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Project Management

Holden Management Services have a very straight forward agenda - to work with and for our client. We are not sponsored by a manufacturer, nor have allegiance to any particular supplier or contractor. Quite simply, we are employed by you to advise you and protect the interest of you. Therefore, our services reflect our commitment and professionalism as your Project Manager.

The project manager works with anyone involved in the build. This includes building control officers, conservation officers and any other environmental representatives. They also interact constantly with the design team to deal with any design issues or alterations which may occur.

Build Consultancy

Vince represents a rarity in the construction industry; someone passionate about their trade, experienced and skilled in the hands on work and dedicated to enabling others to learn the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their construction dreams.


Often making guest speaches at home build and rennovation events, Vince also leads his own seminars and tutorials across a variety of topics. More recently writing and publishing two of his own books; The self builders guide to project management & The self builders guide to the construction phase.

The Build Advice Service will provide anyone undertaking a building project no matter how large or small with the knowledge they need to remain in control, be it with legislation and other professionals at design stage or to manage the contractors during the build.


Vince’s advice service is provided on a bespoke basis; you may simply need remote advice that can be given over the phone or by email. You may need help deciding on what materials or methods to use, that could be provided at one meeting and then communicated remotely.

The Self-Build Guide Books

The Self-Build Guide books are compiled from over 4 decades of construction experience and cover much of what is needed to manage your own 'Self-Build'*. Irrelevant of the size or scope of work, these books are a proven resource to anyone undertaking a building project.

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Project Management you can trust
Construction knowledge at all levels

Over 45 years of in the construction industry.

CIOB Chartered, CABE Chartered 

Vince Holden has over 45 years of experience in construction. He began his career from school with a local construction company, which specialised in timber frame construction, studying an apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery, then carrying on with courses in Site Management and Surveying. By the time he left their employ 12 years later he had reached the position of Contracts Manager. He then spent several years as a self-employed sub-contract carpenter before returning to general construction.

By the time of forming Holden Management Services in 2010, Vince’s 25 years of Main Contractor involvement involved new build and renovation contract works in excess of £2.5m. Using a selection of direct and sub-contract tradesmen who shared the same passion and attention to detail, enabled him to maintain an exemplary status of A1 Zurich Registered Builder for 15 years.

His extensive knowledge of timber frame construction, together with a passion for sustainable and renewable technology, places him in a position to offer the management of numerous methods of build.

Vince has many years of experience in the sustainability sector working on renewable technology, energy efficiency and related matters. He has worked on projects developing and proving new technologies, reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of buildings.

Over the past 10 years, Vince has qualified with, and obtained full Chartered membership of, the two main industry governing bodies – The Chartered institute of Building and The Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

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Contact Vince below


+44 (0) 7815 144 959

+44 (0) 118 948 5168

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