Sydney, 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 Sydney, 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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Designed by Catherine Finlay is an award-winning design practice specialising in residential alterations and... Read More
Building Designer in Sydney, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8766 0681
  • Sydney, New South Wales, 2065
Leading Design, Documentation & Building Co-ordination Specialists
Our objective is to provide our clients with the best design solution for their particular development, be it a...
  • 0414 252 754
Benedict Design is a small practice that focuses primarily on residential design, including new homes and... Read More
Building Designer in Waterloo, NSW, AU
  • 0414 313 609
  • Waterloo, New South Wales, 2017
Sydney's Full Service, Collaborative Building Design Studio
Where and how you live affects the way you experience the world. We use design to shape that experience – and...
  • (02) 8503 9964
Established in 2007 by Nathalie Scipioni, NSSTUDIO is a multidisciplinary design practice located in Sydney. We... Read More
Building Designer in Double Bay, NSW, AU
  • (02) 5925 4013
  • Double Bay, New South Wales, 2028
Sydney's Additions & Renovations Design Specialists
We specialise in building design for, New Homes, Additions and Alterations, Dual Occupancies, Granny Flats,...
  • 0414 202 069
Lifestyle Home Designs is a dynamic Architectural Design & Project Management company based in Sydney. We provide... Read More
Building Designer in Belrose, NSW, AU
  • (02) 6190 0359
  • Belrose, New South Wales, 2085
Sutherland Shire & St George's Top Building Design Firm
Designers of new Homes, alterations and additions, specialising in 1st floor additions, Over 35 years experience....
  • (02) 4058 2949
Renovating or constructing a new house can be rewarding. But it’s also a complex task that can be daunting at... Read More
Building Designer in Sydney, Lower North Shore, NSW, AU
  • 0434 498 450
  • Sydney, Lower North Shore, New South Wales, 2065
North Shore's Award- Winning Building Designers
Our approach to design delivers a unique solution to the specific needs of our individual clients, ensuring your...
  • (02) 8766 0681
We are a small firm based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney specialising in residential architecture with a... Read More
Building Designer in Warriewood, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8294 7843
  • Warriewood, New South Wales, 2102
The Inner West's Boutique Architectural Design Practice
With over 17 years experience in Architecture and Interior Design, NSStudio works closely with clients, a large...
  • (02) 5925 4013
JKD provides professional design services including architectural, interior, furniture and product design. New... Read More
Building Designer in Waterloo, NSW, AU
  • 0408 557 957
  • Waterloo, New South Wales, 2017
Experienced Sydney Based Building Designer
For the past twenty years I have worked as a building designer & architectural photographer. Designing for...
  • (02) 4046 7802
Action Plans have been Drafting and Designing homes across Sydney for over 20 years, giving us the experience and... Read More
Building Designer in Manly, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8880 7908
  • Manly, New South Wales, 2095
Sydney Premier Design Team – Building Design & Interior Design
Angela Steyn & Co is a multi disciplinary design studio focused on creating beautiful, timeless spaces that bring...
  • (02) 8074 3516
Northern Beaches Based Building Designer with Over 40 Years Experience
The design and project management service offered at Dukes is a bespoke service, tailored to specific clients’...
  • (02) 6190 0652
Vibrant, innovative and professional. Renovate Plans is a young and energetic team of designers who listen to... Read More
Building Designer in Sydney, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8719 0569
  • Sydney, New South Wales, 2192
Drafting & Designing Homes Across Sydney For Over 20 Years
As Building Designers we create welcoming space solutions that change the way you view your home. As a company we...
  • (02) 8880 7908
ASPECT DESIGN is an award winning multi disciplinary design and project management studio for architectural,... Read More
Building Designer in Cammeray, NSW, AU
  • (08) 6244 5923
  • Cammeray, New South Wales, 2062
Sustainable Building Designers based in the Northern Beaches
We are a small firm based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney specialising in residential architecture with a...
  • (02) 8294 7843
At Planland, we have a commitment to design that raises the aesthetic and functional value of your property -... Read More
Building Designer in Sydney, NSW, AU
  • 0403 993 876
  • Sydney, New South Wales, 2227
Residential Design Consultants – Northern Sydney & Beaches
We love to exploit natural daylight, dramatic volumes and to design buildings which effortlessly respond to...
  • (02) 8074 3535
IL Design is a boutique building design studio based in Willoughby, New South Wales, with a solid focus on... Read More
Building Designer in Willoughby, NSW, AU
  • 0415 919 797
  • Willoughby, New South Wales
Dynamic Architectural Design & Project Management Firm Based in Sydney
We specialise in design and development of council & building plans for New homes, Luxury homes, Alterations, and...
  • (02) 6190 0359
Square Design is a boutique Sydney based design studio & consultancy offering uncompromised building &... Read More
Building Designer in Rozelle, NSW, AU
  • 0423 835 954
  • Rozelle, New South Wales, 2039
Bespoke Building Design Firm Based In Sydney's Northern Beaches
Ian Bennett Design Studio specialises in high-end residential design for new houses, alterations & additions to...
  • (02) 8074 3721
LivingLot is a building design consultancy providing design and planning approval services to home owners in the... Read More
Building Designer in Mosman, NSW, AU
  • 0449 903 460
  • Mosman, New South Wales, 2088
Sydney's Innovative Building Designer
I have a craftsman-like approach to each project, which suits my skill base and personality. I work closely with...
  • (02) 8880 0967
Martin Kolarik Home Design is Sydney’s North Shore Specialist Designer. We specialise in designing your dream... Read More
Building Designer in North Turramurra, NSW, AU
  • 0407 900 068
  • North Turramurra, New South Wales, 2074
Award Winning Building Design & Project Management Studio
From concept to completion, Aspect Designs focuses on unique architectural building design, interior design,...
  • (08) 6244 5923
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
Designed By Catherine Finlay
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"I have used Catherine twice now. Three years ago for a full renovation of a cottage, and this year to renovate the laundry and kitchen in an Art Deco apartment. Catherine is easy to work with, has great ideas and I have found her recommendations for trades people very reliable. She is pragmatic, and has brought both projects in on time and on budget."
- Kellie Milliner
Benedict Design
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"Ben helped produced photo montage images for my house and proposed driveway at Dellview Street, Tamarama. Not only is Ben a talented designer he is also very approachable and easy to work with. The quality of his work helped us visualise the floor plans and driveway landscape. I can not look at a floor plan now without wanting to see Ben's photo montage perspective to bring the plan to life."
- Craig Hewett
NSStudio
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"I hired Nathalie at NS Studio to complete our renovation project and project manage our build. She was so hands on and always there to help me with advice and any queries. I would highly recommend her, she is very well connected and had some great ideas. Nathaie's interior design skills were an added bonus when furnishing the inside of the house aswell."
- racheldeweever
Lifestyle Home Designs
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"Jeremy and his team provide great service & flair for alterations, additions & new home design. We have been working with Jeremy on major projects around the Northern Beaches and we have always found his plans accurate & well suited to our clients needs."
- Sydney Beach Homes
Martina Hayes | Building Design, Interiors, Colour
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"Martina helped me with renovating my house in Lane Cove. She recommended a great layout, drew the plans and assisted me with selecting the tiles, carpets, kitchen benchtops and so one. Very happy with the result."
- Neruda Jackson
Site Specific Designs
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"My husband & I Contacted 'Site Specific's' Sheralee to create plans for a Hamptons home extension to our existing 3 level home in Bayview. Shealee has made the whole process enjoyable and effortless . Providing us with comprehensive details of what we could expect at each stage , all the reports required she also organised for us .While offering us a pool of information as well as trusted contacts along the journey so we can ensure we are making wise choices for suppliers and trades people. In Sheralee's website she states that DESIGN, of a home should embody the hopes, dreams and aspirations of its inhabitants , while offering functionality simplicity. I believe her experience is our gain I look forward to the finished build. Jennifer & Greg Slaney Bayview NSW Australia ."
- did123
Jeff Karskens Designer
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"When we decided to build our first house, we received multiple recommendations to use JKD, as they are a boutique, client focused firm that take each project personally. As I work in the development and construction industry, very few consultants refuse work to focus on their niche, but that is exactly what makes JKD unique. They don't do everything, but the design and detail pertaining to their niche, such as homes, renovations and extensions, are exactly the reason why we chose to work with JKD. With an excellent DA presentation, through to construction detailing and interior design, JKD made all the hard decisions easy, with the in-depth industry experience that is so obviously utilised in the firm. Client focused and results driven, JKD maximise the use and client scope as you would prefer. I would recommend JKD to anyone looking to design and construct any home."
- Chris Abouhamad
Action Plans
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"Bill and the action plans team designed our extension which we have just finished building we are thrilled with the result he created the best design to maximize our home . They wanted to know what we wanted from the extension and achieved everything on our wish list. Because Bill used to be a builder the build made sense and he considered existing plumbing etc the builder completed the project and the plans were spot on we have referred Action plans to friends and family that have also received excellent service ."
- Jade Anderson
RenovatePlans | Building Designers Pty Ltd
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"Excellent service punctual , professional and dedicated to accuracy .i would recommend to any who need accurate plans quickly and efficiently produced. Best regards Greg Sydney Prop Specialists"
- gregh79
Aspect Designs
Building Designers in Sydney, New South Wales
"Aspect designed the most modern contemporary home we could ask for. We visited all the home worlds and just couldn't find anything that really suited our family, until we came across Aspect Homes designs. Michael Sasso has a style that sets Aspect apart from the competition. We couldn't be happier and as our home comes into fruition in building everyone is commenting on how amazing the design is."
- lizzie982
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Sydney, 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 Sydney, 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 Sydney, 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 Sydney, 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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