If you have decided on a fully project managed service for your project then you can take a big deep breath and relax.  That’s the first step done!

Now to find a contractor that fits with you and your vision.  Contractors offering a project managed service will more than likely offer a free project consultation before the quoting process begins.

Our view on the project consultation is that it is so much more than just a chat about your project and what you would like to get out of it.

It is a great opportunity to get a feel for the contractor and also for the contractor to get a feel for you. Remember, this relationship has got to work both ways and this means you have got to pick someone you can work well with! Projects last for weeks and are a huge commitment on so many levels!

Find a contractor (or two) and book in for that initial consultation.

The way we do this is via a Zoom video call. Consultations usually last between 45mins – 1hr and we recommend making sure you are ready to get the most out of this time by preparing any burning questions in advance. These can also be emailed prior to the meeting if you would like them to be shared in advance! We also recommend that any drawings of your plans are emailed over should you be at that stage

Consultations usually last between 45mins - 1hr and we recommend making sure you are ready to get the most out of this time by preparing any burning questions in advance.

Questions will range anywhere from ‘What is included in the service?’, to ‘What do you think a realistic timeframe for our project is?’ and any question in between and beyond! This really is a lovely opportunity to get to know the Contractor and get a feel for what they are about.

This is a big commitment and should be about so much more than the bottom line.

The cost in a quote only reflects the particular service a contractor offers. This is where comparing one quote to the next is impossible without knowing what you will be getting for your money. Fact finding is key at this point.

If you have a project on your mind and would like to take the next step, then you can book in a free consultation by sending us an email to info@olive-umber.co.uk We look forward to speaking with you soon.