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Services and Fees

What Do We Usually Charge Homeowners and What Do you Get for Your Money?

Key Price Data:

  • Historical average fee for home renovations: 10% of Ex. VAT Construction Budget
  • Current average fee range from this office (Jan 2014): 7%-11% Ex VAT Construction Budget
  • Lowest fee for a home owner in last 5 years: €375
  • Highest fee package for a home owner in last 5 years: €15000
  • Initial consultation visit to your home: €135 (in Dublin or North East)
  • Approximate cost per square metre for standard construction: €1500 per square metre of new building

 

 

All fee packages are tailored to your own needs and budget, so prices vary from project to project depending on the size of the building and the depth and complexity of design work requested.

In general design work ranges in value from hundreds of Euro for preliminary sketches which might take two or three days, to several thousand Euro for complex services for design and construction contract administration which take several months or years to complete.

New Architectural Services

In addition to traditional architectural services, depending on the size and nature of the project home owners may also require an architect to undertake legal responsibilities under health and safety legislation and the new Building Control Amendment Regulations. These are new requirements which came into effect over the last year. No consistent average fee has yet emerged for such services.

See our FAQ section on budgeting and costs

Link to consumer advice on architects fees from RIAI (official regulatory body)

Contact us now to to arrange a two- hour introductory meeting at your house. Or select a project from the portfolio menu.

What We Do:

DKAD specialises in both luxury, and highly practical domestic additions and refurbishments. We are a design practice, and we never use standard plans. We meet with clients many times over the course of a design process and take time to truly understand their tastes and needs. Whether your budget is small or large, we believe that a tailored solution will always deliver the best value for your home.

  1. Every project goes through its own unique and rigorous design process, from listening to your ideas, through deciding on the right course of action, and choosing fixtures and fittings for the completed building.
  2. House plans, sections and elevations for construction can be generated using highly sophisticated “Building Information Modelling” techniques. This is the fastest and most dynamic way to design and manage a building project.
  3. We believe in understanding your needs and communicating our ideas clearly. On average, clients have more than ten hours face to face contact with their architect during the first part of the design stage.
  4. During construction, you will enjoy the comfort and security of a fully administered building contract.
  5. We can provide full architectural service, or specific services.
  6. If you are considering s simple conservatory, a sun room, or kitchen extension you should always have the benefit of architectural advice.
  7. See your project in 3D, as a traditional model, or a sophisticated digital image.

There has never been a better time to procure architectural services; our fees are still at historically low levels, design fees should not be considered an additional cost, but a critical value adding process. It is most important to differentiate between Full Architectural Service and Specific Services or simply contact us.

Estimate the size of space you want in square meters and the rough cost of “non- standard” features, then divide by 20

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