Drafting Services in Sydney: The difference between an architect and building designers Part 1
Renos often starts with an idea, a scribble on a piece of paper, and then from there onwards, you'll start going through the details; how do I want my doors, my backyard, my rooms and wardrobes..
You probably already know your space well and how you'd like it to function. However most of us aren't trained to draw technical plans nor are we capable to deal with council's regulations and standards. And you would'e want to try: a centimetre here or there can mean expensive mistakes that will eat into your budget.
So, you'll need an expert to do this, the question is: should I go with an architect or a building designer?
Whos' who in home reno design?
Chosing the correct person is important when trying to get your ideas into life. So what's the main difference?
1. A building designer: Someone who has completed a specific drawing and design course (for instances drafting courses, interior architectural course, technical CAD courses), who has gone through years of experience in the industry. "If you know what you want, and need someone to direct your ideas into technical drawings, a building designer can assist you. Experienced building designer can also identify possible potentials and limitations of your ideas too!"
2. An architect: Someone who has completed a five years course, at least 2 years of work training, a registration exam and further on-going training in order to practice. "An architect is great when you are planning to build a mansion, or a penthouse; they are great with urban design and unusual building shapes."
In the next post, we'll talk about how much they charge and who's better for what!