Draftsperson or Architect – who do I use?
Some people think a draftsperson offers the same services as an architect. This is far from the truth. They provide two very different services. Typically a draftsperson is only involved in the documentation of the project; whilst an architect can take your project from the initial brief right through to the building’s completion. A draftsperson is talented in drafting; however, they are not trained in design. Typically if you go to a draftsperson they will only produce a basic set of drawings which are sufficient for a building permit. In addition to the Building Permit drawings an architect will produce a tender set. This includes a comprehensive drawing set (including detailing of the construction, joinery, wet areas etc.) along with the specification and the schedules. As well as providing a tender set an architect can assist you during the tender process and well as being involved during the construction. Having an architect involved in all stages of your project – from your initial brief through to completion – can minimise your risks and bring a peace of mind to your project.
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