How Architectural design service is provided by Architect to Client.
Architectural design is governed by CAP 525 of the Laws of Kenya and the service is divided into 5 parts as per the law.See the law excerpts here.
Here, the architect will give you the role of various consultants in the building industry eg qs, engineer. There are no fees to pay at this point.
Once you have your ideas in place, you can email the pictures or sketches to the Architect. He will then transform these into a workable building. Rough cost estimates will be derived. The theme, style and shape of the house is determined in this stage through back and forth exchange of drawings and sketches between Architect and Client.
Fees at this stage are at 1% of total project cost.
At this stage, the design has taken shape and is now prepared for submission to the Local Authority for approval. Site boundaries, contours, levels and any other detail pertaining to the site is included. Sewer systems are also included.
The fees for this stage are at 1.5% of total project cost.
At this stage, details such as the roof trusses, fascia board, window and door details, wardrobes, stair cases, stair case railings, floor tile patterns, ceiling patterns, chimney style, kitchen counter styles are included.
Fees for this stage are at 2% of total project cost.
Tender action to completion.
This part deals with inciting building contractors to tender, advising on the tender and supervising the actual construction to finish.
Fees for this stage are at 1.5% of total cost.
Francis Gichuhi kamau, Architect.