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What to consider before hiring an architect

Before embarking on any big architectural project there are certain factors you’ll want to think about first. Whether you’re looking to start a newbuild, or you’re looking at upgrading an existing property, here’s what you need to consider before hiring an architect.

One of the most important things to consider is your budget for the project. You need to be realistic about how much you can spend. The earlier you plan, the better. Understandably, trying to plan your spending for the whole project can seem daunting, this is an area that your architect can help with. Having seen your project idea, fully-qualified architects come with years of experience and can tell you how realistic your budget is.

Another process you need think about before you can start working on your vision is how practical your concept is. It may be worth your while conducting a little background research into how realistic your idea will be. Something that may appear straightforward might require a lot more planning permission and red tape than you first anticipated. A quick chat with an architect can give you an idea about the practically of your project.

Time commitment
Rome wasn’t built in a day and your project won’t be either. When you commit to building a new development, you need to invest more than just money; you need to invest your time. Obviously, the amount of time you need to put in varies from project to project but it is something you need to consider before hiring an architect. The process of seeing your vision come to life is an extremely rewarding one and, if your time is limited, you should look to get an experienced architect who can guide you through the process.

Portfolio work
Once you’ve looked at your budget and the concepts practicality, it’s time to look for the architect who can bring your idea to life. One of the best things you can do is look at the portfolio of an architect to get a real feel of their style and see the quality of their work.

Once you have followed all these steps, you are then ready to hire that architect that can bring your vision into a reality.

Mckenzie Strickland Associates are award-winning architects based in Perthshire with an extensive portfolio you can view here.

If you’re looking to make your vision a reality you can contact MSA here for a free consultation.

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