How much does it cost to have an Architect Draw up House Plans in Kenya?

Having some construction work? Well you need an architect to draw up an illustration of what the final structure will look like. Your architect uses drawings to develop your design idea into a proposal and communicates those design concepts. Those drawings will reflect the overall internal and external look of a building. A drawing communicates the look, feel, and specifically directs how the building will be constructed. The architect plan is the initial set that engineers rely on to provide the basis of their mapping. With the improvement in technology, today most architects use advanced software to create computer-aided designs as compared to the past decades where they used hand-drawn plans using compasses. To achieve your construction plan, you need a professional and creative architect to draw up your plans. Work with companies like JanesonX who offer well-rounded construction and architectural services you will love. 

 

When is an Architect Needed

Here is how to tell if you need an architect to assist in achieving your building or house plan.

  • You have difficulties making building choices on your own. Major construction is an intensive, and costly process that requires making decisions on things you may have little know-how. A good architect sets in as an adviser to guide you on your project towards achieving great results.
  • When you need an additional room and you don’t have an idea where to fit that. A good architect will help you create possibilities by coming up with creative plans that fit you, and your lifestyle.
  • When it’s a requirement to do so. This I mean when the local authorities require one to sign off your plans.
  • When you’re making changes in building models, changing styles and where the design is critical. For example, when you want to raise the roof of your building, change the old style of your building, etc.

 

How to Get the Right Architect

When hiring an architect to draw up your building plan, you need to get the right one for the job. You want good results right. Then, having a professional and experienced would be a good fit. You not only want an architect who is not only skilled in designing the type of model you want, but you also want an architect with whom you can communicate well and whose cost models match your budget. This means that to find the right architect for you, you’ve got to do some homework. You don’t have to go far or spend your precious time searching for the right architect because Janeson Company has got you covered. Our service providers are qualified technicians who have years of experience. We uphold our values in every project and task we take on to offer you the best services. Contact us today for great, efficient, and affordable architectural services. Before starting the work, we offer a guaranteed cost plan, so there would be no surprise bills after completion.

 

Questions to Ask an Architect

With questions in hand, you will be able to fully understand what you can expect from an architect. These questions might include;

  1. What is the process; Most architects follow a given path for each project that varies from company to company. Normal sequences include initial consultation, preliminary design, design development, document preparations, bidding and negotiation, construction, and administration.
  2. What projects completed before; You need to make sure an architect is comfortable with the plan, design, and complexity of the project you are proposing.
  3. Who to work with; If it is a company you’re giving a contract to, you will want to clarify who you are working with to design your project, and who will be your contact person.
  4. The references; It is important to view similar work they have done on other projects. Call references and ask questions and confirm if the architect will be a good fit for your project.
  5. Completion period; Be sure the architect will devote his time to bring your project to completion promptly and meet all your requirements.
  6. Style of plan presentation; How will the architect present your plan, are you going to view it on a computer screen or do they present on a piece of paper or both. State the style that you will be more comfortable with. 
  7. Responsibilities of each of you; Architectural design is like a partnership. You should confirm and understand what is expected of the other. What materials or information you should provide.
  8. Structure of the fee; Confirm what the architecture fees are based on, how and when you will be billed. For instance, are you going to pay for all the services at the end of the services, pay upfront or pay for half at midpoint.  

 

Types of Architectural Plans

  • Site Plan; This shows the ground map of a building site, detailing how the structure will be oriented. It shows the landscape features, property lines, driveways, fencing, power lines, and on-site structures.
  • Floor Plan; This is a design to give an idea of the layout of each floor of the house. It includes features such as walls, doors, windows, represented by symbols that are drawn to scale.
  • Elevations and sections; Elevation plan shows the vertical layout of the building and how it looks like from the front and behind it. While sections drawing points what the building spaces fit together vertically.

 

Cost of Architectural Services

Architects’ fees vary depending widely on the project, economy, and the architect’s experience. Most architects in Kenya charge a fee of around 6%-10% of the total construction costs.

 

Once you have identified an architect to work with, there are some things you can do to make sure your project is a success.

  • Be available to view and go through drawings and materials. Be there to give clarity to your architect before, during, and after services.
  • If you are having problems in making decisions, let your architect know. He may have informed strategies that can help you.
  • Ask questions so you can be able to understand a design on paper to avoid unnecessary surprises at construction time.
  • Speak up when you identify a design you don’t like. The more engaged you are, the better the results.

Successful projects do not just happen, they take hard work, dedication, and pure services. Having the right architectural designer like Janeson Company will help you bring your vision to life, happiness, and satisfaction occupying it.

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