The appeal of a professionally managed self build project is that you only have one point of contact, you tell them everything you want from your home and they can co-ordinate the whole process. They will also have a reliable list of subcontractors and tradespeople who they have worked with before.
Their role requires less on site time than the main contractor who they will usually appoint and liaise with on your behalf. It virtually entirely removes you from the project, and whilst occasional site visits are recommended, you don’t have to check up as frequently as you would were the main contractor reporting to you alone.
Top tips for those choosing the professional management route:
- This is one of the most expensive options as you are transferring all responsibility over to them
- You need to be as thorough as possible when briefing your project manager to make sure you get what you are after
- It is important that you see eye to eye with your project manager and trust them
- Research their previous projects thoroughly. It will help if they have had previous experience of any particular styles or construction choices you are after
Ideally suited to…
Those who have less available time in which to manage the project themselves or those taking on a first project, wanting to learn the ropes from someone in the know.