When Nicholas began Brook Morton Architecture in 2010 he considered how best to provide a good and valued service for his clients.
For one of our first projects, we were asked to design a dining room extension, as our client felt their house was too small. By reworking the existing layout we were able to reduce an over large family room and relocate the main entrance to provide the required dining room as well as additional utility room without the need to extend. At this point we adopted our philospohy 'to provide our clients with value for their money, not just to build extensions if the existing can be made to work more efficiently'.
For the client's budgetting benefit, the industry advises client's to consider the cost of the consultants (Architects, Structural Engineers, Party Wall Surveyors) involved within the project, being between 10 to 20% of the build costs.
As an alternative, we only charge our clients for the work we are actually required to do, rather like 'pay as you go'. Compare this to the traditional method of fees, which is based upon the construction contract value (where it would be in our interests for the project to become more expensive, as we would then receive a higher fee), or on a fixed fee basis, which has to build in contingencies, that you may not need (and then charges you additional fees for the unforeseen extras not included in the fixed fee).
We know we are not the cheapest. However, we work hard to offer the best value for money. Making good use of all the benefits of 3D modelling, for the entire project, lets us and our clients develop the design, with a greater understanding of what will be achieved in the build. Extra time and expense spent at the beginning of the project can save considerable time and greater expense when the build is actually on site. If you don't believe us, just take a look at some of our testimonials