We were approached by a couple in the early stages of planning an extension and renovation of their family home. They had been contemplating additional space for their growing family for some time but had been discouraged by the building process because they had received advice from a large architectural firm that the project would cost over $100,000 to design and around $750,000 to build. This is an example of an architect being unsuitable for a job. They also wanted to work as a ‘superintendent’ which is only suited to large-scale commercial and residential projects but completely unnecessary for residential extensions and renovations.
In this case, we were able to put them in touch with a suitable, highly-skilled building designer to draft their project for a fraction of the architect’s estimate. We also clarified that the $750,000 build cost estimate was extremely excessive for the work proposed. This meant that our clients had the confidence to proceed to the design phase of their project knowing that they could afford what they wanted.