What is your Design Fee? How do you calculate it? An important question. There are many stories about how Designers and Architects price ...


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Its something as low as 4-5% of projects has on-site observation by the Architect or designer who designed the building in the residential sector in N...


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So how do you know what you are paying for? I mean there are designers right, and then there are designers. How do you get a feel for the tangibl...


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Let's talk about the Elephant in the room.  The blog links closely to the Value of Building Relationships earlier so check that out (link at ...


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The story is all to common, "I told my Architect what my budget was and it ended up costing way more than that" I have often asked a clie...


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Insurance is something that we don’t really think about in the beginning, but you want to think about it before it’s too late. If you a...


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This piece of advice comes from doing my own alteration project whilst running a business, so personal experience and from watching my clients st...


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This is one of the two important questions that I get asked by clients. So let me explain what needs to be considered when putting together a tim...


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Building a team is about investing in your process for a great result. Because great processes give great results and great teams invest in great proc...


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I see so many people put so much pressure on themselves to give a detailed brief to a designer for a price for their project, so much so that they mis...


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