As Project Managers, our primary focus is on efficiently and effectively managing the whole refurbishment process, from inception through to delivery, with the ultimate aim of producing high quality work, on time and on budget. The key to this is having an effective team around us. Over many years, we have built up a list of consultants and contractors around us, who we know perform and deliver.
The scope of our involvement varies, depending on each project and specific client requirements, typically including:
- Obtaining a detailed client brief for the works, agreeing and delivering on budget and programme.
- Appointing consultants that are required, such as architects, planning consultants, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, services engineers, approved inspectors and CDM coordinators.
- Holding regular design team meetings with the consultants to agree the pre-contract programme, review the production of the design information and specification for the works. Keep the client fully advised of progress and seek decisions on matters arising.
- Agree the list of proposed contractors with the client, including carrying out background checks and obtaining competitive tenders.
- Visit examples of the lowest tendering contractor’s work with the client and deciding on an appointment.
- Appointing the contractor under a JCT contract.
- Ensuring the correct client and contractor insurances are in place for the works.
- Holding regular site meetings with all parties.
- Overseeing the works being carried out on site.
- Produce monthly cost reports with the quantity surveyors, to include all consultant costs.
- Holding a client account and paying all of the invoices raised on the project.
- Agreeing variations to the works and contractor valuations with the quantity surveyors.
- Agreeing practical completion and snagging.
- Overseeing the installation of the carpets, curtains and furniture.
- Agreeing 6 or 12 months defects and issuing the final certificate.