Finding the right architect for your building project isn’t easy, and that’s because not all architects are the same. If you choose the wrong individual for the job, you may run into some costly problems at some stage, so be sure to check out their portfolio and conduct some thorough research first.
The best way to find an architect is to ask around and see if any friends can recommend an individual who’s right for your project. Make sure they’re registered with the ARB as this will show they have extensive training and insurance. When you have a list of individuals to choose between, it’s important to make sure you compare them and decide who has the right style for the job. Then of course, when you’ve narrowed down your options you can start talking about the overall price. Some will charge by the hour, others will provide a flat fee, so do try to come to an arrangement that’s right for you.