Working with an Architect for your Home


The first thing an architect will do is ask questions, listen and understand what you are trying to achieve. They will work with you to develop your project brief and finalise the budget. It is essential that you agree this between you before starting the project.

A good architect will develop solutions and propose ways to reduce costs whilst coming up with a design that will increase the building’s value.

They’ll guide you through a whole range of processes  from coming up with an initial design to seeing the project through planning and construction to completion.

OIA Architects will provide a full range or advice and ideas for your new home with supporting cost advice and planning implications, within a brief written report after the initial consultation.

A useful document to give advice on the process for appointing an architect can be obtained from the link below:-


At OIA our initial consultations range from £250-£500 depending on the size of project. This fee is donated to our charity of choice Help for Hero’s. Initial telephone calls or video conference meetings are free of charge for a call of thirty minutes.