What is project management & how much money could our services save you?
Project Management Services
Typically a medium to large sized building contractor/general builder would employ a project manager/foreman to oversee a specific project from start to finish. The project manager will not only deal with the day to day running of the job but will also liaise with the company’s employed labour, building inspectors, the client, suppliers, architects, structural engineers as well as a lot of “one man band” sub-contractors such as plumbers, electricians and plasterers.
These very reliable tradesmen usually provide very reasonably estimates to the builder which will include both labour and materials. Primarily the project managers role is to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget.
The cost of this service is included within the estimate as an overhead or (o&p) which stands for overhead and profit. The o&p is automatically added on to every cost including materials and sub-contractors estimates.
The o&p on the company’s own workforce will be a lot higher to take into account the cost of the vans, fuel, mobile phones, holiday pay, and employers tax and NI contributions etc.
As an independent project management company, we are employed directly by the client and charge a set percentage fee of the overall project cost. Therefore, if we are able to make a saving on any sub-contractors, those savings will be passed on to our clients.
Here's what our Customers had to Say ★★★★★
"Until I discovered Halo Building Services on this site, I hadn't considered using a 'Project Manager' for this job. Having done so, I was generally very pleased with the outcome. The tradesmen Neil hired were up to a good standard and when one failed to do his work to the right standard, someone else was quickly engaged to put it right! Financially it worked out well with many areas done without the need for VAT. All costs and invoices were dealt with in a very efficient way and at each stage, you could see what the financial position was."Mr & Mrs S, Eye
"In 2016 we had a major house renovation overseen by Neil Aylin of Halo Building Services. We were very pleased with the way he handled the whole project and would thoroughly recommend his work. Neil had all the contacts needed and managed the whole project through from start to finish. At the beginning he talked the project through with us, costed it and then organised all the work and co-ordinated the provision of the right trades at the right time. He visited the site every day and was always at the end of the phone if we had any queries."Mr & Mrs H, Netherton
"We engaged Neil Aylin of Halo Building Services to manage the removal of an existing single storey extension / conservatory and replace it with a larger one. Halo were engaged on another project in the same road, so this gave us the opportunity to do some homework before engaging Neil and team. The flexibility of using a Project Manager meant that the job could evolve as it progressed to give us the outcome that we wanted. As the various trades were scheduled, we could discuss our exact requirements with Neil who could source the tradesman with the skills most suited."Mr & Mrs C, Lutton
"Using HALO Building Services took the strain out of project managing and organising multiple trades for my self-build house and allowed me the time to focus on cashflow, interior design and landscaping. HALO transformed a daunting task into a pleasurable experience. HALO were recommended to me by my timber frame contractor and soon proved they had local knowledge and contacts in all areas of the building industry and Building Control. They initiated design solutions, forged new relationships with 3rd party suppliers, liaised with the land developers, civil contractors, local Council and Utility Suppliers to ensure the works were carried out."Mr A, Hempsted Green, Peterborough