For all types of projects: 

  • Alterations 

  • Renovations 

  • Extensions 

  • Residential 

  • Commercial 

  • Industrial 

  • Interior fit-outs 

At MF building design we provide:  

  • Conceptual design  

  • Project feasibility and assessment 

  • Council Planning approval  

  • Building Rules consent 

  • Tendering to builders 

  • 3D imagery and presentations 

  • General building and design advice 



The process starts with a no obligation free meet and greet generally on the proposed site.  

On site we are able to immediately recognize any opportunities such as views, shade from trees or allowing sun angles to enhance the design. We are also able to analyse topography, wind direction, significant trees, easements and council required setbacks. We discuss your plans, dreams and visions for the project and establish a design brief.  A smart design needs clever planning. In the early stages we determine your goals, requirements, and desires. Where do you want to live? What size home do you want? What is your budget? At MF Building Design we help get your ideas on to paper. Michael will then be able to answer any questions you have about the overall design and council stages through to the construction process. At this point we will be able to outline the specific stages for your project and give an approximate cost for all of the documentation. 

The concept design phase starts where we develop a site plan floor plan based on our initial meeting. Whilst designing a floor plan that meets your brief, the design should also sit comfortably on the land if there is a slope. Solar orientation and passive design principles to make your home more energy efficient are also incorporated. Once a design concept has been finalised then the council application for planning approval is lodged  Once the project has planning approval then the Building Rules consent stage can begin. Michael has built an excellent rapport with a range of consultants which allows us to provide a complete and comprehensive service that is necessary to complete the documentation that is required by council and for the building stage.

We have established strong relationships with external consultants including: 

  • Town Planners 

  • Building Surveyors 

  • Engineers 

  • Arborists 

  • Energy Efficiency  

  • Timber Framers 

  • Builders 


Please feel free to download our more detailed step-by-step design process.