Fees - Aura Homes

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We charge a FIXED FEE and have provided guidance below.

Home Design Consultation with an expert – £200+VAT* – Book yours now

  • Find out how best to gain planning permission, and what not to do!
  • How to hire the right builder and not get stung by cowboys
  • Discuss design ideas
  • How to add value to your property

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*This fee is deducted from our charges should you proceed to the concept stage

As a general guide, our total fees are often around 8-12% of your total build costs if using our full range of services.

Fee Guide

Concept Design and Planning Permission
60 - 80 Hours
Plus 24 hours
110 - 140 Hours
Plus 40 hours
120 - 180 Hours
Plus 40 hours
Building Regulation Package/Construction Details
40 - 60 Hours
Plus 16 hours
50 - 80 Hours
Plus 24 hours
50 - 80 Hours
Plus 24 hours
Detailed Design and Interiors
40 - 60 Hours
Plus 16 hours
50 - 70 Hours
Plus 24 hours
60 - 80 Hours
Plus 24 hours
Find the right contractor for you (Tender)
20 hours
24 hours
24 hours
Contract Administration and Site Monitoring
16 - 20 hours per month
16 - 20 hours
16 - 20 hours per month

Our charges are based on a flat rate of £75 +VAT/hour.

Our guide on how you can put together a budget cost for your home improvement works can be found here

As well as the fees you pay us for the architectural design work, the following outlines what you should expect to pay for some of the other consultants you will need to complete your new project. These are indicative and for guidance only.

Project action
Project action - Site Surveys
Cost - £450 to 1800+
Notes - May include Laser Measurement surveys, Topographical surveys, CCTV Drainage surveys
Project action - Householder Planning Application Fee
Cost - £206
Notes - Payable to the Local Council
Project action - Certificate of Lawful Development Fee
Cost - £103
Notes - This is applicable when your project falls under Permitted Development Rights. More information here.
Project action - Building Control Plans Check and Inspection Fees
Cost - £600 – £1500+
Notes -
Project action - Structural Engineering fees
Cost - £600 – £1800+
Notes - This will vary depending on the complexity of the design
Project action - Party Wall Surveyor (if needed)
Cost - £200 notice, £1,000+ (per award)
Notes - You will need to notify your neighbours of any relevant works being carried out under the Party Wall Act 1996. More information here.
Project action - Party Wall Surveyor (if needed)
Cost - From £343
Notes - Most residential applications will be for pipes up to 160mm diameter where the £343 applies. There will be an additional 4 hours of work for us to generate the design/manage the application on your behalf.
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