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.
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.
ABOUT VINCE HOLDEN MCIOB, MCABE
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, completing a formal 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 a Main Contractor role 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, is experience 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 a passion for energy efficiency in buildings, specifying and constructing on his client’s behalf, a performance standard utilising such aspects as high levels of insulation and airtightness, renewable technology, energy consumption and related matters. He has worked on projects developing and proving new technologies, reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of buildings.
In 2012, Vince was accepted into the Chartered Institute of Building, where he subsequently qualified as a Chartered Construction Manager, gaining the designation MCIOB.
In 2017 Vince was accepted into the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, gaining the designation MCABE as a Chartered Building Engineer.
In 2021 Vince completed the prestigious Certified Passive House Designer course and became a member of The International Passive House Association.
Building Regulations Changes Take Effect in 2022 - Here's What You Need to Know
Important new Building Regs changes will impact new homes and some existing homes from June next year
New homes will have to produce around 30% less carbon emissions from 2022, as part of a major update to the Building Regulations announced on Wednesday Dec 15th 2021.
The significant update provides an uplift to existing energy efficiency standards for homes, and marks a stepping stone towards the introduction of the Future Homes Standard in 2025.