Architect Firm, Trimble Architects, Explains How To Use An Architect For Your Building Project
Experienced RIBA Architect Bob Trimble explains how you can use an architect to help you with your building project.
By: Trimble Architects
Outside of very simple building work, you should speak to a qualified architect before you begin planning your project.
The advice offered by an architect will help you foresee potential problems and avoid unnecessary costs.
An architect will offer guidance on all aspects of the project from costs and design through to planning and construction.
HOW TO USE AN ARCHITECT
An architect will generally offer a full service for projects that have a budget of over £50,000. However, you can still get advice on smaller projects for a small fee.
The most common services offered by an architect are one-off consultations to provide useful information to help with your building design and construction. This offers a valuable insight into the work required and the process involved.
Before submitting the brief, you will need to consider whether your new build is to be a contemporary style or does it need to fit in with an existing architectural look?
What are you looking to use the building for when it is finished? What activities do you expect to be using the space for? Are there any special requirements that should feature in the building to fulfil its desired purpose?
Consider the ultimate goal of the project. Are you hoping to improve the available space, increase light, make your building more flexible?
Benefits of using a RIBA Chartered Practice:
Members of the RIBA must meet strict eligibility criteria before they can become registered. All registered practices of the RIBA will:
- have a required number of RIBA Chartered Architects employed
- be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance
- use a Quality Management system
- follow strict Health and Safety and Environmental policies
- will conduct their services according to a Code of Practice
Members of the RIBA are fully committed to providing a service that meets high customer service and design excellence.