Our Story

About the Company

Established by brothers, Derek and James Collins, we are a proud family owned and operated company that is passionate in producing elegant and environmentally friendly building designs. Our offices are located on the Mid North Coast, enabling us to service the entire region—including Port Macquarie, Taree and Forster. We help residential, commercial and industrial clients with complete design packages, which start at concept stage and go right through to organising builders for construction. To learn more on our services, feel free to give us a call today!

89A Lord Street 12 — Collins W Collins In Port Macquarie, NSW

Why We Are Here

In memory of…

We often get asked why there is a ‘W’ in Collins W Collins, a lot of people assume it is short for ‘with’ however there is a sombre, heartfelt story behind our W. Back in 2001 James moved home to Port Macquarie to start working as a junior Designer with John Walsh at Walsh Architects. John was a well-loved local personality that James connected with immediately when he realised their mutual passion for Rugby league. In 2003, John met Derek and offered him a job if he ever decided to return to Port Macquarie with his family.

Within weeks, Derek packed up his house and family and moved back to Port Macquarie. The week prior to Derek commencing his employment with Walsh Architects, John was tragically killed in a work-place accident. Important discussions were had and big decisions were made to start a business. The next biggest decision was the name and there was no other name for us than Collins W Collins – Two Collins brothers who wouldn’t be where they are with out our W, John Walsh.

Awards

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2018 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - New Best Use of Architectural Product
ITI (Innovative Timber Ideas)

2018 Building Designers Association of Australia

Winner - New Residential
351 - 450sqm under $2,000 per sqm

2018 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - Commercial Buildings

2018 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - Best Use of Architectural Product
James Hardie

2018 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - Non Residential Interiors

2016 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - Best New Residential
251 – 350sqm under $2,000 per sqm

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2016 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - Best Use of Architectural Product
James Hardie

2016 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - National House of the year

2016 HIA - Northern NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards See More

Winner - Renovation/Addition Project of the year (awarded to builder)

2016 HIA - Northern NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards See More

Winner - Northern NSW Custom Built home of the Year (awarded to builder)

2016 HIA - Northern NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards See More

Winner - Northern NSW Custom Built home up to $600,000 (awarded to builder)

2016 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards See More

Winner - NSW Custom Built home $600,000 - $1 Million (awarded to builder)

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The Anchorage-8

2016 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - Best Use of Architectural Product
Colorbond

2016 Building Designers Association of Australia See More

Winner - New Residential
351 - 450sqm under $2,000 per sqm

2016 HIA - Northern NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards See More

Winner - Home of the year (awarded to builder)

2011 Port Macquarie Business Awards

Finalist - Professional Business Services

2011 Building Designers Association of NSW

Winner - Best Use of Architectural Product
Austral Brick Company

2008 Building Designers Association of NSW

Winner - Small Lot Housing / Semi Dettached Dunbogan Dual Occ

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Grange

2006 Building Designers Association of AUSTRALIA - National Design Awards

Winner - Residential Alterations and Additions over $125,000
Green Residence

2006 HIA Regional NSW Housing Awards

Winner - North Coast Display Home of the Year - (Awarded to Builder)
Better Homes Rainbow Beach Display Home

2006 Building Designers Association of NSW

Winner - Residential Alterations and Additions over $125,000
Green Residence

2006 Awards for Excellence in design and Heritage (Hastings NSW Region)

Winner - Colour Schemes Settlement City Centre Amenities Area

2006 Building Designers Association of NSW

Winner - Best Commercial Interior
Settlement City Centre Amenities Area

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Community

Collins W Collins Office — Collins W Collins In Port Macquarie, NSW

As a local business, Collins W Collins believes in supporting the community through sponsoring and assisting a number of local clubs and initiatives, including:

  • Port Macquarie Sharks Rugby League Football Club – Major Sponsor (2006-Current Sponsor)

  • Port Macquarie Snooker (2010-Current Sponsor)

  • Port Macquarie Dance Eisteddfod (2012-2014)

  • Port Macquarie Sharks Junior Rugby League (2008-2012)

  • Port Macquarie Netball (2010-2012)

Collins W Collins also provides pro bono provision of services, such as:

  • Contribution of design services for storage shed for all terrain wheelchair, Livvi’s Place, Westport Park, Port Macquarie – Yabi Industries (2014)
  • Contribution of design services for Asembo Cultural Tourism Village, Asembo, Kenya (2013)
  • Contribution to the upgrade of Dixie Park Soccer Facility (2007)
  • Contribution of services to the clubhouse of the Long Flat Football Club (2007)
  • Provision of services for canteen facilities of the Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club (2007)
  • Provision of services for clubhouse extension of the Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club (2007)
  • Provision of services for external and internal refurbishment of premises of the Port Macquarie Scouts Association (2006)
Collins W Collins Office — Collins W Collins In Port Macquarie, NSW
Collins W Collins Office — Collins W Collins In Port Macquarie, NSW