The ups and downs of construction
This is where the real hard work begins! Whilst many people choose to handover the project entirely to the building contractor keeping your architect on board can help with such things as approval of valuations and maintaining good communications. There will inevitably be the need for variations to the original scope of works, either through the arising of unforeseen issues (particularly common when dealing with works to old buildings), or due to client changes of heart (by going through a considered design process in the early stages these will be much reduced). Changes to the contract sum have therefore to be agreed and an Architect can help make sure that these are fair to both parties.