Planning a house renovation and want to know more about project management? If your project is more than just a quick redecoration and refresh it’s worth considering getting in professional support.
Our Berkshire based clients approached us looking for project management support once their architectural plans had started to get to stage where they needed some cost advice. They wanted our QS team to help them to look at their options for approaching the build.
Their project was ambitious. Very much more than just renovating a house, their 3 bedroom chalet bungalow was to be gutted and then totally transformed with the addition of a new basement and a complete remodel of the existing space.
The project was a major transformation – creating a very modern home from what had been a very traditional 1960’s style bungalow. The refurbishment included new windows, new kitchen, new bathrooms, new heating system and a complete redecoration. The design included creating full height spaces in the rooms, knocking into the eaves to create a light and airy family home. In addition to more traditional construction materials, the project included using structurally insulated panels.
We helped our clients by carrying out an analysis of the costs of the build. This enabled us to give them costs for the design elements they were hoping to include. It also gave them a better understanding about the cost savings to be made by looking at different approaches to the construction phase. After this budgeting work we then supported our clients by taking the project out to tender to the individual trades.
We then gave them full project management support for the length of the construction period. This involves preparing a detailed construction programme and then managing the various trades to carry out the works, whilst keeping a close eye on costs and quality.
As you can see the property was completely transformed and our clients are very happy with their new home.
CLPM Services used by our client:-
Cost Estimating and Budgeting, Programming and Procurement Advice, Tender Management and Analysis, Build team Appointment, Full Project Management using individual trades.
Self-builders don’t always build new homes. Often a self-build project can involve gutting an existing property and then rebuilding. This project is typical – often bungalows sit on large plots which mean that substantial homes can be created by developing the plot.