First consultation is free, thereafter we will be clear about what the potential costs will be depending on the complexity of the work involved. In most cases we will be able to offer you a fixed price package. If a fixed rate package does not work for you we can charge based on the time we have spent on your particular project, including meetings, site visits, emails, phone calls and the preparation of written reports such as design and access statements etc. Submitting an application sometimes involves additional costs such as bat surveys, tree surveys, noise surveys and yes sometimes even odour surveys if you are opening a restaurant close to or in a residential area. If there are any additional costs involved with the work you have commissioned we will advise you first before continuing. We also work closely with several experienced architects and site engineers which we can recommend, who like us, are committed to offering you a high quality professional service for a competitive fee.