A small and friendly Architects Practice based in Bletsoe, Bedfordshire.
Architects 4 You means everyone can now access the best local Architects business providing the best service, best designs, knowledge, experience and drawings whether the project is small, large, modern or traditional. Our qualifications, training, skills, expertise, experience and knowledge provides 100% customer satisfaction and has done so for over 50 years.(Est 1962)
OWNER: LAURANE BUBBINS Chartered RIBA Architect (Royal Institute of British Architects Since 1992) and RIBA Chartered Practice
RIBA Conservation Architect (CA)
Registered Chartered Architects. (Architects Registration Board, Arb)
Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC for Grade I Listed Buildings since 2003)
Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
Full PI Insurance
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Our Architects fees depend on the size, type and quality of the project that a client requires.
Fees vary for many different reasons, yet as with most services, the fee generally reflects the level of service provided and the quality of the completed building.
The cost of an architect should be considered in conjunction with the value that the particular practice is able to add to a project.
Time charge: Time charged fees work well at the start of a project when the scope hasn’t been clearly defined. They can also provide flexibility with a ‘pay as you go’ approach when used for the entire process. This option offers the least fee certainty for the client and we will estimate the total number of hours required, or agree hourly caps. Example -Sketch Scheme stages or investigative work stages will be charged on an agreed hourly rate until the brief is agreed.
Fixed Price: This type of fee will be very carefully defined based on specific items of work. The fee will need to be renegotiated if the nature of the appointment changes significantly. This approach may, therefore, be best for a straightforward project with a very clearly defined brief.
Percentage fee: A percentage fee gives the client a reasonable indication of total architectural fees, whilst also allowing for some flexibility if the project scope is increased. Percentages are based on the construction cost (excluding VAT and professional fees), as this is generally proportionate to the work required by the architect. This is often used for Churchwork and complicated historic buildings. The fee will be automatically adjusted to any changes in the estimated construction cost. This estimate is refined during the design process, providing a straightforward way of adjusting fees to changes in the project size or complexity, without having to renegotiate. Percentage fees are usually divided into monthly payments during each work-stage.
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