Why Invest in Professional Architecture?
— 11 January 2022
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— 11 January 2022
Architects are an integral part of any safe and beautiful building design. They are the ones that design and create plans and technical drawings of buildings that are used in the construction industry. To become an architect requires 5 years of studying at university, they are highly skilled and professionally trained to produce design plans that bring ideas to life. Working alongside an architect allows them to guide you through the design, planning and construction process of any property or building.
Architecture firms will provide a team of experienced architects that can provide comprehensive architectural services for your project. Whether you’re seeking to build a new modern house or a contemporary office building, a design agency will have the ultimate tools and knowledge to get the job done to the highest standards, taking into account each client’s requirements. Choosing a professional architect will ensure you reap the benefits for years to come, delivering much higher quality and value.
If you’re wondering whether to invest in professional architecture for your next build, here’s why it is an essential part of producing strong and substantial buildings.
The benefit of hiring a professional architect is that they will work with you to achieve your vision and throughout the project they’ll aim to meet all your requirements. When you have an initial meeting with the architect, you have the opportunity to specify exactly what you want to get out of your build and discuss how they can help you achieve that goal.
The typical process of an architecture design service starts with an initial meeting, where you lay out what you want the design to achieve and provide the architect with as much detail as possible about your vision. The next stage will attain all documentation for planning permission, if required, so that construction can get the green light. Next, your architect will produce the technical drawings for building regulations and construction purposes ready for construction and handover. Your architect will keep you in the loop the entire way, and allow you to make any changes if the design isn’t quite right.
Professional architects are particularly helpful when you’re not sure where to start. If you don’t know exactly what kind of design you’re after, you can hand over the creative freedom to somebody who knows exactly what they’re doing. Architects have years of experience producing modern house designs so they will be apt at guiding you in the right direction to create a building design that exceeds your expectations.
Investing in professional architecture will give you access to an array of knowledge and expertise that can help you avoid any errors. If something goes wrong in the design or construction of a building, it can be a very costly and time-consuming mistake, halting your project until the issue can be amended. Rather than putting a stop to construction because of poor design, investing your money into professional architecture will help you save money in the long run. It gives you the chance to have a design that is economical and accurate, taking into consideration natural elements of the site and surroundings and factoring in budget, schedules and building codes.
Architects also understand the process of obtaining planning permission so will ensure your build is following all regulations and more likely to get approved by local authorities. They know the planning permission process like the back of their hand so can help put together the paperwork and liaise with the council on your behalf. This helps you steer clear of any admin headaches you’d rather avoid and puts you in good stead to get approval for your project.
Professional architecture practices have the training and skill to provide you with a final result that is of a very high standard. They can put together a design plan that incorporates everything you need and consider the functionality, scope, features and purpose of the building. They are then able to think about the build in terms of the bigger picture and they have a vast knowledge of the tiny details and each step that is required to get your build from plan to completion. Entrusting a professional architect with a modern house build will ensure the results you receive are of extremely high quality without you having to lift a finger.
It’s wise to do your research before picking an architect so you can get the perfect one for the job. Take a look at the architect's previous projects so that you can get a good idea of what they will produce and what the design plans will look like. If you like their style and you think they can provide the architectural services to suit your project, reach out to them to get started with the planning process. This way you know everyone involved will be on the same page and understand what it is you’re looking for.
After your initial meeting with your architect, they will produce a set of preliminary drawings, sometimes called schematics. As you go further down the line towards construction, your architect will give you subsequent drawings with even more detail so you can see your ideas come to life. The architect will also provide written specifications that contain all the details everyone needs to know if they are a part of the project.
Having clear and detailed drawings and plans is very important when seeking planning permission and your ability to provide a clear plan will determine how successful your application is. A professional architect will have the skill and experience to strike a balance between beauty and structural integrity. The most important part of a building is ensuring it meets structural demands and is safe to inhabit. To do this successfully, you need someone who has significant knowledge of building materials and construction techniques to execute the build. Receiving a detailed plan from a registered design agency takes out any of the guesswork and ensures a structurally sound design.
Errors in an architectural design plan can lead to significant issues that cost you time and money, so hiring a professional architect will ensure there are no errors in the plan when it comes down to construction. Architects have a keen eye for spotting any errors and are meticulous about finding potential issues in a design plan. If there are any problems spotted, an architect will be able to find the right solutions to make it right and solve the issue. You can trust a professional architect to produce a strong design plan and a part of architectural services is the constant checking of plans and details to ensure everything adds up and will be safe when it is built.
RIBA stands for the Royal Institute of British Architects and is an industry-standard planning method that details each step of the process in the building, construction or design project. It is the global professional membership body for architects in the UK and around the world. Choosing an architect that is RIBA registered will ensure they are not working unregulated and provide you with a design plan which is well-organised and high-quality. RIBA helps architects to organise the process of the briefing, design, construction, maintenance, operation and use of building projects.
Spatial Design Architects is a RIBA chartered practice providing gold standard architectural services, based in Brentwood, Essex and serving London and the home counties. We specialise in sustainable and contemporary architecture for modern houses, commercial and residential builds. We prioritise our clients’ requirements and do our best to ensure each project suits the needs of the customer. Whether you’re looking for design projects for urban, town or countryside settings, our professional architects can adapt to the style of each project to produce something that exceeds your expectations.
To find out more about our architectural services and to see how we can assist you with your project, give us a call on 01277 222510 or visit our website. Our team will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have.