What Do Architects Charge?
As stated in the previous section, there are good reasons why fees levels would vary considerably between Architects. Generally though, expressed as a percentage of the total construction cost, Architects would typically charge between 6-12% for smaller jobs and between 3-6% percent for large jobs at a commercial scale.
The top end of these scales would typically be for projects that involve additional complexity such as Listed Buildings, technically-demanding briefs or difficult planning constraints to name a few. Always ask your Architect or architectural technician to be clear about the structure of the fees. That is - what parts of the fee are for each section of work and when the trigger is for payment.
Always ensure that there is some of the fee left towards the end of the job. This is so that you keep pace with the service being provided rather than paying for everything upfront.
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