House repiars/extension - should I use surveyor or architect?


Postby Chewbacca » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:02 pm

Last post seemed to disappear and not post, new here hopefully posting in the right place.

Have damp issues and had some people come in a while back and got very different and confusing answers. Also need to get a new kitchen done and possible extension single or possible storey (no idea on cost or whether it would be possible to live in house whilst doing this)

Am contemplating whether I should get an architect or surveyor firm with design services to come in and do a report and quote for potential costs. Any idea whether that is a good approach and which would be better and how much that would cost?

Am not good at DIY but wish I was. Am interested in learning more about these kind of issues and general refurb and design and build and also some software that could be easily learned and allow basic house design and interiors to be mapped out. Any recommendations on books, websites or software would be appreciated.
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:59 pm

Use a local reliable builder with a good reputation, an architect or surveyor will only sub contract out the work. Only go with recommendations from people who have employed the builder in the past and inspect his work for yourself
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Postby michaelbailey » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:29 pm

no point in doing aything unti you getb the damp issues sorted
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Postby thedoctor » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:53 am

We have a section on how to Find a Tradesman which can help you with finding the right architect, builder and other professionals There's a button at the top of our page, or follow this link http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/find-tradesmen/

You might also consider a design service like Pro Estimating services - see our product review here http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/product-rev ... review.htm

Good luck

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Postby simonelectric » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:15 am

no point in doing aything unti you getb the damp issues sorted
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