Excited about your building project but unsure where to start?

We talk to James and Yvette from Bournesouth ltd to find out why more and more people are getting in the experts to help manage their building projects.

Why are more and more people choosing project management?
With the aid of the Internet people are finding it easier to create the very personal and individual vision they want for their homes. However, they struggle to find a contractor that understands the emotion behind the vision. Contractors and trades are very good at the pragmatic creation of a space but when it’s your home it’s personal, there is a lot more to it than just practicality.

Self-managing feels like the only option to retain control of the desired personal touches, however, with a lack of knowledge and experience in the vast disciplines of the construction process, people often realise too late that something has not been clearly understood or designed. This leads to delays, disappointment, compromise and overspending.

A good professional project manager puts the clients `must haves` and `wish lists` first. Keeping the client at the forefront of the project is key to developing and managing their expectations with meticulous attention to every detail. With a wealth of experience, knowledge and practical skills in all aspects of the building and design processes, a good project manager will bring clarity to your initial design ideas and respectfully guide the project to exceed expectations.

What are the benefits?
The project manager’s job is to know the project intimately. Construction industry experience is key, and they should have this in spades. This should give you the confidence that your project manager will be unfazed by any unforeseen challenges and have positive solutions to keep the project moving, with minimal impact on the programme or your budget. All the best projects evolve along the way. In a world where innovation and new products hit the market so quickly, it is always the case that a project begins and then something new comes along. The best project managers should have the commitment, resources and skill set to adapt and successfully manage the team to accommodate all changes whilst ensuring you are getting the best possible outcome for the best possible cost.

The benefits of employing good project management far outweigh the cost and frees up your time to focus on the things that are important to you!

What advice would you give someone looking to start building work?
The success of any project is down to the management of the trades, materials and specialist items. Therefore, good project management is essential to a successful outcome! Along with the practical and professional skills and experience, it is essential they share the same passion and enthusiasm for your project.

You need to have an honest relationship, as well as absolute faith in your project manager. You need to be comfortable asking the silliest questions and be reassured you are getting an unbiased and positive answer that has your best interests at heart.

How can you help them?
With 30 years’ experience in the building and design industry and extensive practical knowledge in all trades and professions, we have seen it all!

We aim to inspire and give confidence to anyone looking to start a construction project. Working closely with our clients we make sure they are at the centre of their project. Understanding our clients’ wants and needs, translating them into reality and challenging the status quo.

Being an independent project management company, we simplify the industry jargon and give our clients the knowledge they need to make the right choices and understand what is achievable. With expertise in traditional building techniques and modern cutting-edge building technologies, we have brought together some wonderfully diverse and imaginative projects.

If you would like to discuss your ideas, please contact us for a chat. We will be happy to help!

CONTACT
T. 01202 985069
E. info@bournesouth.com

W: www.bournesouth.com

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