Wollongong, 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 Wollongong, 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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Since 2004, JIH Building Designs has provided Illawarra & surrounding regions with top quality building design &... Read More
Building Designer in Shellharbour, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8074 3544
  • Shellharbour, New South Wales, 2529
The NSW South Coast's Building Design Experts - Best Of Houzz Winner
See your new house design or extension in 3D! We take your plan to the next level with the latest cutting edge...
  • 0404 050 927
Duplex Building Design is a Building Design and Drafting business operating across the Illawarra, South Coast and... Read More
Building Designer in Windang, NSW, AU
  • 1300 310 067
  • Windang, New South Wales, 2528
Leading Design & Drafting Service Based in the Illawarra Region
We offer design and drafting services for new homes, duplexes and dual occupancies, granny flats, garages,...
  • 1300 310 067
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
Experienced Building Designers in Shellharbour
At the forefront of the industry, we provide clients with a service they deserve. By using the most up-to-date...
  • (02) 8074 3544
Designers of new homes, alterations and additions. Over 35 years experience. Duplexes and medium density. ... Read More
Building Designer in Oatley, NSW, AU
  • (02) 4058 2949
  • Oatley, New South Wales, 2223
South Coast's Premier Building Designer
Leading residential design firm based in Nowra, on the South Coast. Our distinctive, yet practical home and...
  • (02) 8294 5351
JMH Living Design has a long established reputation as a creative but practical building design project... Read More
Building Designer in Illawarra, NSW, AU
  • (02) 9540 3626
  • Illawarra, New South Wales, 2229
Design 61 is a creative and innovative design and drawing company that can not only prepare detailed drawings for... Read More
Building Designer in Smeaton Grange, NSW, AU
  • (02) 9002 9607
  • Smeaton Grange, New South Wales, 2567
We provide custom designs to suit your needs in all Residential projects. Our goal is to achieve a balance... Read More
Building Designer in Woonona, NSW, AU
  • 0410 420 761
  • Woonona, New South Wales, NSW 2517
Here at South Coast Drafting we have the passion to create your new dream home! Our energetic team has great... Read More
Building Designer in Wollongong, NSW, AU
  • (02) 4244 0816
  • Wollongong, New South Wales, 2500
Martin Vaughan was raised in Wollongong, where he grew up in a environment influenced by his mother a creative... Read More
Building Designer in Wollongong, NSW, AU
  • 0410 052 009
  • Wollongong, New South Wales, 2500
WHO WE ARE Craig Johnson Design was established on the South Coast of NSW in 1997. Establishing itself as a... Read More
Building Designer in Shoalhaven Heads/Berry. South Coast NSW., NSW, AU
  • 0475 068 218
  • Shoalhaven Heads/Berry. South Coast NSW., New South Wales, 2535
We are passionate in what we do and believe it is important to understand our clients’ needs and therefore work... Read More
Building Designer in Kogarah, NSW, AU
  • 95538777
  • Kogarah, New South Wales, 2217
Our aim at Whitehouse Concepts is to discover and document your dream home to suit your budget. Our focus is on... Read More
Building Designer in Wilton, NSW, AU
  • 0402 517 004
  • Wilton, New South Wales, 2571
Nautilus Design Group started with a simple idea of bringing dream sketches into dream homes with a local... Read More
Building Designer in SANS SOUCI, NSW, AU
  • 0400 599 111
  • SANS SOUCI, New South Wales, 2219
Woodice Pty Limited is a locally based domestic Building Company which caters for all you building needs. Read More
Building Designer in Southern Sydney, NSW, AU
  • 0404 019 663
  • Southern Sydney, New South Wales, 2234
Jindara Constructions was established by Gavin Younie. Gavin has had extensive experience in the construction... Read More
Building Designer in Pheasants Nest, NSW, AU
  • 0418 491 490
  • Pheasants Nest, New South Wales, 2574
Featured Reviews for Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
JIH Building Design
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"I engaged Jason after having a difficult time with an architect . Within an hour of meeting Jason , I had relief that Jason understood my Vision and was excited that I could finally realise my dream . Jason not only produced a gorgeous dwelling but also managed a slow and painful council to get DA. Next project I will be heading straight to Jason and highly recommend him for anyone looking for a creative and efficient Building Designer ."
- Charmaine Olsen
Duplex Building Design
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"The expertise the team at Inov8 has given has made the design process simple, stress free and fast. I can't thank them enough for their help streamlining the design by asking the right questions to help us get a home that not only suits us but look great. The 3D rendering really brought the project to life!"
- Mark Pietsch
planland
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"Link was extremely helpful and understanding of our requirements in finalising our design. We too a long time to understand our block, light, sun and the family's requirements of the house. We wanted something that was not the same as every other project house. (note "house" not "home"!). Something that was single level, had a separate dwelling (Granny flat) for rental income and that met out teenage family requirements for separate spaces to get away but the heart of the house being the place where we very much spend most of our time together. Light was extremely important as well as indoor / outdoor level living with a tropical Balinese feel. We now have an amazing home with feature spotted gum box and amazing highlight windows around the whole house. The deck connects main living/kitchen areas to the pool via two enormous commercial black bifold doors that open across the back and down the side to expose both side to the outdoors. Link was instrumental in bringing our ideas together and we managed to build it all for the price of a generic 2 storey project home. A unique architectural design and the gem of our entire area. Thanks Link and PLANLAND! Awesome work! Murray & Erin Kitteringham"
- murray_kitteringham
Kevin Casey Design
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"Kevin was fantastic from our first meeting and he made the entire process of renovating much smoother for us. We transformed our house into a 4 bd, play room, and 3 bathroom house. Kevin took my wife and I through the design process and it was amazing. He began by spending 2 hrs the first time we met, sitting at our dining table, after kids were in bed. During this time he was getting to understand us and to get a feel for our lifestyle to work out what was important to us. Once we had the brief done then he came back for another 2hr session, again after the kids were in bed, and he presented us with options. To be honest we fell in love with the sketches and it felt like he had been reading our minds. It was unbelievable. Kevin then helped us with the tender process and I still recall the reactions from the builders with respects to the degree of detail in the drawings. This allows the builders to provide more accurate estimates and it would lead to fewer disputes during the build process. This saved me on a number of occasions. Thank you Kevin and Jeff for making our dream home become a reality."
- carlosmilanesi
JMH Living Design
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"We went to John from JMH with a rough idea of what we wanted to create - he was able to come back with numerous ideas that eventually led to a design we had not imagined, yet was perfect for our needs. JMH staff are easy to deal with, friendly and make the process of design and council approvals as least stressfull as possible."
- zipzap71
Design61
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"Provided understandable knowledge and also design concepts in preliminarily planning stages for our home. Made our thoughts appear on paper quite easily. Services were provided on a highly professional level and easily comprehended, and overly impressed these plans can be displayed in 3D colour. It makes life easier."
- atdcs
Alex Urena
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"Alex is a talented, creative professional with a unique skill in exploiting local resources to extract the natural surroundings and beauty in full harmony with the project. Alex's trend of using local timber, exposing interesting shapes and light, creates a warm, rustic yet modern ambience. Alex is also fully dedicated to his project from inception to completion and will often go the extra distance to ensure expectations are met, if not surpassed and the dream is realized to the satisfaction of all (which is not easy for many architects)."
- dianajohns
South Coast Drafting
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"Adam Roser and his team made the experience of designing and building our dream home a reality. They were always on hand for advice and help all through the process. They supplied us with a comprehensive list of appropriate builders for the job. They continued to support us right through the build phase also. Every aspect of our experience was seamless. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend South Coast Drafting for all your building requirements."
- moovegirl
Craig Johnson Design
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
"Craig Johnson Design designed our Springview Retreat Project, located in Kangaroo Valley. His plans were clear & coherent, and the design itself was absolutely stunning, taking full advantage of the incredible view the countryside had to offer. Our clients are extremely happy with the finished product, as are we. I look forward to working with Craig in the future."
- PMH Building Co
MBED
Building Designers in Wollongong, New South Wales
""Working with John @ MBED is always a pleasure. John will always make my project flow with ease, from concept, design, ammendments to finalization, he is there to help every step of the way" highly recommended."
- HARRY AMBANAVOS
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As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Wollongong, 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 Wollongong, 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 Wollongong, 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 Wollongong, 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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