Information For Wakefield Builders
Planning Your Wakefield Building Project
Whether your new construction project is small or large, it is widely accepted that planning is a key component to ensuring a successful completion. The project management role for your build could be performed by yourself, your architect, a specialist PM or your building contractor. The main point to understand is that project management is a skill and does require a dedicated resource to keep your build on track and on budget. Wakefield builders take note: A good project manager is worth their weight in gold and can save you a lot of stress and your project costs down.
If you are intending to manage the build yourself the following is a brief list of just some of the key items and stages that should be considered as part of your building project. Wakefield builders please note, this is not an exhaustive list!
- Keeping track of your finances is critical. Your build can be split into three expense groups:
- Land purchase
- Build cost
- Additional costs (eg statutory/professional fees, service connections, landscaping, insurances etc).
- Cashflow – maintaining a positive balance between cash coming in and expenses going out
- Contingency – build contingency funds into your budget as additional cover for unforeseen events.
As the Construction PM you are responsible for planning the entire build process. This primarily boils down to producing a timeline of scheduled events, understanding the inter dependencies of these events (eg the walls need to be built before the roof can go on!) then managing each of the build stages through to completion.
Resources (Materials, specialist tools and required amenities)
You will need to ensure that all of the required resources are available when needed.
Recruitment & Staff Management
You will need to identify, recruit and manage all the different trades and services contractors for your project.
Finding Available Land
Find an FMB registered builder in the Wakefield area
Wakefield Council planning permission and requirements covers the following areas: Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton, Airedale and Ferry Fryston, Altofts and Whitwood,
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton, Crofton, Ryhill and Walton, Featherstone, Hemsworth, Horbury and South Ossett, Knottingley, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract North, Pontefract South, South Elmsall and South Kirkby, Stanley and Outwood East, Wakefield East, Wakefield North, Wakefield Rural, Wakefield South, Wakefield West, Wrenthorpe and Outwood West