I was designing my revised deck in the back yard, I wanted to add another 10 feet to it, so I drew it myself, I went to Rona to get the quote for all the pieces and parts so I would know how much it would cost.
when i got there, they took me around the store and priced out every little piece including nuts and bolts. Then they said they had AutoCad so that they could draw it up with official plans that I could take to the city to get the Permit. I went back in a few days and the plans were there for the addition taht I could take to the city.
I found out that anything over 2 feet high needed a permit, so I scrapped the plans and changed it to just adding stairs to what I already had, but Rona helped price that all out for me too.
It was a great experience and they knew what they were doing