Melbourne Design and Construction Firms

When building or renovating, people often turn to architects to kick off their project. However, a different model is becoming more popular with homeowners: design and construction, also known as design-build. Instead of hiring and dividing tasks between various professionals – e.g. architects and builders – you can hire a design and construction firm to cover your entire Melbourne project, from the initial sketches through to construction. More
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Urban Sensations is Melbourne's creative design and construction professionals. We are an interior renovation... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Malvern, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8595 5292
  • Malvern, Victoria, 3144
Seidler Group has built a reputation for excellence in the luxury home market. Innovation, technology and... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Port Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8560 4030
  • Port Melbourne, Victoria, 3207
At HouseSpec, we’ve got over 30 years of combined experience in the building and construction industry, and we’re... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • (03) 6118 7204
  • Melbourne, Victoria, 3130
Building architecturally sound habitable studios using prefabricated methods of construction. Our motivation... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Moorabbin, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9555 1132
  • Moorabbin, Victoria, 3189
Aligned Building is a construction company based in the inner west of Melbourne specializing in custom designed... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Ascot Vale, VIC, AU
  • 0401 639 443
  • Ascot Vale, Victoria, 3032
With over 30 years' experience in the Bayside area, there is no coincidence that Chisholm is fast developing as... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • 0412 609 320
  • Melbourne, Victoria, 3186
The M.J.Harris Group are the industry experts in home renovations, extensions and restorations. The M.J.Harris... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Richmond, VIC, AU
  • 94311177
  • Richmond, Victoria, 3121
Established in 1969 Spacemaker Home Extensions is a highly awarded design and construction building company. With... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Mont Albert, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9896 3200
  • Mont Albert, Victoria, 3127
Renmark Homes are specialist builders of custom new homes. We cater to clients looking for a premium quality home... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Essendon North, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9351 0666
  • Essendon North, Victoria, 3031
Abode Restoration is a boutique heritage restoration building company, specializing in both residential and... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • 0405 847 147
  • Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Archiblox are Modular Architecture experts in designing, building and delivering sustainable prefabricated homes.... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Burnley, VIC, AU
  • 1300 773 122
  • Burnley, Victoria, 3121
TCP & Co. Provides a unique client side design and project management consultancy service. With over 25 years... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • 0417 571 602
  • Melbourne, Victoria, 3108
Our business was created in order to meet a demand for reliable, professional, honest and experienced design and... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • 0450 019 803
  • Melbourne, Victoria, 3121
We are an innovative design and construction firm on the superb Mornington Peninsula. We are experienced builders... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Frankston South, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8595 5444
  • Frankston South, Victoria, 3199
DIAMOND VILLA HOMES IS AUSTRALIAN MADE AND OWNED Diamond Villa Homes is an Australian owned company. We are... Read More
Design & Construction Firm in Keilor East, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9336 4487
  • Keilor East, Victoria, 3033
Featured Reviews for Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
Urban Sensations
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"Main Brief - Repair and restoration of an old bathroom/laundry which included the installation of a shower and to replace the vanity, toilet, shaving cabinet, laundry trough, wall and floor tiles. Replumbing where necessary, resurfacing the bath, repair existing floor in preparation for tiles. Replacing ceiling heating/exhaust fan, window glass with opaque. Match and replace broken glass in back porch, repair wall and lay vinyl flooring in studio. Paint interior and exterior of house, replace venetian blinds, new window locks and flywire screens. Remove old gas heater and replace with a reverse cycle air conditioner. Sand and polish floorboards throughout."
- kpd3010
Seidler Group
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"We hired Seidler group for the design and build of our renovation. This was a large project and we are delighted with the outcome. The service provided by Chris and the team was exceptional. I found them to be engaged with the project form beginning to completion and very flexible with meeting our needs throughout the project. Our home is now transformed and the vision complete. I would highly recommend Seidler group to help you deliver your dream."
- Tony Sutton
Housespec Builders
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"HouseSpec and Logie Interiors have worked in collaboration for over four years to date and have completed numerus projects together, from renovations to new builds and multi-unit developments. HouseSpec Builders are focused on getting the best result for their clients. They are a professional and friendly team which makes working with them a pleasure. I would highly recommend HouseSpec Builders to anyone looking for an honest, reputable and quality builder."
- Logie Interiors
Garden Studios
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"The Garden Studio Company built a free-standing pavilion in our back yard. It consists of two large rooms which serve as an art studio and a study/library. There is also a bathroom. It has been faced externally with cedar. The company undertook all the planning and necessary permits and permissions, and then provided a complete building and fit-out service. We found the company very competent and experienced. The project was completed on time and on budget. Communication was always very good. We are very happy with the result."
- marisa_palmer
Aligned Building
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"Highly recommended builder. After a long journey trying to find a reputable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy builder. His friendly, informed and relaxed approach gave us the confidence that it wasn't just a sell. Even better, we had some deadlines to achieve, so Michael and his team started within 2 weeks from inspection, and delivered two renovated bathrooms on time and without any cost variation."
- Daniel
Chisholm Constructions
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"As a supplier who deals with hundreds of building companies, I rate Chisholm Constructions in the top few most professional builders to deal with. Their clear and reliable communication makes it easier to quote their projects to the correct specifications that they require, and I am always able to contact them when needed. It is very easy to work with Chisholm Constructions due to the careful and precise ordering process meaning I know exactly what they need on site and when, as their jobs sites run quickly and smoothly. I would happily recommend Chisholm Constructions to anyone looking for a high end builder."
- marlie_hodge
M.J.Harris Group
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"We cannot thank Mike and his team enough. They have totally transformed our home from run down and tired to bright and inviting. His staff were meticulous in their work and kept my husband and I up to date on how the job was tracking. The house was always kept clean and tidied at the end of every day. The new design of our Bathroom and Ensuite were amazing and the final product looked exactly like the 3D drawings by the design girls! Repainting the entire home has made such a difference and makes every room feel so much bigger. We couldn’t be more happy with MJ Harris and would recommend them to anyone looking to renovate."
- teeellpee
Spacemaker Home Extensions
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"- Exceptional company to use & extremely high-quality outcome. - A stunning contemporary finish, to complement the 100-year-old front of the house & period features. Beautifully crafted. - We greatly valued the highly collaborative nature of the design & build process – allowing for the incorporation of many ideas & selections along the way. - A significant requirement of the brief was to conduct the design & build process whilst allowing us to live at home during the build, which was handled perfectly. - We forged & enjoyed strong working relationships with all tradespeople that were on site for the entire duration of the build. - Extremely trustworthy. The greatest evidence of satisfaction and the strength of the working relationship has included 4 referrals to friends so far."
- Jon Cartwright
Renmark Homes
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"This is our second build with Renmark Homes. 15 years ago my husband and I appointed Renmark to purpose build our home to accomodate a young family. Novices at the time, the Renmark team guided us through each step, with expertise and efficiency. The craftsmanship in our house proved to withstand the test of time, as each and everyone of our friends and family continually commented on its durability. Now on our second build (to accomodate adult children), it's Sam and the team that we turned to once again. It's so lovely to see the same faces working together even after all these years. Renmark Homes integrity and honesty has played a big part in their longevity in the industry."
- Suzana Ristevski
Abode Restoration
Design & Construction Firms in Melbourne
"Job: Replacing 4 meters of ornate cornice "in situ" in a Heritage listed building, located in Regional Victoria. Background: I own a Heritage listed bank building in Regional Victoria, and to get skilled tradesmen to travel to the location to undertake any type of job (even the very large jobs) is somewhat of a battle. First you have to find them, then you have to get a quote, and finally you have to get them there to do the job, all the time hoping that they will do a "reasonable" job when they do get there, and hopefully they do a "good" job. I've spent the last 3 years renovating the banking chamber, and the last major "repair" that needed to be done was a large piece of cornice that had been eaten away through water damage. The plasterer in the country town couldn't do it and recommended a company in Melbourne. He "guesstimated the price to be somewhere around $5,000, which for 4 meters of cornice, made me question whether I should do it at all. After thinking about it for a few months I decided to get onto google and find a few companies that could potentially do the job, send them some photo's, and see what they said. Outcomes: Out of the five, there were two who said "No", one gave me a recommendation of someone else (who also said "No"), one said they could install the cornice if I had it made, and the other said they could make the cornice (if I supplied an exact profile), but couldn't install it. So between two companies I could potentially get it made and installed, but it would have taken a lot of time and effort, and considerably more than the $5,000 guesstimate. Then along came Tom Carlson from Abode, who through one of the Companies that said "No" heard about the job. He took the initiate to actually contact me to offer his services, and just a couple of days provided me with a written quotation to do the work which was comfortably under the $5,000. He said that he had an excellent tradesman that was available in 2 weeks time who could do the job, but that it would take him 3 days on site. I said let's do it. Tom advised me that a "lovely young man" by the name of "David Nygaard" would be there to start the job in 10 days time, and sure enough David turned up right on time. Initially he thought he could repair 2 meters of it and replace 2 meters, but it soon became obvious he had to completely rebuild all 4 meters. David did all the work "in-situ" and his skill was a joy to behold. I have to admit that the process is somewhat "messy", but plaster washes off clothes and bodies and is fairly easy to clean-up. The process of making the template of the cornice, building up the layers including the render and then the plaster is fascinating, and the end result was amazing. Summary: I cannot thank Tom and David enough for doing this job. Tom for taking the initiative and the time to contact me and offer his services, and David for the outstanding job he did in constructing the cornice. The whole process was so easy and trouble-free, I would be very happy to recommend them to anyone doing similar jobs."
- likatibro
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What does a design and construction firm do?


Firms that can carry out both design and construction in Melbourne take on the combined responsibilities of an architect, draftsman, construction company and additional contractors, providing one point of contact for homeowners. Having one entity responsible for the entire design and build, from estimation to subcontracting and even post-construction, streamlines and often speeds up the project significantly. Having a unified project team can also help you avoid unforeseen costs and delays in construction. In addition, the homeowner only has to interpret one contract with the design and construction firm, and not with various architectural design and contracting professionals. However, depending on the firm, you may still want to contact an interior designer or architect to help create the exact look you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design & construction firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Designers, Architects, Photographers.

Should I do my own project management?


Project management demands time, skills and an eye for both detail and efficiency. While many homeowners choose to manage their own projects, they can often regret their decision once the build or home improvement project is complete. Homeowners should carefully consider the time they have available to allocate to locating, hiring and eventually paying every contractor who enters the site. From certifiers to roofers, and even your draftsman, a firm that can undertake design and construction in Melbourne benefits from having all of these home professionals under one roof.

Questions to ask prospective design and construction firms in Melbourne:


  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are your employees licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when 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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