A building project can be an exciting endeavour, but it can also be stressful and complicated, especially if you’re not sure what to expect along the way. If you’re ready to embark on a building
project of your own, there are plenty of reasons why you should seek out an architect to help with your project.
An architect can provide valuable insights throughout the process, helping you design your building project in the right way and using the most cost-effective materials to get the job done correctly.
Here are just some of the many reasons why it pays to use an architect for your building project:
A Better End Result
An architect will help you design your project from start to finish. We know how to best utilise space and can show you what your project will look like before we start so there are no surprises along the way. By creating a better design, you’ll have a better outcome. The savings of time, money, and energy will definitely be worth it in the end!
Maximising Your Budget
Building projects are expensive and require careful planning to maximise your budget. We are experts and can help you reduce costs by reducing wastage, simplifying materials and helping you find the best suppliers. Architects have a better understanding of how buildings work and will consider factors such as energy efficiency, legal considerations and safety to ensure your home will be enjoyed for years to come.
An architect is able to help you not only create a better end result for your home but also to add value. We ensure that your project will not only be enjoyed by your family but by potential future buyers as well. Whilst moving may not be part of your current plans it is important that any construction work added to your home will also attract future residents.
We also ensure that everything within the house makes sense from a design perspective.
Whilst an architect can seem like an additional cost to a build, the value received from the end result will far outweigh the financial outlay.
3D Visualisations & Plans
3D visualisations are another great benefit of using an architect. When you’re considering a project, you can see your finished product before it’s finalised. This allows you to refine it before any work begins, which can be very helpful in getting exactly what you want.
3D visualisations and plans also allow you to see things from all angles, you can also see how the building will look when completed before committing or investing in anything.
At our firm, we know that building projects can be daunting. Homeowners do not have the experience or expertise that we have, so it often pays to listen when we suggest doing things that the homeowner might not have considered. We can see all of the pieces coming together and are able to help guide you in getting your project done correctly without going over budget. With a little guidance from us as architects, homeowners can enjoy a successful home building experience.
The Bigger Picture
Architects are experts in assessing risks and constraints in projects, taking a bigger picture view. If you are considering major renovations, an architect can help you save time and money by identifying potential problems early on. An architect will also be able to give you helpful advice on the best way of achieving the look and feel of your home.
Regulations & Constraints
It is important that you find out about planning regulations and constraints before you start your project. Not only will this help you create the best possible end result, but it can also save you money in the long run. As experts in planning law and building regulations, we can help you to understand and navigate the process.
From cost savings, help with planning permissions, a bigger picture view and a better outcome for your construction project – we hope you can see the real value that employing an architect can make to your home improvement goals. aThink provide a full range of architectural services from initial concept to final delivery – you can book a free online consultation call on our website and start the journey towards your dream home today.
Iris Kouneni – Senior Architect ARB