I’ll admit I’ve snorted at the fees demanded by architects to project manage a build.
I’m not snorting now.
I’ve just spent 30 minutes providing a detailed explanation of our roof cladding requirements to a bloke who, it turns out, I’d asked to quote for our stairs. He must think I’m barking. He asked for a picture of where it was going.
Bemused, I sent him a photo.
He tried to explain the coarse, sharp-edged character of galvanised steel… did I not want a powder coating?
I robustly rejected that option.
When I finally twigged and confessed with horror that while he’d been talking stairs I’d been talking roofs, he admitted to wondering why I’d been going on about an overhang and a 30° pitch.
I nearly ordered a corrugated steel staircase.
And then there’s the ongoing saga of those bloody windows. Supplier selected, deposit paid, FULL AND FINAL DETAILS to be submitted by the end of the month to secure our October production date(!!) for these beauties from Velfac:
Decisions and questions and details which are sorely exposing my limited knowledge. Stir in half a pound of building regs and a cupful of *SAP requirements and combine to create the perfect soup of confusion.