How much will an architect cost you?
Below you will find a detailed breakdown of architect prices, together with descriptions what is included in the price and other necessary information that will help you make the best possible decision.
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|Average cost||R1350 / hour|
|Cost range||R900 – R1800 / hour|
Most architects will work for either an hourly rate or for a fixed fee based on a percentage of the construction costs. Typical fees range from 5% to 15% of construction costs for new construction, and from 15% to 20% for remodelling. Often it is difficult to estimate the cost of construction. The alternative is to charge per hour. According to SACAP a Registered Professional Architect with more than ten years’ experience, can charge roughly R1 800 per hour. For an architect, expect to pay between R900 / hour and R1800 / hour.Get quotes!
|Cost range||R3000 – R9000|
Even though we are witnessing a rapid increase in the proportion of two bedroom homes in SA, three-bedroom houses are still the most popular choice. A spacious 3-bedroom house can measure up to 200/sqm, but it usually measures between 120 and 150 square meters. The cost of a 3-bedroom house plan typically runs from R3000 to R9000, averaging at R6000.Get quotes!
|Cost range||R3000 – R8000|
With pre-designed house plans, homeowners can save considerable amounts of money and time. Nowadays, floor plans are not set in stone, so they can often be modified to fit your needs. This typically costs a little extra, but you’ll still save overall. The main argument against pre-designed house plans is that they can't always account for all your needs and requirements and completely adapt to the the chosen site and setting of your future home. The cost of a pre-designed house plan typically runs from R3000 to R8000, averaging at R5500.Get quotes!
|Cost range||R5000 – R8000|
Procure a qualified architect or draughtsmen in order to prepare the plans for Municipal approval. While the preparation an submission of required documents in itself is fairly easy, dealing with the different departments involved, complying with all their requirements and negotiating the approval is the more difficult and very time consuming part. On average, expect to be charged between R5000 and R8000 for an estate compliance and Municipal preparation of a plan.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R1000 / sqm|
|Cost range||R500 – R1500 / sqm|
This is the price of a complete interior design project, including concept design (sketches, moodboards, etc.), all necessary drawings (2D and 3D drawings, technical drawings, etc.), and project management per square metre. The final price will depend on the expertise and experience of the interior designer and the complexity of the project. The average cost of a House interior design project is R1000 / sqm, or typically between R500 / sqm and R1500 / sqm.Get quotes!