FEES AND CHARGE POLICY
Fees applied for ANY consultation advice by any mean (phone, email correspondence, video-call, physical attendance, third party representative etc).
Please read carefully before request any service or advice with ARENCOS or contact us for more information about our fees and charges.
ARENCOS is a private architecture and engineering consultancy firm, meaning all private consultations are time-based and attract a fee. Consultancy fees are charged per hour. Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, credit card or EFTPOS. Bank accounts may be given. ARENCOS fee structure forms the basis of our billing policy and our engineers, architects and consultants charge the fees that reflect the time taken and degree of complexity in each consultation.
Moreover, additional charges can be applied if third party services from professionals are necessary (translation of documents in any language, evaluation of International standards, research in specific areas of interest such us design, construction, exterior space design, sustainability design etc).
Fees are also applied for video or phone calls as a part of our consultation services. Fees vary for consultations which occur during weekdays, and on Saturday and Sundays. Please call our reception office at +0030 2821112777 or email us at [email protected] if you would like to know more about fees for consultations during weekends.
The term ‘fees’ generally refers to payments made by the client to our consultants for services provided before or after the signing of an agreement. After the signing of an agreement between the client and ARENCOS, the associated fees are generally payed in cash or by instalments based on regular dates or at pre-defined stages of completed work as has been agreed on the contract. ARENCOS consultant team for most projects will include:
- Structural Engineer
- Services Engineer
Larger and more complicated projects may need additional consultants for engineering, management and cost control, including:
- Project Manager
- Quantity Surveyor
- Legal Professional
Furthermore, a wide range of specialists may be required for a project depending on the nature and size of the project, such as landscape designer, interior designer, environmental consultant, planning consultant, risk engineer, value engineer and any other certified professional. Other fees will also be payable on most projects, including planning fees and building regulations fees.
Fees are exclusively dependent on the complexity of the project and the conditions of the consultation. Large projects may attract lower percentage fees than renovation works to existing structures, commercial services may attract lower fees than residential services, and works to historic buildings in Chania Old Town or Apokoronas may attract higher fees.
Fees charged by ARENCOS vary according to:
- Size of project.
- Type and complexity of project.
- Scope of services provided. For instance, Technical Consultancy, Infrastructure Project Administration, Construction – Structural design and Site Inspection always attract higher fees.
- Location of the project and special consultation practices requested or required.
- Partnering and collaborative management.
- Risk management size and complexity.
- Value Engineering requests.
Core Consultant Fees
|Construction Design and Management||Contract|
|Architectural Design and Management||Contract|
|Structural Engineering Services||Contract|||
|Legal (service for the client – prior the contract)||||Hour|
|Consultation on Building Regulations||Hour|
|Design (interior, landscaping)||Contract|
|Commercial & Residential Project Life-cycle Management||Contract|
Taxes, where applicable, will be applied in addition to the fee listed. Fees and charges may be amended from time to time by ARENCOS.