Why are projects so challenging?
Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect work and no project goes completely to plan. But alterations can mean time delays and spiralling costs. You can end up with 30% of the project to complete with 5% of the time and 5% of the budget.
Contractors want to build quickly and get the job done. Unfortunately, their priority isn’t always to deliver the best build for you. Architects just want to see their designs come to life and aren’t focused on the big picture.
This means both contractors and architects can be inflexible in their approach. When something goes wrong, they aren’t the best people to pick up the pieces. You need someone to take a 360 view, balancing different aspects to deliver for you.
All aspects of your project covered
When you’re in a middle of project that has gone wrong we need to assess what needs to be addressed immediately before looking at how to get your project back on track, and over the line.
"The flat to the other side was also letting water through the walls"
Managing your finances
- Analysing costs provided by contractors and sub-contractors to ensure you are paying the correct amount for fixes
- Help in managing payments, so you don’t pay too much in advance and can hold your contractors to account
- Negotiation with your contractor to manage any extras during the project
- Support in finding competitive tenders and saving costs on design, finish and build
Managing your contractors
- By being aware of the project pitfalls, I can speak to the contractor in a way they understand
- Ensuring the contractor produces the best quality build for you, rather than just a fast build
- Communication with the contractor to ensure your project is built to the best designs
Managing your architect
- Using expertise to suggest slightly modified designs that result in large savings
- Ensuring no compromises to the design or quality of finish, while maximising cost effectiveness
- Communication with architect, on site, to fully understand the design requirements
- Managing designs as necessary throughout the project
- Analysing options with different product manufacturers to ensure you get the best price
Saving your project to get it over the line
- Full service management to ensure your project is brought back on track and completed fully
- Cost variations or extras addressed right now so you are always in the picture, not left with a large bill
- Prevent further problems down the line, by scheduling a program the contractor can keep to
- Ensuring materials are ordered on time, avoiding any late delivery and knock on delays
If you’re reading this now and you’re having a challenging build. If your finances are being squeezed. If your contractors aren’t giving you what you need. Even if you’re having trouble with your neighbours and need someone to smooth things over. It’s worth having a chat.
Let’s talk about how you could benefit from a project manager that’s on your side. Whose only priority is delivering the project for you, within budget, and on time
Is it worth one phone call to get your project back on track?
Get in contact for a free consultation now. If we decide you would benefit from my experience, I will come to your site and assess your situation. You can then finally relax and look forward to your project getting back on track. I will give you a firm cost up front, with no hidden fees. As a rule of thumb, my services tend to work out at £75 an hour. A small price to get your project back on track.