When thinking about a building project you
may be unsure about how an Architect or other designer will be able to
help, or whether you even need one. Or you may think that you
just need someone to draw up your ideas for planning.
An architect can help you at every stage of a project. From getting the
brief and the design right at the start, through negotiating planning
and building regulations and working out how it will be built, right up
to administering the works on site, working with the builders to get it
built as you want it. And an architect has done it all
before, so will be able to guide you through the process and make it as
stress free and as enjoyable as possible.
Architects are problem solvers, who will ensure that you address the
core needs of your project to get to a solution that meets those
needs. An architect will work closely with you to hone your ideas
brief, and will also be able to identify solutions and opportunities
that you may not have thought of. An architect will be able to suggest
layouts, materials and products that go beyond the conventional to
truly meet the needs of the project and maximise returns. This is what
we are trained to do - to think creatively about a problem to come up
with solutions that are not always obvious.
Investment at the right stages of the project will save you money in
the long run. Getting the brief and the design right at the start
the need to make costly changes when on site. A full set of drawings
will allow accurate pricing and programming by a builder and with
everything thought about and coordinated before you get to site you can
be confident of what you are going to get and how much it will
cost. You will also know that what you will get is what you want.
A well designed building is a lot more than just external
appearances or a building regs certificate. And a well designed building
is better to live in and worth more than a badly designed one.
Engaging an architect is the best investment in your project that you can make.