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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 12th Jul 17, 1:36 PM
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    Architect Costs - reasonable
    • #1
    • 12th Jul 17, 1:36 PM
    Architect Costs - reasonable 12th Jul 17 at 1:36 PM
    Hi

    We are looking to extend the back of the house - single storey - 9mx3m (ish). We have been looking at different architects to do the drawings and have been getting a wide range of quotes....The latest being £1500 +VAT (or 3% of building costs) whichever is highest. For this I would get the following:

    Stage 1 - Survey, design &!approvals

    Design brief meeting;
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    Project options and suggestions including taking of client brief.
    Identify drawing and 3rd party approval timescales.
    Planning explained (if required)
    Building regulations explained.
    Discuss if other consultants such as structural engineer are required.
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    Carry out survey of existing property to obtain existing plans, elevations, section and site plan.
    !
    Produce initial proposed plans and elevations, these are issued via PDF for your review and sign off.
    !
    Production of planning (if required) detailed building regulations/tender drawings for co-ordinating with structural engineer’s design (if required), including full submission to planning (if required) and building control on your behalf for their plan check approval.
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    Issue 2 full size paper copies of most recent architectural drawings for your/your builder’s information.
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    • the_r_sole
    • By the_r_sole 12th Jul 17, 1:40 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 1:40 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 1:40 PM
    cheap imo, are they registered architects?
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 12th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
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    • #3
    • 12th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
    cheap imo, are they registered architects?
    Originally posted by the_r_sole
    I am not sure - could not find them on the architects register - so probably a no !!

    The other quote I had was:

    Building Regs Drawing: £550
    Steelwork Calculations: £150 per calc (if needed)!

    Whats the difference with this one and above?
    Last edited by aj9648; 12-07-2017 at 2:12 PM.
    • teneighty
    • By teneighty 12th Jul 17, 2:17 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 2:17 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 2:17 PM
    Post #1 Looks fairly standard, would say fee quoted is towards the top end for a single storey extension but depends on complexity of design.

    What were the other fee quotes?

    Post #3 £550 seems very cheap for Building Regs drawing. £150 for beam calc is spot on.
    Last edited by teneighty; 12-07-2017 at 2:20 PM.
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 12th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
    Post #1 Looks fairly standard, would say fee quoted is towards the top end for a single storey extension but depends on complexity of design.

    What were the other fee quotes?

    Post #3 £550 seems very cheap for Building Regs drawing. £150 for beam calc is spot on.
    Originally posted by teneighty
    Another quote was:

    Single storey £550
    Single storey wraparound £600
    Structural calcs £125 per calc
    Planning IF required £172
    Building control approx £550 inc of inspections
    £30 download fee for location plans!
    • teneighty
    • By teneighty 12th Jul 17, 3:00 PM
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    • #6
    • 12th Jul 17, 3:00 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:00 PM
    Another quote was:

    Single storey £550
    Single storey wraparound £600
    Structural calcs £125 per calc
    Planning IF required £172
    Building control approx £550 inc of inspections
    £30 download fee for location plans!
    Originally posted by aj9648
    The last 3 are all standard charges/fees to third parties not the "architect", like I said £550 is very cheap, could be a bargain or could be just cheap because they are rubbish.
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 12th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
    Buy cheap buy twice........
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