It is important that clients are made aware of the costs of architectural services early in the relationship. Our charges will be specific to the complexity of the job.
Fees can be based upon time charges, lump-sum fees, percentage fees or a combination of these. We use a standard NZIA agreement for architectural services as a contract between client and architect.

We generally use hourly charges for small amounts of work or if the scope of work hasn’t yet been decided.
In order that you can see the relative costs of the different stages we have broken down the total fee for a typical residential project into percentages:

  1. Pre-design: -
  2. Concept Design: 1.5%
  3. Developed Design: 2.5%
  4. Resource Consent: ...time charge / hourly rate
  5. Detailed Design and Documentation: 3.0%