Home is where the heart is, and choosing a builder and designer for your home is possibly one of the hardest decisions you will have to make.

Wonthaggi based building designer Andrew Donohue and his team want to make this choice simple by providing the very best service and quality available at a competitive price. Their goal is to make your build both simple and easy. “We really want to provide a full service from start to finish that includes pre-design, site analysis, preliminary designs, planning permit submissions, working drawings and building permits,” he says.

If you are looking to build your dream home or renovation, or are a residential or commercial developer, the team at AD Building Design can provide a quality, one-stop shop for all your building needs. Andrew says, “no project is too big or small for our team.”

Andrew is a third generation member in the building industry. Both his father (currently a Building Surveyor) and grandfather were local builders, and Andrew continues to hold the torch at AD Building Design. With such a long, ongoing association with the area, Andrew has invaluable local knowledge and experience that will assist you throughout your build.


As a part of the design process, they will visit your site to maximize any views, assess prevailing winds and bushfire hazards and create the most energy efficient design for your site. Orientation is key for passive solar design, but as Andrew mentions, “many coastal sites are south facing with ocean views so we work through the challenges to create efficient homes that are wonderful to live in and cheap to run.”

Preliminary designs sketches begin after the client brief and site visit. These include floor plans, elevations and a site plan – with an option of 3D perspective drawings. “We will lodge planning permit submissions with the relevant documentation if required,” says Andrew. Then the team will commence on working drawings that include bushfire assessments, energy ratings, soil testing and (any) engineering.

AD Building Design can obtain building permit approvals on your behalf. The design team follow your home project from beginning to end to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Andrew says, “Our team pride themselves on providing the most professional approach to each and every project to ensure you will be getting one of the best services available.”



  • Alterations and Additions
  • New Dwellings
  • Unit Developments
  • Commerical Developments
  • Energy Efficient Design
  • Town Planning


  • Soil Test
  • Land Surveyor
  • Energy Rating
  • Engineering
  • Building Surveyor
  • Town Planning


AD building design ensures that all Victorian building standards are strictly adhered to on every project we undertake. We continually strive to align ourselves with current industry leaders and organisations.


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