Every construction project is different, but one thing remains the same across the board: each one, no matter how big or small, requires careful planning and organisation to ensure that the project runs seamlessly. Whether it’s a small extension on a domestic home or a multi-million pound project for a big client, the planning process is extremely important. Below, we’ve put together some of our top tips to ensure that your project runs smoothly and is successful.
It is extremely important that you communicate clearly and regularly with your client to ensure that you are always on the same page. It is also essential that you understand exactly what the client wants and vice versa; the last thing you want is to end up with an unhappy client at the end of the project. It is also important that you communicate clearly with skilled trades people and anyone else working on the project.
A lack of effective communication can lead to a number of problems in the project, and result in you having to go back over emails and phone calls.
Depending on the type of project you are carrying out, hiring an architect or an interior designer can be extremely useful. Not only are design professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to help with structural work and additions, they can also work on the plan with you, choosing materials and colours.
As a project unfolds, you will likely run into a few challenges here and there. As a project manager, it is essential that you continuously plan and revise the project as it happens, making suitable adjustments when necessary. Set some key development landmarks in your project planning; when you reach these points, revise the next section and review any changes and adjustments that need to be done.
As the person who is overseeing the project, it is important that you get involved. This means making sure that you are familiar with the site and getting to know all of the key workers of all the trades and companies on site. This should not be a project that you oversee from behind a desk. It’s important that you observe your project as it unfolds, working alongside the workers and monitoring issues firsthand in order to come up with practical solutions.
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