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Your Architectural Questions Answered: A Guide to Working with Connor Ferris Architects

Navigating the world of architecture and planning your home project can be daunting, filled with questions and uncertainties. At Connor Ferris Architects, we understand that clarity and transparency are key to embarking on any architectural journey. That’s why we’ve compiled this blog post, answering some of the most frequently asked questions we receive, to guide you through the process of working with us.

Why Choose Connor Ferris Architects?

The Benefits of Professional Architectural Services

Whether you’re contemplating an extension, conversion, significant renovation, or embarking on a new build, the advantages of utilising an architectural service are manifold:

  • Enhanced Design Quality: Our expertise ensures not just an aesthetically pleasing design but one that is functional and tailored to your needs.
  • Optimal Space Utilisation: We craft spaces that are efficient, enjoyable, and tailored to your lifestyle.
  • Higher Planning Approval Rates: Our experience with local planning authorities increases the likelihood of obtaining necessary approvals.
  • Protection Against Malpractice: Our professional standards safeguard you from potential pitfalls in the construction process.

Can You Trust Us? Are We Qualified?

Ensuring Peace of Mind with Qualified Professionals

Choosing an architect is a significant decision. Here’s why you can trust us:

  • We offer a complimentary onsite measured survey/consultation to thoroughly understand your project from the outset.
  • Our team boasts extensive qualifications and expertise, backed by a robust portfolio of over 100 residential extensions and renovations across the UK. Recognised by both the ARB and RIBA, our credentials speak to our commitment to excellence.

Will We Visit Your Property?

Precision Planning with Modern Technology

A foundational aspect of our process includes a detailed measured survey of your property. Utilising commercial-grade lasers, we create a digital twin of your space, enabling precise planning and design from the very beginning.

Who Will Be Involved in Your Project?

Navigating the Construction Ecosystem

A successful project involves more than just an architect. From planning to completion, you may need to engage:

  • Structural Engineers
  • Local Council Planning Departments
  • Drainage Surveyors
  • Building Control or Approved Inspectors
  • Party Wall Surveyors
  • Builders and Various Tradesmen

We provide a detailed report outlining potential collaborations, ensuring you’re well-informed at every step.

How Much Does an Architect Cost in the UK?

Transparent Pricing for Your Peace of Mind

Architectural fees can vary, traditionally calculated as a percentage of your project’s total budget, typically ranging between 5% – 10%. Alternatively, some practices charge an hourly rate, averaging £75 – £200 per hour. The scope and complexity of your project will influence the total hours required.

Interested in a tailored quote for your project? Reach out to us for a free, no-obligation quote and let’s discuss how we can bring your vision to life with confidence and clarity.

Ready to embark on your architectural journey with Connor Ferris Architects? Our team is here to navigate you through the complexities of planning and design, transforming your dreams into tangible realities. Contact us today for a partnership defined by professionalism, innovation, and trust.

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