At Beverley Hui Architect we work on a rate per square meter for the council approved plans and an hourly rate for work during construction. This provides certainty and clarity regarding the architect's fees at the outset of the project, when the value of the construction is not yet known.

Modern Style

Municipal Approved Plans:  R370/mē

Site Services:  R900/hour

(for buildings over 350mē)

We submit house plans as per municipality requirements. Note that the price is only applicable to new buildings over 350mē . For smaller projects a minimum fee will be charged as if priced for 350mē floor area

Plans include:

Research of the site and brief.
Design drawings, in consultation with the client, to custom requirements.
Perspective drawings to better visualise the design.
All plans, sections & elevations annotated as per national building regulations.
3 detail dwgs for example pool and boundary wall.
Storm-water and sewer drainage floor plans.
Energy calculations for SANS XA regulations.
Door and Window schedules.

Optional Extra:

Visualise the house plan in a photo-realistic 3D computer rendered image. Priced separately.

Site services Include: 

Site services include preperation of tender drawings including electrical layout, budgetary allowances and pc amounts. It also includes site meetings, as well as evision drawings, detail drawings and comments on shop-drawings. Having the designer on board during construction ensures that there is a follow through of the design vision into the detailed execution of the project.

Recommended Contract Administrator: 

We partner with a speciliast contract administrator, Francois de Waal from Quality Projects, who peforms the duties set out in the standard JBCC building contract. This includes tender evaluation, chairing of site meetings, control of variation orders, signing of practical and final completion certificates, control of penalties, and other clauses in the building contract.

Fees as Percentage of Building Cost

Homes around Cape Town area currently cost approximately R10 000/mē  to R15 000/mē to build. Working conservatively on R12 500mē the architectural fee of R370/mē equates to 3% of the building cost. The client can budget for a further 4% for work during construction, including the specialised contract administrator. The fee as a rate per mē enables the client to plan effectively, since the final cost of the building is unknown at the time of planning.  


Fees expressed on this page or given as an indication only, final quotation may differ substantially based on individual requirements, presence of Home Owners Association, etc. Terms and Conditions Apply - Contact us for a full quotation.  

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