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  • Architects Online

    rK Designs

    It's a great experience to work with Rammi to prepare the DA document for my granny flat project. Rammi always provide adequate answers and address all my needs in order to proceed with the DA application. Nice work!

    52 Reviews
  • Local Architects

    Rob Harris

    We used Rob for drafting plans for a renovation of a house we just purchased. Rob was prompt and very professional in all our dealings with him. He was helpful taking our ideas and turning them quickly into plans we could use. He was also helpful with suggestions and providing other serives whi...

    36 Reviews
  • Development Approvals

    Shobha Designs

    Shoba Design provided excellent service at a competitive price! I am happy to recommend them to anyone needing an architect.

    31 Reviews
  • Small Project Architects

    Empire Design & Drafting

    I cannot say enough about their service is professional, innovative fast and reasonably priced. I have a feeling that this company will only grow from strength to strength. Very happy customer.

    28 Reviews
  • I am really impressed with I & K Dezzine's prompt and effiecient service. He turned our concept sketches into detailed design and undertook coordination of design processes including including appointment of certifier and structural engineer and the approval thereof. Highly recommended anyone see...

    36 Reviews
  • Interior Design Architects

    FDC Building Designs

    Frank was very good to deal with, great service with turn around and was very easy to deal with. Will certainly use him again.

    21 Reviews
  • Commercial Architects

    Ah Drafting & Design

    Artie was very professional, committed to timeframes promised and made all required changes where asked efficiently and without delay. I was also provided with advice for the remainder of my project. I would recommend Ah Drafting without hesitation.

    18 Reviews
    Burleigh Waters,QLD
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    Architects Designers

    74 Design

    A very satisfactory result. 74 Design have assisted with other ideas, which have not only increased space, but are also innovative. We consulted by phone and email which worked out well for us all. A cost effective service.

    16 Reviews
    Booker Bay,NSW
  • Cad Drawing Services

    Focus Architecture

    Good early response. Easy to communicate with. Excellent plans and drawings - better than we thought our place would look! Able to help with entire planning and approval process.

    14 Reviews
  • We have been very pleased with the service and professionalism of NCT Architects & Interior Designers. All work was crried out in a timely manner with great feedback and communication. We would recommend them to potential clients. Sincerely, Bob Nicholson

    14 Reviews
    Mawson Lakes,SA
  • Industrial Architects

    WILLCO Consulting

    I decided to go with Will of Willco on an extension of my house in Sydney's East. He was excellent in every respect - attention to detail, prompt communication, contactable almost 24/7 and last but not means least, very cost effective. I challenge anyone to find a draftsman, or is it draugh...

    14 Reviews
    St Clair,NSW
  • Architects Online

    Seamus Walsh Design

    I would recommend Seamus as a accomplished designer and draftsman. He did a thorough and quick job, and met the brief extremely well.

    11 Reviews
  • Contemporary Architects

    Draft & Design

    Lloyd did a great job preparing floor, stormwater and BASIX plans for my property as part of a complying development process. He was prompt with communication, and easy to deal with. Lloyd was knowledgeable about the requirements, and liaised with our certifier to ensure the plans were drawn up a...

    13 Reviews
  • Very accommodating and reasonably priced. A pleasure to do business with. Will definitely use Mariana's expertise again.

    11 Reviews
    Rose Bay,NSW
  • Patient, friendly and timely. Very accommodating and I had a challenging project.

    11 Reviews
  • thanks for your recommendation of Alan Sullivan the surveyor whose price was certainly much better. I haven't got the job done yet but I hope it turns out all right. George

    10 Reviews
    Robina Town Centre,QLD
  • Christian completed my house designs on budget and on time. He provided great attention to detail and was a pleasure to work with, offering great ideas and advice along the way. I will definitely use Christian again on future projects.

    9 Reviews
    Everton Park,QLD
  • gerard was very quick to reply. his well presented helped us in planing what we needed to do.i will be handing his bussiness cards out to my family and friends.

    9 Reviews
  • Great Job as an architect. would recommend Edwin to any potential client. Turn around was quick, listened and came up with a great design

    14 Reviews
  • Cad Operators

    New Vision Designs

    Tony is an easy going guy, responsive, capable and cope with modifications promptly end effectively - we are happy so far and we will continue giving him more business

    24 Reviews
    Banksia Beach,QLD
  • Very helpful, prompt adjustments, good service, good suggestions

    8 Reviews
  • Restoration Architects

    Wielan Construction

    I found Robert Nawar through Service Seeking for a 20m fencing job in Ascot Vale completed in Nov 2013. Rob was professional throughout, reliable, communicated well, responded quickly and did what he said he would. He was delayed by wet weather on another job, but kept us up to date on his esti...

    8 Reviews
  • THGP

    We found the Heather Group to be very experienced and efficient. he has prensented the drawing in professional manner and finished the task in very short time. We would recommend their services

    8 Reviews
  • Cad Operators

    Emfaton Design

    Emmanuel was exceptional in his services. He visited my place initially to take the photos and measurements. He then provided drafts for me to review and provided his professional opinions where necessary. He kept us in the loop all the way through to the council approval of our plans. His attent...

    7 Reviews
  • MI

    Innovative Architects


    Completed job quickly and efficiently. Very friendly service.

    7 Reviews
  • Small Project Architects

    Yararch Design

    Zhila was a pleasure to deal with- great communicator, very professional, and helpful at all times. We would definitely recommend your services to others! Thanks so much

    7 Reviews
    St Ives,NSW
  • Home Architects


    Nice job. It was done in a professional way. The guy is easy to deal with. I am very happy with it.

    7 Reviews

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What You Need to Know about Hiring Architects

Sometimes property owners fail to realise how complicated the building process can be. Until they are faced with a myriad of design options and stringent building codes, they would think that getting advice from architects is unnecessary.

Whether you’re looking to construct a new building or home, expand your existing property, or renovate a space and turn it into something different, you should hire architects to have a professional guide you throughout the whole process.

What do architects do?

Architects are trained and registered professionals, and the type of work that they do are quite varied. Their expertise basically covers design and planning, but they can also take on roles that cover a broad range of responsibilities. Because of the diversity of projects that they handle, their services may also change depending on the needs of their clients.

Architectural services may include:

  • Documentation
  • Contract administration
  • Team organisation
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Product research
  • Brief development
  • Specification writing
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Post-occupancy evaluation

Which should you hire: architects or building designers?

It’s easy to overlook the differences between architects and building designers because when you get down to it, both of them deal with creating designs for homes, buildings, and other types of structure. However, it still pays to know how to differentiate one from the other and when you should hire an architect or a building designer.

Architects have finished a university degree in architecture, and they have worked on at least two years of practical experience before taking and passing the registration examinations. Meanwhile, building designers often have a background in drafting or drawing. They don’t have a degree in architecture, and they usually start out as draftsmen; but some Australian states offer licensing to building designers as well.

Now, when is it best to hire an architect? When is a building designer enough? If you have a large commercial project or if you’re doing a complex renovation or new house design, you should go to a licensed architect. However, if you’re only dealing with small residential projects or minor renovation work, the skills of a building designer would suffice.

What are the advantages of hiring licensed architects?

There are many things that architects can help you with, and they are not only concerned with the design aspect or the technical side of the building process. They can assist you with more practical matters too.

  1. They can help you define your building needs.
    Architects are thorough when it comes to the details of a project, and by asking about your preferences and needs, they can clearly define your requirements and the scope of work that should be done. Consequently, this will help you have a clear idea on the budget needed to successfully obtain all the materials. This will enable you to think out a better plan so that the building process can go smoothly.

  2. They can help you make plans.
    With their experience in the industry, they can anticipate possible issues with the layout and design of your property. Aside from that, they can also offer solutions that will best address these things. They can come up with flexible designs for your changing needs.

  3. They can help you see the big picture.
    They’re knowledgeable in various aspects, and they can help you understand how a certain kind of material can affect the overall structure of your property. Will the design of your roof or bathroom have an impact on the look or soundness of your home?

  4. They can provide solutions.
    Architects are trained to solve problems in the most creative way. When you hire innovative architects for your project, you can definitely get an array of options and alternatives that would be perfect for you. For instance, if you’re looking to have a bigger space for a home office, they can design a room that has enough space for your needs.

What should you look for when hiring architects?

Looking for architects can be baffling. How do you compare one from the other? How can you say that one person is better than the other? How do you know if the third architect who showed an interest in your job is the best candidate among the bunch?

Here are some of the things to check when selecting an architect for your project:

✓ Expertise

As mentioned earlier, architects can handle different aspects of a construction project; they can provide a variety of services. Nevertheless, you should make sure that they have adequate knowledge on the type of structure that you’re going to build. If it’s your dream home, you should go for residential architects. If it’s going to be a commercial building, you better tap commercial architects.

✓ Customer feedback

Reviews made by previous clients can be seen on the businesses’ Service Seeking profiles. If you take the time to read up on them, you can have a good idea about their skills, attitude, and professionalism. While it’s important to ensure that you are hiring qualified pros, you should also look into their ability to meet deadlines, their personality, and other things that are non-negotiable for you. Check out these reviews on some of the site’s top architects:

”Rammi a pleasure to deal with, wasn't too sure on process of planning an extension but made it easy & found him knowledgeable at a fair price for his services. Has a great team & is quick to respond & was always available when needed. Highly recommended!" - Bill on rK Designs

”When my wife and I decided to proceed with renovations to our home we chose to work with Rob Harris from Elements of Home. Rob not only did all of the design work and drawings, but everything from council applications to the issuing of planning and building permits. Rob also helped us put together a panel of builders and then guided us through the interview process. His knowledge and experience with building contracts was invaluable and made our task of choosing a builder so much easier. We are delighted with the professional and pleasant manner in which Rob has helped us through all of the various stages involved, and we would be happy to recommend him to anyone contemplating a residential project.” - John on Rob Harris

✓ Pricing

Compare prices from different businesses. Typically, the average cost of architectural design services is $35/hr, but this may change depending on the scope of work and the complexity of the job. Don’t hesitate to ask businesses about their quotes. This will certainly help in making things clear for the both of you.