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.
|Average cost||R700 / hour|
|Cost range||R500 – R900 / 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!
|Average cost||R110 / sqm|
|Cost range||R60 – R160 / 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!