Should you project manage your extension or leave it to the experts?

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If you are considering taking on the role of extension project manager for your own build then you would certainly not be alone — many people choose to take charge of their own extensions.

That said, when building an extension there are some important considerations to bear in mind if this is a path you are thinking of going down and it may well be that, for you, it will make far more sense to use the services of a professional with lots of experience with the type of project you are undertaking. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.