Testimonials

My commitment to providing quality drafting services and an enthusiastic approach to each design is evidenced by the fact that much of my work arises from referrals made by former clients.


“We were really impressed with baseplate. Darren enabled us to have a significant input into the design of the house but also steered us right on design and practical issues when required (and was patient when we changed our mind!).

We are extremely happy with the output and he stayed interested in the project even after his work was complete.

All the practical parts of the job (council, etc) happened quickly with minimum fuss. I would strongly recommend using Darren.”

Steve & Jane
Extension and renovation
Elsternwick


“Darren not only helped me to design my renovation in Hawthorn (and get all of the permits) but gave me the confidence to take the risk I wanted to take with colours and design features.

I am delighted with the result.

I also appreciated his willingness to accept my changes and do the bureaucratic things with council that I could neither understand, nor face.

I recommend Darren and baseplate design highly to anyone wanting fresh ideas and excellent customer service!”

Debbie King
Renovation
Hawthorn


“Darren consistently provided expert professional advice on the design of Rosehill Youth Park during the construction phase.

He was able to work together with the client and construction team to resolve detail and ensure a great outcome.

Venta Slyzis
Coordinator Open Space & Urban Design
City of Moonee Valley


“I would highly recommend Darren.

He did more than I expected and made sure that my permit application was water tight.

Not only that he persisted in making calls, sending emails and chasing up everyone involved in the process. Going the extra yards and being pleasant to deal with and accessible was much appreciated.”

Mischa Merz
Mischa’s Boxing Central
Footscray


“We thoroughly recommend Darren White to design an extension. He showed fantastic attention to detail, stuck to deadlines, incorporated some of our hopes and ideas and offered his own.

We’re really rapt with the outcome and a potentially ugly part of the process ran smoothly.

Dave & Fran
Extension
West Footscray



Darren was efficient and very well organised throughout the whole process of planning our extension.

As we were doing it as novice owner-builders, his expertise in dealing with council/building inspections/etc was extremely valuable.

He really took an interest in the project and made some very helpful suggestions, including completely moving the kitchen (which was definitely the right decision!).

We would certainly recommend Darren to anyone looking for a friendly and professional designer/draftsman.

Toby & Melina
Extension & renovation
West Footscray


“I must say that I am impressed with the quality of your work and hope we can continue to work together in future.

It makes it so much easier and enjoyable to work with professionals who take pride in their work.

Ari Loupatatzis
Registered Building Surveyor
Watershed Building Consultants


“Darren was very easy to work with and understood exactly what we wanted when he designed the extension to our period home.

His communication throughout the process was fantastic and he followed through on all his promises. He was cheaper than an Architect and offered so much more than a Draftsperson would have provided.

We love all the new spaces in our house and really appreciate the little design touches he added that we hadn’t thought of.

Highly recommend him to anyone else!”

Stefan & Cathy
Extension and renovation
Thornbury


By far, the best plans that we’ve ever worked from.

Darren, as I said on the phone it makes our job so much easier when we start from a set of detailed drawings, so the kind words were justified.”

Luke Callaway
Builder
North Point Residential


“Thanks for your work on this project.

We have delivered a great asset to the community and we have received very positive feedback from both community groups and the skaters alike.

Darren Simnett
Senior Civil Designer
Infrastructure Project Management
Mornington Peninsula Shire