Carport and two story house with Hamptons style front fence
Interior building Design in Holland Park
Exterior Building Renovation Brisbane



Our design services are tailored to renovations. We take pride in restoring and transforming timber homes across Brisbane into beautiful family homes that last a lifetime.  At Stark Builders, we are proud to offer top-notch services as your go-to building designer Brisbane. 

Our design team comprises of qualified Architects who bring unparalleled expertise and value to the design stage.  We design beautiful spaces for you to live in with functionality and elegance in mind. The end result is a beautiful, affordable renovation that has a timeless design.

Our Projects.

Take a sneak peak at some of our projects we have completed around Brisbane.


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Elegantly designed open-plan kitchen, living and dining space, showcasing a modern kitchen featuring sage tile splash back.

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A stunning house transformation featuring exquisite design that harmonises seamlessly with the existing style of the house.

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Carefully crafted design for a newly renovated bathroom, featuring flute-style wall-hung cabinetry and brushed brass fixtures.

Renovation Process

Our packages offer incredible value and come with the added benefit of having advice and consultation from our professional build team. 

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Concept Stage

The journey begins with exploring your renovation idea and testing its feasibility. This initial phase involve producing a set of concept plans and discussing your vision and understanding your needs. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that the concept plans aligns with your goals and budget.

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Custom designed renovations to suit any home
Design Development

Once the concept is established, we turn the plans into a working set of drawings. This stage involves detailed work including architectural plans. The aim is to create finalised drawings that  you are happy with and are ready for engineering and necessary approvals.

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client portal to help manage the renovation process
Planning Stage

In this phase, we complete all the required steps to produce a construction-ready set of plans. this includes, engineering, soils and certification. These comprehensive construction plans are  ready for any builder to pick up and start working from.

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Renovation Stage

Once the building contract is signed and insurances are paid, we commence the build! Our team manages the entire process from start to finish, overseeing construction, coordinating with various trades, and ensuring the project is completed to the highest standards.

01. Concept Stage

Your Journey Starts Here

During the Concept stage, our in-house architect and senior builder meet with you onsite to discuss your project needs and vision. This collaborative session helps us develop initial concept plans that reflect your ideas and requirements. These plans are then reviewed with you, along with a construction estimate, to ensure alignment with your expectations.
Concept Stage Inclusions
  • Concept Meeting With Architect and Builder
  • Site Analysis
  • Concept Plans
  • Mood Boards
  • Construction Cost Estimates
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Carport and two story house with Hamptons style front fence
Corner of newly built pool with steps and premium pebble crete
Sliding glass walls open the interior of this modern house to the backyard, creating an indoor/outdoor living environment

02. Design Development

Transforming Concepts into Reality

In the Design Development phase, we refine your project with detailed working drawings based on the initial concept plans. This phase includes the presentation of exterior and interior mood boards, along with selections for both aspects and internal elevations of all rooms ensuring your vision is captured.

Design Development Stage Inclusions
  • Site Measure up
  • Design Development meeting with Architect and Builder
  • Working Drawings
  • Mood Boards
  • Interior and Exterior selections
  • Internal Elevations

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Add an Interior Design Package

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At Stark Builders, we understand that a beautifully renovated house is only complete when its interiors resonate with the same elegance and sophistication as its architectural design.  Our comprehensive Interior Design Package, is designed to assist you in selecting the perfect furniture and decor to complement your newly renovated home.

Our interior design process begins with an in-depth consultation where we get to know your tastes, preferences, and lifestyle needs. Our experienced interior designers will sit down with you to understand your vision for your home. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a more traditional, cozy ambiance, we tailor our design approach to suit your unique style.

Choosing the right furniture is crucial to achieving a harmonious and cohesive look in your home.  We consider factors such as ergonomics, durability, and sustainability to ensure that the furniture you choose is not only beautiful but also practical and long-lasting. Our designers will also provide guidance on furniture placement, optimising the layout for both functionality and flow.

The finishing touches can make all the difference in creating a polished and cohesive interior. Our design package includes styling services, where our designers meticulously arrange accessories, artwork, and soft furnishings to add the perfect finishing touch. These details enhance the overall aesthetic and make your home feel complete and inviting.

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Brisbane Builders and Designers completing the frame stage at a project in Balmoral

Why Choose Stark Designs?

We use a simple 4 step renovation process – Concept, Design Development, Plan, Renovate. By working closely with you and following our simple process we are able to deliver amazing results to all our clients and exceed their expectations. Whether you are planning a new construction project or a renovation, our building designer Brisbane services are tailored to ensure excellence and satisfaction.

Elegant & Practical Architectural Designs

We design houses and renovation with these key principles in mind. With this approach we are able to create houses that are truly stunning and fit within your desired budget.

Free Consultation & Quote

We provide an obligation free consultation and quote to all our customers. Don’t hesitate, we are happy to help straight away.

Instant Building Quotes from our Builder.

Know the exact price of your build throughout the design process. We work with our building company to provide accurate pricing information in real time so you can keep an eye on budget.

Superior Concept Designs. Delivered Fast.

A great set of plans starts with a great concept. We are able to produce high quality concepts for you faster and to a higher quality to help get your project on tract from the start.

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Collaboration Between Designer & Builder

The collaboration between builders and designers is crucial for the successful completion of any renovation project. Designers handle the aesthetic and functional aspects, while builders turn those plans into reality. At Stark Builders, we ensure a strong partnership between these two roles to create designs that are both attractive and practical.

Stark maintains open communication lines to merge stunning design with practicality. Our designers craft the vision, and our builders provide input on construction methods, materials, and cost-saving measures. This synergy ensures that the final product meets both aesthetic goals and practical requirements.

A disjointed approach can lead to misunderstandings, mistakes, delays, and increased costs, causing dissatisfaction. In contrast, Stark’s collaborative approach fosters a unified understanding and appreciation of each other’s roles, leading to creative problem-solving, higher quality work, and a streamlined construction process. This cooperation results in a building that fulfills your expectations and a more efficient and enjoyable construction experience for everyone involved.

Design packages FAQ

As Builders & Designers, we often use specialised terminology that can be confusing for our clients. Below is some of our most commonly used terminology explained.

Once the concept quote is accepted and paid, we schedule an onsite meeting with yourself and our in-house architect and senior builder. Following this meeting, concept plans will be presented in another meeting within 4 weeks.

We are a design and build company, so we can assist you with both the design stage and the renovation.

In the Design Development phase for the Architectural Package, we refine your project with detailed working drawings, present exterior and interior mood boards, provide selections for both aspects and do internal elevations for all rooms. We also discuss and finalise design decisions to ensure the final plan is cohesive and comprehensive.

 A drawing revision involves modifications made to a drawing after its initial issue. Each revision is documented alphabetically, making it easy to track the number of revisions and identify the newest set of drawings.

This is a written document outlining the scope of work, materials and products to be used for the project.

Prices vary depending on your design requirements and complexity of the design. Contact us today  to get a custom price that suits your needs!

Costs to consider during the planning process for construction include: 

  • Design plans 
  • Engineering plans 
  • Soils test
  • Site survey 
  • Building certification/council fees 
  • Town planning fees

Projects such as house raises and extensions require a Building Application (BA) or Building Approval, provided by a Building Certifier. However, for more complex jobs or houses with a character overlay, a Development Application (DA) is also required. This application, provided by a town planner, must be completed prior to construction. Our in-house Architects can advise whether a Development Application is necessary for your project.

Internal Elevations provide a detailed vertical projection of a room’s features. They showcase specifics such as joinery design, placement of fixtures like taps and basins, accessories, shower niches, and handle details. Unlike floorplans, which offer an aerial view, elevations present a front-facing perspective.

To start the renovation process, simply contact us to schedule an initial free on-site consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss your project needs and vision, and outline the next steps to bring your dream home to life.

Stark Design Incorporates Green Features

The importance of Sustainable Design

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Sustainable Building Designs

Stark understands that sustainable building design is of vital importance in today’s world, where environmental conservation is at the forefront of global concerns. We emphasise the use of energy-efficient materials, sustainable supplies, and the integration of energy efficient fixtures. Our sustainable design aims to reduce your building’s impact on the environment over its entire life cycle. 

Not only does our approach minimise the depletion of natural resources, but it also reduces pollution and waste, contributing to the health and well-being of both you and the broader community. By integrating innovative technologies and intelligent design, Stark’s sustainable buildings improve energy performance and even generate surplus energy that can be fed back into the community grid.

Economic Building Designs

The economic benefits of our sustainable building design further highlight its importance. While the initial costs may sometimes be slightly higher, the long-term savings in energy and maintenance easily offset these costs. Our sustainable buildings provide a more comfortable living and working environment, enhancing your productivity and satisfaction. 

These designs can also increase your property values, making them a sound investment. As the world grapples with climate change and finite resources, the shift towards sustainable building design represents a critical part of the solution. Stark helps in achieving sustainability goals and provides a pathway towards a more resilient and environmentally responsible future.

Get in Touch


Book in a free 15-minute consultation call with one of our renovation experts, or send us a message and our team can provide an initial quote immediately.