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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!

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Axis Vector Design Ltd
Architectural Designer in Mitcham, CR4 2JB
Iplans
Architectural Designer in Coleford, GL16 8PB
Tradepip!
Architectural Designer in Nottingham, NG5 1AB
Nigel Copsey Engineering Ltd
Architectural Designer in Woking, GU22 0JS
Efdw
Architectural Designer in London, SE19 3BQ
Ritzi Structural Engineering Consultants
Architectural Designer in London, WC2H 9JQ
Hoch Bau Architecture
Architectural Designer in Cheltenham, GL3 2AF
Vision Con Ltd
Architectural Designer in London, HA8 0TD
Amatrix Consulting Engineers
Architectural Designer in London, EC1V 9EU
Dfpm Architecture Ltd
Architectural Designer in Woking, GU22 8BB
Nas Construction
Architectural Designer in London, W9 2PP
Ld Building Services Ltd
Architectural Designer in Isleworth, TW7 6BJ

Latest Architectural Designer Reviews

Xpressworkforce
24 May 2017
Kevin and his team worked brilliantly. They were very thorough, friendly and helpful. The bathroom has been completed to a very
high standard. Kevin was easily contactable and made sure I was completely happy. I would definitely use them again. Thank you very much
Shaikh Consultants
1 May 2017
Saif was very polite and factual. Made me understand the process without too much jargon. Was a pleasure to deal with. Will use again!
A R C H I T E K T A S
1 May 2017
The porch I wanted to build required a planning permission and the service provided by Architektas was very good and
professional - good suggestions how to improve on our initial plan, quick turnaround of drawings, immediate corrections where required, submission to the council and quick turnaround of additional requests by the council. Communication was very good throughout - quick and clear responses and suggestions. Thanks to Architektas, we could meet our aggressive timeframe and get a planning permission as planned. I would definitely recommend Architektas for similar projects.
Dce Global Limited
26 Apr 2017
Sundeep was very helpful, understood what I needed and the urgency and provided a very professional report. I would recommend DCE to anyone requiring Structural engineers reports.

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

hanee
I have planning permission for a large side extension including loft extension but I don't have the necessary architectural drawings.
I'd like to have some advice to change the interior layout of the house before i start laying the foundations.
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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