I just received a very heavy email into my inbox. It was the estimate for the geometre. It is almost 3000 euro to do the measurements of the existing property & house. The Geometre wants to do a full study of the house in 3D. I want the measurements of the building and land with location of wells & services. No frills service. I don't want 3D images thank you very much.
I've said as much now to the architect. I want another estimate and I want it cut down to the minimum - no frills just the necessities please.
The geometre wants 500 euro for the Topographique of the garden but first we must fell all the trees as it's currently like a jungle.
They want 2000 euros to do the plans of the existing building, openings and lovely 3D images of the house. I didn't have 3D images of my baby in the womb and that was far more interesting than the inside of a house I intend to dismantle. It feels like the Geometre has a new 3D toy and wants to try it out on every project whether there is a need for it or not.
God help me this project is going to be a right hassle and a half if every man and his latest shiny techno tool wants a big chunk of my budget.
Is it too early for that brandy?