Welcome to Ace Drafting

Ace Drafting is a well-established building design and drafting firm, owned and operated by Daryl Hargreaves. Originally established in Box Hill in 1945, Ace Drafting relocated to its current premises in Ringwood East in 2006. We work in any municipality and no job is too small. At Ace Drafting, we can create an innovative, practical, energy efficient design to suit your requirements wherever your property is located.. Call now to discuss your design needs on (03) 9870 5666

Our Services


If it is established that a Planning Permit is required, our staff will make contact with the Planning Department at the local council very early in the design process to ensure that all requirements are met. The Ace team believe that the sooner a problem or issue is identified, the sooner it can be resolved. Solving challenges early on in the process ensures a smoother journey through the council planning process. The Ace Drafting team of building designers will prepare Town Planning drawings and co-ordinate the collection of other information required for a Planning Permit. As the Town Planning applicant, Ace Drafting will deal with all council queries until the permit is obtained, keeping you informed along the way. This can be a lengthy process.


Once you have made any final adjustments to the design, and a Town Planning Permit has been obtained (if necessary), we will prepare Working Drawings. These are the plans that your builder will use to obtain a Building Permit and to construct the building. They will incorporate any necessary engineering and energy rating notes. Ace Drafting will organise & coordinate all external consultants such as soil reports, structural engineering & energy ratings so you only have one port of call.


At Ace Drafting we provide a design service where we will meet with you to discuss your requirements. Your first consultation in our office is always free & no obligation. Once the initial meeting is completed & the quote accepted we will measure the existing conditions and gather other relevant information during a site visit. We will then prepare a concept sketch based on the initial design criteria. This may be discussed with council regarding potential town planning issues. Many questions are asked during this process and an understanding is gained on what you are hoping to achieve. We work together to create an energy efficient design that suits you and your lifestyle. Every design is tailored specifically to your requirements.

Experience in Design and Drafting

Our focus and experience is mainly in residential design and drafting including;

New Homes

Whether you have a well established concept of your dream house, or just a vague idea, Ace drafting can help clarify and define those ideas and turn them into reality. We have expert design and drafting experience in this area.

Multi Unit Developments

Ace drafting will work with you to ensure the best match between your desires and council Town Planning requirements. We guide you through the whole process to obtain a Planning Permit.


Each extension has its own challenges. At Ace we aim to design an extension to meet your needs and often encourage you to look outside the box.

Carports / Garages

A carport or garage can be designed to match with the existing dwelling.


Pergolas and alfresco areas can create new outdoor living areas.


A deck can provide an outdoor living area to suit your lifestyle.


Call Ace Drafting now for a no obligation, free initial consultation. E-mail :   ace@acedrafting.net.au

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