I don’t quite know what I’m doing wrong

I think maybe it’s being used to the British approach to planning and building, but I seem to spend much of my time going in circles.

I want roof trusses. This, I would think would not be hard. But it seems that whoever I ask, I need to ask someone else first. Virtually every person has either directed us to a lumber yard (for a lumber package which will apparently include drawings) or an engineer (for drawings, for a lumber package).

However when I call lumber yards, truss manufacturers or engineers they all say no.

They recommend an architect. Which might work. Except one they recommended didn’t answer the phone, and the other will only discuss stuff with plans in front of him.

Which is a fair bit of hassle when he’s 45 minutes away – and closes in 45 minutes. He also won’t give me any idea of whether he will be able to do the plans this week, this month or even this year. Or what a rough idea of costs might be like.

It’s a fracking 38×24 box with a 6/12 roof. If it weren’t for the demand that the drawings were done by an engineer we’d f’kin do it. It would take a few hours, much of which would be spent researching the standards required.

Gah.

Author: KateE

Kate is lord and mistress of all she surveys at pyoor.org…