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'Ask an Architect' is a friendly chat with a qualified Architect to discuss what your project potentially can and can't be. It covers everything from the 'big' things like the fundamental principles of design and possible design ideas to the specifics of who else you might need to talk to, what approvals you might need, and the potential costs and your budget. 


Our conversation can be as broad or as specific as you need and will enable you to create your 'client brief', so you can progress to 'Sketch Design' or simply make a more informed, and clearer decision about the next step and direction for you.

HOW MUCH?  For a site visit and one hour consultation, your investment will be $775 (plus GST).

NEED MORE ADVICE? As your project progresses, you may find you want to have additional conversations at milestone points of the process to keep you, and your project on track. These can be arranged at any time after consultations and are charged at an hourly rate.

TRAVEL? For all projects located between  25kms and 100kms from the JRA office (Bardon), an additional allowance of $2.50 per km travelled will be applied, for the total distance of a return trip. For projects greater than 100kms pricing is specific and calculated on a project-by-project basis.

Please ask us if travel costs apply to you or if you would prefer a video consultation.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? If you just want to do more researach yourself, we recommend you invest in our new book "The Secrets of a Passionate Architect: A simple guide to building and renovating a house" 

Have you purchased a new home and want to renovate, but don't know what to do or if you have the budget to do it? 

Have your circumstances changed; kids left the nest or a new arrival soon, and you want to know how to renovate for the change or even if it's worth it?

Need more information?    Go to Frequently Asked Questions or check out our other Services.