Archive for the General blog posts Category

The cost of leaving building work too long

With the way that inflation affects the end cost of building works it would seem sensible to get on with the project as soon as possible after obtaining your planning permission. There has been a raft of increases in the past year, from concrete products and aggregates (which […]

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Bespoke window treatment

Lots of architects specify bespoke oak windows and doors to be left untreated, so that they age to a lovely grey colour. This is all well and good…but manufacturers will not warranty their goods to the end user unless they have been treated with their own particular […]

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A Guide to Wood Flooring

A Guide to Wood Flooring

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Important Changes to CDM 2015 Regulations for Domestic Clients

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has been consulting with the construction industry with its proposals to amend the Construction Design & Management Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) which will become the CDM 2015 Regulations. It has made fairly robust changes to the way that the regulations will […]

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Standards of contractors

In the last 20 years I have noticed a marked loss of standards on the part of various contractors. It has always been prevalent that a contractor is trying to get as much money as he can for as little work as possible…that is the human condition. […]

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Unscrupulous Building Contractors?

One reason for choosing Construction Project management over a building contractor!

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Changes that can cause problems later on!

How changes to a well thought out brief can mess up other things when the work is eventually carried out. 

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Construction Protocols

  As a Construction Manager with over 40 years in this business it is fairly easy for me to understand how, the apparently arcane, project control protocols work. The construction industry has a hierarchy of command which has always been effective. The tradesman deals with the foreman, the foreman […]

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Self-Build and Design Exhibition

seminar at the self build and design show westpoint exeter

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Construction Project Management is it an extra expense or a necessity?

Professional Construction Project Management is not an extra expense, it saves the client time and money through efficiency.

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Project Management

What is this and why should we use it for our building project?
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Feasibility

What should we look for?
Can we afford to do this?
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Budgeting

Finding out what it should all cost.
Keeping those costs under control.
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Programming

How it can really help a project.
How to do it properly.
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Tender Process

Making sure the build team is properly chosen and prepared.
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Procurement

Finding the best value materials.
Making sure they stay that way.
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Site Management

Working with the whole team,
helping everyone to get it right.
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CDM 2015 Regulations

Carrying out the Principle Contractor Role For CDM 2015 Regulations
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