Your Home Designs is a team of 4, proudly servicing Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, Newcastle, Hawks Nest, Tea Gardens, Catherine Hill Bay, Lake Macquarie, just to name a few! The team has combined over 15 years experience in the building design industry.
YHD was born in 2011 in Newcastle by Creative Director, Zoe Pohlmann. After studying architecture, she felt disconnected from the everyday client, so she branched into building design where she could relate and deal with clients on a practical, more mutual level. Zoe prides herself in being approachable; and is always ensuring that her clients feel relaxed and assured that their dream home, renovation or extension is in good hands.
Zoe has worked for, and alongside with builders, building designers and architects in many places; learning many skills and design styles along the way. She practices what she preaches, renovating and building many homes herself. After renovating in Newcastle, she then moved to Darwin where she learnt the importance of energy efficiency and tropical design benefits. Designing hundreds of homes as the head building designer for Killarney Homes - Darwin’s largest and most respected builders in the NT - she brought a fresh design perspective to the industry, helping design a number of display homes; and consequently winning the 2015 HIA Award for Project Home up to $400,000.
Deciding on a sea change she moved to Byron Bay, founding and developing one of Australia's most successful Architectural Concrete companies, " Slabshapers " with Tyson. Being blessed to work alongside so many creative and influential architects, designers and clients, (including Shelley Craft from the Block, and Spell Designs) and having the opportunity to be a part of residential, architectural multi-million dollar building projects, the realisation of her passion as a designer was inescapable.
After all their travels around Australia, and a lot of hard work; it was time to set roots down to grow YHD in beautiful Nelson Bay. Being here for the long term, with such respect for the area, she strives to only produce designs that will reflect her, and her past design experiences to the highest standards.
Zoe Pohlmann, Creative Director
Zoe is the director of YHD and has been practicing in the industry since 2013. She is the reason YHD is where it is today!
Zoe is passionate about growing a great team and helping them to achieve their wildest dreams, creating a fun and enjoyable workplace, renovating & building with her fiancée & designing beautiful, sustainable homes.
Sammy Richards, Building Designer
Bachelor in Building Design
Sammy started at YHD in 2018 when she completed her Bachelor of Building Design and is a vital part of the YHD team.
Sammy is passionate about creating beautiful homes for clients, currently renovating her own home and sustainability.
Tamara Piao, Interior Designer
Diploma in Interior Design
Tamara has recently joined the YHD team. Tamara is passionate about home design, interiors, and decor. Tamara collaborates with clients to create a home that compliments their interests and lifestyle.
Emma Jones, Office Coordinator
Currently studying Bachelor in Building Design
Emma started at YHD in 2020, she handles the day-to-day administrative tasks and assists the team with client communication.
Emma is passionate about connecting and building authentic relationships, designing her dream church renovation and living a wholesome life!
From concepts to construction, we've got you covered.
Our consultants range from a selected base of Drafters, Building Designers, Architects, Surveyors, Town Planners, Engineers, Private Certifiers, Interior Designers, Stylists & Interior Decorators, Carpenters, Builders, Real Estate Agents, and much more whom we work alongside every day.
The rapidly growing team at YHD take pride in all works big or small, whether it be a New Home, Renovation, Extension, or a simple deck. Contact us for a free site visit & consultation, or email us below to get started on your project.
Tyson Mcduff, Building & Design Consultant
Practicing Builder License #224107C
Tyson is a licensed builder, liaising with our designers along every step of the way. This ensures all designs are well thought out in the construction stages and within budget.