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Do you need a local architectural designer? Plentific can help you find and compare top architectural designers near you. Whether you need an architectural drawing service or help with a planning permission application, our recommended Pros can get your job done!

Featured Pros for Architectural Designer

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Studio Squared
Architectural Designer in London, WC1X 0EG
Planit
Architectural Designer in London, SW19 1ED
Nigel Copsey Engineering Ltd
Architectural Designer in Woking, GU22 0JS
Kpcl Architecture Ltd
Architectural Designer in London, E15 4ES
Iplans
Architectural Designer in Coleford, GL16 8PB
Xpressworkforce
Architectural Designer in Croydon, CR0 6QB
Sandeep Halai Architecture + Design
Architectural Designer in Harrow, HA3 0NU
Dce Global Limited
Architectural Designer in Greater London, HA2 8BY
Structice Engineering Consultants Ltd
Architectural Designer in Hayes, UB4 8LL
Shaikh Consultants
Architectural Designer in Hounslow, TW5 0LJ
Anna Auzins Interiors
Architectural Designer in London, SW19 4HA
Linx Design & Build
Architectural Designer in London, SE3 8DL

Latest Architectural Designer Reviews

Nigel Copsey Engineering Ltd
12 Aug 2017
We employed Nigel to do the structural and building regs drawings for two new homes. We can highly recommend
Nigel. He is very pleasant to work with, always available to speak to and extremely helpful. We will certainly use him again should the need arise.
Ritzi Structural Engineering Consultants
9 Aug 2017
very friendly and efficient!
A R C H I T E K T A S
2 Aug 2017
ARCHITEKTAS provided an excellent job of very high quality. Povilas was responsive and diligent in his work. I would recommend
their architectural services to anyone and will definitely be working with them again. After dealing with architects in the past I was surprised to finally find one I can trust to deliver excellent work, on time.
Structice Engineering Consultants Ltd
29 Jul 2017
Taher resonated to my queries in a timely and professional manner before even paying a visit. On site visit, he
went that extra mile to ensure my concerns regarding structural change to the property are well understood which he then advised in the observation report precisely. I highly recommend Structice and for myself for any future work will be my preference.

Finding an Architectural Designer

Whether you simply need building plans or want someone to manage all of the design and construction of your new home, finding the right architectural designer can be a difficult task. Plentific can help you to find the best options with the right skills in your local area, giving you several choices as well as access to customer reviews to help you compare them. By hiring a verified Pro you will also gain coverage from the Plentific Guarantee, which can protect your project from start to finish. With over 75,000 tradesmen registered from across the UK, Plentific is ready to find you the Pro you need, regardless of the job.

Before hiring an architectural designer, have an concise idea of what you want done, as their role can vary between design work to supervising construction.

What does an Architectural Designer do?

An architectural designer is a Pro that you can hire to plan, supervise and facilitate a construction, renovation, extension or conversion project. You may also hire an architectural designer to supervise the restoration or conversion of an existing building. Some candidates will also offer services such as managing your budget and dealing with tradespeople and other professionals during construction.

What do you need to know about finding an Architectural Designer?

Before hiring an architectural designer you must be precisely aware of what you need from them. An architectural designer can be hired to do anything between drafting designs and managing your entire building project. You need to know exactly what you want and how much of a budget you can offer to find a choice to suit you. Being able to discuss this can help your choice to give you a bespoke service, and they may even be able to suggest ways that you can save money.

Make sure to check the background of your choices, as it can be very easy to mistake an architectural designer for an architect, which is a much more specialised profession. For someone to qualify as an architect requires at least seven years of training to obtain the necessary qualifications. They will have to have registered with the ARB (Architects Registration Board), which enforces strict standards and codes of conduct. Being an architectural designer does not require such qualifications, though a good candidate will usually have a relevant degree at the very least. They may also have qualifications in areas like computer assisted design (CAD). Organisations like the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) require their members to have the necessary qualifications, experience and protection, and so a simple way to find a high quality candidate is to check if they belong to such a group.

You can also ask them to present customer reviews from previous jobs to make sure they have the expertise and experience to suit your project. Be wary of freelance architectural designers. To be a successful a freelancer must have years of solid experience and a portfolio of successful projects; a freelancer that lacks this may simply be struggling to find employment with an agency.

What do you need to know about hiring an Architectural Designer?

Your choice should give you a flat, daily or hourly rate after discussing the project. If they need to bring in more people or equipment, be sure to ask if this will incur additional costs. It is advised that you get a flat rate if you can, as this will mean you will know exactly how much you are paying. Be sure to make it clear that your candidate cannot add additional costs without your approval.

Ask your choice about their insurance policies and guarantees, particularly for if you are unsatisfied with their work. While an architectural designer is not legally required to have active Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII), it is advised that you make sure your choice has this. If not, any mistakes could be extremely costly for your project.

Before hiring anyone, make sure that you have a clear and concise contract. It should include a detailed specification of the services you are paying for, a payment schedule and written confirmation of your choice's insurance policies and guarantees.

How much does it cost to hire an Architectural Designer?

The price of hiring an architectural designer is heavily dependant on the size and nature of the job. A technical drawing you can use to apply for planning permission will usually cost at least around £200. Design services, including consultation time and sketches, could cost over £1000.

If the candidate you hire also supervises your project, they will usually charge a small percentage (5-10%) of the overall budget as a fee. Usually the larger the project the lower the percentage will be. You can also negotiate a lump sum, which can help protect you against overspending and hidden fees.

Remember that hiring the right architectural designer for you is not just a matter of price. You should be sure that they can get the job done to your specifications and that you will be comfortable working with them. There may be cheaper options, but when it comes to architecture you very much get what you are willing to pay for.

Latest Architectural Designer Jobs Posted

Ray
hd59jb 30 grosvenor rd, dalton , huddersfield. a double height side and rear attached extension of 9m at side and 4.5m
wrap around back. 3m wide at side and 2.1m projected past rear. kirklees planning office . some small external walll knock throughs for 2 doors and to open rear kitchen to rear extension. house is concrete and pebble poured single skin fiennes construction. price should include all drawings and submission costs such as needed to kirklees. this is reposted due to expired while waiting for council pre app visit which has happened. previous companies please reapply as i cannot contact you. thanks. ray
Ankur A.
Hello - I am looking for a designer who is experienced in converting planning drawings to building regulations drawings. There are
two designs which are closely related 16-04202 and 16-04600 the only difference being the roof layout and garage. The designs are required to support building regulations control and getting quotes from builders.
Tina C.
I need help with ascertaining the status of a planning application for extending a kitchen, building a new bathroom
and opening up a fireplace in a ground floor purpose built maisonette, which I own and for which I have a leasehold. I attach plans for the kitchen extension.
Carmen
We are the leaseholders of the apartment 1st and 2nd floor+ attic. We would like to convert the attic into
a dormer, gain the access to the rear 1st floor terrace. We did a pre-application to Westminster in 2015 - and we revived positive reply for the possibility of the terrace and the dormer. We would need your advice and quotations for architect, structural engineer and building regulations We would like changing the place of the kitchen from 1st floor to 2nd floor and make the second floor a fully open space. (kitchen and living) On the 1st floor we would like to build a second bathroom and transform the living into a bedroom On the wall facing Strutton ground we would need to change windows and isolate the walls from noise since it will be a bedroom. In the dormer we think of having a bedroom and a bathroom and storages. we also would like to build the small roof terrace in the rear part of the 1st floor.
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