Award Winning Home Design Specialist

Houses designed at Roy Hodgson Design enhance our clients’ lives. Our home design services have been in demand for more than 28 years, because we listen to you, learn about what you like, and create the kind of home design that suits your lifestyle.

We have extensive experience designing all kinds of building types, having worked in senior design and contract roles with a number of Victoria’s largest and most successful leading building construction companies.

Our realistic and economical building design solutions save our clients time and money, making the journey informative, fun and exciting.


Building Design Styles

Roy Hodgson Design can create Contemporary and Modern designs or alternatively, period style home designs including Californian Bungalow, Inter War, early and late Victorian and Federation style homes. We specialise in design for Heritage Overlays.

The House Design Process

Roy Hodgson Design provides the full range of house design services including:

  • Feasibility Studies,
  • Master Planning,
  • Schematic Design,
  • Planning Design and Authority Applications,
  • Construction Documentation,
  • Tender and Negotiations,
  • Contract Administration,
  • Interior Design,
  • Landscape Design,
  • 3D Imagery and Artists Impressions.

Depending on your needs, we can tailor a design service for your house that incorporates as many or as fewer services as your require.  We work in with your needs.


Experienced Building Designers

The Roy Hodgson Design team has an experienced background including Contracts Administration, Civil and Structural Engineering and is experienced in all parts of the building design process, Council planning and building permit applications, residential design, construction documentation and construction processes and techniques.

In additional to this we are compliant with all the relevant codes and acts, including: Building Code of Australia, National Construction Code, Victorian Building Act, ResCode, 6 Star Thermal Energy Efficiency Rating and various Planning Schemes.

Designing your home – the design stage

When we work with you to design your home, the first thing we do is it to sit down with you to understand your ideas and vision.

When we develop your design, we look to learn about your preferences in design style. We’ll take you through our database of houses we have designed, to help you feed your own ideas and show you the practical application of the design.

When we’re finished with the design stage, you will have a floor plan design for your house, possibly a 3D perspective of the project and the required elevations.

Designing your home – the planning process

Planning is one of our biggest strengths. The team at Roy Hodgson Design have many years experience in understanding and navigating the laws governing urban development projects. We assess the local planning scheme and research the zoning. We will look at the current land use regulations and the other complex code regulations, and take these into account when planning your building project. We will assist you to navigate through all of the legislative requirements; be they a heritage overlay, a bushfire management plan or the requirement for a 6 star energy rating.

Designing your home – the construction documentation

Here’s where we produce your Working Drawings of your building design – the final step before your house design can be submitted for pricing from a builder. This is a full set of building design drawings and specifications, to ensure that your building is accurate to your original design and any changes that you might have requested. This part of the design process may include architectural documentation, consultation with relevant authorities, coordination of any other consultants that may be needed for your project, interior design, discussion with a cost consultant where applicable, and submission of the full set of completed and approved documents for Building Approval.

Contract Administration

Working with Roy Hodgson Design, we look after your building project and make sure things run smoothly.

When we first start working with you, we use the plans, contract and specifications we create together to establish the scope of the building project. Then, we produce an estimation and a budget for your project.

Before construction begins on your new home, we produce a schedule, ensuring that each different stage of the project is fully planned.

If any changes need to be made during the building process, we document each agreed variation and update everything connected to it as well – the schedule, budget and anything else. We attend to builders RFI’s and progress claims.