Our Fees

Are you excited about the idea of working with us but unsure about our fees?

We thought the easiest way of putting your mind at rest would be to run through the numbers with you – and to explain why sometimes we can't give you an accurate figure without talking first.

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Residential Projects

If this is your home and you're ready to invest over £200,000 in its transformation, we’d love to talk. For our ‘full architectural services’ – meaning we’re involved from the very beginning to the very end – our fees are between 10% and 15% of what the project costs to build.

So, for our typical £500,000 project, our fees for everything we do (that's everything from 'Setting the scene' to 'Enjoy!' in our Alternative Guide) would end up between £50,000 and £75,000.

If you're thinking you'd rather spend that on a new sports car, just remember what we're saving you from – the stress, the cost of mistakes, the uncertainty, the logistical difficulties, the corners being cut, the grey hairs... It's a no-brainer, really, if you're investing in something as close to your heart as your own home.

The exact percentage we charge depends on the complexity and the input you need, but once we know what's involved we'll be able to let you know where your project falls. We talk a little more about this in our FAQs, so do have a look there, but really it's a question of getting in touch so that you can tell us more.

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Residential Projects - Get Set Package

If this is your home and your budget is under £250,000 it may not be practical to get us on board for the whole hog. Since every project takes up a certain amount of headspace, time, energy, and emotion, the numbers just wouldn't add up. But we're big believers in the value everyone can get from an architect, especially at the early stages. It really can be transformational, even for smaller projects, and we don’t want anyone to miss out. Which is why we have come up with our Get Set Package.

The gist of it is that we will take you on a design journey that will get you as far as a Planning Application submission, setting you up for a successful project and a beautiful place to live. So, no matter what your budget, if you’re a homeowner in West Sussex, Surrey or Hampshire, and if you value design and would love to work with us, read on…

We offer three levels – small, medium and large – each with a fixed fee, with a 50% payment required up-front. Read all of the details and find the prices on our dedicated notebook article page here.

Looking to buy a new home or building? Get some valuable initial advice

If you're looking to buy a home – or any other type of building – and you'd like some initial, straight-talking advice before committing, then we’d love to talk to you.

We understand that buying a new home or building is a big investment, probably the biggest investment we ever make in our lives.  You might have lots of ideas in your mind about how the building could be improved, or what might need to be done so that the new home or building can work for you. Making such a big financial commitment without the confidence that you will be able to make the changes you dream of can be scary. Our initial advice service can give you this confidence.  

We'll discuss what you would like to achieve, we will run through the opportunities as well as the planning implications and other constraints, and we’ll lay out the pros and cons so that you know exactly what you're dealing with.

If you have a set of estate agent plans, we will create a quick hand-sketch to summarise our conversation and our first thoughts, which will be sent to you along with our notes.

A Zoom call and a follow up sketch costs £250 + VAT (payable in advance), and that includes our prep time and follow-up notes. Or if you’d like us to visit the property with you, we’ll send you a bespoke quote which covers our travel time and expenses.

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Commercial Projects

If you're a business or a community, do get in touch to find out how we can help. We work on all sorts of different projects (workplaces, multi-unit housing, masterplans, shops, schools... the list goes on), and there are so many variables, so many possible scales and levels of investment, that it’s always worth having a proper conversation before throwing out the numbers.

Responsibility for safety on site

As well as being your architect, we take on the role of ‘Principal Designer’, and you can read about what that entails and why it's so important here.

Our fee for this is around 1% of the build cost, again dependent on the size and complexity of your project.

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