Build projects can be incredibly challenging. It can be stressful managing architects and contractors. Even keeping the neighbours on side can be tough. Add financial pressure into the mix and it’s a wonder how anyone can cope. You can relieve that pressure by bringing in a client-side project manager whose job is to look out for your interests and nothing else. Someone to help plan your build.
The client-side project manager
There are a whole host of reasons why you should think about working with a project management expert on your build. Don’t know where to start with your building project? Don’t have time to manage contractors and sub-contractors? Don’t know how to get your project finished on time and within budget?
Why are projects so challenging?
It comes down to priorities. Contractors want to build quickly and get the job done. Their priority isn’t always to deliver the best build for you. Architects are at the other end of the spectrum. They just want to see their designs come to life. Even if it won’t give you the best outcome.
This means both contractors and architects can be inflexible in their approach. Neither are fully thinking about how you will actually live in the house once they’re gone. And when things go wrong, you could be left with additional costs at the end of the project that you weren’t aware of.
You need someone to take a 360 view, who knows the common pitfalls and mistakes that could otherwise be made. Someone to be the line of communication between you and your contractors, balancing all aspects of the project.