When you make the choice to design your own home, or make a moderation to your existing one, you want the very best, the perfect house. There are some things that need a professional touch and the design of your home is definitely one of them! A registered architect can provide you with an excellent, bespoke design and so much more, including building knowledge and suggestions for how to make your home energy efficient.
In addition to having an excellent knowledge of house planning and of the build industry as a whole, a professional architect will also have the correct understanding of permissions you need and local requirements. They can save you a lot of money and stress in the long run because they can prevent you from bumping into problems. If you employ an architect for the duration of your build, they can over-see the whole construction process, thus reducing your stress significantly!
Once you have found an architect which suits your project (many have samples of their portfolio online for you to view), you need to make it clear to him/her what your design brief is. This includes a list of what you require (such as room sizes and types and what you will need to fit into the spaces) but could also include some pictures of existing designs that you like the look of. Although you want to make your home look exactly as you have dreamt, remember that any recommendations your architect makes are because they … Read More