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Architect measured inaccurately - what to do.

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Neolara Sun 12-Feb-17 18:56:50

Just a quick question. We are doing a major house renovation and employed an architect to draw up plans. These are very detailed. As the builder has started to build, it has become apparent that numerous measurements on the plans are inaccurate by between 20 and 50cm(e.g. angles between walls, pitch of roof, length of walls, ceiling heights). This will have a significant impact on the layout of one room and also on various details (e.g shape of "statement" window, size and position of velux windows).

We haven't checked all measurements but have found so many inconsistencies that I'm now not confident about any of them. At this point we haven't incurred any additional costs but we may have decided on a slightly different plan if the implications of the accurate measurement had been highlighted to us before the build began.

What would be reasonable to expect to happen next?

Neolara Mon 13-Feb-17 17:15:09


justbeinreal Mon 13-Feb-17 17:41:43

Half the builder and get on to the architect asap!
Explain the situation and ask what he/she intends to to remedy it.
Explain you are losing money daily while the builder cannot continue and you intend to recoup costs from them because of their negligence.

Kiroro Mon 13-Feb-17 18:07:46

Yes stop work and get onto the architect ASAP!

Neolara Mon 13-Feb-17 20:21:13

Thank you. Architect is on holiday. Someone from their practice is coming out tomorrow to discuss.

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