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RIBA Fee Calculator

RIBA chartered practice architect using the fee calculator tool

Resource-based fee calculations for architecture projects, exclusive to RIBA Chartered Practices

Fees that make good business sense

Getting your fees right is fundamental to the success of your business.

Profitable practices cover their costs, know their break even and their profit margin. They can’t afford not to.

Use the RIBA Fee Calculator to charge fees that make good sense for your business.

The RIBA Fee Calculator: A new digital tool from the Royal Institute of British Architects to help RIBA Chartered Practices prepare accurate, resource based fee calculations.

It’s easy to use

Input your overheads, staff salaries and the tasks you will deliver along with your required profit margin to create calculations aligned to the RIBA Plan of Work.

Increased commercial confidence

By calculating fees based on your business costs, the fee calculator removes uncertainty and risk, so you know where you stand. 

It’s a multi-tasker

Integrate with RIBA Contracts Digital by exporting completed calculations to create your professional services contract.

And that’s not all

The fee calculator is exclusive to RIBA Chartered Practices and provides a range of additional benefits, including:

  • Creating an audit trail by saving every version of your fee calculation to give your team and clients absolute transparency.
  • Developing a library of previous calculations that can be categorised by job type, making it easier to find and duplicate fee proposals for similar jobs, saving you time and effort.
  • Editing fee proposals easily should you want to add an increased profit margin or take client feedback into account.
  • Status updates, to help you monitor your progress.

Get started now. Can you afford not to?

Watch our free CPD webinar on RIBA Academy to find out more about the Fee Calculator, and how it enables practices to generate calculations that make financial business sense.

Access the Fee Calculator

The RIBA Fee Calculator is available exclusively to RIBA Chartered Practices.
You need to be a practice administrator or director to set up the Fee Calculator tool.

Have your usual architecture.com login details ready.
We recommend reading our guide to setting up your practice to help you prepare some financial details, ready to get the most out of the tool.

What is the RIBA Fee Calculator?

A new digital tool from the Royal Institute of British Architects to help RIBA Chartered Practices prepare accurate, resource based fee calculations.

How does it work?

  • Access the RIBA Fee Calculator using the RIBA login details you already use for managing your account, paying your membership fees or recording CPD
  • The first time you log in, input business overheads and staff costs - similar to the answers RIBA Chartered Practices provide for the RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey
  • The tool then has all the background information needed to calculate a resource-based cost for the services you are delivering, for any project or client

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