Why you need to talk to a professional builder before hiring an Architect or Building Designer
I’d like to explain why this process is so important when planning your next renovation project. Are you aware that over 45% of building designs don’t come to fruition; you may ask yourself why?
This is mainly due to the fact Architects & Building Designers focus on the design process without carrying out a mathematical calculation of the costs.
Our client’s designs begin by sitting down with us and the Building Designer together, it’s through close collaboration on design and documentation that we can work within budget constraints to ensure that the project actually gets underway. Building is unlike any other product you will purchase, with many components to include and consider.
A Builder that specialises in a chosen field, such as renovation, has enormous amounts of knowledge and experience and most of all is estimating building costs every day, meaning you’re receiving all this expertise for free. The only way for a Builder to arrive at a fixed price for a building contract is to carry out a thorough mathematical calculation and cost analysis on your detailed drawings.
My advice to prospective clients is simple – the only way to ensure predictable cost outcomes, right at the earliest stage of the process, is to work with experienced Professional Builders, guiding the architect or building designer on costs and best building procedures.
Before you contact a Building Designer to design your next project it would be wise to contact a builder who specialises in renovation. Don’t spend thousands of dollars on plans and documentation – remember you don’t want to be one of the 45% who don’t actually build.