May 23, 2021 9:13 pm
Hi all, wondering if anyone used architectural consultant?
We are building with smaller project/custom builder (Hall and Hart). We picked the house and floorplan we like and made custom changes to suit, some of which are major. But before we move on it, we were hoping to engage someone to get advice on the design with regards to our block, aspect etc (e.g. are the living areas in the best possible spot, do we have enough windows and in correct places, should be doing anything differently to maximise sun/natural light?)
There are so many architects out there who want to hear what you want and start drawing their plans from scratch. What we are looking for is simply a review of our existing plans and getting independent advice on whether we are doing the right thing with this particular design or whether from architectural perspective we should be doing something completely different.
If anyone engaged a consultant like this, who you used and what your experience was with the process?
Thanks everyone for your valuable comments
Re: Engaging architectural consultant to review plans2
May 24, 2021 8:32 am
Do you really need an architect to tell you that kind of info? Find a display house with similar layout/position and see if you'd be comfortable there.
There isn't really a 'correct' way for placing windows, just implications in terms of heat transfer and convenience.
You could also post plans here for people to give feedback on.
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