Architects costs in Dundee, Scotland. Craig anderson design. House extensions,  loft conversions

ARCHITECTS FEES

How much will an architect cost?

  

We understand that our Clients want to know how much our services will cost so they can budget for their project. However, as every project is completely different, tailored fee proposals are required for every project.


Our policy for architectural fees is that we like to keep things simple, efficient and transparent. We work hard to minimise costs for our Clients, whilst providing them with beautiful design options and the highest standard of drawings and information.


We offer free home consultations for Clients looking to discuss what might be possible for their home or for those who know what they want and are looking for an architect to help them make it a reality! Having led many projects from initial ideas to completion of building work, we know exactly what it takes to make projects successful.


After visiting you and discussing your project we will provide a written fee proposal, broken down into four stages. The proposal will be based on the time we believe will be needed to spend on the project to provide you with, not only the highest standard of drawings and information, but also with beautiful, functional design options that you can clearly visualise and fully understand in order to make informed choices.


By investing in the design process at an early stage, you and your home will benefit from it for years to come.


The figures below shows the range of time required for the design of house extensions, loft conversions and renovation projects in Dundee and surrounding areas. Each project will be assessed based on it's size, location and difficulty, then a fixed fee provided for each stage based on the time required.


Stage 1 – Concept Design & Planning – 


Small, uncomplicated projects - 20 hours = £1,000

to

Large, detailed projects with a challenging aspect - 80 hours = £4,000 


Stage 2 – Technical Design & Specification


Small, uncomplicated projects - 20 hours = £1,000

to

Large, detailed projects with a challenging aspect - 80 hours = £4,000 


Stage 3 – Tender


Basic competitive tender for small project involving 3 contractors - 10 hours = £500

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Competitive Tender for larger project involving 4 contractors - 20 hours = £1,000


Stage 4 – Build 


Standard Service – 8 Hours per month = £400/Month for duration of build 

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Project Management – 16 Hours per month = £800/Month for duration of build 


Each stage of the work can be thought of as a separate package of work. If you only require certain elements, such as a planning package, or are confident in taking on some parts of the work yourself, this can be discussed during the home consultation and the fee proposal tailored to suit.


Most projects will also require additional consultants and involve application fees as follows.


Stage 1 – Concept Design & Planning – 

· Measured Survey – around £500 - £1,000 for a family home

· OS Location Map for Planning application – around £30

· Householder Planning Application Fee - £202


Stage 2 – Technical Design & Specification

· Structural Engineer – ranging from £500 - £2000 depending on work required

· Building Warrant Fee – ranging from £500 - £1500 depending on work required


Other unexpected costs that occasionally crop up as follows:


· Use of Quantity Surveyor for detailed cost estimating - £500 - £1500

· Build Over Agreement Costs with Scottish Water - £500 - £1000

· Protected species surveys (Bats mainly) - £500 - £2000


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To discuss a project, small or large, feel free to call for an informal chat or arrange a home consultation.

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