Why An Architect?

Why An Architect?

Whether you are planning to build a new house, to alter or extend your present home, to employ a builder or just do it yourself, it makes sense to consult an Architect.

Architects provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings – they can handle the paperwork, bring value for money, imagination and peace of mind to your project, whilst keeping it on track and on budget.

Below are brief explanations of the key benefits of why using an Architect would be the right decision for you…

A client centred service
Architects provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings. Adept at identifying the aspirations and needs of their clients, Architects will bring their special skills, knowledge and experience to a project.

Value for money
Not only can Architects provide value for money, but professional attention to detail will achieve value through the most efficient use of space, and careful selection of materials and finishes. Environmental sensitivity, energy efficiency, low running and maintenance costs can bring extra benefits to your project and long term savings!

Peace of mind
Architects can guide you through the complex procedures of planning permission and building regulations and monitor the builder’s programme of works through to completion. RIAS members are obliged to carry professional indemnity insurance, giving you peace of mind.

Imagination
An Architect can lift your project out of the ordinary and help you achieve your aspirations and vision. They are trained designers who will explore your needs and desires and find inventive and practical ways of enhancing your living environment.