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    Adding a carriage house to the compound......

    ....with a 2 car garage below and an apartment up top. We're using an elderly gent we've used before (for a bathroom remodel). We gave him a rough picture of what we wanted with dimensions and asked him how many plans he needed. He said "none....just tell me what you want and where you want it". Now this guy might be 70 years old but he did a great job on our bathroom...had a 2-man crew to help him. I know nothing about construction.....but I cannot help wonder if using this guy is wise. Does anyone know if this is a common building practice? This guy is VERY old school and pays attention to detail. But I'm a little concerned. Any thoughts?


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    I think you're much better off with someone

    you already know and trust, even if he's a hundred years old.
    Typically someone of that age that says he can do something, can.

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    get an architect to produce plans so you know

    what the end results will be. Also, having specs on the construction allows for a "no mistake" or finger pointing when things don't line up. Spend the money and invest into an architect.

    I have a carriage house garage that was built by an Amish. I would rather of had it built by a local contractor for a better fit and finish. I used some AZEK boards on the front of the place where a lot of the abuse from the elements occurs. Went with a lifetime roofing shingle and all quality materials.








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