A Guide to Architectural Fees

If you are considering a building project in Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Fife or Angus then this page will help you understand how much our architectural fees are.

So, if you are considering a building project & are tired of searching the internet to find how much Architects or designers fees are then you have come to the right place.

One of the first things that you want to know is, how much do Architects charge?
Most Architects & Architectural firms will not publish their fees, this can be very frustrating as you know that they know how much they charge!

How hard can it be?

They might say that “as every project is unique & bespoke we can’t tell you how much it will cost until we know more about the project”.

While this may be true in some cases, and we realize that rarely will two projects be exactly the same, (although based on hundreds of projects a firm will have a good idea of what the fees might be after speaking with you on the phone) therefore, we have outlined some indicative costs below, based on past projects.

John Webster Architecture has published this page because we realize that most people that are considering a building project don’t how much an architectural firm’s fees might be, so hopefully, this page will help you.

Architectural Fees Charged by John Webster Architecture

This is not intended to be a price list, but rather a guide as to what you might expect to pay for a particular project type.

We have laid out all the stages and have shown what the architectural fees are likely to be for each of the stages.

Architectural Fees are listed for projects such as:

Please read our Architectural Services Pages for a detailed explanation of each stage and a breakdown of the service packages we offer and how it affects your project.

Your project may not require all the services that we have listed and you are free to choose what stages that you require.

The Architectural services that we offer our clients are by no means set in stone, this will very much depend on what you as the customer requires, however, we generally offer 2 service packages.

Silver Standard -Design only

Our Silver Standard Package takes you from the Feasibility study through to obtaining your building warrant-Perfect for smaller projects or more experienced clients.

Gold Standard – Design & Construction supervision

Our Gold Standard Package takes you from the feasibility study all the way through the construction process-Perfect for Larger projects or clients that want ‘minimum hassle’.

Ask me a question about your project (email me)

 

Below is a short video that explains a little more about fees and the like!

 

Architectural Fee Guidance

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House Extensions – Architectural Fees

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Needs & Options Review (Feasibility) Design & Planning Building Warrant  Tender
(Pre-construction)
Construction
(Site supervision)  
Snagging 
Single Storey Extension * £199 £1000 £1600 £900 £2500 £400
Two Storey Extension **  £249 £1200 £1800 £1000 £2900 £500

This assumes a 25m2 (gross internal Floor area) single storey extension, excluding bathrooms, ensuites or Utility rooms.

** This assumes a 50m2 (gross internal Floor area) single storey extension, excluding bathrooms, ensuites or Utility rooms.

 

Loft Conversions – Architectural Fees

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Needs & Options Review (Feasibility) Design & Planning Building Warrant  Tender
(Pre-construction)
Construction
(Site supervision)  
Snagging 
Basic Bungalow Loft Conversion * £199 £900 £1300 £900 £2400 £400
Two Storey House Loft Conversion **  £249 £1200 £1800 £1000 £2900 £500

* This assumes a basic Bungalow Loft conversion, excluding bathrooms, ensuites or Utility rooms.
** This assumes a two Storey House Loft Conversion, including either one bathroom or ensuite.

 

Garage Conversions – Architectural Fees

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Needs & Options Review (Feasibility) Design & Planning Building Warrant  Tender
(Pre-construction)
Construction
(Site supervision)  
Snagging 
Garage Conversion * £149 £350 £500 £350 £800 £200

This assumes an existing single integrated garage converted to a bedroom or lounge with/without a bathroom or en-suite.

 

Internal Alterations – Architectural Fees

 

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Needs & Options Review (Feasibility) Design & Planning Building Warrant  Tender
(Pre-construction)
Construction
(Site supervision)  
Snagging 
Internal Alterations * £249 £750 £1200 £900 £1400 £400

* This assumes a typical internal alterations project, removing walls, relocating kitchen, adding bathrooms and/or utility rooms.

 

Minor Works – Architectural Fees

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Needs & Options Review (Feasibility) Design & Planning Building Warrant  Tender
(Pre-construction)
Construction
(Site supervision)  
Snagging 
Minor Works / Small Building Projects * N/A £350 £350 N/A N/A N/A

* Projects such as knocking down a load bearing wall, new window or door slapping, replacing a window with French doors etc.

 

** John Webster Architecture are not Architects, we are proud to be a firm of Architectural Technologists, educated to degree standard and specializes in residential construction.