Home Building Project Management
If you employ your own home extension builder who will be working from plans and specifications
prepared by a home extension designer then the main contractor will be responsible for project management of your
home extension. They are responsible for the scheduling of materials and labour.
However, sometimes, homeowners like to act as their own main contractor and employ the trades and obtain
materials direct thereby saving on the potential builders margin.
Unless they already have some level of home building experience, most homeowners attempting their own
project management of their home extension are doomed to failure.
The alternative is to employ your own project manager for the home extension and there are many firms and
individuals about who will offer this service direct to the home owner.
Most firms offering Project Management are established with the purpose of providing a unique and
individually tailored service within the house building industry. Utilising years experience in construction
they are able to offer a complete service to clients wishing to construct either their own bespoke home
extension or to build new houses as a commercial venture.
They use an extensive range of contacts built up over many years, they can offer a complete one-stop
shop to assist in land sourcing and purchase, obtaining Planning Permission, meeting Building regulations and all
pre–construction elements including service provider liaison, asbestos surveys (as required by law) and disposal of
any dangerous material, plus satisfying the ever increasing demand for renewable energy and eco awareness by
fulfilling the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Housing.
Once off the drawing board a full project management service can be provided to ensure your home
extension is built to exacting standards.
NOTE - These are general discussion articles