TAILORED CONSTRUCTION –
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
We have vast experience in providing PM services to assist in the smooth running of a construction project, whether that be a project in it’s entirety or on a subcontract basis. With our close links with local architects we can provide PM services from initial ideas to the completion of your dream
- Development of client brief
- Management of design team
- Regular project monitoring
- Project programming
- Procurement management
- Sub-contractor selection
- Contract Administrator
- Snagging lists and completion certificates
When we work for our clients our key objectives are to:
- Complete the project on time
- Complete the project within budget
- Save the client money where possible when managing the project
- Ensure the works are completed tot he standards required by the client
- Take away the stress, hassle and workload away from our client
We offer project management services from the smallest of extensions right through to large commercial and residential projects. For more information about our Project Management services please contact us by telephone or email.
THE LIFE OF A PROJECT
Whatever stage of the project you are at, quality advice and guidance will help your project run smoothly. We have created this project timeline to help you see where you are at in the process and what the next steps are likely to be.
1. OUTLINE DRAWINGS OR SKETCHES
If the project is reasonably small and straightforward, say under £50,000 in value then outline drawings may be enough for the builder to work from and we can give you a clear idea from these how much the work should cost you. If the project is larger then you will want to know what the design will cost at this stage so that funding can be planned and any affordability issues ironed out at an early stage in the design before too much work and planning has taken place. These estimates can be turned round very quickly and can save a lot of money and stress later on in the process.
Having got through to the next stage the project will need detailed design drawings for planning and building regulations purposes, at this stage a detailed budget is prepared, this will include professional fees and Vat and can be used for funding purposes and any value engineering that may need to be done at that stage. For example: Do you really need that second spiral staircase to achieve what you are looking for? At this stage you may want to recruit a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) to project manage the process for you and to monitor the cost.
3. TENDERING DRAWINGS
Your PQS can run the tender process for you, making sure the contractors have all the information they need to submit a robust price and that price is detailed enough, sustainable and manageable.
4. SCHEDULE OF WORKS OR BILL OF QUANTITIES
Depending on the scale of the project a Bill of Quantities or Schedule of Works is prepared, this is a detailed list of the components of the work including labour and materials. The contractors fill these in at tender stage and this makes clear comparison between bids achievable.
5. FIND A BUILDER
A PQS can provide suggestions for candidates for your tender list based on our years of experience. Your candidates need to have the right skill set and track record and be available in the time frame you need.
6. TENDERING PROCESS
The process of tendering is quite formal and time regulated, the PQS will advise on which form of contract is suitable for your project and will specify to the builders tendering the project, the terms of the contract, what we term “Prelims” these will include duration of the contract, any retentions etc. the desired outcome is to have a clear comparison between the contractors tender submissions.
The evaluation process involves meetings with the client and the contractor to interrogate the bid and to discuss the nitty gritty of how the contractor will work on the site. This is especially important if you are going to be living in the property at the time. At this stage you have confidence in the costs and it is a matter then of deciding who you want to work with.
8. TENDER REPORT
A tender report is prepared by the PQS giving clear recommendations and comparisons of the tender bids and contractors. The final decision is of course with you the client, the formal tender process gives confidence and rigour to the successful bid.
Difficulties with contracts and disputes can develop when there is a lack of clarity or control on site. We have a rare blend of accessible know how in our practise including deep construction knowledge teamed with qualified legal and contractual experts. Don’t you want that in your corner – just in case?
10. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
What is Project Management? For us, it is monitoring and controlling cost, program and quality at every stage. Set up the project correctly, undertake monthly valuations, monitor and control variations and agree the final account in a transparent and fair manner.
It is not easy to find a cost effective and reliable quantity surveyor, but in Tailored Construction you get this and much more.
Their attention to detail is faultless, communication is superb and the manner in which they manage the projects bringing them in on time and within budget is excellent.
We would highly recommend Tailored Construction.
Nik P Weaver
FDB Cheltenham Limited
Quick and reliable information is always offered allowing you to keep your client informed of project progress, allowing you to stay one step ahead, and you also have a member of their team at the end of the phone should you need expert advice or guidance.
The services Tailored Construction offer are invaluable to us as a building company in this day and age.