For my renovation Kaarlo had to create the existing floor plan from scratch as there were no plans on record. Kaarlo spent a fair amount of time over multiple visits with me walking around the place, hearing my thoughts and ideas, and I found Kaarlo to be a good listener and he fully explained all the process, so there were no surprises. He arranged all the building approval process with engineers, surveyors, certifiers, town planners etc and arranged quotes to undertake the works. Kaarlo’s knowledge and skills in building design options are very comprehensive and his costs were extremely reasonable. He was reliable and responsive, met timeframes, had a professional approach and commitment to getting things right for the client, and was very good value for money in my view. I would be very happy to use Kaarlo’s services again and very happy to recommend Kaarlo to other folk looking for a good building designer who listens and cares and is affordable.
Stephanie Fielder - Landers Shoot, QLD 4555
4 months ago
5 February 2020
"I met with Kaarlo initially and immediately felt comfortable to engage him to design my Studio and House on my 4 acres in Mapleton. I was living in Victoria for most of the process, so engaged Kaarlo as my Building Designer come Agent to Design & oversee our project from the conception through to Building Approval. I found Kaarlo's communication of the process by both phones and email to be constant and informative.
We struck a couple of issues with the council to which Kaarlo stepped up & sorted them out, spending countless hours liaising both on the phone and in-person with the council.
The design was exactly as I had hoped it would be, his fees are reasonable and his knowledge of the environmental factors to increase efficiency is fantastic.
I would highly recommending Kaarlo for any building project you may have.
Michael Griese - Mapleton, QLD 4560
4 months ago
We employed Environmental Building Designs in 2017 in our personal capacity, to plan and design a multi-level 90 m2 “Granny Cottage” to be erected on our son’s property in Palmwoods.
Kaarlo shepherded every stage of the project from initial idea to building approval stage. His friendly, easy-going manner, excellent communication skills, and dedication to fulfilling specifications within budgetary constraints , served to relieve stress and make this a pleasant experience. Throughout the process, Kaarlo offered valuable insights and suggestions which were informed by his comprehensive knowledge of building specifications and local regulations.
The final product was a set of detailed plans and visual aids which exceeded our expectations and fulfilled our vision. For which reason we would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone seeking an honest, reliable and skilled practitioner.
John Maxwell - Woombye, QLD 4559
4 months ago
We have used Kaarlo Pesu and Environmental Building Designs for 2 highly successful projects at FlameTree Baptist Church: 1) our present auditorium and 2) our proposed new 1000 seat auditorium with necessary support spaces and services.Kaarlo is an excellent designer, easy to work with, attentive to our vision and creative in response to the inevitable challenges of balancing function, aesthetic design and cost. He is patient with changes and yet meets his deadlines. He is conscientious and invests himself personally in the success of any project. Kaarlo is also professionally able to bridge the gap between design, council requirements and project management, saving time and money wherever possible.
We are pleased to recommend Environmental Building Designs and Kaarlo Pesu for the actualization of any development vision.
Joel Baker - Woombye, QLD 4559
2 years ago
Strongly recommend this company to anyone looking for quality work.
They really took the time to understand our needs and we couldn't be happier with the work done.