Residential Building Project Management
Appointing and working with specialist consultants / professionals vital to the successful completion of your build. Know the costs of any professionals you will need in order to prepare your project for construction. This is useful from a budgeting perspective and also to prevent delays on the project. For example, Building Control, Structural Engineer, M&E Consultant, Party Wall Surveyor, CCTV Drainage Surveyor, Ground Investigator, New or Relocation of Utilities (gas/electric/water). Involvement of some or all of these consultants can be overwhelming and co-ordinating their information at the correct stages of the build is vital to a successful build.
Writing a detailed Schedule of Works of the build which can be tendered with the Architects and Engineers Drawings to each builder for accurate pricing. A common issue with comparing quotes from various builders without a detailed Schedule of Works is that each builder will be pricing the job in their own pricing format. This often leads to different assumptions and quantities, making the pricing you receive incomparable. The Schedule of Works is then used as the reference document throughout the build when requests are made for payment by the builder.
Tendering your project. Minniedale Projects have a database of builders we have worked with on previous projects. Have confidence that the builders on your tender list are capable and committed to your project. Minniedale Projects can perform due diligence on builders we haven’t worked with to check the quality of their work and how they manage their sites.
Tender analysis. Once the tenders are returned Minniedale Projects review the pricing and perform Value Engineering on areas of concern. Once a full appraisal of each tender has been done an informed decision can be made on who to appoint and sign contracts with.
Appointing a builder and signing of contracts. Minniedale Projects act as the Contract Administrator to appoint your chosen builder, arrange signing of the JCT form of contract which provides our clients with financial protection and arrangements for the start date.
During the build we offer the following services;
-Weekly site visits with the client and builder to monitor progress and project programme.
-Independent advice and support to the builder and client to ensure a smooth build process.
-Controlling any variations that may occur during the build. We also ensure these costs are fair.
-Monitoring of quality and workmanship during the build.
-Valuations and builder payments. All valuations are processed by Minniedale Projects and are based on project progress which is monitored against the Schedule of Works. This ensures the client is only paying for what has been completed and materials that are on site. A 5% retention is held back against each valuation payment, half of which is settled once the builder reaches practical completion. The balance is then paid after a 6 month defects period.
Completion and Sign off Stages
The final stages of any build are extremely important. This is where everything comes together.
-Management of the snagging lists and defect control.
-Arrangement of the appropriate certificates and sign off from Building Control.
-Final Account. This involves the release of any retention funds once the project is deemed to have reached Practical Completion.