Costs can vary greatly and depend of what services are needed for your project. In addition to the standard fees there may be addtional costs for outgoings, travel, quantity surveyors, soil testing, a structural engineer, town planning application and land surveyors. When this occurs Russell Watkins Architects provides estimates/quotations for such services. Costs to external companies and/or services are payable by the client directly to the supplier of that service.
Yes! My services can be used only for your design requirements.
Yes! But this requires us to look at your project needs as these vary so much from project to project. Once we have your project scoped we'll have
a clear list of requirements.
We do have our own builders who we have formed trusted working relationships with over many years. We can also work with your builder.
Fees are based on a percentage of estimated building cost and adjusted in accordance with the actual contract amount. We follow the standards from RAIA when calculating our professional fees.
Prepare your wish list! We would love to hear and see any ideas you may have. Also prepare an approximate budget.
All fees are due and payable seven (7) days after the invoice date.
Fees are payable upon completion of work at each stage whether the project proceeds to completion, is postponed on abandoned.
Both are professions that can help bring your dreams to a reality. You will generally find though that architects will have a flair for showing you practical design whereas generally a draftsman is hired to prepare your plans but in general they are not contracted to create your design.