Richard Smith. Architect. RIBA

Fees

As registered architects we provide a quality service in design, professional expertise and overall value. We assess each project seperately and after meeting with you and visting the site, will give a written detailed breakdown of our services and how much we need to charge.

  • Design:
    We are skilled building designers who can contribute flair and imagination when investigating the feasibility of your requirements and in developing design solutions. We can find extra light and space, suggest a form of construction and materials well-suited to your project, and provide a stylish as well as practical response to your needs.
  • Professional Expertise:
    We are construction professionals with knowledge of the industry and its organisation, working methods and standards. An architect can advise and guide you through the complex web of rules, regulations and contractual obligations connected with planning and building.
  • Value:
    Value comes in part from keeping within the budget and seeing that a project runs efficiently to completion. It is also about how well the building will function in use, its running costs, life expectancy and resale value. We can make a positive and often considerable contribution to a project in terms of its cost-effectiveness and ultimate overall value.
  • Full Service Cover:
    This begins with investigating the feasibility of your requirements, developing design proposals and applying for statutory approvals. It includes the handling of tenders for the building work and administering the building contract to completion of the project.
  • Part service:
    Although the full service has benefits in continuity and consistent quality, the agreement can be as flexible as you wish. For example you may wish to engage an architect up to and including a Planning Application and Building Control Approval only. We will apportion our fee according to the work stage reached, we do not charge for any work which has not been carried out.