Works To Existing Buildings:

Our charges will depend on the construction cost and whether the project is simple or complex.   There are normally 3 roughly equal stages to our involvement in a typical project.   You can employ us for all 3 stages that make up the Architect's normal full service, or opt for a partial service.

Stage 1 - Design & Planning                         


 Stage 2 - Building Regs., Specification & Detail 


 Stage 3 - Tendering & Contract Administration     





The approximate build cost of a typical residential job would be to multiply the total gross new floor area (all floors) by about 1,400 per square metre (or 140 per square foot). Then add the cost of alterations to the existing building i.e. the fitting out of a bathroom/kitchen, external works, structural alterations, anything higher than an average specification.

Our popular price calculator has been developed over many years, based on our normal and competitive hourly rates for a highly experienced Architect and for an experienced Architectural Technician, both utilising the latest electronic technology and able to create added value through design excellence conveyed through top quality drawings - we are confident that you will be impressed with what we can achieve in a given time in comparison with our competitors.

Our terms and conditions, unless agreed otherwise, are always as stated on the standard RIBA Conditions of Appointment for Small Works (SW/99), copy available on request.







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