About Us

Design 2B is a building design practice that is focused on creating the lifestyle you want to live. No matter how simple or complex your residential or commercial project is, we love the challenge of designing a solution that will not only add value to your property or business but also create a space that is uniquely yours.

Our founder, Brett Burns is an experienced Building Designer as well as qualified carpenter/joiner and has been working in the Building design industry for over 20 years. Having designed, worked on and built numerous projects in his career, Brett is able to inject this practical know how into every job.

We understand that designs may look amazing on paper but may not seamlessly translate into a physical reality. Brett’s experience ensures our plans are not only creative and unique but also functional, sustainable and practical. One of the things our clients love the most about our designs is Brett’s ability to interpret what they’re after – even if they are not clear on it themselves.  Brett will be able to help you to clarify your design needs, guide you through the design process and offer practical advice that will enable you stay within budget.

From a technical point of view, we use the latest drawing technology, Revit. This program produces clear graphic images which help clients to visualise what the project will look like at the end of the process. A vital part of our service is ensuring we are up to speed on the constantly changing building codes and standards and that we have a firm grasp on industry best practices. We work closely with consultants, builders, certifiers and town planners to make sure that all the specific requirements for your project will meet the Building code of Australia so you can rest easy in knowing that your design will comply.

Over the years, Design 2B worked not only on a large number of residential projects, but also provided the architectural service to many Brisbane businesses and helped with creating a better working environment and sustainable building design solutions in commercial settings. 

To connect with us about creating the lifestyle you want to live or to engage Design 2B on your new commercial project, please, email or phone 3256 6485.                      

Brett Burns from Design2B was recommended to us by a friend who had just completed their renovation. We were very happy with the level of service provided by Brett. He listened to our ideas and thoughts, and was able to guide us and give us advice on how to achieve the best design solution. Brett was always very prompt in his responces to any of our concerns and moved the design process along quickly. His design not just improved our house and increased its value, but it also improved our lifestyles. The house used to be very dark and hot in summer. Now, we can enjoy the lovely sunshine coming in through the large windows and open space in our living area.

I love the gentle breeze through our house on a hot summer day. Brett helped us to create practical and welcoming family home, and we are very thankful for his assistance.

Amy Gillespie, Wavell Heights

Thank you so very much Brett for your hard work in coming up with a design for our renovation. We absolutely love our 'new' family home.

We know it was not an easy task to design with the council restrictions we encountered, not to mention our very firm ideas about where everything had to go having lived here for 10 years already. We had met a handful of designers before you but there was something about your calm and practical approach and ability to listen to our vision for our home that made the choice very easy. The highest compliment I think we could pay you over this job is that the person you were at that first meeting remained exactly the same over a 2-3 year process from beginning to end, whatever issue was thrown your way. You always met deadlines and gave us options for our design, some of which was more innovative than we could handle! Best of all, you seemed as invested in the outcome as we were, well beyond any professional responsibility, and past the point where your last invoice had been paid.

I would recommend your services to anyone and would be more than happy to chat to a potential client if the need arises. All the very best to you and your family.

C and R, Queensland

Brett was just great to work with. He listened to what I wanted to achieve and gave me intelligent, practical ideas to incorporate into my design. His excellent advice helped me to make the best use of my small block, using sustainable design principles to maximise winter sun, while blocking out its heat in summer. I am so pleased with the design that we came up with. Now that construction work has begun, I am can really see that Brett's extensive experience in the building industry, ensure that the plans are clear and easy to work with. I just can't wait to see the results!

W. Chadwick, Sunshine Coast