A very important factor of the design process is deciding the budget. A clear indication of budget given to the Architectural Designer can prevent future misunderstandings and unnecessary amendments to the proposal. Budgets for construction projects help determine what is affordable and should be set as early as possible.
A clear indication of budget should allow the Designer to produce a scheme which will be realistic and not beyond the Client’s means. It also enables the designer to assess whether the total budget when spent will exceed the market value of the property when added to the property’s current market value.