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Italian Architects

Chosing an Architect for your building project is a daunting task, let alone contending with a language barrier and the 'Italian way' to doing things.

An architect can help you transform your plans into the reality that meets your needs properly. Good design is economic by its nature and will increase the value of your property in every way. An architect will assist you in finding the right builder at the right price. A good design will reduce your running costs in the best use of space and materials.

Architects’ expertise extends beyond drawing. They can guide you through the complex procedures of planning and building regulations. They will attend to detail and can monitor the builder’s programme of works through to completion, administering your contract with the builder.

It is Incredibly important that the Italian Architect you choose for your project is a registered practice, that holds adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance for the scope of your project.

An important part of an architect’s service is to act as your agent in applications to statutory bodies to obtain the necessary planning and building controls. The architect will also be able to explain the implications of Health and Safety legislation and how these may apply to your project. This is where local knowledge, specifc to the Italian region in which you are building, is very important.

An architect will help you brief any other consultants you may need - a structural engineer, or a quantity surveyor for example. With planning approval in place your architect will prepare working drawings with technical specifications which are required for building. The architect will advise on a form of contract and contract matters, how to choose builders that may tender for the work and the overall timescale you can expect.

Personal recommendation from bypast clients is always the most unbiased opinion, but the local community and estate agents are also good sources.


This information has been complied and intended for guidance only. It should not be considered a substitute for individual professional legal advice.

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