Rural house redesign

Rural house redesign

Postby wjc » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:27 pm

Have planning permission for one off house in rural county in south. Thinking about redesign. Looking for something with a bit more imagination. Anyone interested pm me with rough idea of costs. House about 3200 sqft. Looking for flat fee and not %. Also let me know how much it would cost for site visit,brief and rough sketch. Do not want to be tied down to contract unless happy with sketch. Be realistic with fees as money is tight!
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Re: Rural house redesign

Postby sw101 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:45 pm

it is impossible to provide a quote for services based on "3200 sq ft" and "imagination". if money is that tight i would respectfully suggest that you build something less than 3200 sq ft and employ a local architect with a realistic schedule of design, planning, site visits and contract admin. if you go with some randomer you find on archiseek with no idea of their ability or experience and the only deciding factor being a ridiculously low fee you'll end up with a shambles.
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Re: Rural house redesign

Postby spoil_sport » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:24 pm

I'll do it for a fiver!
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Re: Rural house redesign

Postby bitasean » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:25 am

How about €4.50 and travel expenses...
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Re: Rural house redesign

Postby markstephens » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:30 am

Well said shaggy. Guessing on what you think the architects fee should be, you'll probably end up spending more on the gutters than the design - a house is a big investment in time, money & emotions and if you skimp on the design/detailing you'll have put a lot of money & effort into rubbish.

Mark Stephens RIBA MRIAI
archiseek randomer :-)
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Re: Rural house redesign

Postby teak » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:35 pm


Is this design of a wholly new house or redesign of an existing old 3,200 sq ft house ?

If it's redesign then why do you say that you have got PP for a 1 off rural house ?
Redesign within existing form ought not require PP, surely . . . .

Also I see paradox between wanting to (re)design 3,200 sq ft imaginatively and still claiming that money is tight. :)
If you're badly off just give it all a good lick of paint, throw out carpets, sand & varnish floors, some new windows + doors and new trimmings.:p
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