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    Architect’s Outline Specification - how closely does this need to be followed?

    Hi, just looking for some advice on something. I’m getting a sunroom/extension built at the back of my house and noticed the builders are using 120 mm thick Kingspan floor insulation boards (TP10/TF70/TW55) whilst the Architect’s Outline Specification states that it should be 150 mm thick...
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    Design - Planning application - Architecture fee - help to calculate correct value

    Hi Everyone, This question may seem stupid or tricky but could not find an answer anywhere and maybe some colleague architect could point me on the right direction. I have always been working for large practice but due of this covid mess and lack of work I`m trying to set up something on my...
  3. D

    Professional negligence against architect

    I need some advice on making a claim against an architect for professional negligence. The architect designed our loft conversion and also prepared building reg drawings. He also engaged with his SE to produce calculations. We never met the SE and paid the architect for all the work just...
  4. Spamchops

    what is the person that does this please?

    Hello all, could someone please tell me if I need an architect or someone (hopefully a cheaper someone) else? We are looking at buying a house that is a bit of a wreck, it needs pretty much everything doing. I'd like to alter the downstairs as there is a small utility and a bathroom there...
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    Cavity tray required below a bifold door?

    Is a cavity required below a bifold door? My architect has sent me drawings and it’s showing a cavity tray with weep holes below the bifold, I’m presuming it may be there to send any water that goes through the frame/sill to the outside (he’s currently away) here’s the part of the drawing...
  6. T

    Advice on architect and planning process please

    Hello, I'm currently working out which of several development options are worthwhile and we can afford. Some would definitely require planning permission and some may not. We are considering: full width rear dormer, seperate rear dormers, small front dormer and side extension. I have been...
  7. A

    Extension First Steps

    Hi. First time doing something like this and haven't got a clue where to start. I want to do an ground floor extension to side and rear of the house. Obviously will need some plans to be drawn up. I have a rough idea of what I want. So where do I start? I probably need to shortlist 2 or 3...
  8. B

    Single story extension

    Hi, Me and my partner are in the process of buying a property which needs a bit of modernising. We would really like to knock the tiny kitchen through in to the dining room, and add a 2m long x 5.5m wide single story extension on to this room, otherwise it is too small. However we’ve got no idea...
  9. S

    Extension & Redesign

    Hello, We need help! My hubbie & I moved into a 70's semi a month ago & we have so much we want to do but don't know where to start! We have an existing single story extension & want to make it 2 story to add an additional bedroom. We want to add a porch, replace bannisters, floors, doors...
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    Your thoughts for my Quote (door hanging, Frame & Architraves fitting, Door block etc...

    Hi All, I would like your opinions regarding a labour quote I have received for fitting door frames, architraves, hanging new doors, block door opening to make a wall, fitting 2 PVC front home doors and make new double door opening and fit frame and doors. These are the prices below per job...
  11. Philr123

    Bending Schedules

    My builder is saying that the bending details for the reinforced wall needs to be done by our architect and the architect is saying the opposite. Any idea who is correct would be appreciated my gut feel is the person who designs the wall should do this and the builder is then reaponsible to put...
  12. L

    Architect's drawing of plans is wrong but not admitting liability

    I am currently having a 2 storey side extension built and have encountered a huge issue. The rear wall of the extension meets the upstairs window in the middle. The architect has drawn the window in the wrong position. The builders discovered this at first floor level. We are therefore having to...
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    Architect mistakes

    Hi guys, Im hoping someone here can help. I am in the middle of a building project converting my current house into flats. I've employed an architect to do the complete design of the flats. However, his measurements have consistently been incorrect, which in turn has led to the structural...
  14. T

    Letterbox Cutout

    Anyone have any idea on whether it would be safe to cut out a section of the front wall in an archway to insert one of these letterbox options? Veritcal: http://www.lettasafe.co.uk/16/LS17/highway-through-wall-letter-chute/product.php Horizontal...
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