Fees charged by an Architect are subject to a legal instrument; The Architects Registration (Conditions of Engagement and scale of fees) Bye-laws, 2009 which provides for the minimum fee structure charged by an architect. However, the architect retains some level of discretion on fees based on a percentage of the cost of the works, a lump sum or an hourly rate.

Always ensure to clarify the fees with the Architect or look for this information in the Terms of Engagement or Client/Architect Agreement that should be provided before your architect undertakes any work for you.