- Architect Your Home
- 2 November 2019
“Will my project really benefit from an architect?”
We’re often asked this question, and the answer is nearly always a resounding “Yes!”
Okay, we’ll admit it - we’re a little biased. We’re architects, we love what we do, and we’re good at it!
In all seriousness though, an architect can offer a range of benefits for anyone considering a building project or extension to their home.
From a new build to a loft conversion, an architect will draw on years of experience and training to provide innovative solutions for clients. They will also ensure that the plans produced meet clients' requirements, as well as all relevant building regulations and planning applications.
Here at Architect Your Home, we offer a truly flexible architect service, which allows clients to use only the specific services that they require. Our services come at a fixed price and are available on a pay as you go basis, which means that you will know from the outset exactly how much you’ll pay.
If, for example, you wish to project manage your own build, we can just draw up the plans for you. If, however, you feel that you lack the time or skills, we can arrange to project manage the whole of your build, ensuring that it gets completed on time, within budget, and to a high level of finish.
All Architect Your Home architects are fully trained and registered with the Architects' Registration Board, ARB. Our architects can help you plan your project using their years of training and experience. Indeed, our team of experienced architects are passionate about design, but they are also aware of the need to minimise construction costs and maximise energy efficiency through the use of innovative design techniques.
A qualified architect can guide you through the complex process of gaining planning permission, understanding the costs and your budget, as well as helping to facilitate any contractual agreements between clients and tradesmen.
On top of all this, a qualified architect is, by law, obliged to carry full professional indemnity insurance, which adds a layer of protection for the client should anything unforeseen happen.
Once the build has started, a qualified architect can ensure that tradesmen follow plans accurately, producing quality workmanship and use the correct materials at each stage of the build.
Finally, using the services of a professional architect can help you add value to your property through design. Indeed, a well-designed extension can often add value to a property, whereas a poorly-executed extension can result in unnecessary expense.
Here at Architect Your Home, we are passionate about helping more people access the benefits afforded by an architect-designed build, which is why our fees are transparent and our services can be accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis.
For more information on how Architect Your Home can help with your renovation, fill in our contact us form and we’ll be in touch soon.