This is an example of a medium sized contemporary patio in London.
8. Don’t Cut Corners Early-on
There are many ‘architectural technicians’, ‘architectural designers’, ‘planning consultants’ and ‘building surveyors’ out there who can do planning drawings but they do not have the same training, experience, codes of conduct, professional qualifications and insurance as a registered architect.
They may cost a bit less but that generally means a poorer quality job, producing something very basic with no consideration of your requirements and the house as a whole.
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