DESIGN

Architecture
Planning Drawings
Planning Applications
Planning Consultancy
Planning Advice
Building Regulation Drawings
CGI’s
3D Models / Visuals
Interior Design
Space Planning
Specification

CONSULTANCY

Schedule Of Works
Competitive Tender Service
Pre-construction Services
Building Consultancy
Building Advice
Build Cost Consultancy
Build Cost Management
Build Programmes
Arranging New Utility Connections
Arranging Existing Utility Alterations
Maintenance Reports & Pricing
Residential Defect Report

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Residential Building Project Management
Residential Construction Management
Document Control
Defects, Snagging & Sign Off
Project Monitoring Services
Lead Consultancy
Site Visits
Progress Reports
Contract Administration
Managing Builder Payments & Variations
Construction Advice and Support
Retentions

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT & BUILDING CONSULTANCY

‘’THE ADVANTAGES OF APPOINTING A BUILDING PROJECT MANAGER & BUILDING CONSULTANT IS INDEPENDENT SUPPORT AND ADVICE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE BUILD.’’

Minniedale Projects specialise in residential building project management and building consultancy, helping clients prepare their projects for construction and managing through to completion. We provide independent advice and support sitting between the client and builder. We operate in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire consulting on extensions, loft conversions, basement extensions, and new build/self build projects. Our services protect client interests while working fairly with the builder and suppliers.

The pre-construction stages of any build are vital to it running efficiently, on time and on budget. If you are about to undertake a build project and need expertise on how to get it started, the costs, appointment of the right builder and management during the build, a building project manager and building consultant is the best way forward.

A majority of our clients appoint us as they are unsure on the stages to get their scheme built, what the costs are and who/what is needed in the process. They also don’t have time to invest in running the project and to make sure their best interests are shared by the builder. Minniedale Projects offer peace of mind with our Cost Control, Contract Administration & Project Management services during the build with a focus on quality and attention to detail.

‘’We offer competitive tendering with our detailed Schedule of Work spreadsheets and building contacts’’

Construction Cost Management

‘’OUR SCHEDULE OF WORK SERVICES CONTROL THE CONSTRUCTION COST BEFORE THE PROJECT STARTS AND ENABLES THE CLIENT TO COMPARE PRICING EASILY.’’

A common issue with comparing quotes from various builders without a detailed Schedule of Work spreadsheet is that each builder will be pricing the job in their own pricing format. This means the client has many different quotes with no way of comparing like for like. This often leads to different assumptions, quantities and ultimately variations during the build. Our Schedule of Work pricing documents break down all elements of the build. The builders price each line item so comparing tenders is extremely easy and ensures nothing is missed.

The second advantage to the Schedule of Works is that we can check the costs and work with the builders to reduce certain prices or recommend different products/specification. This helps to reduce the overall build sum.

Once costs are agreed the Schedule of Works is then used as a reference document throughout the build when requests are made for payment by the builder. Work stages can be checked against progress and payments made to represent what has been done to avoid the client from over paying.

‘’ We used the extremely detailed specification provided to go out to tender for the building project. This gave us control over the budget and enabled us to compare quotes easily.’’

Rob Nevin

Architecture

We provide Architecture services and undertake projects of all sizes, from extensions to loft conversions and basements to new builds. Offering the full service to achieve planning consent with the Local Authority and then developing the drawings ready for construction. We pride ourselves on offering sound advice through the planning process and consideration to the client’s budget during the design stages. 

Having one point of contact from the initial concept to completion on site is massively beneficial as working with different companies can be confusing and hard to control.

We can also produce CGI’s and 3D models of the scheme to further assist with the clarity of the space and design. Visuals are also very helpful in improving the chances of success for challenging planning applications, such as ones within the Greenbelt or Conservation areas.

Planning Consultancy – Planning Advice – Planning Applications – Building Regulation Drawings – 3D Visuals – Space Planning

We are currently working for ‘Christian Youth Enterprises’ in Chichester to lead all the pre- construction work, tender phase, Contract Administration and Building Consultancy on their new build boat house facility

CYE offer water activities using the marine environment for water sports and related educational teaching. Their new boat house will provide a dedicated training space, toilet & changing facilities, accommodation and improved boat maintenance split over 450sqm.
Click HERE to read more and see progress pictures of this build! 

 

 

 

 

We were recommended to a couple in Esher who has been granted planning permission for a two- storey side extension and external renovation work to their 5 bedroom detached property. The proposed extension had a games room and study on the ground floor and two en-suites with walk in wardrobes on the first floor linking to the existing bedrooms.

The clients wanted a detailed Schedule of Works pricing document written to capture all aspects of the build to enable competitive tendering to local builders. They wanted to compare costs easily and efficiently. We visited the property to discuss the scheme and made recommendations.

The benefit of our Schedule of Work tender documents is the detail and break down which reduces the opportunity for work items to be missed at pricing stage by the builder. The spreadsheet can then be used as a reference document during the job to calculate builder payments and provide better cost
control.

We were appointed to lead all the pre-construction stages on behalf of our self-build client for their 440m2  detached house overlooking the Epsom Downs and Epsom golf course. We wrote a detailed Schedule of Works, issued out for competitive tendering and assisted with the procurement route for the timber frame, external windows/doors and ground source heat pump. Cost management/control at an early stage when undertaking a new build scheme is vital.  

 ‘’Chis has been a total professional project managing the pre-construction work on our building project. He worked harder and delivered more than we ever expected, and we can’t recommend him highly enough’’. Bill Reid

 

Ground Source Heat Pump install on our scheme in Aylesbury by Elite Renewables. Our client was interested in renewable energy sources to heat their detached property which ran on oil. The clients will be saving over 60% on running costs and the payback from the RHI scheme over 7 years will be in the region of £30k. We assisted with the ‘master plan’ and co-ordination of 660 linear meters of trench excavation within the paddock and connection of new plant equipment to the main house in connection with the refurbishment work we were Project Managing.

 We were instructed by the developer to write a detailed Schedule of Works tender document for new build flats in Reigate, Surrey. The scheme involved the erection of new self-contained residential flats with associated car parking and landscaping. The document provided a developer level finish and specification. The Schedule of Works enabled them to tender each package of the build to individual trades for cost saving. They then used the document during the build to monitor cost. 

We were approached by Ben Reed Architects (benreedarchitects.com) to write a detailed Schedule of Work pricing document for competitive tendering of this contemporary ‘bronze effect’ rooftop extension in Brixton, London. The document broke down each element of the build so all three contractors prices could be compared and analysed easily. The client was then able to make an informed decision on who to appoint with the confidence that everything had been allowed for in the quote.

‘’We appointed Minniedale Projects to produce a schedule of works for the scheme. They proved to be very knowledgeable, thorough and efficient, delivering excellent quality of work. We will not hesitate to use their services again.’’ Ben Reed Architect

 

Testimonials

We first used Minniedale Projects in 2015 to assist with the design and supply of our bespoke kitchen. The kitchen area is over 60 square meters and was divided into multiple areas. This created a utility room, boiler room and the main kitchen with a breakfast area and a walk in larder. We have been very pleased with the result and enjoy using the space to entertain…. Read More >>

Rizwan Ahmed

Testimonials

Chris and Sam were both great, a very friendly and informative team. We had plans drawn up for a loft conversion and single storey kitchen extension which were done promptly and to a high standard. Revisions were made where necessary and submitted to the council on our behalf. Thank you.

Jon Arthur

Testimonials

We took on Minniedale for complete replacement of our roof and overhaul of the exteriors. They conducted the project with a high degree of professionalism and worked with their chosen contractors to deliver the quality expected. Recommended

George Britton

Testimonials

Having taken on a project to buy and develop a commercial property requiring change of use planning as well as detailed drawings to show complete refurbishment, I found Chris at Minniedale to be very professional, always available to speak with over the phone, proactive with design aspects and a great support throughout the process. In my opinion all the work done was completed to a high standard.

Testimonials

Minniedale are a professional multi-disciplined team with an effective and efficient approach.They provided the necessary expertise and direction that we required and certainly added value to the entire project management and delivery process. The result has exceeded our expectations and we will most definitely be using them again.

Lindsay Hedge

Testimonials

‘’Chris was brilliant to work with and took us through each step of our project with precision, care and consideration. The architectural design brought our ideas to life in a practical and affordable way and allowed for flexibility and revision as the project developed. Communication was clear, helpful and friendly throughout the entire process especially tendering and project management, which made the project an enjoyable, creative and efficient experience.’’

James Cowens