Lancia and John
“We engaged Will Collins to provide us advice and ideas on several existing homes we were considering buying on the Gold Coast. He helped save us from purchasing a dud and on the second home, gave us invaluable feedback and ideas on how to improve the property without spending a fortune. Will has a great eye for detail and is very generous with his time. Best few hundred we spent buying our new home.”
Oryana and Yuvi
“We just recently moved into our new home, designed by Arco. They were fantastic to work with from start to finish – excellent service and communication. They really listened to our brief and what we were looking for, creating a beautiful family home for us. Our build wasn’t a straight forward one either, the block had challenges in that it was steep and there were access issues. We feel that Will and the team really overcame this, delivering just what we were looking for and hitting the design button on the head. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Arco Designs to anyone looking for a quality design, that is architecturally stunning, while still completely functional and catering for the environment you live in.”
Catherine, Minnie Waters
“We recently engaged Will Collins and Mariana Claro to transform a 30 year old basic two story brick beach house into a beautiful space that takes full advantage of the views, breezes and sunshine. We could not have been happier with both the design process and the results. Will and Mariana were both professional to work with and receptive to our goals, flexible in working with our ideas whilst also making clever and creative suggestions that we had not considered. As the house is in a slightly remote location, much of our follow up communication needed to be by phone or email and I was impressed with the speed with which they responded to both myself and our builder. I have no reservations in recommending both Will and Mariana.”
Chris Walton, Managing Director, Landmatters CV Pty Ltd
“As developers of The Eco Village at Currumbin we have found the design input given by Will Collins to be excellent. Will has, on many occasions, offered valuable suggestions for sustainable solutions to design and construction needs.His knowledge of the sub-tropical climate and how to design for it is very sound and his designs always incorporate sensible and creative ideas that enhance a homes’ comfort.
Will has designed over 30 homes within The Eco Village at Currumbin to incorporate no airconditioning thus including good orientation, fenestration and climatic outcomes.He has at all times been helpful in supplying information relating to design and construction techniques to us as developers and we have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with him on the many occasions we have.”
Clare and Denis – Pavilion Residence
“We feel grateful for having been introduced to Will as our building designer. His ability to blend our vision with his own brilliance in eco sustainability resulted in a house design much admired and with a special ambiance.”
Sally and Tyler – Eco House
“Not being the most savvy people to building design terminology what we needed was someone who was clear and concise and talked in a language we could understand. Will’s approach to building design and development far exceeded all our expectations and assumptions. Will delivers an outstanding product in a professional, timely and friendly manner. At all times we felt comfortable and in good hands.”
Kerry Shepherd, Owner Award Winning Home
“On the design of our home in The Eco Village we needed a compact home that focused on efficient use of space due to budget constraints. We ended up with a 2 bedroom home of 101sqm internal space and 75sqm decks that utilise the outdoor features that are accessible no matter what the weather. The internal space becomes the external and the area almost doubles so very easily just by opening doors. We have lovely views from every angle also, and the home was affordable for us to build. The house works well with sun access during winter but the angles also work well to exclude summer sun. Will’s 3D modeling abilities made it easy to see just how the house was going to work aesthetically and thermally even before it was built.
Collaboration with Will was enjoyable as he listened to our needs and converted them to an outstanding house design. Our home won the HIA Greensmart National Award “Building of the Year” for 2008 as well as Qld’s Energy Efficient Home of the Year and other industry awards. I recommended him to many other people in The Eco Village and would do so again and again.”
Nick McDonald, Mactech Constructions Pty Ltd.
“I’ve found the plans from Will Collins Design office to be the best I’ve ever used. They are clear, accurate and easy to read with all the necessary dimensions and notes to make it simple and easy for our building team and tradesmen to understand, enabling an efficient building process. Combined with his new 3D moving models that I can use on my laptop we know exactly what’s going on when on site. It takes the guess work out. I highly recommend will”.