On this page you will find lots of questions that we are frequently asked regarding construction and project management during the build phase.
Please note: though our list of questions and responses is quite extensive, it doesn't cover everything. Many of the questions are generic and some answers may be out of date (written as of summer 2012), since laws and building regulations change. As such, we do not hold ourselves legally liable for any information that is relied upon herein.
Our intention here is to provide you with general information and guidance and we suggest that if you have a project in mind that you call and arrange a consultation such that we can provide answers directly tailored to your situation. In the meantime, please click on the appropriate link to find your answer.
Where do I find a good builder?
Can you help me select builders?
What do I need to give my builder?
Should I get a fixed price quote?
What is a statement of work?
What are JCT contracts and how do they protect me?
How long will the build take and when should I start?
Do I need to move out during the course of the build?
What are building control inspections and are they enough to protect me against bad builders?
What do your inspections involve?
What are architect’s certificates?
What is construction project management?
How do I minimise my financial exposure during the course of construction?
What if my budget overruns?
What if I make changes during the course of the build?
What happens once I have full planning and building control approval?
What is a CDM coordinator?