prevent building problems

Prevent Building Problems – Hire an Independent Project Management Co.

Want to prevent building problems? How you choose to organise and oversee your construction project will have a huge impact on its outcome. In this blog we share the sad story of a recent client of ours who came to us looking for help after they experienced serious problems with their newly renovated home. This…

How to Renovate a Grade 2 Listed Building

How to Renovate a Grade 2 Listed Building

Planning a Victorian or Edwardian house renovation? Renovating listed buildings is a fascinating process and highly rewarding – but can also be stressful and complex. In this blog, one of our architectural practice clients, Allister Godfrey from the award-winning Chartered Architects based in Wantage, Oxfordshire shares his expertise and outlines some of the pitfalls to…

How to Get the lowest Builders' Quotes

Home Extension Advice : Part 2 : Tender – How to Get the Lowest Builders’ Quotes

Searching for home extension advice? Want to know how to get the lowest builders’ quotes? In this blog, the second in our series outlining how best to organise your building project, we’ll pass on experience when it comes to finding and selecting the best builders and then getting the most competitive quotes from them. Although…

Impact of Covid-19 on Residential Building Contracts

Impact of Covid-19 on Residential Building Contracts

What is the impact of Covid-19 on residential building contracts? In this blog CLPM’s Quantity Surveying team explore how Covid-19 is impacting construction works in the residential building market, and how we are advising and supporting our clients through this difficult time.  Covid-19’s impact on Contract Administration The role of the Contract Administrator has always…

Temporary Building Site Closure Procedure CLPM

Covid-19 Temporary Building Site Closure Procedure

Extending or renovating your home and worried about how Covid-19 will affect your building works? As the Covid-19 situation develops and social distancing measures continue, unfortunately some building sites may be forced to close temporarily. If this happens to your building project it’s very important to ensure that this site closure is approached in accordance…

How to build a sustainable home

How to Build a Sustainable Home Part 1: Fabric

How to Build a Sustainable Home Part 1: Fabric Planning to create a sustainable house for your family to live in? Whether you’re building an energy efficient home from scratch, or carrying our eco-friendly renovations on an existing property, you need to begin by considering the fabric of your building. The way your new or…