Why  Choose  Us?

 

We  Use  the  Design  &  Build  Method

Most architects operate using the traditional method. For example, a client will appoint an architect for their project. The architect will design the building for the client and produce all the relevant drawings and specification for the project. The architect will then choose several builders (depending on the project size) to provide a cost or price for the project. This process is called tendering. Whilst this process provides a competitive price for the client, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the lowest price will be within the client’s budget.

 

The biggest problem with the tendering process is that the builder has not been involved from the very outset of the project. Architects and consultants will design the project without any input from the builder. Whilst architects are great at designing, they are not experts at building or construction costs. An architect won’t be able to give you accurate figures and quantities that a builder can provide.

 

Perth Residential Architect  provides a vertically integrated approach. When we are appointed as architect for a project we will select a builder that is most appropriate for your project. That decision will be based on your specific project requirements, the complexity of the project, your timeframe and your budget. We will then work and consult with that builder from the very outset. When we have completed the Property Analysis and Client Needs report, the builder will be able to advise if your project is achievable based on your budget. It’s extremely important to get this feedback before proceeding any further with the process.

 

The builder will also be able to provide us with costing information throughout each stage of the process to ensure your project will be built within your budget.

 

We have several excellent builders that we deal directly with. These builders are not large building companies but boutique builders that specialise in residential building. They provide excellent build quality for a good price. We don’t deal with cheap and nasty builders because we wouldn’t want them building our home. So why would we want them building yours?

A   Better   Way

 Perth  Residential  Architect  Method

You  Are  Our  Focus

Whether you are building a new home or renovating and extending an existing property, we are here to help you get the perfect design for your project. The most important factor in making sure you get the perfect design is listening to you and understanding want you need and want.

 

In order to get the perfect design, the architect dealing with you throughout the process should be the architect that designs your project. This ensures that nothing is lost in translation between different staff members. The person that designs your project needs to have a genuine understanding of you and your specific needs and requirements.

 

Many other architects will have the principal or director meet with you initially and talk to you about your project requirements. They will then go back to the office and brief one of the design architects about your job, who will then go about producing a concept design. The problem with this is that critical and important information about you and your project may get lost in translation. The design architect who has never met you and probably never will, may not be aware of your specific needs and wants.

 

This is usually a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, you probably won’t  get the design that you want and deserve. If you do get the design you want, it will probably take considerably longer because you aren’t dealing directly with the design architect. There could be many design changes required before you are satisfied with the design. This can take time and may affect the overall timeframe of your project as well as cost you money.

 

At Perth Residential Architect we have a different approach. Antony Svilicich, the principal, will personally deal with you during all the different stages of the project. He will also be directly involved with the design process from concept design through to construction drawings. Antony personally prepares the concept design as well as doing any design changes. He also prepares the planning application to council if required. Antony is not just the principal but also the design architect. This one on one personalised service ensures that we deliver the highest possible standards to our clients.

 

We  Prepare  a  Property  Analysis  &  Client  Needs  Report

In addition we prepare a report that focusses on your specific requirements and needs. They include :

      • Providing an outline brief detailing rooms, sizes, orientation etc.
      • Discuss your ideas and potential solutions.
      • Discuss the “look and feel “ of a potential scheme.
      • Provide an idea as to whether your project is achievable based on your budget.

 

Once completed the report will provide you with significant information regarding the opportunities and limitations of the property, as well as a comprehensive analysis of your individual requirements. This is important information you need before you go forward with your building project.

 

The benefits of this report are :

      • It reduces the risk of the client incurring extra construction costs (ie variations etc) down the track. It also reduces the risk of project delays. Ultimately it ensures that the project is completed on budget and on time.
      • It provides a far better design outcome for the client.

 

If for some reason at this stage you feel that we are not the right “fit” as your architect, you are free to take this report to another architect for them to complete the process for you.

Perth  Home  Design  Guides

 

We have developed 2 unique home design guides for people wanting to build their perfect dream home. These guides were developed as a result of 30 years of expertise and experience designing new homes as well as extensions and renovations for clients all over the Perth metropolitan area.

Please feel free to download the guides.

The  Perfect  New  Home  Design  Guide

Free  Download

 

The  Architect's  Renovation  Guide

Free  Download