Architects apply impartial and creative thinking to projects. Our structured training sees a minimum of 7 years of education before qualification with structured continued professional development. We strike the balance of quality, cost and time which ultimately produces a better end product.
At the outset of your project, you should start looking for an Architect. Fingerprintstudios Architects provide important pre-design services including site evaluation, and can help you explore the options you may not have considered. Involving us at the early stages can help avoid costly mistakes, and increase the likelihood of your satisfaction and success of the project.
Fairly and honestly? Please look at our fee page for further info (Link to relevant page) Our fees are calculated based on your brief, the opportunities and constraints of the site and project, the complexity of the solution. Our fees will either be a fixed fee, and hourly rate or a percentages of the project value. Sometimes depending on the project this can be a mixture of the above. In all our fees are always prepared with providing the best possible service and solution for your project.
From a clients perspective it can be tempting to mitigate the costs of an Architect. While it’s true there are cheaper options outside of qualified Architects, AN Architect can provide skill and expertise in saving you money through clever design solutions and alternative specification.
An architect’s design can reduce energy and maintenance costs, and provide an efficient layout so that you don’t overbuild what you really need. They can turn a difficult lot into a successful building site. And they spend time planning and fully developing your ideas to avoid changes once construction is underway.
We are appointed by you to find the best possible solution and balance of money, cost and time. Compared to trusting others Architects are bound by a code of conduct and as such will provide you with the best possible product.
Our initial phone call consultation is completely free. This is typically 30mins long.
If you would like to meet in person to discuss your project an onsite visit for 1 hr which is charged at £85. During this time we can explore your project, discuss the planning and project constraints and discuss some ideas and potential solutions.
During the 30min free consultation, we will take some details about the project and brief. Use the power of google to look at the project site and provide some impartial advice on the risks and opportunities. Were appropriate we can also provide a budget guide of our consultation fees.
The initial consultation is a time for us to discuss your requirements and to see if you feel we are the right company for your project.
At this time we will discuss your brief, ideas and concepts and through our expertise and experience we can provide some impartial advice. During the meeting you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions, or ask for clarification of anything that has been discussed.
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