Building, designing or renovating your home represents a very real investment. Not only will a great deal of planning be involved, but the outcome will heavily depend upon the professional you select. This observation is just as true when referring to homeowners or commercial property developers. What metrics will need to be taken into account in order to make absolutely certain that the correct firm is chosen?
Experience & Transparency
While all practicing architects and architectural designers are regulated by the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB), the efficacy and professionalism of a firm is also based on their past projects as well as their experience. It is always prudent to ask for client testimonials, as these are an excellent way to determine what can be expected throughout the process.
In the same respect, transparency is critical to a positive client-business relationship. We are a family-owned Derby business and have always taken great deal pride in the ability to embrace one-on-one relationships with every client. This helps prevent unexpected problems while simultaneously ensuring the project is completed in a timely fashion.
The Ability To Provide Architectural Services To A Wide Range Of Clients
It is obvious that the needs of a homeowner will differ from those associated with a professional property developer. Private homeowners tend to be focused around core concerns such as a limited budget and minimal disruption, especially where children and/or the needs of home working are involved. On the contrary, developers will be interested in leveraging profit margins while completing a predetermined project in the shortest realistic time frame. We are able to cater to both ends of this spectrum.
Taking The Guesswork Out Of The Quotation Process
We firmly believe that project quotations should be straightforward and understandable. This is why we address even the minutest details in our quotes so that the customer is aware of what to expect well in advance. Some of the areas which are often analysed include (but may not be limited to):
- Ancillary services (such as masonry or painting)
- Lighting, plumbing and similar requirements.
Not only will we provide these details while answering questions along the way, but no initial deposit is required. We agree on a payment plan with the customer so that they can manage their budget effectively with no unpleasant surprises.
Quality At Amenable Rates
There is no doubt that the aphorism "you get what you pay for" is perfectly applicable to the architectural sector. Different firms provide varying levels of service. However, your quote must be tangibly linked to the value of the work and to the level of craftsmanship you expect. Any firms which are unwilling or unable to guarantee good communication and compliant design should be avoided at all costs.
Are you looking for a Derby architectural firm which is attentive detail and has your best interests at heart? If so, we encourage you to contact us directly. A representative will be more than happy to answer any additional queries as well as schedule a consultation.