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When choosing the architect for our latest housing project I researched all the active firms designing in the City of Glen Eira. Cramer Design was selected by us based on their knowledge, design flair & enthusiasm. I looked at their current work and interviewed the principle Daniel Cramer who I found very obliging and capable. Having had many years experience in development I felt comfortable and confident that Cramer Design would produce the best outcome.

After we gave our design brief which entailed two detached luxury homes on a triangular block that included a large easement at the rear, Cramer Design came up with the concept and it flowed with ease from then on. I was so impressed with the design and the architectural excellence that was presented to us, we decided to move in to the larger home and retain the second as an investment. The council respected Cramer Design’s opinion and attention to detail and we received a planning permit without any objections from neighbours or council.

I highly recommend Cramer Design to other prospective developers and home builders who are looking for something unique and on our next project I will certainly be appointing Daniel Cramer as the Architect.
Mark Adams

 
 
   
Dan was recommended to me as a designer familiar with City of GlenEira for a 2 unit development.I gave him a short design brief and pretty much left it to him.I couldn't have been happier with the design he presented and it went through council with one objection which was dealt with on the spot.Dan is a very pleasant man to deal with, keeping me abreast of all issues throughout the process.All in all a pleasant experience when you hear of other nightmares.I will certainly use him again.
Craig Stewart

 
 
   
When we made the decision to undertake our first development and develop our current home site in Bentleigh East into two double storey side by side townhouses, a local real estate agent recommended Daniel Cramer of Cramer Design to design the development. The recommendation was based on the agent’s knowledge of Cramer Design as a leading contemporary designer in our local area, with significant experience in dealing with the Glen Eira City Council.

From the moment we met Daniel we have been extremely comfortable with that recommendation as Daniel has been extremely professional and helpful with each step that we have progressed through to date. From the outset he fully explained the steps and processes that we will need to undertake, including a rough estimate of all associated development costs. From our initial basic design brief or wish list as you may call it, Daniel was able to quickly come up with a wonderful contemporary and functional design that we are very pleased with that has totally met our design brief. Very little change has been required from those initial conceptual drawings.

Daniel’s knowledge of Glen Eira City Councils planning department has also been invaluable as his design pushed the boundaries to some degree with not all resi codes being fully met. However his clever and responsible design ensured that it passed through council without difficulty.Would thoroughly recommend Daniel Cramer and Cramer Design to anyone looking to undertake a project similar to ours.
Gary & Miriam Hicks

 
 
   
We were first referred to Daniel Cramer of Cramer design for a two-unit development proposal in East Bentleigh. Dan is known not only for his great design concepts but also for the respect afforded him by Glen Eira Council so, after inspecting some of his completed work and being very happy with the results, we engaged his company to assist in our application for a planning permit.

From the outset we were impressed by his creativity and flair and in the way he worked closely with us in order to achieve our desired outcome as well as his ability to deal with any concerns shown by the Council’s Planning Department.

Dan is an absolute gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending his work and would definitely engage his company again for future projects.
Barry Buskens – Director Baron Bay Pty Ltd

 
 
   
We appointed Cramer Design on recommendation from our builder. After meeting with Daniel the principle of the company, we felt he had the experience and the level of design sophistication we required to make our project a success.

We purchased a block of land that was a difficult shape and we wanted to build two large townhouses on the site. One townhouse was to be our family home and the other townhouse we wanted to sell. The land we had purchased was in Brighton East and we knew the design had to be of a high quality and responsive to the block. After discussing our functional needs with Cramer Design they created a clever and very functional design that impressed my wife and I. The refreshing part about the design process was we wanted to make changes and modifications to the initial plan. Firstly, Cramer Design where flexible enough to incorporate these changes and secondly they guided us in our decision making in terms of maximizing light and space.

To this point my wife and I had been very happy with the service Cramer Design had provided. Unfortunately, we encountered difficulties once we lodged our planning permits with Bayside City Council as their overlays are more demanding than ResCode . It was at this stage in the process that Cramer Design really excelled both in responding to council demands and making recommendations about how to negotiate with council to ensure we maintained our design integrity.

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Cramer Design and would recommend using them to anyone wanting to achieve a beautiful design outcome while being highly functional. We look forward to working with Cramer Design on our next project.
Malcolm Druce

 
 
   
We were first referred to Daniel and Cramer Design when we were in the Town planning stage of our Medical Centre development. Daniel was most accommodating and generous with his time and know how. He was more than reasonable with his fee structure and one always had a sense that Daniel did his work for the love of it, not purely for the financial benefit. When we proceeded to the actual building plans and development stage, Daniel met every expectation with design, and again went well beyond what was expected in his continued service – even when technically his part of the job was complete. Thank you Daniel and Cramer Design, we are very satisfied clients!!.
Dr. Sam Margis and the team at “NEST family wellness clinic”

 
 
   
“Daniel Cramer is an outstanding architect and person. It has been a pleasure working with him to date. Daniel has been patient and accommodating to all of our thoughts and design requirements."
Alex Shustin of Shustin Developments Pty.Ltd

 
 
   
I am very happy to recommend the services of Daniel Cramer of Cramer Design.

I first contacted Daniel 12 months ago when I was looking for a building designer to work on a duplex I was interested in building in Bentleigh East. As it was my first development I was looking for someone that had strong design skills but that also had good local knowledge and a commercial mind to guide me through the process from start to finish. During my research I came across many expensive architectural firms as well as many inexpensive drafting services but it was Daniel's unique combination of contemporary architectural design and a focus on commercial viability that really met my needs. I am now about to start our build and I can say the process from initial concept to laying the foundations was made a lot easier by having Daniel on our side. From day one he took a genuine interest in the project and provided invaluable advice on not just design but on the overall process including how to work with our local council, what other contractors would need to be involved and how to get the best result when it came time to selling the finished townhouses. Ultimately though I am most happy with the visual design and layout of the development which is where Daniel's experience and skills have really had an impact.
Daniel Punch

 
 
   

When using Cramer Design in conjunction with a large building development our company has recently undetaken, we have been very impressed with their cutting edge design and attention to detail which we are very confident, will help us stand out from the rest of the field when completed. Daniel, the company’s director has been warm and friendly to deal with and prompt and thorough as well which has allowed us an easy passage with council through the town planning process. We will definitely be using Daniel and his company on any future projects we undertake and would thoroughly recommend him to others.
Paul O'Toole INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP P/L
 
 
   
Our scope was to build two townhouses on a block starting at the very beginning with town planning and working all the way through to build. Cramer Design have been an excellent, end to end provider of building design / development services. They have taken us from initial design, to town planning, landscaping, exterior colour design, through to builder selection. And continue to engage and provide advice to this day through the build stage of the project. They have been extremely flexible in understanding our requirements (over multiple meetings) and translating these into drawings on our behalf over multiple revisions. Daniel Cramer's expertise in the field is second to none, the advice provided and discussions had have led to a smooth passage through council town planning. Builders who have reviewed the plans all agree the design Daniel has put together is a good one. We are happy with the quality of the work and look forward to the finalisation of another Cramer Designed home.
Daniel Skanthalingam

 
 
   
We found Daniel Cramer to be open to our own ideas which was important to us. He also gave us very good advice as well as his own ideas which were incorporated into our new house plan. He was very patient, understanding and professional throughout and as a result we had a successful working relationship in the whole design process. The end result is a home which the whole family enjoys and is proud of.
Manuel and Patra Ectoros

 
 
   
We were looking for an architect with previous experience in duplex homes design, creative flair and a good understanding of our local council design and development regulations. This was our first development, so we needed guidance and advice which Daniel was very happy to provide. Daniel was patient, understanding and kept helping us work things out until we finally had what we wanted. He came up with creative ideas to overcome our limited space constraints. We were very happy with Daniel Cramer and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional architectural services.
Alex Azarkhin

 
 
   
Anthony and I would like to thank-you, for all you endless support through the start and finish of our extension project in Bentleigh. I′m sure everyone will agree that any form of building, house extension and renovation is exciting but daunting, stressful and exhausting. So it was a pleasure to have you Daniel, to guide us through every step of the building process and still keep our enthusiasm alive. It is very assuring to have your input, advice and expert in dealings with council, builders, state-wide rating service, engineers consultants etc and still keep a positive and calm attitude through it all.

Our family will look forward to enjoying our extension which will also be complementary to our garden, for a long time to come. We will proudly recommend your company to our family& friends in future.

Many thanks again!
Kathy Ferriere & Anthony Loquet

 
 
   
I am just about to move into my newly built home and I couldn′t be happier with the design. The building is a duplex, and I wanted something different to what others have. Daniel − Cramer Design has managed to produce a home that is light, spacious and is really cutting edge − exactly what I wanted.

During the process of the design, Daniel followed my requirements and guided me through any grey area. During the build he happily clarified any issues we had to ensure the works went smoothly.

We are more than happy to recommend Cramer Design to our friends and will use him again on future projects.
Valerie & Michael Johnson

 
 
   
After receiving two separate recommendations, we met with Daniel Cramer to get the ball rolling on our home extension. With big ideas and a limited budget, Daniel was able to take our brief and create realistic plans that far exceeded our expectations.

Daniel′s friendly manner made dealing with him very easy and we continue to find him to be an approachable and valuable point of contact. Now half way through the build, we can see Daniel′s plans come to life and it only confirms with us that his knowledge and skills were essential in creating a home that we look forward to living in for years to come!
Savanna & Simon Quinnell

 
 
   
Hi Daniel, we would like to thank you for the great design, assistance and professionalism you have provided for both of our projects. We were very proud to see our first project (Ganton House) in Abode Magazine and of course on your website. Thank you too Donna for your excellent advice. We are currently working on our townhouses and it is amazing to see the drawings come to life exactly as desired. Very excited.

We have, and will continue to recommend you and Donna to family and friends.

Look forward to working with you on the NEXT project.
Gary & Neisha

 
 
   
I have known Daniel since he was introduced to my husband and I by Craig Williamson who highly recommended Daniel to undertake our project. We have found Daniel to be highly professional, approachable and responsive to our inquiries. He has been strongly liaising with City council and other contractors for getting planning permit approved. Daniel has put us in touch with relevant contractors whom have all been excellent in their work and I want to thank Daniel for these recommendations.

We would highly recommend Daniel Cramer from Cramer Design for his high standard of practice and wish him all the success in all the projects he undertakes.
Jenny Kats

 
 
   
In November 2007 I decided to build 3−townhouses on our property in Nepean Hwy Highett. Daniel Cramer was recommended to me by a friend who had some design work done through Daniel. We met with Daniel and gave him a brief of our concept, he returned with a set of drawings that were exactly what we wanted. We opted not to alter a thing.

Daniel then got heavily involved with pre−planning, planning permits and finally a building permit. He also had building contractors from previous projects that tendered for the project, finally we chose one to start construction.

I found from the start and in all my dealings with Daniel he was insightful in the design stage, diligent in preparing applications and documents and had enormous amounts of patience when dealing with council and other utilities.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Daniel and his firm to be involved in any building project.
L.R. Head

 
 
   
Following the completion of our new home in McKinnon, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to Daniel Cramer of Cramer Design for his excellent work during the design, coordination of consultants and support during the construction.

In selecting an architect we looked for someone with: a proven track record, professionalism, outstanding customer service and the ability to listen and transform our wishes into project objectives. Daniel′s focus on these objectives, coupled with his vision and creativity resulted in a completely unique design of our home. Seeing the design take it′s form on site and reflect what we wanted to achieve gave us an incredible sense of achievement and satisfaction.

We would not hesitate to recommend Cramer Design to people who are looking for the right architect to help them achieve their project objectives. We also hope we will have the opportunity to work with Daniel in the future.
Leo and Yana Triplik

 
 
   
I am a Real Estate agent with 32 years experience and have had during this time a lot of involvement with the building industry as well as having built 7 homes myself.

Cramer Design would be the most professional design group I have ever dealt with, with the finished product of the highest possible professional standard.  There ability to create a concept from limited instructions is outstanding and if anyone were too choose them to do there design work I could certainly assure them complete satisfaction.
Micheal Hall

 
 
   
Hi Daniel & Donna, Just wanted to send you this quick note to say a very big thanks for looking after Suzanne and I so well. Everything from the initial consultation and draft design to the way you helped us through the quoting stage is very much appreciated. The colour and finishes schedule was something that we were very nervous about however Donna put as at ease immediately. Her expertise and experience as well as the ability to take charge with the project made this process a pleasure. We truly are very thankful to you both and look forward to a continuing relationship and future projects together.
Regards
Daniel McKenzie

 
 
   
Hi Daniel, I would like to personally thankyou for your time and assistance in getting the job done and getting it done quickly and hassle free. As this was the first development that I have embarked upon your ideas and attention to detail have provided us with a project far superior in design and concept than we could have possibly dreamt of.
Thanks again for your guidance
Brendan Farrugia

 
 
   
Daniel, this is a note of appreciation for the assistance and support you have provided my Company over the past year with the re-design of our new Training Facility

I would like to take this opportunity to pass on our thanks and appreciation for all your efforts and guidance in assisting us to achieve our business goals associated with the re-design, council planning submission, approvals and building permits following the acquisition and set up of our new business premises.

We particularly commend you on your friendly and candid approach to business planning understanding of the industry and the client / customer relationship including the following:

• Proactive and beneficial advice relating to design and planning approvals including cost saving opportunities
• Provision of contacts relating to the building permit phases
• Prompt, current and accurate design and planning advice
• Reliable and frequent communications when appropriate
• Simple explanation and guidance on design and building processes
• Access to relevant information and resources
• Depth of knowledge in the design and building services sector
• Honesty and integrity with a demonstrated capability to deliver on promises

I have passed on your contact details to my friends and relatives and have endorsed you as a sound and reliable design and building services practitioner

Please let me know if I can be of assistance in providing further feedback on behalf of the service levels that we have received.
Kevin Poon, Director VMASS Pty Ltd.

 
 
   
Cramer Design produced the full working drawings and landscape plans for our new house. We were absolutely delighted with the excellent quality of the drawings and attention to detail. Daniel continues to be a great support for us guiding us through the complex process of applying for a building permit. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Cramer Design to anybody building or renovating their home.
Daniel & Vicki White

 
 
   
We are building 2 side by side townhouses in Bentleigh, and Donna Reid was recommended to us, to assist with the interior design. We knew what we wanted, but didn't have the vision to be able to pull it all together. Donna was fantastic; she came armed with suitcases of samples. With our drawing plans lay out on the table, she systematically worked from room to room, we mixed and matched and after several hours, absolutely everything was decided. We now have a fully documented schedule of interior finishes; all the hard work has been done. Donna has fresh ideas and is enthusiastic. We have no hesitation in recommending her, and are so thankful that she was recommended to us.
Damaris Smith & Paul Levestam

 
 
   
Cramer Design provided a thorough service to me and supplied drafting products that provided for clear translation by my builder into reality. The accuracy of the drawings with respect to council and building regulations was robust and importantly stood up to close scrutiny following a neighbour complaint. I would recommend the services of Cramer Design for domestic renovations.
Louise Bennet

 
 
   
From the very beginning, we have been very happy with you and we appreciate your honesty at all times. We appreciate the effort you made to make the changes we requested along the way.

Thank you for all your advice and attempts to ensure that all our ideas would flow well in the style of our home. You provided a professional approach which made it a pleasure coming to see you. We have finally been provided with a superior product that we call home and we definitely will be recommending you!
George & Christal Belyiannis

 
 
   
We found Cramer Design friendly and helpful. By listening to our needs, they provided us with practical and functional ideas. We would happily recommend them to anyone embarking on building a new home.
Corine and Conn Leggas

 
 
   
My husband Ian & I recently renovated our home in Bentleigh East we employed the services of Daniel Cramer; he gave prompt practical no fuss service. He worked well with our ideas and had a strong existing relationship with our Project Manager and other relevant parties this made the whole process fall into place with ease. Using a draftsman made practical and financial sense, I have no hesitation in recommending Daniel.
Ian & Eliza O’Day

 
 
   
I have engaged Cramer Design for a number of projects ranging from landscape drawings to help rejuvenate my garden to large scale architectural drawings for property developments. Daniel's service and attention to detail have allowed these projects to progress smoothly and have made the process relatively stress free. Importantly, while many architects seem to want to work to their own agenda, Daniel ensures that he listens and attempts to engineer an outcome tailored to our needs, while still applying his creative input where necessary. Because of that, we'll continue to use his services for any future projects.
Frank Mascaro

 
 
   
We recently undertook a residential dual development involving refurbishing the existing residence and constructing a new dwelling at the rear. Daniel from Cramer Design did a fantastic job with the design; he diligently worked through the alternatives with us to explore the best options; fast-tracked designs through the permit process and provided an excellent level of customer service. Throughout the process we were mindful of not to over or under capitalize, we believe Daniel not only provided excellent value but delivered a product that is pitched at our target market that will ultimately maximize our investment.
Peter Brodribb and Grant Kinkead

 
 
   
We wanted to pass on our sincere thanks for your role in our extension and renovation project to date. You certainly came to the rescue for us, once we disengaged our initial Draftsman. What’s more your efforts have seen us lose minimal time. We have really appreciated your fresh input, great ideas, accessibility, and willingness to communicate via different means. Of particular benefit logistically, albeit minor, is your delivery of hard-copy and pdf drawings via email which enabled us to review changes and more easily pass information onto builders quoting the project.

Good luck for the future, and we look forward to having you through the finished product when the project completes.
Danielle and Tristan

 
 
   
Cramer Design showed total commitment, professionalism and creativity from start to finish. The individual design and attention to detail was first class, and the customer service could not be faulted.

Drawings were prompt and we always felt we could get advice at all stages of the project. We would not hesitate to recommend Cramer Design for any project, big or small. We are thrilled with the result.
Jane and Joseph Maisano

 
 
   
We had a dilapidated investment property and were looking for a way forward to secure an income stream in retirement. We found Cramer Design in the yellow pages and they have proven to be a great fit for us. They gave us good advice, realistic options and the confidence to redevelop the site. They have now designed two contemporary, double-storey townhouses that are attractive, functional and destined to become very comfortable family homes - our son is keen to buy one of them off the plans. Cramer Design has also managed the building approvals process and their knowledge of council quirks has been invaluable to our project.

We have found Cramer Design, and in particular Daniel Cramer, to be personable, professional, creative and practical. We are happy to recommend Cramer Design to anybody.
Duncan & Cynthia McPherson

 
 
   
I have worked with Cramer Design for some two years now. They provide a very thorough and consultative service, and have done whatever is necessary to keep my project moving. They have been the pick of consultants on my building projects.
Chris Jones

 
 
   
Ours was a difficult project with an odd shaped block and we felt we had very limited options with what we could do and were aware of Council restrictions. Cramer Design were recommended to us by two different couples. From our initial contact with Daniel we found him consultative with an excellent knowledge of the issues that confronted us. He suggested different design options that we hadn’t considered and we were able to design our dream home which we didn’t think would be possible. Throughout the process he kept us updated as to the progress of the plans and arranged for soil testing, structural reports, Council application for dispensations and so on. He was more than happy to visit our house to explain different aspects of the plans to make sure we had a clear understanding of the design. Our experience with Cramer Design has been a very positive one and stress free. We could not recommend Daniel Cramer more highly.
Jackie and Shane Cashman

 
 
   
It was our first house, we have never built anything before. We started our design with just a list of main features we wanted to implement in our house and a few samples of floor plans. The challenge was to combine them all together so our basic requests were met and the space within the house would work. We had no clear vision of the house exterior either. Daniel Cramer came up with a first draft which was almost spot on. He managed to capture the theme perfectly and introduced lots of brilliant design ideas, so all we had to do later was to make slight changes to the floor plan so it would suit to our ever changing requirements. Daniel was implementing all the changes promptly and correctly, so the final floor plan perfectly works with every aspect of the house. Another important part was that builders ranked the quality of the drawings very highly noting the level of details and their accuracy, which is very important for materialization of great design ideas into structurally, functionally and aesthetically sound construction.
Michael Ragozin

 
   

We were referred by a friend who has had his own homes designed by Daniel and were impressed by his design concepts. His understanding of our project and his wealth of ideas and designs were really appreciated by us . We did not want a metricon style home but one that was individual to us.

During this time Daniel provided us with excellent ideas and was always willing to adapt our ideas to a practical building design.

We can confidently recommend Daniel Cramer (Cramer Designs) as a respectful and reliable person and in our opinion an expert in his field.
David & Karin Fredrickson