Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, 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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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
Sustainable Building Designers in Melbourne
Positive Footprints is owned and operated by a husband and wife team who design sustainable and eco-friendly new...
  • (03) 8797 5095
As a boutique residential building design and documentation consultancy, we specialize in taking the stress out... Read More
Building Designer in Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • (03) 6169 1576
  • Melbourne, Victoria, 3185
Innovative Building Designer With 15 Years Of Experience
Attic Building Design offers you the opportunity to create your dream home or investment property, whether it be...
  • (03) 8797 5135
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
Melbourne Award-Winning Building & Interior Design Firm- Best of Houzz
In2 is an award winning design firm with an uncompromising passion for human centred bespoke designs from...
  • (03) 8797 5348
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
Melbourne's Innovative Building Designer
At Concept Studio, we share your excitement, passion and enthusiasm towards building your dream home. Our clients...
  • (03) 8658 1462
We specialise in home design. Since our conception in 1999 Design Unity has collected numerous industry... Read More
Building Designer in Berwick, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9769 4933
  • Berwick, Victoria, 3806
Providing a Full Suite of Design & Drafting Services
Without the visualisation of an idea that has manifested in your mind, a great concept cannot be brought to life.
  • (03) 6417 5197
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
Dr Retro is the Mid-Century Specialist. Since 2010 Secret Design Studio has been helping clients in... Read More
Building Designer in Mt Waverley, VIC, AU
  • 0448 579 707
  • Mt Waverley, Victoria, 3149
Vibe Design Group are a multi award-winning Melbourne based design practice, whose work has graced the pages of... Read More
Building Designer in Mornington, VIC, AU
  • 1800 188 056
  • Mornington, Victoria, 3931
With Your Building Advisor, our clients have confidence and peace of mind when starting a renovation, new build... Read More
Building Designer in Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • 0413 087 676
  • Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Since 1988, Concept Studio principal, Steve Drougas, has been involved in building design developing unique... Read More
Building Designer in Hughesdale, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8658 1462
  • Hughesdale, Victoria, 3166
Award winning design practice offering custom designs for residential and commercial dwellings. Project... Read More
Building Designer in Eltham, VIC, AU
  • 0407 095 234
  • Eltham, Victoria, 3097
We specialise in home renovations and new builds. I believe good design will produce functional and aesthetically... Read More
Building Designer in North Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • 0400 438 295
  • North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Affordable, sustainable & energy efficient architecture At Gruen Eco Design we specialise in high-level energy... Read More
Building Designer in Vermont, VIC, AU
  • 0430 389 739
  • Vermont, Victoria, 3133
Custom designers for all types of housing projects from new homes, extensions/renovations, multi-residential,... Read More
Building Designer in Mount Waverley, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9888 3444
  • Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149
In2 is an award-winning design firm with an uncompromising passion for human centered bespoke designs from... Read More
Building Designer in Caulfield South, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8797 5348
  • Caulfield South, Victoria, 3162
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
Pasco Design
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"Dianne has assisted me on a number of projects over the years including a brief to repurpose our home to a B&B. Dianne came up with practical yet fabulous designs from inception to final drawings. The most remarkable project Dianne undertook for me was to assist me when selecting the colour palate and fittings for the internal and external finishes for our new home build. It was a task I was dreading as making the wrong choices would not only have been costly but we would have had to live with the wrong decisions for a very long time. It was fantastic seeing Dianne at work, her eye for colour and detail meant that we motored through the whole day appointment in a few short hours and the results, now that we’re in our home, are totally fabulous."
- 0411218980
Sketch Building Design
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"We engaged Darrin Albert from Sketch Building Design to design our family home renovation. Darrin came highly recommended and we were certainly not disappointed. Our vision was to develop a contemporary two storey addition to our Edwardian home. The design delivered and service provided exceeded our expectations. Darrin and the team were professional, enthusiastic, responsive and focused on our needs and budget. They were a pleasure to deal with and we would happily recommend."
- melindahogan12
Altereco Design
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"We used Altereco to draw up our home renovation plans. James was great to work with, he understood what we were after and had great ideas. The job was done quickly and professionally - he really knew what he was doing!"
- turkeylookingbird
Positive Footprints Pty Ltd
Building Designers in Melbourne, 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
Design Unity
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"We contracted Warren Jenkins from Design Unity to come up with a plan for our drem home on acreage and manage the project to it's completion. His skills and experience were evident from our first meeting when he drove across town to meet us and discuss our plans. Warren and Design Unity have been a pleasure to deal with. He has accommodated our every (ever changing and sometimes demanding) request/s in a very professional and enthusiastic manner. We have very confidence that our trust in Design Unity ha been very well placed. Paul and SherrinSalloum."
- paulsal
Composite Design & Drafting
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"Steven Colakidis is the best and I would highly recommend him. Steven was able to take our design and give us everything we wanted and more. he was always available to discus changes and always made my husband and I feel confident that we were getting what we wonted. he has designed our dream home!! Thank you Steven :)"
- Valbona Barjaktarevic
Dr Retro House Calls
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"We highly recommend Alistair from Secret Design Studio for any mid-century modern project. Alistair's knowledge and enthusiasm for MCM design is apparent in the amazing on-line resources that he provides and he has the skill to create great MCM spaces that are compatible with contemporary lifestyles."
- Genus Landscape Architects
Vibe Design Group
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"Vibe Design Group (Michael O'Sullivan) has commissioned us to design and fabricate a bespoke pendant for a lucrative residence they designed. From beginning to end - our experience with VDG was absolutely stress-free, timely and highly-professional. VDG created an amazing, high-end and meticulous interiors for this project and we're extremely proud to be part of it. We highly recommend their professional services and are looking forward to future collaborations."
- ilanel. lighting atelier.
Your Building Advisor
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"Highly reccommed Your Building Advisor. They are a great team to work with and their designs are in trend and on time. Thanks for your helps guys!"
- Brendan Russo
Concept Studio
Building Designers in Melbourne, Victoria
"When we have spoken to the Concept team, we have found that our dealings with Steve to be outstanding. He has managed our project, he has been totally efficient and the service he provided was second to none. Very professional, very helpful, nothing was too hard, and very good and knowledgable, all done from start to finish without us having to worry about anything. We would highly recommend him to other people. Could not have built with out him."
- Areti Stevens
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, 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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