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Builder or architect first?

When wanting an extension, should I have an architect or a builder to come out first?
Do I need an architect at all or just a good builder?

3 Answers from MyBuilder Extension Builders

There is no need for an architect if you employ a good builder who will arrange all this in the planning stage


Answered 30th Apr 2017

Good question, but no simple answer. The size and location of your extension will determine whether planning permission will be required for the development. If planning permission is not required, then a good builder could possibly take care of things, provided the project isn't too complicated. If you are planning to remove huge chunks of wall, build a cellar, have vaulted roofs or roof glazing, or other complicated type of build, then you would probably be better off finding a good designer to work with, or someone who fundamentally understands how buildings are put together and the potential pitfalls.


Answered 30th Apr 2017

Pretty much as above.If its a straight forward extension then a competent builder with plenty of experience should be able to sort everything out for you.


Answered 1st May 2017

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