Where to start – an Architect, a Builder or a Building Designer? All can provide plans for you but what is the difference and which do you choose?
An architect can draw plans for anything from a granny flat or garage to the world’s tallest building. As such they tend to draw fewer houses than a building designer. Architects generally charge more.
Builders often have a range of plans on offer and are able to make any changes that you require to these plans. The cost of these plans may be included in the cost of the build so that it seems cost-effective however because of copyright issues you cannot take those plans to another builder to get a competitive quote making it difficult to compare like for like.
Around 75% of residential dwellings are designed by building designers. A building designer can design homes and other small scale buildings to suit you and your site at an affordable price. When designing a home it is important to consider your needs, your lifestyle, your budget, and the constraints and orientation of the site before starting the design process. When you are happy with the plans prepared by your building designer, you can then take the plans to a number of builders to get competitive quotes and find the right builder for you. This can potentially save you thousands of dollars.
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