Do You Need a Project Manager for Your Build?
Having a seasoned building project manager on your side for a build project is a great idea as it is most likely they will save you their fees through negotiations with the trades and by helping you to source the high priced items such as double glazing, kitchens and flooring at lower prices.
Managing your own build project can be an absolute nightmare if you don’t have the time or the right skills suited to the task. The best project managers tend to be surveyors and architectural designers that know their way around the building regulations, know how to work with the various trades and is committed to getting a good job for the client.
Many people mistakenly believe that they don’t need a project manager until it is far too late. Did they have a fixed price contract in place for the build? Did they have a set time for the project to be finished with penalty clauses inserted? These are just a few of the devices that any decent project manager will try to install during the early stages of negotiations with the builders.
You might also want to consider the build route. For example, do you use a main contractor or project manage the build and get the the various sub contractors in to do their piece. You can save quite a bit of money by removing the main contractor but you really need to know how to deal with the various trades and schedule the work to avoid expensive delays and setbacks.
FULL PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES - HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once instructed Draw Plans asume the role of Mains Contractor and take complete control of the project. Fees for Full Project Management range between 5% and 14% of the overall build costs.
Having an experienced project manager to source reliable quality trades and to get good value for money is a great way of cutting costs for your project. With over 40 years of experience Draw Plans know exactly how to manage all kinds of property development projects and can save you as much as 25% to 35% of your build costs.
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