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Been there done that before. Then again, not sure if the deck was a simple say 10x12, or was it a 3 level multi stair something or other that took xhrs to draw/cad out on a computer? if the latter, not too ethical at times. As that contractor that drew up the design, frankly built the cost of the design into the deck cost. At least I will!
Yes design changes on the fly can be a pain, especially if it entails more than original, or a cost was not included up front if such and such occurs....Other times, I have had clients that like the plan per say, but something does not feel right, they see two ways to do it, and do a let start, figure that part out on the way.
I'll be honest, if I was building the OP's boat, there would be places I personally would want to be hands on if you will with him, so that certain finishes, woods used, or other looks where they have to live with the what is done, not me needs to be figured out as the job goes on.
I've had some ask me, "what would you do" ie maybe a color of wall block or paver....I've already figured out somewhere that the colors I like, they said "oh yuck" or a pattern or something. What I like is not always what they like. My job is to make it look the best I can, best use for them, not me!
I have another job right now bid for a general, they need some new steps into the house, bid to replace what is their per say, but I wonder if anyone has asked if the want a slightly bigger platform getting into the slider? In this case, 1700 vs 2000 for the bigger deeper step that would be harder for folks to fall of of. Could be a good move on that persons part.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!