You don’t legally have to hire an architect for your commercial building project. In many cases, property owners liaise directly with a builder to create their extension or new building. This can help to reduce your project cost if you have a limited budget.
However, there are several benefits to hiring an architect that might mean it’s the best option for you.
Firstly, the architect you hire should have up to date knowledge of all the legislation and best practices that your commercial building should comply with, and will have professional indemnity insurance to cover you if they get anything wrong. This will help you make sure that your building is legal and safe, and avoid any expensive rectifying work.
An architect can also help you get the most out of your space. Their specialised experience means they may come up with layouts or solutions that you might not have thought of. If this helps you create a more successful commercial space, you might end up saving or earning more money.
Commercial architects can also take care of your project management. If you have limited time or experience to devote to your building project, an architect can manage it for you. This could be a great way to streamline your project and make sure it’s completed on time.