Why your renovation deserves an architect

Major home renovations are full of obstacles, but architects can guide you through the process

Promotional Feature By Andrew Emery | 21 January 2022

‘Do I need an architect for an extension’? is a question that many people ask when contemplating an extension, conversion or other renovation project. The answer lies in how ambitious your plans are, and how much you are willing to take on.

Major home renovations are full of obstacles. Design, planning, contractors, materials, project management, budget control, unforeseen circumstances… it can add up to a real headache. That’s why many people are hiring an architect to help them…

Do I need an architect for an extension or renovation? It depends on how complex the project

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Project management

While many people are adept at managing their home renovation or conversion, for others the very idea of taking control of every aspect of a project from beginning to end is a nightmare – especially when there’s considerable structural or planning work involved.

From initial thoughts to firm designs, submitting plans for the necessary permissions, sourcing both contractors and materials, and then the living Tetris-puzzle that is project managing, there is a lot to consider. Budgets frequently spiral out of control, even with a built-in buffer. It’s no surprise that thousands of people lean on architects to help them, but what kind of assistance can they get?

Do I need an architect for an extension? It's a commonly asked question

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Do I need an architect?

The team at Architect Your Home is well aware of the minefield that conversion and renovation can be and have developed an approach that will guide you through it. This is true whether you want end-to-end service on your home project or just a bit of a helping hand on a particular aspect.

Experts will help you translate your ambitious home plans to paper, for an idea of how it will truly look, and can problem-solve as they go. They can then take this and turn it into submittable plans so you can get those all-important planning permissions.

timber-framed side-return kitchen extension with lots of natural light

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