Newcastle, New South Wales 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 Newcastle, New South Wales 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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At the heart of the practice is a commitment to quality, form and function – a philosophy that has earned... Read More
Building Designer in Cooks Hill, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8294 8032
  • Cooks Hill, New South Wales, 2300
Newcastle's Leading Experienced Building Designer
We specialise in creative residential projects as well as multi-unit buildings. We are very passionate about...
  • (02) 8776 3438
Award Winning Designer. Professional, practical and very experienced with more than a dash of creative... Read More
Building Designer in Newcastle, NSW, AU
  • 0416 069 847
  • Newcastle, New South Wales, 2280
Eight Six Design is an emerging design practice focused on the creation of buildings and interiors that hold... Read More
Building Designer in Toowoon Bay, NSW, AU
  • (02) 4332 1377
  • Toowoon Bay, New South Wales, 2261
CEO is a company driven by the desire to provide high quality product and services to our clients. As building... Read More
Building Designer in Fountaindale, NSW, AU
  • (02) 4362 3556
  • Fountaindale, New South Wales, 2258
A dwelling designed for your requirements will have a positive & long lasting effect on your lifestyle. ... Read More
Building Designer in Newcastle, NSW, AU
  • 0414 985 462
  • Newcastle, New South Wales, 2289
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Building Designer in Newcastle, NSW, AU
  • 0411 457 802
  • Newcastle, New South Wales, 2300
Architectural services from minor renovation to new home design, specialising in BIM (Building Information... Read More
Building Designer in Elermore Vale, NSW, AU
  • (02) 4951 8867
  • Elermore Vale, New South Wales, 2287
Backyard Grannys are a subsidiary of Nulex Construction Pty Ltd a well-known and reputable licensed builder in... Read More
Building Designer in Bennetts Green, NSW, AU
  • 49472800
  • Bennetts Green, New South Wales, 2290
Your Home Designs is based in Nelson Bay, specialising in Architectural concepts, council submissions and... Read More
Building Designer in Nelson Bay, NSW, AU
  • 0407 749 380
  • Nelson Bay, New South Wales, 2315
Custom designed homes to suit individual lifestyle requirements and site constraints. An award winning designer... Read More
Building Designer in Anna Bay, NSW, AU
  • (02) 4919 0200
  • Anna Bay, New South Wales, 2316
Etchells Building Design is a family owned business specialising in residential design. We provide a complete and... Read More
Building Designer in Central Coast, NSW, AU
  • (02) 4388 5136
  • Central Coast, New South Wales, 2261
At Harris Building Design Services, we provide quality building design, drafting and consulting services... Read More
Building Designer in Wangi Wangi, NSW, AU
  • 0428 766 874
  • Wangi Wangi, New South Wales, 2267
Jeff Bottrill is a leading Building Designer in Newcastle with over 30 years experience. He specialises in... Read More
Building Designer in Newcastle, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8776 3438
  • Newcastle, New South Wales, 2304
I am a recent Masters of Architecture graduate from the University of Newcastle, Australia. I graduated with... Read More
Building Designer in Newcastle, NSW, AU
  • 0401 557 805
  • Newcastle, New South Wales, 2303
The design focus at Third Space Studio is based on sustainable principals and robust architecture. The design... Read More
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  • Newcastle, New South Wales, 2304
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
Torren Bell Building Design
Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
"Torren Bell's House designs are second to none he included every aspect of the brief in our plan resulting in not only a beautiful home but one that serves our every need. His involvement with trades suppliers and us as clients resulted in a smooth work flow with limited bottlenecks. I can not recommend him highly enough."
- tonycroese
Parker & Associates Building Design Consultants
Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
"I contacted Anthony Parker through Houzz. From the very first phone call I found Anthony to be totally professional and courteous. He visited our site at Gorokan and discussed the many options available to us. Our project was a dual occupancy with a 2 lot subdivision. Anthony produced his first concept designs and we met several times to discuss alternatives and different options. We are now nearing completion of the project ( first one complete and occupied) and could not be more pleased with the relationship that has been developed between ourselves and Parker & Associates. The process was particularly smooth from concept to DA and CC approval. I have since recommended Anthony and his team to several associates and will continue to do so. We will definitively use Parker & Associates on future projects."
- PHD WYONG Pty Ltd
Eight Six Design
Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
"Brent from Eight Six Design was the architect that created our fantastic new house. Its a single story 4 bedroom, cladded, colour bond roof with above ground concrete pool, wide entrance hall and lots of deck He did a wonderfull job and was always eager to help with any changes and worked well with the all the trades as required. His design has had many people asking us about him and we have referred new cutomers already. We had very little trouble with a build that had to be 1.5 meters off ground level and could have been very difficult, Brents ability to see potential faults and deal with council and certifiers made our project run like a well oiled machine. I can't thank him enough and would reccomend Eight Six Design very highly."
- rydersgarage
CEO Architectural
Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
"We have been involved in the construction of quite a few projects designed by CEO Architectural and have found their designs and support services to be of the highest standard. For Builders, it's important that the Architect is approachable for proposals and suggestions in relation to construction techniques and materials which ensure mutually beneficial outcomes for all concerned. Craig and the CEO team are very easy to work with from a Builder's perspective, and this can be just as important as the Architect-Owner relationship. - Buildflex"
- buildflex
Your Home Designs
Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
"We engaged Your Home Designs to draw up some building plans for a minor renovation at our home in Maryville. Zoe was a pleasure to deal with, always prompt and thorough, making us feel very comfortable and assured throughout the whole process. She had extensive knowledge of the process involved with Development Applications and her knowledge of building processes from her varied work was a huge plus! Zoe added to our original plans and her forward-thinking meant that we even ended up with an extra covered outdoor entertaining area. We would recommend Zoe to first time or experienced renovators and will definitely be recommending her to family and friends in the future."
- Megan Campbell
Distinct Building Design
Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
"Distinct Building Design (DBD) were one of two companies we contacted to design our new home. We selected them on the basis that they fully understood our requirements for a two-storey, 3-bedroom home which left plenty of room for a back garden. They submitted an initial design which, by and large, is the home we ended up with. The other company, for whatever reason, couldn't/wouldn't do this, insisting on 4 bedrooms, with bedrooms on the ground floor and living upstairs. DBD recommended bathroom and kitchen designers as well as suppliers of tiles and all other hardware as the build progressed. They were very pro-active, with the design, during the construction period. The result was a wonderful home that we are extremely pleased with and would be happy to recommend DBD to other prospective users."
- essenjay1
Etchells Building Design
Building Designers in Newcastle, New South Wales
"We hired Craig & Megan to help us design our now beautiful home at Bateau Bay. We couldn't of been happier with their services, nothing was to much trouble. They listen to our ideas and provided us with a great design. We would highly recommend Craig & Megan."
- Norm Beatty
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Newcastle, New South Wales 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 Newcastle, New South Wales 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 Newcastle, New South Wales, 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 Newcastle, New South Wales:



  • 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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