New Build Project in Guildford
Pre-construction Works: With new builds there are many aspects that need completing before works can commence. We conducted a Ground Investigation since we are building on chalk, which confirmed that we are able to construct normal strip foundation. Asbestos survey and Section 80 notice to Local Authority had to be concluded for Demo Co, along with utility services disconnected (and temp supplies agreed). Numerous elements had to be in place - Planning Conditions had to be sa
What should you expect from a professional Project Manager?
Over the past five years, I have only lost out on two potential jobs to other PM’s. In both cases it was down to cost; with my fees appearing to be more expensive, and in both cases the job stalled part way through the actual works. One of the projects involved a main contractor and the other used sub-contractors, so no pattern. So what should you be getting for your money from a PM, or more to the point; what should you be receiving irrespective of what you are paying? The p
The Party Wall Act - Does it go far enough?
I came across a Party Wall aspect recently that got me thinking; so I thought I would share it with you. I was approached for advice on a circumstance where Party A was served with a Party Wall Notice by a PW surveyor on behalf of Party B. Party B was planning to conduct a substantial amount of works to his large town house (terrace) which involved significant works on and around the actual wall which separated the two properties. It involved extending upwards and outwards an