We an aurora ontario based full service creative and innovative design development company. Specializing in residential commercial development. Our range is from custom homes, cottages, full scal renovations and additions to small restaurants and cafe to tenant layouts for mall conditions. We provide complete architectural/structural/mech read more...
I had Nick do the drawing for my house on Lake Simcoe. at first I thought that I was getting a good deal,but this has cost me so far an extra. $ 40000 dollars in extra cost This has been nothing but a nightmare, from the beginning to the point where I am now on this house. He has not been up to the house once since we dug and have not heard from him since. Every contractor that has been in my house can't believe the overkill in material. My biggest mistake was referring him to two friends before I had even started to build. My nightmare is not over and I believe by the time that I am done I will probably have another 20 or 30 thousand in extra cost. If you want to know more about my nightmare email firstname.lastname@example.org. If I can help one person, I have done something right
i spoke with mr guy many times concerning the costs. He was only concerned about getting the cheapest prices possible, since he is a construction tradesperson himself. Guy was trying to build a custom waterfront home on a subdivision budget. He failed to mention that we advised him to do soil tests prior to building to verify the height of the water table, since his property was close to waters edge. Also he hired a third party engineer to redesign the structural components that my structural engineer already designed, in order to bring down costs. This was both costly and time consuming, it set the project back more than two months time. When i reviewed the new engineered drawings, his engineer had completely redesigned the structure from the roof down to the footings. He had increased the amount of concrete in the footings and foundation walls, and more wooden elements were added.
We both agreed that my scope of work was to get the permit issued only, but i spent countless hours helping him to solve all issues he had. which was well above what we agree upon. i did not ask for any additional fees.
In the end the high water table incurred huge additional concrete costs, and the third party engineer increased
the lumber prices.
i sympathize with guy and understand his need to vent his frustrations, but the blame should be put on the appropriate person. i wish him well, and hope the rest of his project goes well.
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I have over 20 years architectural experience, successfully helping homeowners design their dream castle or help you develop that piece of land or take old buildings and changes it's use to provide income flow.
We can help you design and help you finish your project, from hiring the trades to ordering material or a complete turn key approach, and you can sit back and watch it come together.
We can take your vision of what your custom home should look like, or can use sample of previous designs to incorporate into your new home.
My company can provide a budget conscience or high end yet pleasing curb appeal to any addition. Also if required a beautiful wood deck or gazebo to enhance rear yard, maybe more functional approach with a large garage or loft area.
We an aurora ontario based full service creative and innovative design development company. Specializing in residential commercial development. Our range is from custom homes, cottages, full scal renovations and additions to small restaurants and cafe to tenant layouts for mall conditions.
We provide complete architectural/structural/mechanical plans for your projects.
Construction management is also service level, whereby i will control trades, construction stages and materials, building officials, accounting and final occupany.
Please call for free estimate on services available!!!!
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