Architects are highly skilled and professionally trained to turn all your aspirations into reality. An architect will apply impartial and creative thinking to all different projects from large to small. They will add value whether you are wanting to maximise light and space add functionality or achieving the best return on your investment. A good architect will propose solutions and develop your brief into a design that reflects your aspirations. They will help you with the approvals required before the project can go ahead, including preparation of applications to the local authority for planning consent (where needed) and for Building Regulations approval. You may find you will need help to find a reliable builder an architect can help you find one, and provide quality control over the build. Helping you to complete your project efficiently and manage the budget. An architect will have extensive experience and knowledge in their profession and therefore can give you advice that can improve your initial ideas. For peace of mind, an architect will manage your project from site selection to completion. This, if necessary would include coordinating a team of specialist consultants such as landscape architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, interior designers, builders and subcontractors.