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Architect advice?! No clue

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GraveorExtension Thu 18-Jan-18 16:09:51

Already posted in chat, had forgotten this jolly useful topic here star

So, we're needing to rush through a small rear single storey extension (for medical and financial reasons) and provisionally chatted to a couple of local builders. Budget 30k, maybe more.

Have now found a very local architect who's extended some nearby properties and is dropping round for a chat. We're hoping we can afford him for key initial guidance , as project management might be tricky for us on this & we'd like to put as many plans/groundwork/contingencies in first.

For those who trodden this unknown path before us, what information do we need to get together so we don't look like complete virgin plonkers?

He's very busy and we're Pinteresting Planning Procrastinators (ssh!)

What is your hive advice on keeping us grounded and focussed for the meeting/project? grin

Sensus Thu 18-Jan-18 16:34:54

If he's a good Architect, you don't need anything beyond budget and an an idea of what you want the spaces to so (2 extra bedrooms? bigger kitchen? second lounge?).

He'll be able to assess the potential of the existing building himself, and should be able to draw a brief out of you by discussion - that's the purpose of the initial meeting.

If there's no meeting of minds and you don't feel you've communicated well together, look elsewhere.

GraveorExtension Thu 18-Jan-18 17:05:37

That's great advice, thank you so much for replying. He's busy, so that's good isn't it. Won't be able to come on board for a bit. Unlike a builder who could start in April and project manage a team too. [wondering]

GraveorExtension Thu 18-Jan-18 17:06:35

grin there isn't a wondering face?! Well, I'm off, he he

GraveorExtension Thu 18-Jan-18 17:29:02

So, out of MN practice. I was looking for this one hmm

Abiaug Wed 14-Feb-18 14:15:01

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