Hiring An Architect

Why hiring a registered Architect over lesser trained Technologists
can add value to your project and potentially save you money.

We decided that quality isn’t just for the few, but for everyone.

Hiring a registered Architect ( ARB ) over lesser trained draughtsman or architectural technologists can make a huge difference to your home. It’s the stamp of quality and security.

When comparing quotes, bear in mind different Architects offer different levels of service with a different fee attached to it, so you should make sure you are comparing like for like.
Below are some of the many reasons why an Architect can make a difference to your home.

Design Appeal

Like any purchase, if you commission a house design or extension then you want good value for money. A vital part of an Architect’s job is to ensure that before a single line is drawn, everyone is clear on what’s needed and an expectation of approximately how much it should cost.

That’s why high quality design is never expensive, because by definition it means getting the very best value out of whatever budget has been agreed.

Situated in the Fylde, this modern extension and full home refurbishment attempted to capture the homeowners’ love of both traditional and contemporary.

While some clients may want something spectacular, most simply want honest advice, clever ideas and ingenuity, tailored to their specific needs.
Whenever MOJO works on a concept, we always think about how it can be realised.
If you were to observe your home being designed in the office you would hear as many discussions regarding how an idea or aesthetic element can actually be built as you would about its final appearance.

Planning Expertise

Getting planning permission is often the first major challenge for any project. How this stage is managed will have a profound impact on your timeline and thus, budget.

Any delay in the process or a refusal will cost money, whether you’re paying interest on an extra loan to finance the project or an empty house awaiting renovation. Because of this the design should stick as close as possible to your needs without risking the submission being rejected.

Very little skill or design knowledge is required to ask the planners what they’d like and then simply doing whatever they suggest, as is the process of most Technologists or cheaper draughtsmen. What is more difficult is to come away with a design that they might not have initially wanted but then are eventually persuaded to approve. That’s the skill of an Architect. That’s why Architects are vital.

Different materials & scales can sometimes cause issues with planning. It requires skill and context to show how it will advance the property and area.

MOJO Architecture can help you to achieve your perfect home by creating a design and presenting it in its best version to the planning department and relevant councillors who will finally decide whether the application is approved.

It might seem obvious but once planning permission is granted your proposed home must be buildable. MOJO has been asked to fix many applications submitted by less competent ‘professionals’ that may be sufficient on plans and basic elevations but are physically unbuildable or really unattractive in 3D.

If your house suffers from this kind of poor design it will cost you money; to either amend and resubmit a new design, or because the finished building looks ugly and might devalue it.

Sustainability

One issue that is often overlooked when it comes to building a new home or transforming your existing one is how sustainable and energy-efficient it is.

Most buildings of the past paid lip service to insulation and heat control measures, as owners of conservatories can attest, but with new stringent building regulations, newly constructed buildings and extensions have to pay closer attention to how they are designed.

Glazing, Bifolds, and Roof Windows all help brighten open-plan extensions.

Architects are trained to integrate sustainability into the very fabric of their process. From using the sun for solar gain to shaded zones, double and triple glazing, and high-efficiency insulation,  there are a number of passive energy measures which MOJO utilises to help make your living environment comfortable, save you money on your energy bills and help the environment.

Professional regulations for Architects

Architects have to go through a minimum of 7 years at university and when qualified are on a government register monitored by the Architects Registration Board ( ARB ). It is regarded as one of the most difficult professions to qualify in and the ARB imposes a code of practice that means, unlike technologists and other lesser trained draughtsmen, Architects are not allowed to subsidise their fees with commissions and payments for specifying particular materials.

The code also includes a requirement for Architects to provide an explanation of the fees to be paid before they’re appointed, offering consumers the reassurance they won’t be caught out by hidden charges later on.

Different materials & scales can sometimes cause issues with planning. It requires skill and context to show how it will advance the property and area.

Hiring MOJO for your perfect home…

Every project is unique, because you are.
MOJO’s dynamic creative team spends the extra time to get the best possible solution, no matter what your requirements are.

Hiring An Architect

Why hiring a registered Architect over lesser trained Technologists
can add value to your project and potentially save you money.

We decided that quality isn’t just for the few, but for everyone.

Hiring a registered Architect ( ARB ) over lesser trained draughtsman or architectural technologists can make a huge difference to your home. It’s the stamp of quality and security.

When comparing quotes, bear in mind different Architects offer different levels of service with a different fee attached to it, so you should make sure you are comparing like for like.
Below are some of the many reasons why an Architect can make a difference to your home.

Design Appeal

Like any purchase, if you commission a house design or extension then you want good value for money. A vital part of an Architect’s job is to ensure that before a single line is drawn, everyone is clear on what’s needed and an expectation of approximately how much it should cost.

That’s why high quality design is never expensive, because by definition it means getting the very best value out of whatever budget has been agreed.

Situated in the Fylde, this modern extension and full home refurbishment attempted to capture the homeowners’ love of both traditional and contemporary.

While some clients may want something spectacular, most simply want honest advice, clever ideas and ingenuity, tailored to their specific needs.
Whenever MOJO works on a concept, we always think about how it can be realised.
If you were to observe your home being designed in the office you would hear as many discussions regarding how an idea or aesthetic element can actually be built as you would about its final appearance.

Planning Expertise

Getting planning permission is often the first major challenge for any project. How this stage is managed will have a profound impact on your timeline and thus, budget.

Any delay in the process or a refusal will cost money, whether you’re paying interest on an extra loan to finance the project or an empty house awaiting renovation. Because of this the design should stick as close as possible to your needs without risking the submission being rejected.

Very little skill or design knowledge is required to ask the planners what they’d like and then simply doing whatever they suggest, as is the process of most Technologists or cheaper draughtsmen. What is more difficult is to come away with a design that they might not have initially wanted but then are eventually persuaded to approve. That’s the skill of an Architect. That’s why Architects are vital.

Different materials & scales can sometimes cause issues with planning. It requires skill and context to show how it will advance the property and area.

MOJO Architecture can help you to achieve your perfect home by creating a design and presenting it in its best version to the planning department and relevant councillors who will finally decide whether the application is approved.

It might seem obvious but once planning permission is granted your proposed home must be buildable. MOJO has been asked to fix many applications submitted by less competent ‘professionals’ that may be sufficient on plans and basic elevations but are physically unbuildable or really unattractive in 3D.

If your house suffers from this kind of poor design it will cost you money; to either amend and resubmit a new design, or because the finished building looks ugly and might devalue it.

Sustainability

One issue that is often overlooked when it comes to building a new home or transforming your existing one is how sustainable and energy-efficient it is.

Most buildings of the past paid lip service to insulation and heat control measures, as owners of conservatories can attest, but with new stringent building regulations, newly constructed buildings and extensions have to pay closer attention to how they are designed.

Glazing, Bifolds, and Roof Windows all help brighten open-plan extensions.

Architects are trained to integrate sustainability into the very fabric of their process. From using the sun for solar gain to shaded zones, double and triple glazing, and high-efficiency insulation,  there are a number of passive energy measures which MOJO utilises to help make your living environment comfortable, save you money on your energy bills and help the environment.

Professional regulations for Architects

Architects have to go through a minimum of 7 years at university and when qualified are on a government register monitored by the Architects Registration Board ( ARB ). It is regarded as one of the most difficult professions to qualify in and the ARB imposes a code of practice that means, unlike technologists and other lesser trained draughtsmen, Architects are not allowed to subsidise their fees with commissions and payments for specifying particular materials.

The code also includes a requirement for Architects to provide an explanation of the fees to be paid before they’re appointed, offering consumers the reassurance they won’t be caught out by hidden charges later on.

Different materials & scales can sometimes cause issues with planning. It requires skill and context to show how it will advance the property and area.

Hiring MOJO for your perfect home…

Every project is unique, because you are.
MOJO’s dynamic creative team spends the extra time to get the best possible solution, no matter what your requirements are.

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