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The building design process is a crucial phase in the creation of innovative and functional buildings. It involves a series of systematic steps that guide our designers in translating our client's vision and project requirements into a conceptual design. 

The design process is a dynamic and collaborative effort that sets the foundation for the entire construction project. It guides subsequent stages of development, including detailed design, construction, and project realisation. Effective communication and collaboration between the designer, client, and other stakeholders are essential for a successful design process.

At Ironside Designer Homes, we collaborate with our network of builders, engineers, interior designers, town planners, building certifiers and surveyors to offer a complete design & planning package.

If you're looking for building designers Brisbane, than talk to us at Ironside Designer Homes, your number one choice for custom design homes and home renovation design.

Initial Project Consultation

The process begins with a detailed understanding of your needs, goals, and project requirements. We engage in discussions to determine the project's scope, budget, location, and any specific preferences or constraints.


Site Investigation

Our designers conduct a comprehensive analysis of the project site. This includes studying the topography, climate, environmental conditions, and local regulations. Site analysis informs decisions about how the building will interact with its surroundings.


Concept Design

This is a creative phase where we brainstorm and explore various design ideas. We will create rough sketches, diagrams, and 3D models to visualise different concepts. These ideas often encompass spatial layouts, building forms, and material selections.


Functional Planning

Once a concept is selected, we will refine it to ensure it meets the functional requirements of the project. We determine the layout of spaces, circulation patterns, and spatial relationships within the building to optimise functionality.


Aesthetic Development

Our designers focus on the aesthetics of the design. This involves defining the style, character, and visual elements of the building. Choices regarding colour schemes, materials, textures, and other design features contribute to the overall look and feel.


Sustainable Integration 

Sustainable design principles are increasingly important. Our designers explore ways to enhance energy efficiency, minimise environmental impact, and incorporate eco-friendly technologies and practices into the concept.


Client Collaboration

The concept design is presented to you for feedback and approval. This is often an iterative process, with our designers making adjustments based on your input to ensure alignment with the project vision.


Technical Assessment

We will assess the technical feasibility of the concept, considering structural, mechanical, and electrical systems. This ensures that the design can be realised safely and within budget constraints.


Cost Estimation

Preliminary cost estimates are prepared to ensure that the concept aligns with your budget. We may need to make adjustments to the design to keep the project financially viable.



The final concept is documented through detailed drawings, plans, and sometimes 3D renderings. These documents serve as a clear communication tool for contractors, engineers, and other stakeholders.


Regulatory Compliance

Our designers work to obtain the necessary permits and approvals from local council's and authorities, ensuring that the design complies with building codes and regulations.



The final concept is presented to you and other stakeholders through presentations and discussions to ensure everyone is aligned with the design direction.


Get in Touch

In search for building designers Brisbane? Than get in touch with our experienced design team to discuss your project. Email or call us today and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our team is ready to help you create the perfect design for your home.

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