Building Designers

Professional Design & Drafting Services

About Us

A.A.R Design & Drafting is a building design business that has been operating in Melbourne's western suburbs since 1986. 

We specialise in new house plans, multi-residential units, extensions, carports, verandahs, decking and more.

We provide design and documentation to building companies and private clients as owner builders.

While most of our projects are concentrated across the western suburbs of Victoria, we have also completed a range of projects Victoria wide. 

We are active members of the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) and are registered with the Building Practitioners Board. 

The aim of A.A.R Design & Drafting is to establish a select clientele and strive for excellence in everything it does. 


Ensure to always check with council or private building surveyor


Victor P | Pascoe Vale | 4 Townhouses

" We are very happy for the service to help us getting started with plans and council application /approval for 3 double story and one single story units in Pascoe Vale. Highly recommendable. We would use Ray again."

Peter N | Sydenham | Verandah & Balcony Design

"Ray is pleasant to deal with and a great listener as he took our concept and delivered a final design that exceeded our expectations. Would recommend and use Ray’s services again without hesitation."

Chris | Point Cook | Footings for Existing Deck

"I was visited by council for an inspection on my deck, and I didn't have a permit. The deck also didn't conform to building regulations. I contacted Ray at AAR Design and he was more than happy to help. He organized an inspection of my deck to draw up plans on how it should be built and what needed replacing. He also directed me to a reputable builder to complete the works. Ray took the worry out of my situation. A big Thank You.

Paul G

"I was referred to AAR Design and Drafting from another happy customer. From my first contact with Ray, I found Ray to be easy to deal with, thorough, patient and very informative whilst guiding me through the different options that were available to me with regards to my project.  Once I was completely satisfied with the final drawings, Ray also organized the appropriate engineering drawings and council permits which saved me a lot of time and inconvenience. I have recommended and continue to highly recommend AAR Design and Drafting to any one who requires drafting services."

Louise & David | Altona

"My wife and I would like to send out a great thank you. You made our re-development a breeze with simple to understand architectural drawings which were greatly detailed and easy to obtain a permit for. Your experience and insight allowed us to take an idea, to a practical reality, considering all aspects and pitfalls which could happen. Amazing work Ray, we really appreciate all that you have done."


" Ray was a pro at helping us navigate council planning complexities.  He is attentive, very patient and responsive.   We highly recommend him "

Zoran R

"I have worked with Ray from AARdesign for several years and I have found his service to be very professional. You know exactly where you stand with Ray, he is upfront with all the costs so there are no hidden extras or surprises. Ray has developed an enormous amount of experience over the years dealing with various councils and this knowledge can be of tremendous value in regards to design input that is likely to be successful. If your serious about successful design outcomes, then you need to have Ray as a part of your winning team."

Raj C

"  My experience with Mr. Raymond Abela of AAR design and drafting, so far is excellent!!! I have received the best expected treatment whenever I needed to get the design work done for my projects. The best things while availing AAR services for my projects is Ray’s in depth knowledge, easily approachable attitude, his friendly nature and most importantly his highly professional advice. Ray has high attention to detail when it comes to planning and designing the dwellings

In my over four years of dealing with this company where Ray has looked after my many projects, I could not have expected more. Their competent set of skills and experiences were exactly what I needed.

Ray, always ensure that every box is ticked before presenting me with the options and putting the applications with the council. His awesome team made sure that I found the perfect solution for my designs and permits.

I wish Ray & AAR Design and drafting to continue with their high standard of work in future. I would, without any doubts recommend Ray and his company to everyone for their projects."

Rashmikant | Laverton | Three Townhouses

"It is my pleasure to work with highly professional, courteous, conversant and most important great human being name RAYMOND ABELA. He has helped us out through our first project at Laverton. Although it was our learning project and we were not that experienced but Ray has showed ample amount of patience in each and every communication. He has guided us in every step with his vast knowledge of his field. If somebody wakes me up in middle of night and  asks me reference of any good planner / architect, i will not take even single moment to say Ray's name."


 " I've known Ray for more than 10 years now & can't speak any higher about him. Ray has worked with me on multiple projects so far & he is very easy to deal with. I found him very responsive & always there to help. He always keeps me in touch which saves me a lot of phone calls & time by revisiting the designs again & again. I would recommend Ray to anyone I know in a blink - He's the best." 


" I came across Ray & AAR design online, and after my initial discussions with him I realised that Ray was the best person to handle my project. Being my first development Ray understood that I would need to have things explained to me and he stepped up and gave me that extra attention needed to handle the council process and other requirements. I highly recommend Ray & his work, he is just great to work with!"

Sam V | Werribee | Pool House

"  Ray was recommended to me by a builder in Werribee . We designed a   pool house with some great ideas given and made the process enjoyable. Nothing seemed to worry Ray with all the changes we made during the process and the service was fantastic.

On that note as an owner builder l asked the council how do you think the permit will go and they said AAR designs are usually on the ball so should be OK. Plans got through without any issues ."

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AAR Design & Drafting

9 Park Lane, Point Cook Victoria 3030, Australia

(03) 9395 3166


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed