Testimonials

Mike & Carly
Gymea Bay
“We engaged SBD to help us design our dream home. With Jake’s vision and expertise, we have been able to build an incredible house that we absolutely love”
Emma & David
Connells Point
“After a disappointing experience with another architect, we were referred to Shire Building Design for advice on our new home design. Jake and the team have been a dream to work with and we wish we had found them sooner! They listened to our needs and ideas, gave thoughtful responses to our questions, and took the time to explain design decisions. Thanks to Jake and Katerina, our DA was approved with almost no changes, and we absolutely love the final design! We’re currently working with Josie on the interiors and can’t wait to commence our build in a couple of months.”
Matt & Mel
Engadine
“As first-time renovators, our initial meeting with Shire Building Design really helped put our minds and hearts at ease as Jake & Kat and the team brought a noticeably positive and down to earth approach to bringing our project to life. It became obvious that Shire Building Design was the right choice for us as we creatively explored a range of quality architectural design possibilities and embarked on our major home renovation together with excitement and energy. From initial concepts through to DA completion, and then right through the construction phase, the Shire Building Design team have been so helpful and approachable in liaising with us, council, our builder, and the engineers to bring our dream into reality. We would have no hesitation recommending Shire Building Design for anyone doing a Reno or new build.”
Kieran & Sarah
Gymea Bay
“Jake was great to work with, he understood the brief, design, the look and feel we were trying to achieve. His eye for detail showed in all aspects of the design, including the custom gutter detail he had envisioned. We would be happy to recommend Jake and the team to family and friends.”
Shane & Jen
Cronulla
“Shire Building Design did an incredible job designing our home. Jake and his team were professional, innovative, responsive, accommodating, and supportive. They made the process so easy for us from concept to final design and for that, we are very grateful. We highly recommend Shire Building Design”
Michelle & Tim
Leichhardt
“It is our absolute pleasure in highly rating your company. If it was not for Jake, Daniel, and the team of hard workers we would not have our beautiful home. We thank the team for putting up with our indecisiveness in a time of lock downs and the inability to see them in person. Thank you”
Chris & Sue
Conjola Park
“After losing our holiday home in the 2019 New Year’s Eve bushfires Jake was like a knight in shining armour. He set Sue & I at ease very early on in the design process and provided us with a very modern functional design that was sympathetic to the awkward site whilst incorporating some of the original home’s design features. He organised everything from the initial design concept drawings to Council approval. We couldn’t recommend Jake highly enough.”
Elise & Simon
Greenhills Beach
“Shire Building Design helped bring our dream home to life! Jake incorporated stunning architectural features to the initial design we spoke about while also providing practical changes to make better use of space. Jake was a pleasure to work with, always taking on board our changes and talking us through any questions we had along the way. A big thank you to Shire Building Design, we definitely recommend Jake and the team.”
Lockup Building
“Jake and the Shire Building Design team are fantastic to work with. He explores all options with a creative, yet practical approach that works for any given job size and budget. As a builder working directly with Jake, I know he has the best interest of the client in mind and keeps them updated with clear communication and honesty, right through from initial site consultations to getting approvals with council. Would highly recommend.”
JBL Property Developments
“Jake’s attention to building design and detail is outstanding. His friendly and professional approach, along with his attention to detail provided comfort in knowing I received the best quality of work. As a builder, utilising Jakes onsite knowledge was key to the project, as he provided important building suggestions and solutions. I would recommend Jake to any potential owner or developer as his ability to provide input in all aspects of the project, along with his high quality of work made the process very comfortable and efficient.”
Ratcliffe Constructions
“As a builder, I have had the privilege of working with Jake on numerous residential projects over the past few years and highly recommend Jake and Shire Building Design for any architectural and design services. I can always guarantee my clients that Jake will provide a top-notch service and is very pro-active and pleasant to deal with. He makes the process of design an exciting experience with the reassurance that he is working tirelessly towards your project to get the best outcome.”
Beyond Build Constructions
“We have been working with Jake for the past 2 years on most of our projects throughout the preliminary design stage, right through to approval. We have been led by Jake’s expertise in design and knowledge of each council’s requirements and restrictions, which usually leads to a fast, cost effective approval. His fast reply’s and communication skills are a huge part of why we continue to use his service, along with the positive feedback we receive from our clients. I would happily recommend Jake and Shire Building Design to any builder or client looking to design their project or home.”
Joan & Franny
Gymea.
Shire Building Design has great vision and professionalism. We were so happy with the design they created for our new home renovation – it far exceeded our expectations. They were a joy to work with.
Lexi & Nick
Bondi Beach
Working with Jake on designing our renovation has been a dream. He has provided us with a number of thoughtful options to choose from and has closely considered our brief and what is going to work best for our family and budget. He’s a great and prompt communicator, works efficiently and is thorough. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for someone down-to-earth, reliable and highly competent to work on their project.”
Ellie & David
Port Hacking
“Jake from Shire Design Building created an amazing design for transforming a ‘red brick terror’ from the 60’s into a coastal haven. The design has now come to fruition and we are delighted. The soaring cathedral ceilings fill the living space with an abundance of light and enhance the river views. Our home is everything we hoped for and more, thank you Jake for your careful attention to detail.”
Naren & Renee
Bondi
Jake was able to achieve our ideal space, all within the confines of our budget and the very strict heritage conditions. Jake pulled together an expert team to get our project over the line and was able to accommodate any challenge that we or the council threw his way. We would highly recommend Jake, he was easy to deal with, proactive in finding solutions and made the whole process a pleasure.”