Why Choose a local architect?
At Acres Architects we understand that when you’re looking to design and build your dream home choosing the right architect is one of the key decisions you’ll need to make. For many of our clients the process can initially feel quite overwhelming or intimidating but that’s where Acres Architects can help.
So why choose a local architect?
Like most services we look to engage in choosing local is a smart move. Whilst it’s not essential that you choose a local architect to work on your project, in fact Acres Architects work with clients all over the country, it does provide a number of key benefits to working with a practice close to your project.
Easy site visits and meetings
Much of the communication between you and your architect will be via email or over the phone but it’s essential, especially in the early stages of your project, that you meet with your architect face to face. If your architect is local it means that you can visit them and that they can easily come to site. Acres Architects conduct a thorough site visit early into the project to make sure we capture all relevant information. It also means that you get a better idea of how we work, and we can answer any questions you have much more effectively. We find that this type of close collaboration is key to getting you the project that you want and that will be granted planning permission.
If you are close to our offices you can easily visit us where you can see your project come to life, either as a drawing, 3d printed model or using our Virtual Reality software. Being able to visit our office will ensure we get the design that works for you. We are situated outside of Nottingham centre and in a beautiful location with plenty of parking to make the entire process of meeting us easy and enjoyable.
It’s really important to work with an architect that understands the local area. From the architecture styles to in depth knowledge of the local planning authorities. By having this knowledge your architect will understand how to design your project to give it the best possible chance to gain planning approval.
In addition to this knowledge your architect will have great relationships with local suppliers such as structural engineers, building control and of course trusted contractors. Acres Architects have a list of preferred suppliers and we can assist in working with these businesses at the right phase of the project to ensure it all comes together on time and on budget. This gives you piece of mind and reduces the stress and of finding a suitable business, especially in areas where you have little or no previous experience.
Passion for the area
At Acres Architects we do have fantastic relationships with local suppliers and the right knowledge local planning guidelines. We’re also extremely passionate about working on projects locally. It’s so rewarding to see projects that we’ve worked on come to life and become part of the local architecture. We think it’s really important to share the same level of passion and enthusiasm that you have for your project. Every project is managed by a qualified architect and you’ll have access to speak to or meet with them when needed.
We’ll work closely with you to produce a design concept that matches your brief and help you to assign sensible budgets, ensuring viability and an all-round positive result for you and your family. We’ll then take that concept, and with our knowledge and expertise, produce a final design that provides you with the best possible outcome.
If you’re looking to start a project we’d love to hear from you.
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