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Architect Fees for Attic Conversion

  • 07-09-2022 8:09pm
    Registered Users Posts: 43

    Hi All,

    Hoping to get some guidance on architects fees for an attic conversion. We are looking to convert our attic to make a large room and a bathroom with dormer windows as well as velux.

    So far I have contacted one architect to get an idea of the process as well as fees involved. They described it as three stages: “1, planning permission, 2 detail design and 3 sign off on completion. It is understood that you may only wish to avail of the planning stage and not require stages 2 and 3”

    Their fees were €2.2k +vat per stage so approx €7.5 inc vat for all three stages.

    Is this the range I should be expecting to pay? It seems high to me but that could just be ignorance on my part as we haven’t been through this process before. I don’t want to cut corners and end up with a poor job but I also don’t want to overpay unnecessarily

    All guidance appreciated


  • Registered Users Posts: 751 ✭✭✭C. Eastwood

    That fee for professionals services is reasonable for the services that must be carried out.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    Stage fees are in the ball park.

    only way you can check is compare like for like.