consultation with preliminary sketch drawings
awarchitects believe that the best way to start a project off is with a half day consultation during which client and architect sit down together and sketch out design options.
These drawings will be tidied up after the meeting and sent back to the client as pdfs and hard copies, along with a set of meeting notes covering the issues discussed during the visit, and a summary of relevant issues concerning planning, building regulations, party walls etc.
These freehand sketch drawings, together with the notes, are invaluable at this stage, enabling clients to quickly and properly assess different design options and feasibility before committing to the expense of a full measured survey and CAD drawings.
The drawings can also be used for preliminary discussions with planners, neighbours, and builders.
Typical cost: 4 –8 hours @ architects hourly rate*
Programming: allow 2-4 weeks for this stage
* Based on small, simple projects £40- £150K
The initial four-hour consultation was particularly useful; at the end of the session we had arrived at a realistic - but very exciting! - plan for the space and budget we had available.
Mr & Mrs D, Bexley