Health & Safety
On a small site building one house or an Extension, Health & Safety could be managed by yourself providing you follow a few guidelines, a conventional site would use a Construction & Design Management co-ordinator known as a CDM to manage most or all aspects of Health & Safety along with compiling a list of all details relating to the houses future running & servicing which would be passed on to future owners. A few searches on the Net should get you the info you require but I must draw your attention to the fact that Health & Safety is not just a set of words to brush off, it is very important!, as Manager (or Owner) you are responsible for your Site, your Workers & the Public's safety.
One example of something you will need to address is Public Safety, Information from the NET should give guidance on what you may have to do for Public Safety, such as fencing around your site to stop anyone entering and getting hurt out of normal working hours, Security is a common problem these days and anyone! (thieves included) can claim or Sue for damages if it is found you have not taken steps to stop people entering your site!
Building Sites need insurance!, again a few company's offer site insurance for Self Builders (look on the Net) these company's insure against accidental damage and Public Liability Insurance, these are usually two separate policy's although a Broker will sort both for you but they are essential! Another form of insurance needed is a 10 year Structural Guarantee Policy to enable you to get a Mortgage on the Property later down the line, or if you want to sell your property in a few years time, this also is a requirement Financial Institutions insist on when lending money. The latter can be bought from NHBC or Other Bodies however NHBC monitor your build at key stages and also provide a Building RegsService which is very useful in reducing visits to your site for various inspections (why use 2 people to inspect when 1 will do!).
SELF BUILD NEW HOMES can Give You a Full Quote to Build or a Quote for Assisting or Managing your Build and (on New Homes) can include a 10 year NHBC Buildmark guarantee.
The Primary role of a Project Manager is to oversee and follow through, all the details concerned with planning a project and seeing it through to completion. In the case of building a house or Extension, this would include monitoring all the details involved with constructing the building and the interior finishes, along with all the service connections, driveways, paths & gardens, hiring & monitoring workers and Sub contractors in fact there isn't much left out that a Project Manager doesn't cover.
Choosing a Project Manager
At this point we would like to introduce you to the idea that hiring a Project Manager (like myself) can save you Money! I am a Registered NHBC Builder working to NHBC Standards who already has working relationships withNHBC and Building Control (Building Regs) Inspectors and know what standard of workmanship they require and expect, combined with years of construction knowledge and experience we can offer you help and advice on running your site, or take all the pressure from you and run it on your behalf leaving you free to tackle more enjoyable aspects of the build such as Design, Kitchen and floor layouts, features, Colour schemes etc., If you would like further info or advice we will be happy to correspond or talk with you, please use the Contact Us page for initial contact.
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Estimating a Build Cost
It is a good idea when you want to Estimate a House or Extension Build to look at what costings you are likely to incur in your Construction, a simple idea is to break down the various stages into catagories, follow the links for more information
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