What is Project Management?
As a general term, it's the art of organising a project or event, being it building an Olympic Stadium or organising the launch or manufacture of a product or Service from conception to completion.
In the case of building a Home (large or Small), the Project Manager would first take instructions from a Client clarifying the goal needed to be achieved then come up with a solution, cost, program of works and completion date to achieve the desired results.
Our Project Management Services
Self Build New Homes offer Project Management Services for anyone requiring a Site or Project Manager , we take care of Planning your build and Supervising all aspects of a site from Personal/ Staff Management to dealing with CDM (Construction Design & Management), Architects, Engineers, Planning, Building Control and many more details involved with building a residential development.
Did you know about VAT back on New Build's?
On New House builds, we can also provide a service where we help you reclaim the VAT back on all the materials used to build your new house,
** VAT went up to 20% from January 2011, thats almost a fifth! of your material costs to reclaim! **
Self Build Advice
We also offer a free advice Service to any Self Builder's struggling with their Construction, we are not sales representatives trying to sell you a product (apart from our Services), my team and myself have all gone through the process of Self Building, we may not be able to answer all your enquiries, but where we know the answer or solution from experience then a simple reply to your call or email could be very helpful to you.
What does a Project Manager Do?
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.
A Project Manager can help you Estimate your Build Cost, it makes good sense to have someone help you break up your construction program into stages and then request Tenders from the right type of Contractors , see our example of a typical small build costing :
A Project Manager can also help you with a Build Program ( Covering how long the project should take) also known as a Program of Works or Schedule of Works, see our example of a house build program of works:
PROGRAM OF WORKS
Project Managers can Manage all the aspects of your build, dealing with Architects, Engineers, Materials, Workforce, Sub Contractors, Construction, Inspections...in fact everything and anything to do with the build, leaving you free to perhaps get involved with other aspects of the build should you wish, like planning your kitchen and Bathroom layouts and choosing finishes.
What does a Project Manager Cost?
A Project Manager should charge a modest and affordable fee for their services, their role is to plan/co-ordinate and order materials and Bring the right people to do the work while keeping a check on progress and standards!. Fees are usually dependent on the size of a Project and it's Budget, Project Management fees can be anything between 3% to 15% of a construction Project budget but everything is negotiable!.
A Project Manager often has more than 1 or 2 sites running at the same time and can utilise work forces from multiple sites which also benefits your site, a Project Manager will offer you peace of mind that the work has been done quickly, correctly and for the best price!
What Does the Client Gain using a Project Manager?
Client's do save money by paying only one fee for a Project Manager to use his/ her experience, knowledge, organising skills and contacts to plan and supervise the build for you, they take out all the hassle that can happen with construction, they will Efficiently order and check materials, organise the workforce include getting all the Sub Contractors jobs doneat cost and in a timely fashion without cutting any corners! and monitor all stages of the build.