About Us

Winner 2012 HIA-STRATCO Trade Contractor Award for Workmanship and Skill as a Drafter/Designer (New Home)

Designer of a Renovation / Addition that won the HIA $200,000 category for an award winning builder 2014

Licenced Building Works Supervisor BLD242503

Roof Framing Registration License 1091 584054031

Drafting Qualification 40357SA

Office hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm (Closed Monday)

Few words about Wise Drawing

 Wise drawing is a building design and plan drawing business. If you are considering a renovation, extension or new home we undertake the design process, working / architectural drawings and structural design. 

You may have a very rough crayon drawing, or ‘mud map’ or you might have a detailed set of preliminary drawings; whatever stage you are up to we can take the designs and turn them into full working drawings and have them ready for council approvals, engineering assessment and design. 

If you have no idea what you want but just know you need a new home, more space in your existing home, or a general improvement in what you already have, we can advise and assist in the process.

Having over 30 years experience in the building industry, Wise Drawing can help.

You might already have a builder and just need some plans, or you might want to get all your design and plans ready and tender out to builders for a quote, its up to you.

We generally find that clients are at all types of stages and understanding. It does not matter if you are an expert or this is the first time you have looked into doing something in the building industry, we can help get your ideas into a proper design format.

Building can come in quite expensive and you really need the most experienced people to advise you. Darren is also a licensed building works supervisor and can design houses and home extensions so that they are economical and are ready for builders to quote on.

Darren Wise

Director and Building Designer; Darren is fully qualified including being a licensed building works supervisor


Give us a call and have a chat, its as easy as a phone call or email



“Thank you for managing all this! I have really appreciated not only your sympathetic and attractive design but also your guidance through the process. At long last we are ready for the build to start in a fortnight! I hope you will come and see the finished product. Cheers.”

Jenny, Carrickalinga


“Darren Wise was fantastic in getting us started on the planning process – a good listener, made great suggestions and a good communicator of planning progress. We were very impressed with his work, and presentation of plans and 3-D images”


– Roy and Jill Masters – Hindmarsh Island


“Thank you so much for getting our new kitchen up and running. If only other businesses I deal with were as efficient and professional as you were, life would be a lot easier. Can’t wait to start building.”


– Kate and David Maddern Wattle Flat – Bimbimbie Farm


“We have nothing but praise for your services, prompt and very professional, you put us at ease and offered advice when needed.”


– Kylee Brown, Aldinga Beach


“Darren from Wise Drafting has been a great asset to our project. I’ve been firing off questions as we start to nail down details and he’s been firing back nicely detailed answers to help me make up my mind on aspects of the building. When he sees the opportunity to involve some ideas I’m not aware of he fires off an email that explains the benefits along with links to the products for me to further look into. You have to appreciate someone with his attitude towards delivering us the best package he can and his willingness to set my thinking back on the right course. I certainly appreciate his efforts and if you need a draftsperson who is a thinker and will give your project the best outcome, you should talk to Darren as well”


– Andy Dutko

Tungkillo – Ayres Rocks

Poured Earth super build


“We have used the services of Wise Drawing for a couple of years now and we have been very impressed with the level of service and quality of the plans that Darren has produced for us. We have had full house plans and extensions drawn up for our clients.

It has made our job easy because he offers a complete service including energy efficiency ratings. He works well with our clients and they have been very happy with his professional approach.”


– Bruce Millican

Building Manager

Innovative Living Building Group


What I appreciated about Darren’s work was the faithfulness in reproducing exactly what I wanted as a building plan, and his knowledge of the building regulations and what was acceptable to the council.

Having worked with one large building company before I appreciated that working with Darren sped things up in getting the plans to the council for approval, the drawings could go direct to me, then to the council, whereas previously months were added in the approval stage, as the plans had to go from me, to the builder, to the designer, back to the builder, to me, then to the builder, then to the council, and follow the same route back. When this happens 3 or 4 times due to builder or architect error in what the council finds acceptable, it takes up to a year, just for approval. So I felt like I had more control and more input working with Darren, and it was definitely faster.

What attracted me to choosing Darren as the designer, was the fact that I could see from his previous designs that he had a willingness to work with new materials, and I could see from his previous plans that he could design anything from simple to grand, to something with architectural significance, an overall flexibility.


Working with Darren allowed me to be flexible in breaking down the stages of the design process, as my circumstances needed a period of time in getting through a subdivision of a piece of land, as the first step, then when this was done, refining the building plans.

When one material we planned to use became unavailable we even managed to do a full structural change along the way, with ease. This all really fitted in with what I was doing, was reasonable priced, and fast.

Thanks Darren, for all your help and expertise.

Yours, Adrian

Parahills West