Architect advice (loft conversion)

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  1. The Dark Horse

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    To get some advice and plans drawn up for a loft conversion what sort of money roughly does an architect charge these days and do they ordinarily charge to give an initial feasibility study as to whats possible and what isn't? Also should you use a RIBA or ARB registered one or is that overkill for a small job like a conversion? I note some building companies say they can offer design and planning services so would they use an RIBA/ARB architect?
     
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    For ours we paid about £90 for a feasibility study, take some measurement and draw up rough plans etc... Then about £600 for a full plan with loadings, building regs etc and additional changes to the existing layout to meet fire regs.

    We didn't go further in the original house so only stumped up the £90, the new house (which we've had a loft conversion as well) came to about £40k all in including architects in the all in one price.

    (First house showed that even though we could have a loft extension, the open nature of the entire ground floor meant having an expensive fire suppression system to be fitted, so the feasibility was well spend)
     
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