Frequently asked questions

Q. Why hire an architect?


An architect will provide informed and educated feedback regarding their client’s ideas and concerns about their building project.



An architect will help the client to clarify and articulate their desires as they relate to their building project.

An architect can offer their client ideas which a client will likely not think of on their own.

The architect can also offer informed solutions to problems regarding a building’s design.

The architect will work with the client to formulate an architectural design which is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also realistic, functional, of high quality and appropriate to the client’s budget all within a reasonable time frame.

An architect will develop the necessary drawings, specifications and instructions that will enable the building to be constructed.


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Q.How much does it cost to engage an architect?

Generally, Fees for design services will be one of the following but will be agreed before the start of services:

a. Time Charged fees (Time spent on behalf of the project is billed based on our Schedule of Rates).

b. Percentage fees ( Fees are based on the Final Construction cost of the works).

c. Lump Sum or Fixed Fees. (These fees are discussed and agreed with you at the start of the project and will be based on mutually agreed criteria and a scope of works. They will remain for the duration of the project except if the scope of works are altered or if there is a change in the criteria agreed).

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