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  1. So, Dumfries... that'll be 12 days of rain then
  2. Andrew, I assume you're not connected to this company, since you gave them a glowing review here; Can you share more details on what sort of setup you went with, and what it cost?
  4. I'm not sure you'll get much response unless you split that into readable paragraphs...
  5. Thanks, I found this youtube article (I think you posted it on a different thread) and it's a great starting point for others interested in this too: I've read up on BlueIris before (not gotten around to buy as need to buy a new server to host it) but hadn't come across Deepstack AI before, which looks very interesting.
  6. This is something i've had on my geek to-do list - take the camera feed from our gate camera and if it recognises a number plate (or even face?) then automatically open the gate (already automated) - saves us from having to give our guest our gate code or them having ring the door bell. Have you started researching this? Would be interesting to start reading up on anything you've found to date. I love that - a perfect example of a modern technology that actually adds value to the customer - not just AR for AR sake.
  7. I'd say this is only valid if the job was meant to start sooner but was delayed 6 months. If it was started when it was due to start, then the OP was very trusting in handing over 50% 6 months early, but its what was agreed. But if the job was due to start in the first quarter of this year, then, yes the increase in materials was a consequence of the job being delayed by the builder, so I'd be looking to pay a lower amount on the £300 too. However, the fact the builder mentioned the 10% increase, and this was accepted, might make that point harder to argue.
  8. I'm struggling to see where the 35% increase is. Quote: £4K, 50% (£2K) paid in Januayy Final invoice: £2K + £300 (materials increase) + £420 (equipment/labour), so £4720 in total, 18% more than original £4K quote (I wonder if the OP is doing 720/2000 and getting 36% as the increase) Customer was told materials had gone up 10%, which was accepted, and the £300 covers that. As others have said, I'd be paying the £300 but challenging the £420 for extra equipment/labour
  9. One of which will involve walk-on glazing...
  10. Agreed, which feeds into my point. What percentage of architects, given a £300K budget from their client, with an ask for a 200m2 dwelling, would tell that client there's a good chance they cannot really afford that and are going to provide them with a 150m2 design?
  11. I'd be interesting in hearing views from those on here who have found this to be the case. We've certainly heard a number of cases where what the architect designed turned out to exceed their clients stated budget, sometimes significantly.
  12. Just an idea if you're digging the hole - i've just been putting some 4x4 posts in and have dug to 800mm with this auger ( and the hole is only around 200mm round. Depending on your soil (number of stones, clay etc) it could take less than an hour to do. You might need to make the hole a bit wider so you can get a good view of the bottom (though a phone with torch will help) but there no reason you could not use the same, even if you have to dig a bit using a spade to get to 900-1000mm deep.
  13. Initial thought: you're more likely to get feedback if you post your question to the correct forum/thread.