Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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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DCM are a building design & drafting company with extensive experience in working alongside Builders, Developers,... Read More
Building Designer in MAROOCHYDORE, QLD, AU
  • (07) 4243 4893
  • MAROOCHYDORE, Queensland, 4558
Adrian Ramsay Design House specialises in discovering YOUR personal style and understanding YOUR lifestyle to... Read More
Building Designer in Buderim, QLD, AU
  • 0403 235 604
  • Buderim, Queensland, 4556
The Aboda Design Group is a building and interior design consultancy based in Coolum Beach, Queensland. Read More
Building Designer in Noosa Heads, QLD, AU
  • 0424 620 247
  • Noosa Heads, Queensland, 4567
Taylor'd DISTINCTION is a highly professional building design studio, providing creative solutions and... Read More
Building Designer in Caloundra, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5492 6922
  • Caloundra, Queensland, 4551
Our purpose is to assist builders in the production of beautiful, functional and affordable houses for all... Read More
Building Designer in Bells Creek, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5390 8670
  • Bells Creek, Queensland, 4551
Award winning designer of the Master Builders Australian House of the Year 2010 and Best of Houzz winner. Based... Read More
Building Designer in Noosa Heads, QLD, AU
  • 0412 025 657
  • Noosa Heads, Queensland, 4567
Chilli Freaks are putting the spice back into building design on the Sunshine Coast! Cameron Lincoln is... Read More
Building Designer in Buderim, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5406 1216
  • Buderim, Queensland, 4556
Best of Houzz Award six years running, Noosa based Soul Space Building Design is a vibrant and enthusiastic... Read More
Building Designer in Sunrise Beach, QLD, AU
  • 0414 410 463
  • Sunrise Beach, Queensland, 4567
Design workshop on the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia - we design to enjoy Read More
Building Designer in Caloundra, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5491 6834
  • Caloundra, Queensland, 4551
I realise that documenting dreams that meet council approval can be challenging and seem an almost unnecessary... Read More
Building Designer in Sunshine Coast, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5491 1076
  • Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 4564
Aussie Building Design is a leading Queensland home designer, with over 7 years experience and based on the... Read More
Building Designer in Sunshine Coast, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3063 4700
  • Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 4551
Specialising in luxury new homes, we provide refined architectural design solutions that strive to create a sense... Read More
Building Designer in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, QLD, AU
  • 0404 766 883
  • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland, 4551
Registered Building Designer QBSA 1161715 Australia Good Design is a great investment. Robin Bristow (B Arch)... Read More
Building Designer in Noosaville, QLD, AU
  • 0401 651 026
  • Noosaville, Queensland, 4566
Void Building Design is an award winning Sunshine Coast building design studio formed in 2015 by principle... Read More
Building Designer in Caloundra, QLD, AU
  • 0431 514 483
  • Caloundra, Queensland, 4551
BRD Group is a multi-award winning building and interior design practice committed to providing the highest... Read More
Building Designer in MAROOCHYDORE, QLD, AU
  • (07) 5443 3726
  • MAROOCHYDORE, Queensland, 4558
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
DCM Building Design & Drafting
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"Hi my name is Daryl Potter of Potter &Sons Constructions . I have known Chris McCabe on a professional level for a number of years. Chris has always been a total professional in every way . From initial design ideas to the completion of all plans .I would recommend Chris to anyone needing a really good draughtsmen as I have already done to many of my fellow builders and friends yours faithfully Daryl Potter"
- potter64
Adrian Ramsay Design House
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"Adrian was responsible for a total renovation of our holiday unit. He fulfilled the design brief, while also gently guiding us to more practical and modern choices. His quotes were accurate, materials high quality and good value for money and the end result is a functional, rental property that we would love to live in ourselves!!!! Thanks Adrian."
- jennyo56
Aboda Design Group
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"Lee and Scott from Aboda Design Group created our amazing Blue Dog Beach House at Noosa. We had purchased land overlooking the ocean on a unique fan shaped sand dune block and wanted to create a very special beach house that would feel welcoming, blissful and make the most of the beautiful coastal surrounds. We were very open to design ideas and had a pinterest board of images and concepts that we liked - wanting to merge New England coastal style with a bright and airy Noosa beach house. Stepping inside the house is like a dream and each time we visit, we love it more and more and our guest feedback has been amazing. Lee and Scott listened to our ideas and were able to interpret them in a way that made best use of the site - little things such as privacy issues to that even though the house is in a suburban location, it feels almost completely private. Pictures windows create artworks of the ocean and despite being in a potentially highly windy location, the orientation and aspect of the house has dealt with this challenge beautifully making the outdoor areas useable almost all of the time and throughout the year. Six months on and we are still noticing all the design aspects that make the house truly something extraordinary. I think the most important factor of all in architectual design is the way that you feel when you are in a space and on this element, Blue Dog has met and surpassed everything we had hoped for. Lee and Scott are very passionate about what they do and it has been an amazing life experience to have had their assistance in creating what has been a dream come true for our family. Shannon Yeardley"
- Shannon Yeardley
Taylor'd DISTINCTION
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"Pete Taylor from Taylor'd Distinction is an absolute professional, extremely easy to deal with, has great ideas & delivers amazing results. We gave Pete our wish list, an A4 page of things we'd like in our new home ( but had no idea what the final design would look like!) & he created concept drawings for our dream home. Every step of the way Pete was helpful, patient & full of suggestions but more than happy to listen to our thoughts. The results... An amazing design, totally unique & absolutely what we wanted!"
- bushtracker
Principal Plans Building Design
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"The Building Designers Association of Queensland confirms that Henriette Werner from Principal Plans 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
Skale Building Design
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"I have had the great pleasure of employing SBT Design's skills on a number of projects & assignments over the last 7 years on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. There services have ranged from conceptual to full design and specification work. I have also used them for site assessments before purchase. Of special note is that fact that they have very sophisticated computer design skills which brings an incredibly powerful & useful dimension to their work. However, their distinguishing skill is the ability of taking your dreams and turning them into reality while also improving item. They do not spend your money on their "artwork" or their "inflexible brand of design". You control the process. It is your money after all."
- jjcraig
Chilli Freaks
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"Cameron at Chillifreaks is a pleasure to deal with and displays a careful attention to detail when designing new homes, renovations and commercial projects. He is aware and conscious of local council guidelines and restrictions when designing to ensure what he produces is actually able to be built. He understands the need for budget to directly relate to design which is a crucial step missed by many designers as it can cause many problems between client, builder and designer. As a builder I have used Chiilifreaks services on more than 15 occasions and have never been disappointed with the result. I have never worked with a draftsman that is so quick to get his designs back to you and making changes to the plans is never to much hassle. Highly recommended."
- Ryan Sullivan
Soul Space
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"To whom it concerns We are opening a real estate office on October 1st 2013 and have leased a premises previoulsy occupied by a dress shop. While we felt anyone (including us) could easily design a 108m2 real estate office, nevertheless we engaged the services of Paul Hindes at Soul Space design. Paul had previously designed a cafe for us in 2006. The brief was fairly simple: 1. Create a real estate office with a point of difference to the other 8 in the town 2. The total cost needs to be a quarter of the cost of similar size refits. So like $20,000 rather than $80,000 Paul presented quite a few options, each with its own merits, however the final design chosen is genius. Everyone from the builder, to the electrician, even the floor covering man have commented on the open design, with no doors, yet segregated areas, The air conditioning man said the use of cut-away spaces in walls will save $$ thousands. Paul's use of an outdoor James Hardie product for a feature wall and matching reception desk will be the talk of the town in both functional, and visible aspects. A plant-a-box 3 metres long will also be unique. We have phoned Paul several times for on the spot advice to alter sizes and location of internal walls, and he has always obliged promptly and with a great attitide. He strives in every way to make his clients successful. The strict Richardson & Wrench franchise group are also wrapped with the service of Soulspace. We have no hesitation recommending Paul Hindes of Soul Space design. Mark and Maree Lawler 15 Lang St Coolum Beach QLD 4573"
- legend15
Reitsma & Associates
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"The Building Designers Association of Queensland confirms that Trevor Reitsma from Reitsma & Associates 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
BK Designer Drafting
Building Designers in Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"Thank you Bob for your professionalism and assistance with our house extension plans. You went above and beyond. Your vast industry knowledge and recommendations were appreciated. We love the designs you came up with for our house extensions and we can't wait to put them in place. Thanks again Bob. Steve and Sue"
- suemetaylor
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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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