House Extension Project Management – Period Home, Oxfordshire
House Extension Project Management
House extension project management is one of our main services here at CLPM.
This assignment in Oxfordshire, on the border with Buckinghamshire, involved supporting our clients with both project management and sustainability advice. Our clients owned a large thatched cottage which had been extended in the past but which they were keen to add to further. Together with their locally-based architectural technologist they had put together a plan to build a double storey extension to create an open plan family/dining area with an additional bedroom over. As part of the works our clients wished to ensure their building was as energy efficient as possible. Our sustainability expert worked with their architectural team by helping specify suitable materials to ensure the house was as highly insulated as possible, given the constraints of the building.
In addition, our cost advice department supported the project, helping our clients get accurate estimates of what the work would cost by building a budget. They then prepared all the tender documents and managed the competitive tender process for the clients. Once the tender returns were in we then helped our clients select the most appropriate contractor and CLPM were kept on to support our client as contract administrators. Unfortunately, as is sadly sometimes the case in today’s tough climate, towards the end of the project the main contractor had some financial difficulties. However, as we had been in control of the project budgets, ensuring our clients only paid invoices only after the works had been completed and quality checked to our satisfaction, this was not a major problem. We simply pulled together a completion schedule and programme and finished the works by fully project managing the build and employing the individual trades people directly, a solution which avoided not only major financial worries but also painful delays and heartache for our clients.
The finished result is a beautiful house, sensitively enhanced by blending the old with the new.
CLPM Services used by our clients:-
Design Review, Budget, Tender Process, Monthly Cost Reporting. Contract Administration role with main contractor with site inspection then full project management of individual trades.
“I know I couldn’t have managed without Charlie”Mrs L, Oxfordshire
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