Charles Borthwick RIBA RIAS chartered architect
FOR ALL PROJECTS I will carry out the following services:

Confirm the client’s brief, budget and project timetable
Inform the client of his duties under the relevant Construction (CDM), Planning and Building Regulations
Advise on the need for other consultants
Prepare a priced appointment schedule and timetable for the delivery of the agreed services
Prepare all necessary design and production drawings including 3D imaging to assist the clients understanding of the proposals.

RANGE OF SERVICES for a typical domestic project (all or only selected stages can be chosen subject to budget or client preference):

1.0   Stage A/B      Preparation of the Brief 
2.0   Stage C          Initial design 
3.0   Stage D          To Planning Consent Application 
4.0   Stage E           To Building Warrant Application 

5.0   Stage F/G       Construction Documentation 
6.0   Stage H           Tender Administration 

7.0 Stage J /K      Contract Administration 
8.0 Stage L           Post Completion Work 

Architects usually consider projects in terms of work stages. A typical breakdown of the amount of work involved at each stage of the project can be indicated as follows (also useful for allocating fees): 

Stage C                10-15% 
Stage D                15-20% 
Stage E                 20% 
Stage F/G             20% 
Stages H to L        25-35% 

Stage A/B is normally based on a fixed or hourly fee depending on the complexity of the project.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES available subject to agreement:
9.0                         Surveys and Inspections 
10.0                       Specialist Work 
11.0                       Project Management 
12.0                       Cost Advice 
13.0                       Special Reports and Negotiations 
14.0                       Dispute Resolution 
15.0                       Contemporary Art Consultancy
16.0                       Energy Performance CertificatesFees.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0
The Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have produced a PDF guide explaining the many benefits of using a chartered architect (click here to download).

As a chartered architect I am obliged to uphold the reputation of my profession; to carry out work on behalf of my clients honourably, independently and efficiently; and to declare any interest which might conflict with my status as an independent consultant.  I am also required as a registered architect to carry professional indemnity insurance. 

You can contact me by phone or email 
to arrange an initial informal no-fee 
consultation if you have a project in 
mind.  I can provide the full range of 
architectural services from feasibility 
through design to completion or 
alternatively perform selected tasks like 
planning or building warrant 
submissions to suit your current budget or 

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