From $9.95


Statistics

Users
Total: 33,069
Visited Last 30 days: 157
Forum Messages
Total: 20,990
Last 30 days: 19
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,160
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,419
Last 30 days: 16
Connections
Total: 15,255
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 87,453

Journals

Name
Rick-Low
13 Visits | 5 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
pressure-washing-ren...
19 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
getpestcontrol Delhi, AL
116 Visits | 4 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Tenants-Right-When-S... Maryland, MD
689 Visits | 9 Posts | 5 Pix | 0 Videos
Dream-Home Biloxi, MS
36 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Linksys-Extender-Set...
32 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, FL
68,376 Visits | 177 Posts | 525 Pix | 4 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
50,541 Visits | 45 Posts | 194 Pix | 0 Videos
Forex-Trading-For-Be...
304 Visits | 3 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthShoreBathrooms
94 Visits | 1 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
furnacerepairon St Catharines, AL
101 Visits | 1 Posts | 9 Pix | 0 Videos
furnacemkm Markham, AL
100 Visits | 1 Posts | 7 Pix | 0 Videos
noithattrieugia tphcm, AL
122 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
httpownerbuilderbook...
187 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Packers-and-Movers Delhi, AL
474 Visits | 2 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Best-Access-Doors Jackson, AL
240 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
bird Springfield, MO
232 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
120,983 Visits | 1,004 Posts | 2,581 Pix | 47 Videos
Drywall-Repair-Lehi
314 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
ianpundt
360 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
Lance in Buena Vista, CO0.002

Overall this is a great site for discussing the owner-builder process, and it has been a great asset to me in the building of my home. Thanks to everyone who contributes directly and indirectly to keeping this site interesting and helpful.
Bill from Baltimore, MD

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.


    4-2. Use a designer rather than an architect. - Electronic Edition

    4-2. Use a designer rather than an architect. - Electronic Edition
List Price: $1.99
Our Price:
$0.99
You Save: $1.00 (50%)
Word Count: 8,820


Add to cart


     The usual system of architect fees involves paying a percentage, (up to 10%) of overall project cost to the architect. This creates a conflict of interest, in my view, because if the architect makes choices that increase the budget, the fee also increases. It certainly demotivates the architect to save you money. Many residential designers are in fact degreed architects, and you can get fine creativity from residential designers, degree or not. Check designer portfolios to find the artistry you want when choosing a designer.

     We have a beautiful house design, and our total fees to the designer were well under 1% of the job. In addition, we had complete freedom in choice of materials and methods and built quality for far less than if an architect had directed the process. Perhaps 50% less. Not to paint all architects with a broad brush. Fees do vary, and are certainly negotiable.

Other customers who purchased this also purchased:

Ten-Commandments-of-Owner-Builders-III-How-To-Create-Your-Spreadsheet-Budget-on-MP4-for-portable-video-devices
$9.95
Ten Commandments of Owner-Builders III. "How To Create Your Spreadsheet Budget" on MP4 for portable video devices
nbspnbspnbspnbsp324-Set-up-your-construction-loan-for-12-instead-of-six-months-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    3-24. Set up your construction loan for 12 instead of six months. - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp1026-Choose-small-guys-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    10-26. Choose small guys. - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp46-Set-a-fixed-price-with-the-architect-of-your-choice-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    4-6. Set a fixed price with the architect of your choice. - Electronic Edition
Special-Report-05-Interviews-with-plumbers-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
Special Report 05: Interviews with plumbers - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp251-Tile-or-hardwood-directly-over-concrete-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    2-51. Tile or hardwood directly over concrete - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp244-Steel-or-fibercement-instead-of-OSB-SIP-panels-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    2-44. Steel or fiber-cement instead of OSB SIP panels - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp1116-Mix-n-match-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    11-16. Mix ‘n match. - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp116-Build-in-the-right-neighborhood-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    1-16. Build in the right neighborhood. - Electronic Edition
nbspnbspnbspnbsp96-Window-vendor-show-competition-Electronic-Edition
$0.99
    9-6. Window vendor show competition - Electronic Edition
Copyright 1997-2020 Consensus Group Inc.