Re: Re: My architect won’t listen to me.
Meccano, looking back at your post from February where you complained about architects fees, it sounds like you did not heed wearnicehats advice from then to have a detailed fee proposal.
Presumably you have shopped around and gone for the lowest price (probably well below the old RIAI recommended percentages) and just agreed it on a shake of hands and now come a cropper.
A cautionary tale for all…..
Hi Pico. I thought I’d revisit this thread to update you on my situation.
Its been over a year – and so much has changed!
Firstly, I sacked the useless muppet who gave me all the grief.
I got my Planning Permission, and then hired an engineer to work up the drawings.
A breath of fresh air, a practical guy. No airs or graces, and no lip.
I moved into the house 2 weeks ago, and I’m very happy with it.
Meanwhile I see that my architect friend has had his other ‘major contract’ flop. All work stopped on the site before the foundations were dug. I expect he’s sufferring now, like so many others in your business. Perhaps he’s gone bust. Good riddance.
Looking back on YOUR comment, one can see now the ARROGANCE and HUBRIS of your profession, and I admit to feeling a warm glow inside that you also are probably now on your uppers.
15% flat rate fees on a residential dwelling? You were creaming it for too long. What a gravy train it was for you.
All gone now.
Pity it didn’t happen earlier.