Pointers to success with building projects; The hidden costs of building part 2

The hidden costs of building Part 2 As well as basic build costs involved in the actual construction of a new build there are a number of “secondary “ costs that are often forgotten or miscalculated during the budgeting stage such as connection to services and insurance. Design costs Architects fees can cost as much…

Pointers to success with building projects; The hidden costs of building part 1

The hidden costs of building Part 1 Previously we have suggested that using typical square foot/metre costs as they can be extremely misleading unless you have previously built a particular style and quality of house, in the same area with the same labour force. Experience shows there are very many variables that can significantly affect…

Pointers to success with building projects; site safety & security

Adrian Wild shares his experience on how to ensure safe & secure construction sites Site safety is extremely important. It is critical that you take out adequate insurance, which will cover you for most accidents, but only if you can demonstrate that you took precautions to avoid them. You will have heard of CDM (Construction…

Pointers to success with building projects; Building a New Build to budget

Building a New Build to budget Undertaking a new build to sell at the end requires costing as accurately as possible at the outset to avoid over extending yourself financially – and of course to ensure you walk away with a tidy profit. The problem is that there are so many variables within the building…

Pointers to success with building projects

Adrian Wild shares his experience on how to have success with your construction projects Good Site Management: As a builder and developer for over 20 years, I have learned that no matter what the building project, careful time and financial management is the key to success. Project management involves a very wide skill set to ensure…

Why ContractsXpert 2016?

Software that enables builders to quickly and easily produce watertight, easy-to-understand contracts when undertaking work on behalf of clients has been upgraded. Called ContractsXpert 2016, the software has been developed by HBXL, the award-winning construction software company, and helps produce contracts in minutes. With two contracts included they cover small work contracts for consumers and…