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    Project managing an extension


    What are the benefits and disadvantages of project managing a house extension? How can I tell whether I should do this or leave it to a professional? Does it depend on the type of extension that’s planned?

    Asked by June on 10th Nov 2020
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    "Within starting stages is the most crucial time in the project due to levels and plans being correct from the of set, having a trusted labour team does help a lot .

    It's more to the finishing side to your project you'd want to be more involved/managing side as labour have to work in stages and over one another to ensure the installation side to fitting is installed properly

    Many Thanks Billy"

    Answered on 10th Nov 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Samson build

    "The answer to this depends on the size of the work and your experience with dealing with building works. Are you able to organise different trades at the required times of the job? If so are you confident you can organise materials? I wouldn't advise trying to run a decent sized extension on your own unless you have a decent amount of experience in this. Although to say that I assume you have limited building knowledge and experience, I will say that when you know what you're doing it can be stressful enough sometimes especially with the added obstacle that is covid! Hope this helps, Mason."

    Answered on 10th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    A.P.S Build solutions LTD

    "No it’s about your attention to detail it needs to be managed most definitely.
    I always do this on my jobs I think it’s a must and always get the customers in put .
    Thanks Anthony"

    Answered on 10th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    AliRay construction

    "With a project manager your project should be in bucket and on time"

    Answered on 10th Nov 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    A7 plastering

    "You can keep an eye on expenditures on materials ..

    As some builders, (not all) but some make money on materials as well"

    Answered on 10th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Tom's Team Ltd

    "It might cost more to have the project managed but, if you have a competent manager, then you have more reassurance that the work done is correct. Proper setting out and determining floor finish levels, materials to be used, appearance, etc. is vital to a successful build.
    Tom's Team Ltd."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    OG services

    "Hi any one can project manage, you just need to have a good schedule of works and speak to your builders to make Sure it is possible in your time scale. You need to make sure you can keep 2 steps in frount of your builders ordering materials and any visits to site from any building control people or any other parties involved. You can save a lot of money if you project manage yourself"

    Answered on 16th Jan 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report

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