The coronavirus is keeping you at home. But home is not the most liveable place it could be. It’s clear that a few redesign tweaks would make your place a lot more comfortable — to live, to work, and maybe to homeschool the kids for a while.

We hear you!

It may seem like everything is grinding to a halt, but your creative juices don’t have to stop. So much planning and organising can be done NOW.

In isolation or not, now is a good time to work out what your house needs.

Remember we also have the lowest interest rates EVER and an economy that really needs the help of people like YOU.


It’s Time to Renovate

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Lowest Interest Rates in History

We have the lowest interest rates on record. If you need to borrow money, you’ll get the best deal in history (excuse the Trumpism).

Building and Renovating Stimulates the Economy

According to the Deputy Reserve Bank Governor, the construction sector consists of 6% of Australia’s GDP.

Providing work opportunities through your renovation makes a big impact on the local and national economy.

You can help your local, and the national economy, by taking this time to start planning your renovation.

Fuss-Free Council Approval

There are few better feelings than learning that you have  Council approval for your Development Application (DA) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC).

We have helped hundreds of renovations in Sydney get council approval. We have worked with EVERY council. We DON’T take shortcuts that cost time. We are industrious little beavers who work with passion and discipline.

It’s Smart to Renovate

  • You want to increase the value of your property prior to selling it one day.
  • You want to transform your home to bring in more light and more space.
  • You want to restore your beloved Victorian terrace, who’s had a hard life. She needs love and surgery. (The sensitive and legally permissible kind.)
  • You want to avoid the cost and hassle of moving. With a bit of design flair, the house has the bones for the next generation.

Ready? Let’s do the drawings!

Call us for a non-contagious chat (02) 9565 2265

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Everything You Want in a Design Partner 

Fixed Price – No Nasty Surprises

We know you need to manage the finances carefully. We’ll do the work for an agreed upfront flat fee. The last thing you need are more ‘unknowns’. We can give you a flat fee to create your designs. No nasty surprises. No budget blowouts. Our proposal will state everything that will be included in the architectural design drafts.

We’ll Shepherd Your Plans Through Council

Councils can be intimidating. We know the ins and outs better than anyone. We can prepare all the paperwork, let you know whether you will qualify for a Complying Development Certificates (CDC) or need a Development Application (DA). We can explain everything you need to know in plain language and guide you, step by step, through the process. That includes gathering the forms, completing the forms, explaining what to do, and liaising with council when you need us. Read more about the Design Process

Proven Track Record

We have made almost 300 successful submissions to councils all over Sydney. Design Plus Drafting is a part of Drawable and we’ve been here in Sydney since 2007. Come and visit us in Newtown.

We keep up-to-date with relevant building codes and other council requirements. Read our 5-star reviews on Google.

We’re Australian owned and run, small and friendly, male and female, and use better than industry standard best practice. We’re ready to work for you.


Not Sure Where to Start?

We can talk you through the process.

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Resources that Will Help

Here are some other articles we prepared that will really help you get started.

How to Set a Renovation Budget

How to Create a Design Brief for your new house, extension or addition

What is a Complying Development Certificate?

The Basics of Being an Owner Builder


Client Reviews

“These people have been terrific. Nothing was too much trouble. Ever polite and obliging with creative solutions and warm, friendly liveable design work.”
Christopher Rourke

“We were thrilled with the service from Design Plus drafting & would definitely use the guys again. Jon absolutely nailed the brief and was so professional and accommodating with changing the plans.”
Lynn Osbourne

“This crew is worth every cent they charge. Great service.”
Kylie Johnson.

“It’s just been a lovely & hassle-free experience!”
Lynne, Balmain

“They were punctual and professional, but also friendly and easy to work with.”
Mike, Drummoyne

“Their prices are very competitive and reasonable.”
Elizabeth Sheehan