Draftsperson prices depend on several factors. We have examined prices of different services and what influences them and pointed out what you need to pay attention to in order to get the best value for your money.

Draftsperson — per hour fee
Average cost R700 / hour
Cost range R500R900 / hour

A draftsperson creates blueprints for designing new homes and additions to existing ones. He prepares architectural plans and technical drawings. A draftsperson can charge by the hour or by the square metre (see below). A set of plans for a typical 3-bedroom house takes at least 10 hours to complete. The size and the complexity of the project will also have an impact on the price. Hiring a draftsperson to do a simple house plan is still cheaper than having an architect do it—they can charge up to twice as much. Draftsperson costs range between R500 / hour and R900 / hour with an average of R700 / hour.

Get quotes!
Draftsperson — per square metre fee
Average cost R110 / sqm
Cost range R60R160 / sqm

Drafters also charge per square metre of the building. The cost per square metre rate can be more cost effective for the client. Besides the size and the complexity of the project itself, rates also vary according to the draftperson's experience level and the location. Drawing up building plans in the City of Cape Town or Johannesburg, for example, will likely result in higher costs for your project than one in a smaller town. The average cost to hire a draftsperson is R110 / sqm, or typically between R60 / sqm and R160 / sqm.

Get quotes!

Recent jobs for draftspersons

Architects, House designs
Centurion
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Centurion
Approx. size (sqm): 336
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
Bought a very old house and need to renovate and extend Add Patio (priority as summer approaches) Plans are very old - hand drawn document (not updated) Require architect to redraw plans digitally and add the extensions to the new plans Future plans - re-modification on both floor levels Extend and create more space Currently 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms + study room Study room on 1st floor does not have plumbing which results in guest having to walk through main bedroom to use bathroom. We require plumbing in the study room on the first floor Extend ground floor Dining room, living room and 1 awkward study room on ground
Musgrave
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Durban Musgrave
Approx. size (sqm): 76
Estimated project start: Within a month
To help with ideas on which furniture to buy for 2 bedroom, bathroom renovations, decorating the lounge and kitchen. Spare bedroom - paint colours, sleigh bed , tile colours and wardrobe colours Main Bedroom - paint colours, sleigh bed , tile colours and wardrobe colours Bathroom - Tile colours Kitchen - Kitchen unit colours and tiles Lounge - Sofa colour, paint colours
Bloemfontein
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Race Way Bloemfontein
Approx. size (sqm): 600
Estimated project start: Within a month
Convert existing house into a double store - ground floor has 3 bedrooms and want to convert 1 bedroom into a study and another into garage. Need 2 bedrooms on new top storey. dining room to be at the bottom and sitting room on the top floor. Extend garage into double garage. Also want a walk-in closet. 1 bedroom with en-suite shower
Durban
Property type: Apartment/Flat
City or suburb where you need the service: Durban
Approx. size (sqm): 48
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Studio apartment Coral Point new development. Would like to design for holiday letting and some private use. Need to maximise the space. Also looking at natural colours (greys, beige) with added sea breeze colour to create holiday feel. Decor needs to be strong wearing. Do not want to spend a fortune on a small place, so cost is a factor.
Louis Trichardt
Property type: Commercial
City or suburb where you need the service: Louis Trichardt
Approx. size (sqm): 5000
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
Good day I am planning to develop a water park in the rural village which is around Louis Trichardt, Limpopo. I am intending to secure a 5hectare land and for the purposes of rezoning and the environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), I was advised to get a draft of the plans. It will be my pleasure if you afford me the opportunity to meet and discuss the possibilities. In the meantime please find attached some of the different picture that will inform my waterpark project. Your assistance will be highly appreciated. Kind regards
Universitas
Property type: Other
City or suburb where you need the service: Bloemfontein
Approx. size (sqm): 170
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Recently bought a house and have space on my plot. I want to build students accommodation - 9 bedrooms 15sqm per room with glass shower and bathroom facilities, communal lounge area with open-plan kitchen Require interior design too and if possible the construction of the property. If you are unable to construct the property I am open to subcontractors too or recommendations.
Marburg
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Marburg
Approx. size (sqm): 100
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
House currently consists of 2 bedroom with 1 being very small, with open plan kitchen and lounge. Add double garage for two vehicles and en-suit and 3rd bedroom Main bedroom requires en-suite Another bedroom Extend sitting room area in order to create to dining area. Nhntonga@gmail.com - alternative email
Architects, House designs
Warrenton
Property type: Other
City or suburb where you need the service: Warrenton
Approx. size (sqm): 250
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
Pint size river development in a remote area, Northern Cape. I have 3 shipping containers I intend on converting into cosy covered shelter and Office premises. The area is situated alongside a river bank and has a mild upward inclination The theme of the place is envisaged to have indigenous aesthetics ( stone and timber) and Mud Huts with thatching The purpose of the development is to provide Conference facilities, storage space, Tourism Center he likes
Umhlanga Rocks
Property type: Apartment/Flat
City or suburb where you need the service: durban
Approx. size (sqm): 38
Estimated project start: Within a month
Hi There! So, I have a one bedroom unit, that already has a concrete slab on top to build up, so I just want to build the same unit on top of the existing one. So it will be 4 exterior walls, 2 interior walls for the bathroom on the one corner and obviously windows and a sliding door..and then a flat roof that I can turn into a patio. Thank you. Kind Regards Ella
Architects, House plan
Brackenfell
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Cape Town
Approx. size (sqm): 200
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
Please note I would like you to design a container house for me that I am busy with. I have attach a layout drawing for you but I need the dims and everything added in order to get a quote from a container company I would like 2 x 40ft containers in the middle 2 x 40ft containers on each side so in total will work with 6 x 40ft containers? are you able to assist with a design like this?