Drafting Services in Sydney: The difference between an architect and building designers Part 3
Having to unfold the meaning of an architect and building designer, and the cost difference between the two; the final most critical question that you may be asking is:
Who should I use for my reno job?
There's no right or wrong answers to who you engage for your renov job, though there may be a few things that you need to consider to help you decide:
1. How much are you willing to spend?
Architects generally charge more than an building designer. This makes total sense; their registration, qualifiication and on-going training cost significant amount. Therefore you are paying for their "professional". However this does not mean building designers are not equally experienced. Consider how much you are wiling to spend!
2. Is you job straightforward or does it require high-end design?
If you already know what you want, it's a simple renovation, alteration or extension (adding a few bedrooms, or reconfirguate the space, or adding a first storey), a building designer is sufficient to do the job.
If you are looking for an architectural design where one structure is going to be cantilevered over the other, or on a complicated site, then an architect will be more suitable.
3. Are you going to deal with a relatively difficult council?
If you are facing a difficult council, if you have issues with irregular land size and shape, if you are on a very steep block or challenging terrains (such as a cliff), then seek an architect, they will be more suitable compared to an building designer.
At Go Design Solutions, we assist our clients with new home buildings (canterbury, penshurst and Sydney areas), as well as drafting services in Sydney area.