Planning Garage Conversion – Questions To Ask Your Architect

Planning garage conversion; if this is something you are considering, then it pays to hire a professional architect to draw up the floor plans you will need. However, it is important to ask any architect you consider the right questions to ensure they can help you complete the project successfully.

When talking to your architect about your garage conversion plans, your first question should be about their experience. You need to know that they have brought similar projects to a positive conclusion before. You also need to ask about their local knowledge. Do they know enough about local planning rules and building regulations? There is little point in hiring an architect with no local knowledge, as this leaves you open to falling foul of the most recent laws and regulations. To ensure that you can properly set your budget you also need to ask how the company charge for their services, and ensure that you know exactly what is included in that amount. You particularly need to know whether it includes filing the paperwork for building regulation compliance. Finally, don’t forget to ask questions that are specific to your project. Remember that these are your house extension plans and you need to be happy with the end result. There is no reason why you cannot question any plans that the architect makes, as long as you are also prepared to make adjustments based on their knowledge and experience.

At KJM Design and Planning Services, we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have about our company, experience, and fee structure. We are open about every aspect of the work we do while designing and planning garage conversion projects, or your house extension project. If you have questions, leave us a message at or call us on 01375 267 888.