The MR Design team offers a FREE site consultation to gain a full understanding of your current home/ tenancy and the requirements you have, allowing us to provide you with a customised quote to suit your specific needs.

On site we will complete a site analysis for key items such as layout dimensions, site restrictions, views, orientation, and neighbouring properties.

Please take full advantage of this free consultation, our skills, knowledge and experience. We are here to help and be the perfect partner for your design project. Plan with confidence, design with style and expertise.



Lets begin! Firstly we will establish your project’s parameters before we can begin to develop your concepts. These will be influenced by project scope, budget and your individual requirements.

During concept development we will investigate a number of ideas. It is not unusual to receive a number of alternative ideas for your project, as we will be thinking about broad issues, looking for advantages of the site and ways to design more efficiently. These alternatives may challenge your thinking but we challenge you to be open-minded and communicate clearly about what you do and don’t like, but most importantly enjoy the process and have fun with it.

As part of this stage our deliverables to you include schematic layouts of the floor plans and 3D perspectives of the proposed concept. This will allow you to see a holistic overview of the project specific needs.


Still keeping you in the design headspace for this stage, we will come together for a design meeting to review & discuss the concept plans that were presented to you. This is the stage where we talk over the finer details of the project including the look, finishes & budget. In this stage we still welcome & encourage new design ideas that may have developed from your initial review of the concept.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts & your review of the concept design. Together we will work through your design review & update the concept accordingly.

At the end of this stage your will receive a plan set that includes updated plans as well as more information such as elevations, more 3D imagery & a basic section.


At the commencement of this stage all design elements have been completed, signed off and the project is now ready to be documented for the use of builders, structural engineers & other external consultants that may be required for your building approval.

This is a very involved process as your designers to undertake. We document all the little details so ensure that the final product is as envisioned by your design team and yourself. Your chosen engineers will receive the design in DWG format to start their
collaboration with us.

As well as everything mentioned above this stage also looks at and ensure all elements of the design are compliant with the National construction codes, Australian standards & any other relevant codes to your project.


Town planning is only a requirement for your development in certain circumstances. A perfect example of this would be if you have a Queenslander home or house dating pre 1946. Another example would be the division of your land, both requiring a Development Application through a town planning consultant.

Generally, pre 1946 homes are located within a Traditional Building Character overlay and any works to the home eg. Partial demolition, extensions to the front or sides, ect. may trigger a DA application.

If this stage is required for your project we use the plan set formed in the Design development stage to get you quotes & signed up with the planners. They will then assist you to lodge an application to gain you Development Approval.

  • My husband and I have been working with Haydn to renovate the upstairs of an old 1906 Queenslander and excavate and build under. He has terrific design ideas for the addition, he is sensitive to the original and he has great energy for the project. He is a delight to deal with. There is no ego, he listens and adapts/explains in a way that achieves a great result. He is a team player. We are very happy with his communication and attention to detail in the planning and love what he has created for us.
    – Rachel Kinnimoth, South Brisbane Raise & Build
  • We have absolutely loved working with Michael on our renovation in Sherwood. Michael has worked with us every step of the way from the very first site visit through to conceptual design and planning and all the way through to construction. Michael and his team have patiently and enthusiastically accommodated all of our questions and changes and their ability to come up with creative and innovative solutions to design problems has helped turn our vision into an amazing dream home for our family. We cannot speak more highly of Michael and his team.
    – Andrew and Sarah Bennett, Sherwood Raise & Build