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The Right Architect

Every project needs a good architect and every architect needs a good team of builders and suppliers to bring their ideas to life. There is a lot of misconception that employing an architect will be expensive and of little benefit to you or your project. This is entirely misleading as, in most cases, an architect will provide you with an imaginatively designed building, save you time and money as well as making the whole building process less stressful to you, your family and/or your business.

Architects are essential to a successful design team and subsequent building project. They can guide you through what can be complex statutory procedures, monitor the building programmed and inspect the works from commencement through to a successful completion on site. Throughout the project you will have peace of mind that you have the security of your architect's professional indemnity insurance and that your architect is complying with the strict code of conduct imposed by the registered architect's governing body and professional competence.
In employing an architect, they will establish a clear identity to your building that has been designed with optimized functionality for the end user irrespective of it being a residential extension or new build for a corporate client. They will look to design a building that is not only pleasing to the eye, both in interior and exterior, whether it be traditional or contemporary in appearance. Dependent on your requirements an Architect can create a flexible building, which will not only cater for your present needs but also accommodate future requirements of you or your company.

An Architect can contribute significantly to the success of your project. Choosing the right Architect is crucial to the successful interpretation of your requirements and the subsequent successful completion of a quality project.
Architects are trained to think creatively and laterally within the constraints of your brief to provide you with a good designed building that will maximize your investment. Good design adds value and an architect can maximize space and light together with suggesting alternative solutions, energy-conscious designs and sustainable materials.
The right Architect can save you time through managing and co-coordinating the key design and building process elements of the project. This allows the project to run smoothly giving you more time to spend on other pressing issues whether it be choosing finishes or running your company.

The right Architect save you money by not only designing the building with a clear appreciation of its running costs in terms of its efficiency but also by choosing the right materials to suit the budgetary requirements. They can save you or your business money by prioritizing the achievement of the project in terms of time, cost and quality.
View each Architect's design philosophy held within the practice details of the Architect's profile. If Architect does not stand out or interest you from their design philosophy, approach or the work examples then he is not the right Architect for you.
You may request to visit which have been completed by the Architect or alternatively you may request that they bring a portfolio to the initial meeting so you can see if their style meets your envisaged ideas and if so discuss your priorities in terms of timescale, cost and quality.

On receiving feedback from your short listed Architects, arrange to meet each Architect ideally at the envisaged project's address. It is important to feel comfortable with the Architect you are about to employ. Ask as many questions that you feel comfortable with as this will give you a clear indication as to how the project will be realized and how much it will cost for their involvement within the overall process. Ask each Architect to submit a fee basis for their involvement for you to assess. Although costs will be invariably be an issue to the viability of your project, it is imperative that you feel at ease with the Architect you choose, as you will be working closely with them to realize the project successfully. On receipt of the Architects fee basis and the information you have gained from meetings with each of your short-listed practices you will be in a position to choose the right Architect for your project.

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