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Architect’s fee scale in the UK in 2020

Are you considering hiring an architect but are unsure how much it will cost? There is no black and white answer to how much an architect will cost as an architect's fee will vary depending on the size and nature of the project. An architect will usually clearly define their fees before starting a project, or they will charge by the hour. There is no standard UK architect fee, so it is advisable to discuss payment with an architect before hiring them for a project.

The Ultimate Guide To Hip To Gable Loft Conversions

What Is A Hip To Gable Conversion? A hip to gable conversion is an increasingly popular way to extend the loft space of your property. Most homes have a typical "hipped" roof which means all the sides slope inwards. This means the space below this sloping surface is virtually unusable. However, if the sloping sides of either end of the roof are replaced by vertical walls (or gables), suddenly this area becomes a lot more accessible and easy to utilize. This can be done on a single or even both sides of a property's preexisting roof. People often use this transformation to give space for an additional bedroom, office or recreational room.