Post by Llama God on Jul 31, 2021 10:23:02 GMT
Architect fun is a summer holiday job. I got as far as completion selling this house and had started packing to move into one we thought we'd bought, then that all fell apart just before the pandemic and since then I've been thinking new extension instead.
Except that I had problems with the initial set of architects (designing an extension that was over my budget by about 100% and which no-one wanted to build), so I had to get another set of plans drawn up... and then the pandemic hit
The main advice I can give is to make sure that you give them a budget, and that the plans that they draw up stick to that budget. Obviously there'll be some wiggle, since costs will vary from builder to builder, but when you start getting quotes in that are double of your budget then you know the architect's gone fucked up. So definitely choose one that's recommended, and make sure that they can make commitments to time scales and costs, etc.
Snap! except mine are all melting in the loft, which is where I spent all yesterday trying to evaluate them.
So the whole collection is sat in boxes in the dining room with nowhere to display, because I don't want to put up loads of shelves only to then remodel and have to buy more shelves, which is a bit depressing really, so... yeah.
Mine would go in the loft, if we had one. Well, we kind of do, but it's about a foot high, given our second storey is in the roof. My plan is to put them all in the basement under the house, which has required me spending a lot of money on plastic storage boxes. Again, this is not ideal... but it might be a little more temperature-controlled down there.