Whether you are planning on building a brand-new home of your own right from scratch, renovating an older property, or building a house extension, something that is essential to make your dreams become a reality is an architect.
An architect will work with you, by listening to what you want and also being able to make suggestions of their own to you so that you can get a plan on paper for the work that needs to be done that the builders will then be able to follow.
Therefore, when you are planning a building project one of the first and most important things that you need to do is find the right architect to work with you.
First of all, you will need to do some research and have an idea in your mind of what you are looking for. For example, you might want sustainable architects like Quattro, or you might want an architect who specialises in a certain style of building.
To get a good idea of previous work that the architect has done and what they specialise in, you can ask to see examples of their previous projects – this can also help you to find an architect who shares a similar style to what you are after.
If you know of people who have recently embarked on a similar project, you can also ask them for recommendations. Friends, neighbours and family members may be able to pass on information about the architect that they used.