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Friday, July 3, 2015
Ask The Architect
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Q. We have an old house that needs a lot of work. Several people have given us ideas and estimates, some so much that it almost seems like we’d be better off starting over . . . more
Q. We’ve waited two months fort a building permit and won’t start without one. Our three children can be away for the summer and won’t have to be exposed to dust, noise and danger. But we’re not making progress . . . more
Q. We’ve been interviewing architects and contractors for a large addition: Our house needs three more bedrooms. The existing ones are very small, so we want to push out at least 14 feet and up as well. more
Q. We started working with N.Y. Rising two years ago and have been through three caseworkers. We’re still confused about the program. Our house had about 10 inches of water . . . more
Q. My son is graduating from high school and hoping to go into engineering or architecture after finishing the “core” courses the university requires. What can you suggest he do to prepare for his career? more
Q. We read your column about stair railings and decks and want to share our experience. We had a home inspection to buy our first house last year . . . more
Q. I’m trying to understand why I didn’t pass my inspection for my deck and front steps with no railings, and also my stairs and moving a wall near my front door. more
Q. I just bought a house on a corner lot. I’ve heard that there are rules and regulations regarding a pool and other recreational equipment on a corner lot. more
Q. I had replacement windows installed because the old ones were 60 years old and falling apart. Afterward I stood at the street to admire them. and noticed the color of some windows was different. more
Q. I’m wondering about how skyscrapers are built. My class is talking about buildings, and I want to know how they’re made so tall and strong when other buildings that are much smaller are so weak. more
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