Building Designers

As with all other professional services for home design and renovation, the best way to choose a building designer in Victoria 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 Victoria 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.

Mesh Design Projects

My approach to projects is one of close collaboration with my clients to ensure the design brief is met within the parameters of the desired outcomes, budget and project delivery. I believe good design will produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces and buildings that have an enduring quality over time. I consider even the smallest project as an opportunity to contribute positively to the fabric of its place.

Contact: Matthew Duignan

Location: Northcote, VIC 3071
Ph: 0400 438 295

MacKinnon Design

'buildings with soul'

Over 30 years experience in custom building and interior design and construction in modern and heritage homes throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

Qualified and registered building design consultants experienced in working in collaboration with a team of consultants, builders and trades for innovative and sustainable design solutions in residential, commercial, public, government and industrial projects.

Our team will deliver your project from conceptual design through to final completion.

Contact: Ross MacKinnon

Location: Highett Street, Mansfield, VIC 3722
Ph:0402 345 898

Sketch Building Design

As a boutique residential building design and documentation consultancy, we specialize in taking the stress out of design, building and planning permit requirements for both our clients, and developers, across Australia.

Our design approach is simple; respect the client and respect the site. We believe the only way to truly produce exceptional work and fully realize design potential is to welcome every project with enthusiasm and a commitment to what makes it unique.

Areas Served
Melbourne & Surrounding Areas. We are also happy to look at country Victoria, interstate projects and beyond.

Location: 554-556 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick Melbourne, VIC 3185

Ph: (03) 9523 9884

Design Unity

We specialise in home design.

Since our conception in 1999 Design Unity has collected numerous industry awards through the creation of new homes, extensions / renovations and multi residential projects.

Our passion is our clients, getting to know you allows us to understand the way you live. Our designs are responsive to your lifestyle, the environment and your budget. With this balanced approach your new Design Unity home will reflect your needs and aspirations.

We look forward to hearing your story.

Contact: Design Unity
Location: 1/16 Langmore Lane, Berwick, VIC 3806

Ph:(03) 9769 4933

Steve Laux Building Design

Award winning design practice offering custom designs for residential and commercial dwellings.
Project supervision and owner builder assist.


Services Provided
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Home Additions, Home Extensions, House Plans, Site Planning, Sustainable Design

Areas Served: Eltham

Contact: Steve Laux

Location: Eltham, VIC 3097
Ph: 0407 095 234