Jan 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Long story short (well not really) but my draftsman submitted endorsed plans but according to the energy report one of the windows needed to increase by 800mm (he organised the energy report).
The BS picked up that the 800mm extra in the window was reflected on the endorsed drawings and requested an email from council to say it was acceptable or within their guidelines.
It certainly is.
But council will want a secondary amendment to the plans to review it.
My question is - seeing as he should of done it in the first place should he be liable to pay for the amendment and fix his mistake?
His adement that the permit condition allows for such changes and it’s not required.
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Jan 26, 2019 12:43 pm
A window increased by 800mm in an energy report... does not make sense, did the energy rater just make a mistake? The more glass, the worse the energy rating...
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Jan 26, 2019 4:22 pm
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Jan 27, 2019 8:10 am
Unfortunately you will need to pay it.
The irony is the energy rater & Building Surveyor aren't qualified to endorse Alternate solutions
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Re: Should draftsman pay for amendment?6
Jan 27, 2019 12:37 pm
The way I see it, I paid good money for the plans to be drawn up and the be compliant for a building permit.
If the archi can’t design a house to be compliant then welll what’s the point.
If he did it right in the first place we wouldn’t have to.
The BS just wants an email from council saying it’s an acceptable change.
The council want a secondary amendment so it’s on record
Re: Should draftsman pay for amendment?7
Jan 27, 2019 6:07 pm
It's only a minor change. It would take the drafty a couple of minutes to change the drawing. I know my drafty made any minor changes for no charge.
Have you asked him to make the couple of small changes to the plan and elevation. He may be quite happy to do it for you.
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Jan 27, 2019 9:44 pm
I’ve made other amendments in the past (going from timber to allow window frames) ect. Always paid for those changes as I wanted those. I should of paid more attention to that at the start.
But yeah I feel like this is his mistake and he should fix it up and pay for any amendment fees to council. As when we submitted the endorsed plans I assumed that was done and dusted.
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