Frequently Asked Questions


It's only natural to have lots of questions before you embark on creating your dream home.

Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions and if you can't find an answer, drop us an email.

Why should I choose to use Robert Gilmour Architects?

Our customers use nice words like 'honest', 'reliable' and 'hands-on' to describe our work. And most of our new clients come directly from recommendations from previous clients, which is a massive seal of approval for our work.

Do I get input into the design?

Yes, absolutely. Don't worry about big egos; we're more focused on creating designs that are fit for purpose and tailored to your lifestyle.

If I have a set budget, is it possible to stick rigidly to it?

Yes, at the exploratory stage, while we listen to your vision, we'll chat about your budget and then put in place a plan to stick to it.

Will my home extension or new build be completed on time?
There are always unseen hiccups and complications, but we'll work hard to ensure we complete your project on time.
Can you manage the whole process from start to finish?
Yes, we know you're busy, and we're happy to take care of everything on your behalf.
How do we know if we're getting value for money for building supplies?
We'll provide you with honest, unbiased advice on the best companies, contractors and sub-contractors to use that, in our experience, have provided excellent service and value for money.
I've got a unique idea, can you help design it?
Yes, no matter what style or design you're thinking of, we'll help you turn it from an idea into reality.
How do I get started with the process?
Before any designs are created, we'll first have a chat with you. Then, we'll listen as you talk us through your ideas, lifestyle, budget and requirements.
What type of questions will you ask me?

We'll ask you questions about the way you currently live and the way you want to live in the future.

One of our first questions will be, "What's wrong or what's not working for you right now?"

We'll ask about your personal taste and develop proposals to meet your requirements best.

Why use Robert Gilmour Architects?


Architectural design that's fit for purpose.

Professional advice

Advice you can trust that's tailored to your needs.


We'll deliver on time and on budget. 

Save money

We'll ensure you get the best value.

Here when you need us

We're with you every step of the way.

Timeless designs: 

Create a beautiful setting for everyday life.

360-degree management

Quality design, sensible construction, and rigorous management.


We have nearly 20 years of experience.

Robert Gilmour Architects designed the extension for our three-bed semi. They bring a wealth of talent, industry insight and experience to the table, and it was clear from the outset we could trust their advice. 

They resolved issues, such as getting light into dark areas, with really beautiful and transformational design solutions. 

Would definitely recommend.

Emma Warnock