It’s really sad to know that there are still people that scoff at the idea of paying a licensed architect and contractor for their corresponding fees. There are still people who feel that they can get a house design for free. They’re under the impression that drawing a home or commercial space design will just take a few minutes.
We here at G Cube Design and Build experience this, and we’re not alone. All over the world, architects and contractors experience the same thing. This means that this is not an issue that’s limited to the Philippines architecture industry. It’s a worldwide phenomenon.
We feel that it’s mainly because a lot of people are still not informed as to what they’re really paying for. When our clients ask why we’re charging a specific amount for our services, we do our best to explain it. More often than not, they end up understanding and even appreciating the fees.
Hopefully, this article will help you understand what you’re really paying for when you hire a licensed architect and/or contractor.
What Do the Fees Cover?
Basically, you’re paying for the following:
- Experience and expertise
Licensed professionals spent years studying and building experience to do the things that they can do now. Sure, just about anyone can draw a design, but how good will it be? By paying a licensed architect, you will be paying for a design that’s brought upon by years of studying and specialization.
In fact, studying never stops. We continue to study so we can continue to provide our clients with up-to-date expertise.
Now remember, when looking for a contractor, make sure that you’re dealing with licensed architects for the design and the engineers for the respective disciplines like, structural design, electrical design, mechanical design and sanitary designs.
Do not trust a contractor with no architectural or engineering background as you may be up for a disaster.
Do you really want to risk your safety by trying to build your own? Sure, you can probably ask the neighborhood handyman to build your project for you. Maybe he has a few friends that he can ask to help him out for some extra money.
Do they have the necessary safety tools? Are they familiar with safety guidelines in a work site?
What will happen in the unfortunate event of an accident? You will be held liable. By paying a licensed contractor, certain guidelines and measures will be put in place so that these incidents can be avoided and if they do happen, you won’t be held liable.
- Fewer headaches
There will be headaches especially for bigger problems. The key is to pass on the potential headaches to the contractor.
An experienced contractor knows how to avoid these potential headaches. For starters, we can pull the necessary permits for you. You wouldn’t want to get in trouble with the local government because you don’t have a building permit.
You pay for our services, so let us do our job. It is like paying for a stress free construction when you hire a licensed professional and contractor to do the job for you. Allow them to do their work for you by collaborating and not finding faults. There will be a few bumps here and there during the construction, but the licensed professional and or contractor got you covered on this.
- A network of competent professionals
Even the smallest of projects will require several professionals. Do you want to go through the hassles of finding the right carpenter, mason, electrician, plumber, etc.?
We have a network of competent professionals that we trust. We’ve been working with them for a long time. This means efficiency with your project.
Yes, you read it right. Paying for a licensed architect and contractor will lead to savings. Speaking of networks, we also have a network of trusted suppliers that can give us great deals on materials. These savings will be passed on to you.
In addition, we can do everything for you. A hands-on contractor will make sure that you do the things that really matter. For example, you can spend more time with your family instead of manning the site. You can also focus on your work and do the things that you’re really good at. Save on time, effort and money.
In case you missed it, here are reasons why you should hire a general contractor for your project.
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