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Topic: Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please
Posted by: James Holmes-Siedle
Date/Time: 22/01/15 10:46:00

I would normally recommend an architect and most will give you a fixed fee for agreed stages.

Of course it can go well without, and of course there are poorly performing architects out there - but you are spending a lot of money and an architect will normally help you maximise the return for that money.

During design stage they will allow you to explore your ideas (believe me that are 2000+ decisions to make!) explore your planning opportunities and a whole range of things like finishes and electrical/lighting etc.

During construction they help to control the construction and co-ordinate approvals and programme and monitor that the quality of finish is that specified in the contract.

A good architect and builder operate as a team to deliver your project!

But quite right - don't pick one that designs shopping malls- look for one that has done your type of project before - after all it s that experience you are after!

In a small ground floor project it is difficult to see what can be built off-site - timings ca be organised to make sure it is watertight faster than normal, but off-site implies a factory produced pannellised system which relies normally on volume and repetition. Great on new build though.

James


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Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please19/01/15 17:12:00 Harry Morgan
   Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please19/01/15 17:19:00 Keith Iddon
   Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please19/01/15 17:51:00 Ken Munn
   Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please19/01/15 18:02:00 Jeremy Beckett
   Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please19/01/15 21:34:00 Simon Tranter
      Re:Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please20/01/15 14:59:00 Phillip Tait
         Re:Re:Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please20/01/15 18:30:00 Tony Buchanan
   Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please21/01/15 19:04:00 Adam Bandurski
   Re:Side-return extensions: advice & recommendations please22/01/15 10:46:00 James Holmes-Siedle

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