Testimonials

Thank you again for all of your assistance with our renovation design, we love what you were able to do for us, ideas we hadn’t thought of. I am very pleased that I found you on Google!

Renovation –Jindalee

Wayne and Tracy Yann
I have been involved with Urban Design Solutions and Dave Russell since 2009.  In my role as the building certifier, I can honestly state that working with Dave face to face has been one of the best experiences of my career. Dave is an absolute professional in his craft, very helpful and very friendly. I have had owners confirm to me directly that they have also found Dave to be excellent to deal with.

“In terms of drawing plans, Dave’s ability is second to none. He produces are very good set of drawings, which are both easy to read and not complicated, but also properly detailed ensuring that builders can easily build off them with no errors or guess work. That is paramount to avoiding big mistakes on site. Dave has a good understanding of other trades/professionals tasks so he can work in with others very easily. His ability to understand this also makes him very skilled in dealing with existing work that has already been constructed without approvals needing retrospective plans drawn and approvals obtained.

“One of the differences that Dave does to most other building designers/architects that I have found is that he asks me what plans/details I will need for a job. That way he ensures that what he is producing for his clients is exactly what is needed for the builder and for me to certify, without the need to produce more drawings later and charging clients for additional costs later on. From a paying clients perspective this is gold and exactly what you want from a consultant.

“I’d recommend Dave to anyone, builder, owner, engineer, and consultants. He is a valued client of mine and makes my job very easy due to the effort he puts in for his own clients.”

Building Certifier – BSA Licence A1005399

Fire Safety Professional

(Nominee Supervisor – Fire Certifier)

BSA Licence 1005399

Director/Owner – Innovative Building Approvals Pty Ltd since 2006

Troy Ellerman
The first thing that comes to mind when we think about working with Dave Russell from Urban Design
Solutions is when Dave presented the initial drawings to us, his facial expression was so excited and expectant.It was obvious that he had really enjoyed designing our home and his passion for his work shone through – it is rare to find this kind of genuine enthusiasm. Dave was professional in his approach, and he came up with great solutions for storage and tweaked our original design so the flow and functionality of the house was greatly improved. Dave’s drawings and designs are to the highest standard allowing you to really visual the end product, our home. He was also extremely patient with our many questions and how often we changed our mind! Many thanks for your hard work and dedicated service.


New Home – Coorparoo

Brett Johnson & Kelly O’Brien
Thanks Dave for your help with our 2 projects.
Your flexibility with the complexity of one of the projects and clear and timely communication ensured the process went smoothly and was completed in the tight timeframe we had. We look forward to working with you on our next project.

Plans for Building Approval of existing work –
Camp Mountain
New Home – Camp Mountain

Simon & Fiona Garnes
I was undergoing major renovations and Urban Design Solutions was suggested to me by my builder. Dave was warm and friendly, kept the line of communication open between myself and the builder, was extremely helpful and had some fantastic design ideas. He managed to create the vision I had in my mind and the results are fantastic. Thanks Dave x

Renovation - Chermside

Julie Gray
David impressed us greatly with his professionalism, know how and attention to detail. We have already recommended David to all of our friends knowing that he delivers exceptional service at a very reasonable price.

Renovation - Wilston

Alan & Sarah Simseker