Who We Are

Interior of Sydney drafting company Drawable offices in Newtown

Since 2007, Drawable Pty Ltd has undertaken some of the biggest trade drafting jobs in Australia. Drawable works for 600 trade-based companies throughout the Pacific Rim and has completed over 10,000 projects from electrical plans, control system drawings, plumbing drawings and electrical schematics to construction drawings. Some of the most memorable jobs we have worked on include the Sydney Opera House, Westpac headquarters, Warragamba Dam, the City of Perth fibre optic network and World Youth Day.

What separates Drawable from its competition is our founder is a licensed electrician and trains the team to understand what they are drawing, reducing the amount of contact and questions with the contractors.

The Drawable office is located in the beautiful old Crago Flourmill building in the backstreets of Newtown.

Our office hours are 7am–4pm Monday to Thursday, and 7am–3pm on Fridays.

If you are a tradie in a hurry we recommend that you call in before 8am to drop off your mark ups, as parking gets a bit scarce in Gladstone Street after then.

Call or email us for more information. Or if you’re after drafting and design services for your home build or renovation, contact our residential sister company Design Plus Drafting.

Dave and his team provides excellent service, a high level of accuracy and fast turnaround times. I would highly recommend him for any CAD or Revit services, from assisting with design, to as-built documentation.

Glenn Cairncross, Project Manager – Stowe Australia
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Dave Starr, managing director

There aren’t many aspects of the construction industry that Dave hasn’t worked in. He qualified as an electrician after serving a civilian apprenticeship at Sydney’s Garden Island naval base, and honed his trade skills wiring warships before setting off around Asia and Europe to broaden his horizons. A two-year stint in London saw him designing the data refit of a major media company, before he returned to Sydney in 1994.

Dave’s career then took him in many directions: electrical salesman, estimator, project manager and even home automation product development. But Dave finally found his niche in trade drafting, and formed Drawable in 2007.

“I was a comms manager for an electrical contractor and needed shop drawings for a job, but couldn’t find anyone to do them for a decent price,” he recalls. “That’s when I realised there was a gap in the market – so I filled it!” Since then, Drawable’s reputation for high-quality drafting solutions has established it as an industry leader.

Dave’s wife Lorna occasionally manages to persuade him to take time off work to indulge their shared loves of travel, music and art.

Cameron Francis, BIM manager

With a maturity way beyond his years and a work ethic that’s second to none, Cam’s talent and dedication have been integral to the success of Drawable.

In 2009, an even more fresh-faced Cam joined Drawable as a trainee drafter and soon established himself as an AutoCAD guru. During his time with Drawable, Cam has devised solutions for some of the most difficult construction and electrical drawings in Australia – even top engineers engage Drawable because of the skill set Cam offers.

When he’s not working his magic on complex as builts, electrical schematics and BIMs, Cam spends his spare time tending to his semi-rural property with his lovely wife Liz, two dogs, one horse, nine hens and a rooster.