CLPM provide new build construction project management services in Harpenden, and across Hertfordshire.

We have just been appointed to work with a couple who are looking to either renovate, or completely rebuild their house in Harpenden.

Our clients approached us back in November 2017 with plans to update and remodel their 1960’s home. Their aims are to renovate the house to create an energy efficient, eco home. The plans involve turning the house upside down, with the kitchen and living areas upstairs, and the bedrooms downstairs. They are also interested in the opportunities for maximising the energy efficiency of the structure, by boosting the insulation etc. as well as investing in renewables.

Projects of this nature are very common, and we have worked with dozens of homeowners in this situation. But rather than rushing in, we advise it generally makes sense to explore and assess the options available. In this case, in may make better to knock down and rebuild, rather than refurbish. Refurbishing houses of this type can be difficult and expensive. It may be cheaper to instead demolish the old house and build a new house, because of the VAT benefits. It may also mean that the structure of the new build house may be built to give a much better energy performance.

We have therefore been appointed to give the couple expert advice to help them make the best decisions about the approach they take to the build. Our sustainability expert, Tony Duffin is helping the couple to determine the best way to improve the energy performance of their house designs. Our Quantity Surveyors will then be running costing models to assess the expected construction costs for the renovation works, versus building from scratch. It’s expected that the building works will be completed by using a sole, main contractor and so once this build route is decided we will also be helping take the building works out to a competitive tender, and organising the contractor appointment.

Lucy Nylander, our building project manager for Hertfordshire will then be supporting the build onsite via the role of Contract Administrator. Works are expected to commence in the summer of 2018.

Are you looking for major renovation or new build construction project management services in Harpenden? If you are planning a major building project of any type in Hertfordshire then we can help. To find out more call 01923 896550, email info@cl-pm.com or complete a contact form.

CLPM Project Managers cover London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, and West Sussex. Energy Consultancy and Cost Advice services available across the UK.