About Me

My name’s Michael Kelly, I’m the owner of Streamline Building Designs. I’m also the sole building designer and draftsman who personally carries out all building design & drafting work.

When you hire me, you get to deal directly with me throughout the entire process. I’ll work with you to create a design that’s energy efficient, functional, attractive and cost effective to build.

My Experience

I have over 15 year’s experience working as a building designer and draftsman in the construction industry. As an accredited building designer I’ve produced design and building plans for a wide range of custom new houses and other residential projects. I’ve also detailed a wide range of construction methods including timber framed, steel framed, brick veneer, double brick & SIP (structural insulated panels).

Prior to starting Streamline Building Designs I worked for several custom home builders as an architectural draftsman. I’ve also worked as a structural draftsman, construction scheduler and cost estimator. This experience has helped me develop a good understanding of both architectural and structural design, construction methods and construction costs.

My Design Process

Starting with your sketches or design brief, I can create detailed design and building plans for your new home. I can also provide a project management service to take the hassle out of arranging your approvals and managing other consultants. I’ll typically provide your plans in the following stages:

Stage 1 – Concept Design 

To provide your concept design drawings I’ll review your design brief of sketches, building site & planning requirements. I’ll then provide a site plan and floor plans showing the position and layout of your house with room sizes, cabinetry and plumbing fixtures. I may also include sketches for any alternative options or improvements I can see.

Stage 2 – Detailed Design

At this stage I’ll complete your plans to the level required for a planning approval. This generally includes a cover page, site plan, floor plans, elevations and 3D views. I can submit your planning application on your behalf or provide assistance if your arranging it yourself.

Stage 3 – Building Plans

Once you’ve received planning approval I can complete your plans to the level required for building approval. This generally requires the addition of general notes, sectional views, construction details, roof plans, electrical layouts & plumbing layouts. I can then arrange any other required consultants and submit your building application or provide assistance if you decide to do this yourself. I also guarantee building approval, so if any changes to the plans are requested by the building surveyor or council this will be provided free of charge.