Draftsman Vs Architect - Which Do I Need?
It's not uncommon to be confused as to whether or not you need a draftsman or an architect. On the surface, it can seem like they both do the same job – after all, don't they both create designs for buildings that your construction company will be able to use to create the final product? Ultimately, though, they're each focused on two different aspects of the design journey, and which is better suited to your needs will depend entirely on what you're looking for.
See The Bigger Picture With An Architect
An architect's primary interest is in the emotion of your home, the flow of the living space. These professionals are trained to make sweeping changes to the layout of your home, allowing you to customise the home entirely to your needs no matter how specific they may be. Presenting an architect with a challenge is really presenting them with an opportunity to make another change to the plans, to leave another of their distinctive marks behind. With an architect, you're focused on the character of your home, and the final product will be entirely, radically different to anything you'll find anywhere else.
Get Into The Nitty-Gritty With A Draftsman
At first, a draftsman can seem limited by comparison. An expert draftsman is not trained to create custom blueprints from scratch, though they're more than qualified to tailor any existing drafts to your needs. No, a draftsman's speciality lies in their understanding of the technical aspects of your home, of the material requirements of actually bringing your dream to life. An architect may ask you why your home doesn't have a massive sunlight in your living room, but a draftsman will ask you how you intend on supporting it, on cleaning it, on making sure it doesn't come crashing down over you in the first storm it faces.
Should I Contact A Draftsman For My Next Project?
In most cases, we think you should. Whether you're designing a new home or renovating an old one, a draftsman like the ones you'd find here at Go Design Solutions can be a fantastic help in making sure your project is finished without running into any complications. Our team works closely with you throughout the entire design process to ensure you're happy with the final product, and we also submit all of the necessary application to council to make sure you're not faced with any unnecessary delays or fees. We're able to effectively design a wide range of properties, be it a large single-storey home on acreage, or a small double-storey duplex on a tiny, oddly-shaped plot of land. To see how we can help you with all drafting in Penshurst, you can check out our portfolio, or call us on (02) 8091 0588.