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RIBA Chartered Architects NWPA 2018
During the process, we received a number of emails of praise suggesting that you loved the design we developed and only informed us that you had any issues with it many months after the design work was finished.
Your brief was always to create a very modern extension contrasting the existing house and not to fully upgrade the main house that was being lived in at the time – it was certainly not derelict.
We always recommend a tender process of at least 3 contractors and we only put forward one contractor in this instance initially to help speed up the process of pricing the construction work. There was no obligation to use them at all.
Prices for the core construction work were always within the original budget. Your additional requests to design a larger extension and addition of other further work inevitably increased the overall construction cost for the proposals.
At that point, you did not commission us to prepare full construction details and specifications for the project, only tender drawings so that is why they were not available at that stage.
Overall we produced a high-quality design for this project that we were and are still rightly proud of, and are again very disappointed & surprised to read this review when no issues were brought to our attention at the time of carrying out the work.