The only way to bring Your home ideas to Life

Dedicated to providing the most Flexible & Convenient home building service

Finding the right house plan can be like finding a needle in a haystack

You search through project home design catalogues, until you find something close to what you want. You trudge off to the display home to see what you probably won’t be getting … It’s all decked out in an artful deception that costs well beyond what most people would consider spending.

  • Find the house plan that is perfect for you, or we will create one for you from scratch.. For free
  • Can design and modify any plan to suit any block, no matter how difficult.
  • No more leap of faith, all cost is estimated up front with an honest price tag.
  • It doesn't have to cost an arm or a leg with our Free custom home design service


  • Free Concept Design

    • Concept Designs
    • CostPlanning
    • Construction Plans
    • Interior/Exterior Visualisations
    • Project Specification
  • Cost-Plan Budget Control

    • Preliminary Project Co-ordination
    • Surveys
    • Engineers
    • Selections
    • Detailed Competitive Quotes
  • Construction & Project Management

    • Buider Liason
    • Procuremet
    • Colours
    • Kitchens
    • Interior Design
  • Completion & Final Handover

    • Contract Management
    • Budget Control
    • Document Management

Why Free Custom Home Design?

Getting the right home, when you have a building site that is outside the “norm”, can be excruciating

Unless you have a flat, reasonably sized rectangular building site, you seem to only attract negative, sad news.
1. Site costs will hurt
2. Amending the ‘standard’ plan to suit is too difficult.
3. You need astronomically priced retaining walls.
4. The driveway is too steep … and on and on.

So, you must take a leap in the dark, and spend money just to find out what your options are.

Even then, after you pay your preliminary deposit, you have that uneasy feeling you are being manipulated into investing your precious time and money. That you are being set up for escalating building costs.

It doesn't have to cost an arm & a leg

Having a home that is uniquely yours, and perfectly suited for your block, doesn’t need to cost an arm & a leg.

Our Simple FREE Home Design Custom Service Makes It Easy to Get What You Want and Need.

There is no financial risk,no wasted time, and you choose the builder that is right for you.

Design with you in mind. Creative solutions to fit any budget. Exclusively yours, and irresistibly priced.


Mark Reardon - Capalaba

"We wanted to undertake a Dual Occupancy DA on a hard site.  Six builders turned us down. ... until Building Buddy who provided free house plans ... and we eventually had our DA ... we are extremely happy with the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending Building Buddy"

Mark Reardon - Capalaba
Adrienne Weber - Redcliffe

"It was the personal attention we got from Building Buddy that made us choose to go with them ...  We always found the service very professional, informative, attentive and friendly, and we love our home design. We have no hesitation in recommending Building Buddy to anyone."

Adrienne Weber - Redcliffe
Clyde Hind - Northgate

"We began, by spending week-ends touring around display homes.  It was obvious that these sales people had little training or qualification…. Building Buddy quickly provided us with conceptional drawings, ... and came up with what we wanted exactly."

Clyde Hind - Northgate

The easy way to find the perfect home design

If you are searching for the right home design you have a few options

  1. Use a Home designer or an architect
    • Cost Money up front
    • No Guarantee you would like the plan
    • It could cost more to build than you are willing to spend.
  2. Find a standard plan that will work
    • Builders plans are copyrighted
    • You have to find the right plan that will work and fit on your block, for the right price, with the right builder.
    • The stars must align for that to happen; so you settle for less than you want.
  3. You work with us
    • An easy, comprehensive Custom Home Design and Build service.
    • No upfront fees. Concept design and pricing is free!
    • Gives you flexibility and control - you get exactly what you want


How does this all work?

We provide a risk-free custom home design solution that is a low-cost alternative to an architecturally designed home. We also provide a professional service that produces better home design outcomes than the new home salespeople you are otherwise likely to encounter in your home design search.

What if I don't go ahead?

If you don;t go ahead, then you won't be using our design and there will be no charge. We carry the risk.

What about your 'standard plans'

You can select one of our existing designs found on this site. It is always better to draw a home specifically for a site. Using design ideas from an existing plan, in whole or part, can often be an easy way to find what you like.

We will gladly modify one of our standard plans if you like.

Please read our terms & conditions, for further guidance.

Yes, we will happily give form to your plan ideas provide working drawings.

Will you provide costs for the homes you design for us?


Our service is integrated with build-cost estimates. It is important to know, what your home will cost to build.

How much will this cost?

There is no charge for our preliminary concept design work. Along with build-cost estimates, these conceps allow you the flexibility to better plan for a favourable home design and build outcome. You are then able to make an informed decision to move foward or not.

Can I pay you for your design?

We get paid by our builders to provide this service.

If you would like more control, and be free to shop the design around, we provide a cut-price drafting service. You still benefit from our design expertise. The fee for construction plans are

  • Single Storey- $990 GST Inclusive
  • Two Storey- $1,500
  • Split Level or more complicated plans- POA


The Fee is payable up-front

Our willingness to invest tiem and effort without upfront costs, is a reflection of the confidence we have in the value of our servives.

Can I use these plans as part of the DA process?


Charges apply if you want to lodge these plans as part of a Development Approval (DA Plans). The concept design service is still free.

Don’t operate in the dark.

Contact us for your FREE Customized Home Design & Build Solution.

It's Quick, Free & Easy, and saves you time, money & Effort.

Your phone number will be used only to contact you and will be kept completely private.