Architectural design fees are priced individually for every project, and these are based on the amount of time we expect it will take to deliver the standard of service required.
This fee does vary depending on the client's wishes and the anticipated complexity of the scheme. For example, a historic house with conservation constraints will require more investigation and planning documentation than a house with no such restrictions. Some clients may also wish to have every detail perfected by their architect (bespoke interior furniture or lighting perhaps), while another client may wish to have a more basic level of service to keep their overall project costs down.
Our services are adaptable, and we can offer a variety of solutions to meet project demands while adhering to our typical project process framework (see here). In most cases, we agree a lump sum in advance with the client, and we are transparent about the time this will allow to deliver the project. This fee is always sense-checked against the anticipated construction budget, and we reserve the right to alter our fees if the scope of the project increases or decreases significantly.
Initial Enquiry Fees - Telephone Consultation
Free 20-min telephone consultation to discuss your project. You will need to provide your full address, key ambitions, and any information you can in advance of the call to help inform our conversation.
Cost: Free of charge
Initial Enquiry Fees - On-site Consultation
1hr in-person site meeting to discuss your project ambitions and look at the potential constraints on site, which might impact the development. No drawings will be provided during this consultation, but potential design solutions will be discussed. All design ideas discussed will be preliminary. Further research and development with DMCA Architects or another experienced specialist will remain essential before you proceed with any works.
Condition 1: Limited to projects within 30-mins travel time of Worthing, West Sussex. Meetings further afield may incur additional costs to cover travel time and expenses.
Condition 2: The fee is payable in advance by BACS.
Condition 3: Fee will be deducted from your first consultancy invoice if you appoint DMCA Architects as the ongoing Architect for your project.
Condition 4: The fee is non-refundable, unless the meeting is cancelled and not rescheduled, in which case, the fee is returnable, less any costs incurred.
Benchmark Architectural Fees
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