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At Harris Building Design Services, we provide quality building design, drafting and consulting services throughout all areas of NSW, including; Sydney, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter, Central Coast and Lower Mid North Coast. We also offer project management services on the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie. We pride ourselves on providing a unique service to all of our clients whether it be through the design process or to assist with project management on owner‐builder projects.

We understand and appreciate that communication with our clients is of the utmost importance and we are dedicated to making the design process a smooth and enjoyable one. Jamie is the proprietor of Harris Building Design Services, and he is renowned for his attention to detail and the quality of his work.

We have a passion for sustainable building products, and are always on the lookout for new sustainable products to incorporate into our designs.

Harris Building Design Services
  • Building Design and Drafting
  • Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Preparation of Council Applications

Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Hunter & Lower Mid North Coast of NSW

P: (02) 4975 1100
E: info@hbds.com.au

Client Testimonials

Dennis & Fiona Edmonds

We selected Harris Building Design Services from 3 firms which were invited to site to give their impressions on how to best bring our ideas on the extension to our home to fruition.  Harris Building Design Services submitted a preliminary drawing and with a couple of minor amendments, it was accepted.

The soil testing, engineering plans, etc were all arranged by Harris Building Design Services and the drawings submitted to Council in a timely manner.

They also advised on builders to do the construction, from which we selected one and have been extremely happy with the result – an excellent job which was completed to the time-line supplied by Con-Structions.

After getting quotes for the build, we decided to change the cladding to match the existing building.  The plans were amended and resubmitted to Council by Harris Building Design Services and approved with a fast turnaround.

Throughout our dealings with Harris Building Design Services we have been extremely happy with the professional approach and quick response to any queries that we may have had.  We are happy to recommend their excellent services to anyone contemplating building.
2013-09-17T00:59:44+00:00
We selected Harris Building Design Services from 3 firms which were invited to site to give their impressions on how to best bring our ideas on the extension to our home to fruition.  Harris Building Design Services submitted a preliminary drawing and with a couple of minor amendments, it was accepted. The soil testing, engineering plans, etc were all arranged by Harris Building Design Services and the drawings submitted to Council in a timely manner. They also advised on builders to do the construction, from which we selected one and have been extremely happy with the result – an excellent job which was completed to the time-line supplied by Con-Structions. After getting quotes for the build, we decided to change the cladding to match the existing building.  The plans were amended and resubmitted to Council by Harris Building Design Services and approved with a fast turnaround. Throughout our dealings with Harris Building Design Services we have been extremely happy with the professional approach and quick response to any queries that we may have had.  We are happy to recommend their excellent services to anyone contemplating building.

Martin and Jasmine Armstrong

We initially used another building design firm to prepare plans and documentation for council submission to obtain a DA/CC for the construction of our home. Due to a change in circumstances we needed to re-work the design and submit an amended DA/CC prior to commencing construction.

At this stage we were introduced to Harris Building Design Services and we literally went “back to the drawing board”. At the time it felt like we would be wasting a lot of time and money to start the design process again, but we are so glad that we did. From the first meeting with Jamie Harris we knew that we were going to get a quality outcome. Even though we already had a firm design concept, Jamie was able to provide fresh ideas that would help us to meet our budget constraints without compromising the overall ‘feel’ that we were trying to achieve.

From the initial preliminary design drawings to the final set of working plans, the things that made Harris Building Design Services compare favourably to our previous experience were; the level of communication and service, the responsiveness in turnaround times, the quality and detail of drawings, and the competitiveness of their fee structure. Jamie also liaised with council on our behalf in order to get the amended DA/CC approved.

Our home is now under construction and we can clearly see the benefit of Jamie’s knowledge and experience being reflected in our design. We can’t wait for construction to be finished and to see photos of the final product displayed in the Harris Building Design gallery.
2018-01-06T14:52:38+00:00
We initially used another building design firm to prepare plans and documentation for council submission to obtain a DA/CC for the construction of our home. Due to a change in circumstances we needed to re-work the design and submit an amended DA/CC prior to commencing construction. At this stage we were introduced to Harris Building Design Services and we literally went “back to the drawing board”. At the time it felt like we would be wasting a lot of time and money to start the design process again, but we are so glad that we did. From the first meeting with Jamie Harris we knew that we were going to get a quality outcome. Even though we already had a firm design concept, Jamie was able to provide fresh ideas that would help us to meet our budget constraints without compromising the overall ‘feel’ that we were trying to achieve. From the initial preliminary design drawings to the final set of working plans, the things that made Harris Building Design Services compare favourably to our previous experience were; the level of communication and service, the responsiveness in turnaround times, the quality and detail of drawings, and the competitiveness of their fee structure. Jamie also liaised with council on our behalf in order to get the amended DA/CC approved. Our home is now under construction and we can clearly see the benefit of Jamie’s knowledge and experience being reflected in our design. We can’t wait for construction to be finished and to see photos of the final product displayed in the Harris Building Design gallery.

Dean Hart

Hi Jamie,

Just wanted to say a big thanks you for all your constant help and support throughout the whole design and council process.

I would highly recommend you and wouldn't hesitate to use you and your company services if we ever decide to build again.

Our block wasn't a typical block and had a number of hurdles to jump over, but you had an answer and solution to all.

You have made the whole process a whole lot easier and seamless.

So on behalf of Ashlea and my family.

Thank you.
2018-01-06T14:43:22+00:00
Hi Jamie, Just wanted to say a big thanks you for all your constant help and support throughout the whole design and council process. I would highly recommend you and wouldn't hesitate to use you and your company services if we ever decide to build again. Our block wasn't a typical block and had a number of hurdles to jump over, but you had an answer and solution to all. You have made the whole process a whole lot easier and seamless. So on behalf of Ashlea and my family. Thank you.