Project Management

Need more space but can’t afford to move? Given the opportunity, most families would like to have more living space. However, during times of prosperity, it’s not always possible due to over-inflated house prices, and in times of austerity, mortgages from the banks and building societies aren’t available without huge deposits.

This therefore leaves us with two choices;

1. Stay as we are and do nothing

2. Extend the property

Extensions are a popular way to add space and value to homes and they are more often than not carried out to the side or the rear of the property. However, there is also often the potential for an additional floor. GWB can work with you to design the most viable solution tailored to your budget and can then steer you through the process, from inception to completion.

We have found over the years that in many instances it is not necessary to build an extension to your home – which can be very costly -because the more economical route is conversion.

All of this is dependent upon the size of your home and the layout of the property you own. Dependent on the design of your house, the opportunities which are typically available to you may be the loft, the garage or the basement and the space generated can be invaluable to families who find themselves cramped in their current conditions.

The addition of space can also provide an area for children who need their own space, or provide an extra bedroom for those who share rooms or which can be used as a guest room or can offer an annex style option for a dependent relative. The latter is ideal for those relatives who need a little assistance but still want to maintain a large amount of independence.

Other projects we have worked on involve developing an office for people who work self-employed, a large games room, an artist’s space and more.

The process could make your house more saleable with a great financial bonus. Having a current Planning Permission on your home enhances the value of a property by showing prospective purchasers the potential that exists for future development.

If you have already recognised the potential of your property and would like to move things forward Greenwood Bell would be happy to advise you as to how best to meet your needs and aspirations. We can manage the project from conception through to completion and have an excellent and wide ranging track record in this regard.

If you would like to explore the potential of your property but are not quite sure where to start, Greenwood Bell would be happy to assist. We can offer you the very best and most up-to-date advice regarding the options you have, the costs involved, the potential returns and any issues which could arise and cause additional or unforeseen expense. Getting good advice from the start of the process will always save money in the future.

We provide a complete service from initial consultation, through the design, and, if necessary the Planning Application stage, to preparing the construction documents, obtaining competitive tenders and project management of the entire process.

The extent of our involvement is tailored to suit your situation. For example, not everyone requires a project management service so our fees will reflect this.

You may not even need Planning Permission under your permitted development rights. Please use the link below to find out more about your permitted development rights or ask us for more information.

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/responsibilities/planningpermission/permitted

Project Management – Domestic

Many people do not have the time or expertise to oversee a large project such as a conversion or an extension. To have this work overseen can provide some fantastic benefits as we know how to manage the different trades which will be needed for the work such as plumbers, electricians, builders and so on.

We can liaise with your chosen tradesmen and women and we can also liaise with planning officers to ensure the work carried out to your home is meeting all the necessary building regulations.

At Greenwood Bell we are also adept at keeping projects to timescales which will result in the project being more cost effective as the different works involved do not drag on and cause delays for other services which are needed.

We can also offer advice throughout the process. This is something we have done successfully for our clients for 40 years and our services are always well received.

However, it may be that your project does not require management from us and we will advise you regarding this as well. There is no need in you paying out for services you simply do not need. We are dedicated to being trustworthy and honest throughout the entire time we work with you.

Project Management – Commercial

Many people do not have the time or expertise to oversee a large project like the new build of a large property or the build of many properties. To have this work overseen can provide some fantastic benefits as we know how to manage the different trades which will be needed for the work such as plumbers, electricians, builders and so on. It takes the stress out of a project and can mean that developers have the time to concentrate on other projects, start new projects or organise details of the project we manage for them.

As project managers we will liaise with your architect, with building regulators and with tradesmen.

We will also ensure wherever possible that your project keeps to the timescale we agree with you from the beginning of the project. Keeping projects to timescales will result in the project being more cost effective as the different works involved do not drag on and cause delays for other services which are needed.

We can also offer advice throughout the process. This is something we have done successfully for our clients for 40 years and our services are always well received.

We find that many of our commercial clients greatly benefit from our project management service because it offers them a hassle-free alternative and means they have someone on the ground overseeing the work on a regular basis and who are experts at achieving results.