Most clients engage us to design and deliver their entire home renovation, which starts with our concepts and designs, and then we project manage the complete implementation. For those who already have a design, we also offer a separate project management service to manage the build. In this way we can still impart our interior design knowledge whilst overseeing your contractors.
We project manage a whole build, or just a single room, like this kitchen below – here we designed, supplied and project managed the complete refurbishment.
house renovation project management
We prefer to be engaged from the start of a project. Logically, the person who created the design, and has the vision of the completed scheme, should see the project through from start to finish. That’s what we do for most of our engagements. This begins with initial concepts, progressing to design and then to planning approval for more extensive projects. In this, we engage structural engineers, architects, and Party Wall surveyors. We then carry out tender assessments and oversee contractors and trades. Alternatively we just manage suppliers of furnishings and fittings for smaller projects. In these cases we are intimately involved in all the details from beginning to end.
project Management for Interior Design Projects
Nick has managed multi-billion pound mega-projects in his previous life and now applies those principles to more creative house renovations with a significantly shorter timeframe! The basic approach is the same whether the project value is £10m or £10 000. You need a concept, a requirement, a specification, sufficient funds, a supplier (contractor), a contract, a schedule, and acceptance of the finished renovation. You then check that the project is running to schedule, oversee deliveries, check quality, manage change and monitor payments. That’s what we do for you.
Whilst the contract for quality, timescale and price remains between the client and contractor, we act as contract administrator. We co-ordinate activities on a day to day basis, checking communication between all parties. If we have been involved from the start, we would also supply floors, kitchens, bathrooms, soft furnishings, home entertainment and other supply items at the right time in the schedule.
Project management fees
As a guide, our project management fees are typically 10-15% of the total price of the project.