How do I find the best architectural designer for my project?
All home construction projects are much easier, if you choose a local architect with good reputation and an agreeable personality. Flattro compiles a list of local architectural designers. Give them a brief of the work you want done, a rough budget and ask them if it is the sort of work they do and whether they are available to do it (good architects and architectural designers are often very busy). The clearer and more precise your brief is for the architect, the less likely you are to be disappointed by the final outcome. Ask them directly about their fees, as different architects charge not just different amounts, but in different ways: Тhey can charge by the hour, a flat fee (usually for smaller jobs), or a percentage of the total build costs (usually for larger jobs). Usually architects demand an upfront payment (30%) to cover the initial design work. They should give you an estimate about expected costs, so you can plan accordingly.