Monday, 31 August 2009

A Word of Warning

ferguson design studio rounded off the month with a new appointment for an unusual house extension in Dunblane. We were initially invited to come to the clients’ home as their ‘architect’ had gone AWOL – their original plans were for internal alterations to expand their kitchen/dining area. After constructing the initial drawings for building warrant, their ‘architect’ simply disappeared, ignoring all calls and emails for months - leaving the client confused, at a loss what to do next and out of pocket.

A quick search of the register revealed no such ‘architect’ exists. This could be for a number of reasons
1) He has not paid his registration fee
2) He is not qualified
3) He has been struck off

Our advice to any client would be to search the Architects’ Registration Board to check that the person you are dealing with is truly an architect. The ARB can offer advice and support in situations such as the one mentioned in this post.

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