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When you need to find an architect or surveyor for your home or commercial property, use our service to compare quotes for architectural services such as plans drawn and submitted, or home buyers reports. You may need house building plans, plans for extensions, listed buildings drawings, loft and / or garage conversion plans and drawings, building regulations submissions or other design and structural projects.
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You may have a good idea of the home improvements, extension or conversion you want carrying out on your home, but this is only ever the first step in making your dreams a reality. You'll often need to get your plans approved by your local building control office. Unless you're accomplished in structural engineering or CAD (computer aided design), you might not feel completely confident about the prospect of pulling together your own drawings for property changes, or change of use. This is where you need the help of a professional architect, and more so, if possible the services of a Chartered Architect, although you may be able to use the services of a skilled draughtsman. For further information on the qualifications required for architects compiling plans and drawings again check with either building control or check out our resources section. There is a full section in there on tradepeople's qualifications, accreditations and trades associations they may be members of (and this includes architects). The first step in getting your plans drawn and submitted is to compare quotes from architectural services. Use the form above and choose 'plans drawn and submitted' when asked for the type of work you want doing.
To change the type of use of a property from one use class to another one will usually mean that you need planning permission. For example, you may be changing the use of a property from a domestic home to commercial premises, or a restaurant into a shop. You'll likely need the help of a professional to complete this type of application. If a property is to remain within the same 'use class' it's likely you won't need planning permission, but it's always best to take advice.
If you're considering a barn conversion you will find the services of a good architect invaluable. Whether it's plans submitted to your local building control for you for the barn conversion proposal, or creating some initial drawings in the first place, choose architects from the type of trades you need quotes from following by barn conversion plans. Describe your barn converting project and we'll look to connect you with services who can help.
Enhanced improvements to your property , such as a two-storey extension or a new build home will usually require the expertise of an architect. It's a working relationship that is incredibly important, since the architect is there to ensure your ideas are turned into reality according to all the building regulations and highest building standards. They also offer peace of mind to builders too since their expertise in the field will help to iron out any challenges facing the project from the start. And once the work's complete you can have an architect inspect and sign off the work, giving you the peace of mind that it's a job well done. When choosing an architect, check to see if they're registered with the Architect's Registration Body or ARB and the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA).
Pick someone who has lots of experience of conducting similar projects to the one you want done. It's also worthwhile checking their relationship with the local planning office. This gives you some insight into how successful they've been in getting their plans approved in the past. And just as you would ask to see references from builders, so too architects should be happy to provide details of prior work carried out and show you examples of building projects they've undertaken. What you're looking for here is how well they stuck to the brief and whether they went wildly off budget. It's vital for obvious reasons your architect works within your budget constraints throughout the project, and at the very least flags up any budgetary issues they foresee before work commences.
Once you've found the right architect for the job, they'll begin by embarking on a feasibility study and ensure all the planning and building regulation documents are submitted correctly. WIth these in place and once you have the green light from the planning department, the build can commence. You can choose to have the architect for the duration of the project until the build is complete or just hire them for the design and submission phase. Nearly all problems clients have with architects can be put down to a breakdown in communication.
Therefore it's absolutely necessary to have all details of the build's budget and the architect's responsibilities set out in writing from the start of the process. Similarly, the client has a responsibility not to chop and change their mind about an aspect of the project midway to completion. If you're thinking of transforming your home and require an architect, post a job using Top Tradespeople and we’ll find up to four architects to provide quotes for your work and to help you turn your ideas into reality.