RIAI Architects Charges for Domestic Work
Published: Thursday, August 28, 2008
An independent fee survey was commissioned by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland to ascertain the fees obtained by architectural practices in the open market place for private and public sector building projects. The survey must not be taken as representing, mandatory, minimum or recommended charges. The illustrated graphs provide a reference to the consumer for the purpose of negotiation and agreement between client and architect.
The survey was carried out in April 2008 and it covers projects designed and constructed during the period 2003-2007.
The RIAI publishes agreements between clients and architects for domestic work, which fully explains the scope of the services available to the client.
The fees indicated in the survey for domestic projects are for a full architectural service, i.e. from commencement, initial design, finalised design, planning application, tenders and construction on site to practical completion, and the issue of the final certificate.
Agreements for other types of projects are also available and examples of the front page of these contracts can be downloaded below:
- Client / Architect Agreement - Private Sector Apartment Development (PDF, 1mb)
- Client / Architect Agreement - Private Sector Estate Housing (PDF, 1mb)
- Client / Architect Agreement - Commercial Small Works (PDF, 1mb)
- Client / Architect Agreement - Domestic Work (PDF, 1mb)
- Client / Architect Agreement - Provision of Architectural Services (PDF, 1mb)
The Three illustrated Graphs.
These examples form part of the RIAI Independent Fee Survey 2003-2007: one off housing with construction costs up to Euro 5 million; domestic renovation and repairs again up to Euro 5 million and house extensions up to Euro 3 million are shown in graph format.
Each Architect’s fee return is indicated in the form of a diamond. The projected building cost is the horizontal line and the percentage fee obtained is the vertical line.