We offer a full service to our Clients and would tailor each commission to the requisite level of input for the project. We are happy to use the RIAS Scottish Conditions of Appointment of an Architect Small projects Version ASP 2005 (rev Nov 2011) as the basis for our appointment. This is a standard form that can be tailored to our Clients’ requirements.
Please refer to the page ‘Full Architectural Services’ for a detailed breakdown of an architect’s standard appointment criteria. Please read through the following rough guide to understand fees and process as it applies to a ‘typical’ project type;
Example: 24m2 kitchen extension to the side of an existing 1980s 2 storey Dwelling House. Budget (inc fees and VAT) – circa £40,000.00.
Typically for a domestic extension our involvement would be through Work Stages A – F. What does this mean for you as the Client?
Stages A – C: Feasibility > Scheme Design
We would produce an Architect’s survey of the existing property to allow the scheme to be worked up. If the property is of a size or type that my surveying skills are redundant then we can suggest local surveyors to undertake the survey, at your cost.
From the survey we have a basis to discuss possible schemes. It is always helpful to both parties if you as the Client write a brief or even a mood-board to communicate your ideas to your Architect.
Module Architects would then produce options that we can discuss through and agree on a Scheme design that meets your parameters (such space, cost, aesthetics, materials etc) and those imposed on the project through statutory regulation(i.e. Planning, Building Warrant etc).
This is described as the Scheme Design Stage and would be charged on a fixed fee basis. Our fee would typically be £800 for this stage, based on the above ‘example’.
Stage D – Detailed Proposals (Planning)
The drawings would be worked up to a full design including colour and site plans/location plans for submittal to Planning as a Planning Permission application.
This is described as the Planning Scheme Stage and would be charged on a fixed fee basis. Our fee would typically be £950 for this stage, based on the above ‘example’.
Stage E – Final Proposals (Building Warrant)
Assuming Planning Permission is forthcoming we would then take the drawings and work these up to a full set of Building Warrant submission drawings. We would ask you to input on things such as radiators, sockets and switches, kitchen fittings etc. This information together with technical information relating to U-values (thermal performance) and technical details would be added to the drawings to ensure compliance with the Scottish Building Regulations.
This is described as the Building Warrant Stage and would be charged on a fixed fee basis. Our fee would typically be £1250 for this stage, based on the above ‘example’.
The later sites stages can be discussed and our input gauged against your criteria and the project’s complexities and needs. Typically we charge £135 for a local site visit, usually on a weekly basis and in tandem with meeting the Client.
Any additional fees would be charged at £50 per hour worked excluding expenses.
The above fee schedule is for Module Architects involvement only. Additional fees include statutory fees, structural engineer’s fees, etc and these are to be paid by the Client.