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How Can I Find a Trusted Architect in Chelmsford?

If you’re thinking of starting an important building project in Essex, no doubt you’ll want a skilled architect on board. You may have searched online for a local architect in Chelmsford; as a city and county town of Essex, there are an array of practices in the area. With so many to choose from, how do you narrow the search results down and choose a reputable architect?  

Some key points to consider are: 

  • Crucially, are they a registered architect? 
  • You may wish to look into whether they’re a chartered architect.  
  • After first meeting with an architect, have they understood your brief and do you have a rapport with them? 
  • Is their quote within the project’s budget? 

Finding Details of an Architect 

It’s likely you’ve begun your hunt for an architect by using a search engine, such as Google, to then view their practice’s website. If you have looked for an architect in Chelmsford this way, then you may find the respective reviews helpful to discern who to get in touch with first.  However, we’ve detailed below some more ways that you can find a trustworthy professional to help guide your building, renovation or development project. 

Firstly, the Home Owners Alliance has a helpful tool to let you find contact details of a nearby architect – from Architectural practices to Architectural Drawing Technologists. 

Another option is to make sure you appoint a chartered architect. If a practice or individual is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), then you can be confident of their professionalism and high standards. If you’re keen to appoint a RIBA-accredited firm, then you can use the free RIBA Find an Architect Service. You’ll simply outline key details of the project, and it’ll match you with RIBA accredited Chartered Practices. You can also find individual architects on RIBA’s directory of Chartered Members. 

Aside from searching online, you may be able to whittle down a shortlist from a word-of-mouth recommendation. A friend or family member may have a reliable connection or be pleased with the output of an architect they have worked with previously themselves. 

The Architects Register  

Once you have found a supplier’s contact details, it’s strongly advised to verify they’re qualified by using the Architects Registration Board. This is the UK’s regulator of architects so you can make sure you’re appointing a genuine, registered architect in Chelmsford 

It’s important to note, that in the UK, the title of architect is legally protected; although other titles and/or roles can still provide architectural services. However, by taking this information into account, you can be assured of your decision. 

Contact Us 

If you’re in need of an architect in Chelmsford, then why not contact the team at Munday + Cramer? Our architechtural design experts are professionally qualified by RIBA and will take the time to fully understand your needs. In addition, our Architectural Technicians are qualified by CIAT and Munday + Cramer are also a registered practice with CIAT. You can call us on 01245 326 200 or send an email to