end up proceeding, SJB helped me make my decision on the property and I will certainly use his services again once we find somewhere more suitable."
- Ben Courage
design studio 22
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"Nothing but compliments for this team! Approachable, professional and attentive. Before even hiring the team or forking out any $$, their design examples and information provided during the quotation process was exemplary. Other firms would provide basics, and a few old examples, with some rough price figures here or there. Design Studio provided a wealth of information and really showed a desire to take on the project. Which surprised us, as they were the most impressive, as well as the most affordable. Given we weren't the 'easiest' of clients, it took around 12 months to finish our dream-home design, to which the team was nothing but patient and enthusiastic. Every aspect of our vision was covered with precision and ease, and in the end it was without doubt exactly what we'd been hoping for. Unfortunately we weren't able to pull through with the physicality of our project, but they'd be the first to call for our next one. We couldn't imagine using anybody else!"
- Jacob Streat-Lovett
Image and design pty ltd
Building Designers in Gold Coast, Queensland
"I have engaged Image & Design on many of my projects over the past years and find them to be on time, accurate and a good service for a competitive price. I continue to use their services to date."
- Custom Home Designs Pty Ltd
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Gold Coast, 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 Gold Coast, 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 Gold Coast, 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 Gold Coast, 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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