Why use an architect?

Grand design?

A qualified architect will bring value to your property through the quality of the design. We listen to you and look for creative solutions, rather than stock answers. We ensure that your vision is communicated effectively to the builder. We will guide you through the design and construction process:

– advise on how to get the best value for your money and ensure that we deliver an affordable design

– develop initial ideas and options, including advice on sustainable design

– provide 3D images to help you visualise the proposals

– prepare planning and building regulations applications

– advise on the need for other consultants such as structural engineers and party wall surveyors

– provide detailed construction information to obtain accurate prices from builders

– assist with builders’ quotes and appointment and carry out site inspections

The Royal Institute of British Architects, which provides useful guidance on working with architects on their website www.architecture.com