About Us

Ace Drafting

Ace Drafting was first established in 1945 & has run continuously for over 74 years. Ace drafting was established by Ken Richards in Box Hill and operated from there for 47 years. Wayne Hansen purchased the business in 1992 & relocated to the current Ringwood East location in 2006 where he built the customer base for a further 26 years. In 2018 the business was acquired by Daryl Hargreaves who has 35 years of building design experience as well as 20 years of running his own successful design practice in Pakenham. With the recent addition of  new offices in Bunbury & Perth, Daryl brings with him an extended team of 23 building designers with over 300 years combined experience.


The Ace Drafting local team have over 100 years of combined experience. Daryl personally oversees all projects to ensure they are of a consistently high quality and are completed in a timely manner.


We work with our clients starting from the early design and ideas stage through to providing all the documentation required to obtain a building permit. We constantly strive to achieve energy efficient designs. We will liaise with other professionals, for example engineers, land surveyors and energy raters as required in order to ensure a high quality outcome.

We Pride Ourselves In

  • Providing reliable and personalised service,
  • Having accurate up-to-date knowledge of council requirements,
  • Designing within budget constraints,
  • Looking for sustainable, energy efficient design options,
  • Providing individual design outcomes for every client,
  • Keeping our clients informed of the progress of their plans,
  • Meeting deadlines,
  • Providing friendly service,
  • Doing that little bit extra to ensure client satisfaction.