The new self-build blog

As a Construction Project Manager for self-build and architect-led construction projects, I thought I’d better start blogging. Why? There are lots of reasons why hiring a project manager can save you money; save you time; avoid costly mistakes; and ensure you get what you want when you want it.

I’m Steve Smith, and I’ve many years of experience as a Construction Project Manager – and I’ve seen the mistakes and learned from them.  I’ll be giving my insights, snippets of industry news and tips to get your self-build projects off to the best start. Of course, I’m available for hire – so have a look at our website for full details of what we do in self-build construction project management.

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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