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Project Management

Holden Management Services have a very straight forward agenda - to work with and for our client. We are employed by you to advise you and protect your interests. We are not sponsored by a manufacturer, nor have allegiance to any particular supplier or contractor. Therefore, our services are 100% committed to you as your professional, expert Project Manager.

The Project Manager undertakes numerous responsibilities across all aspects the build. This includes the design team, contractors building control officers, conservation officers and any other environmental representatives. 

We are the self-builders trusted, professional expert employed to ensure the project runs as planned.

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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 speeches at home build and renovation events, Vince also leads his own seminars and tutorials across a variety of topics. Having written and published two of his own books; The Self Builders Guide to Project Management & The Self Builders Guide to the Construction Phase, Vince is extremely knowledgeable on all things 'self-build'.

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. This includes management of 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 experience 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, his 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.

Vince is a member of the Institute of Construction Management.

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June 2022: Building Regulations Changes - Here's What You Need to Know

As of June 2022 important new Building Regs changes took effect, these will impact new homes and some existing homes.

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, for example, new homes will have to produce around 30% less carbon emissions.

Workers in Building Site
New Regulations
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+44 (0) 7815 144 959

+44 (0) 118 948 5168

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