Self build Project Manager
Our Buckinghamshire based clients approached us looking for self build project manager to support their substantial new build construction project. With planning permission in place to build a 6 bedroom house over 4 floors, they were looking for a self build project manager to find and appoint a builder and then help them ensure the construction stage went smoothly.
Our clients had bought a building plot which included a run-down house. Therefore the project first involved demolishing the existing dwelling on the site to make way for the new build house. Designed to exacting standards by a well renowned local practice, the architectural plans incorporated a basement and accommodation over an additional three floors. Not satisfied with simply meeting building regulations, the home was designed with energy efficiency in mind.
The energy approach towards this build was very much ‘fabric first’ – the design and construction materials meant that despite this being a significantly sized family home, the specifications would mean the future running costs would be comparatively low. High levels of insulation and quality glazing was installed as well as rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling. The specification also included all of the best of the latest smart home technology. Other features such as low energy LED lighting and mechanical recovery auto room dust recovery were also installed.
If you are building a property with superior energy performance in mind, it’s important to appoint the right build team. Our role was to check our clients plans and determine the best way of achieving a high quality, yet affordable build. This involved deciding how to split the building works out between the main builder and a series of specialist installers, before getting them to quote individually via a series of formal tenders.
When deciding on the shortlist of builders and specialists to tender to, we were careful to ensure we talked to people who were keen to respond to the challenges of creating an energy efficient house. It was also important that they could all work cooperatively with the trades and many specialist installers who would be involved with the build.
Once the build team was appointed and the project was onsite, we were appointed to oversee the works as Contract Administrator. We also gave additional project monitoring support to the clients to ensure that all parties were briefed and coordinated as closely as possible.
While carrying out a build of this nature is never simple, good organisation and close supervision of the build team meant the construction works went very smoothly, and our clients now have a green, and comfortable family home.
CLPM Services used by our clients:
Design review. Tender Process and builder appointment. Contract Administration role with main contractor with site inspection and coordination of specialist providers.
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At CLPM we always aim to deliver a bespoke service, tailored to the individual situation of our clients. If you are in need of advice and support and are interested in taking on a self build project manager we’d welcome the opportunity to have a chat.