‏This a subject that is often overlooked when gearing up for a big home project. The detail that most people are initially focussed on is the price of a project however the price = what you are going to get from your contractor.

In order to see what value you are getting for your money it is important to first make the decision whether you will be project managing the project yourself or if this is something you would prefer your contractor to do.

‏No matter who is in charge, there is a process. Projects are like onions. They have layers.

Timelines and Budget

Having an understanding of the processes ensures that timelines are kept to and in turn keeps you within the budget you have set. I am sure, like me, you have seen many Grand Designs episodes where people are self managing and have completely underestimated the timescales OR the order of process which in turn pushes the cost of the project up considerably. It is so important to go into this with eyes wide open and armed with as much knowledge as possible. It also helps if you have expert support in one form or another.

Remove the stress…

Olive & Umber offers a turnkey service, where you as the client can hand over all the responsibility. From start to finish, the whole thing is Project Managed by a team of experts along with the benefit of an open line of communication between contractor and client keeping everybody in the loop at all times. This comes at a slightly higher price point but is absolutely worthwhile if you are a client that would prefer to hand over to the experts ensuring a quality end result.
.

‏We also have a consultancy offer. This is aimed at those of you who are super keen to Project Manage your own project but with a bit of a safety net.

Consultancy – another option

‏We also have a consultancy offer. This is aimed at those of you who are super keen to Project Manage your own project but with a bit of a safety net. Consultancy slots can be booked in 1 hour and 2 hour telephone calls or in a complete package to support throughout your whole project. These calls will help you keep on track, focussed and also allow you to put your mind at ease that you are on route for success!

It’s all about the project management…

Whatever route you take, effective project management is essential in order to keep your timeline and budget from getting out of hand. Planning and knowledge are key in this instance.

If you have an upcoming project and would like to discuss it then let us know. You can email us at info@olive-umber.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!