If you’re building a new home, office, commercial property or holiday accommodation facilities, you need an architect – unless you don’t care about quality and are happy to take whatever the builder or draftsman dishes up to you.
Why is an architect so much better, when many draftsmen and even interior designers assure you they can do the job properly?
A bank manager was blissfully showing off his new office after their building had been renovated. He was at the end of the new additions on an external wall, but didn’t have a nice big window overlooking the city, in fact he had no window at all. When asked why, he seemed a bit confused and said the draftsman who had designed the building advised you couldn’t have windows there because of the fire regulations.
Had an architect been involved, they would have had enough knowledge of the commercial building code to know how to include a window while still complying with fire regulations. Had a window been included, it would have completely transformed the office, made the building more valuable and increased the amount it could have commanded in rent.
The advantages of involving a professional architect don’t end at the planning stage – A qualified Architect has relevant professional training, expertise and experience to manage the entire design and construction process, from start to finish. This ensures contractors working on the project do not take shortcuts and the finished project will reflect the quality you paid for and expect.
As well as having an intimate knowledge of design and structural engineering, our architects understand the impact design can have on your health and lifestyle – we ensure there is adequate ventilation and specify the use of materials that are non-toxic.
And finally, architecturally designed buildings are always more desirable to buyers…so the initial investment you make more than pays for itself with higher resale value.
So contact us now, for peace of mind knowing your project will be properly designed and managed, you will save money and the building will appreciate more, maximising your return on investment.