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Recipe for a successful project...


You decide to call The Design Mill for an initial obligation-free chat with our team. Our designers will happily answer any queries and offer to visit you in the comfort of your home for an obligation-free chat about your design project.


We will email you a comprehensive fee schedule based on the initial meeting. This will outline the discussions on-site concerning design, alternatives and ideas. This assures you that we have listened carefully to your requirements. The fee schedule outlines the costs and services we can provide.


Your project will certainly require council approval. Most areas in Perth have a two-step process:

  1. Planning approval (development approval) which requires a site contour survey, floor plans, elevations, and shadow diagram.

  2. Building approval which requires full documentation, plans, engineering, builder’s details, insurances etc.

The Design Mill team will arrange the council required documentation and liaise on your behalf to gain the approvals


We will give you honest advice in regards to design and construction. We will always challenge you and show you alternative ideas, yet will listen intently to your wishes and wants.


Should you choose to proceed, the schedule is signed, and the team starts on your design.

Our clients love this stage as ideas and thoughts are transformed into designs. Unlike many other designers, we use 3D software together with virtual reality! So you can get a feel for the design. Julie will leave the plans and model with you to digest. You can mark up any changes or ideas.


The building process shouldn’t be daunting. It is fun and exciting to see your ideas come to life.

The design team will be with you every step of the way. If you need any information on-site, clarification on the plans or help with colours, we will be here to help.


 The team will conduct the necessary research regarding council requirements, codes and compliance to aim for a smooth and stress-free process.


Once your design is finalised, you can use your own builder or our fabulous and friendly builders to check the costs.


Your plans and your choice.


  • Building Design

  • Custom Homes

  • Energy-Efficient Homes,

  • Floor Plans

  • House Plans

  • Pool House Design & Construction,

  • Site Planning,

  • Sustainable Design,

  • 3D Rendering

  • Architectural Design,

  • Architectural Drawings,


  • Building Design

  • Floor Plans,

  • Home Additions,

  • Home Extensions, 

  • Home Renovations,

  • House Plans,

  • Pool House Design & Construction,

  • Site Planning,

  • Sustainable Design,

  • 3D Rendering

  • Architectural Design,

  • Architectural Drawings,


  • Strata lot developments

  • Apartment design

  • Multi-use sites

  • Townhouse developments

  • Strata lot set-outs

  • Plot ratio calculations

  • Site Planning,

  • Sustainable Developments

  • 3D Rendering

  • Architectural Design,

  • Architectural Drawings,


The Design Mill

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