Architectural Design Fees

At Turner Road Architecture we pride ourselves on being honest and up front. A building project can be a very rewarding experience but it can also be a stressful time if unexpected costs arise. You can trust us to always keep you informed.

If there are any changes outside of the agreed original scope of work, we will let you know the associated costs before any extra work begins, so there are no surprises.

Our fees explained

We use a time charge fee for the initial concept design stage of the process. This method is appropriate at the early stages of the project where the scope of the work and other variables are still unknown. We do however, provide an estimate for the design work and let you know if we are getting close to reaching that figure. So you know, cost-wise, exactly where your design is at.

Once the design concept is finalised we’re then able to provide a fixed fee for the drawings and documentation for construction and building consent requirements.

On very large or complex buildings, often the best approach for obtaining a fair project fee for both the client and designer is with the percentage fee method. This type of fee is calculated on a percentage of the total building. But this fee structure is agreed between both parties on a case-by-case basis.

Any additional services such as tendering or project management etc. would be on a time charge basis.