Buying a garden office is a major project. If you are going to employ a company to build an office for you it is worth checking the level of service they include in the price of the building.
Here are ten basic project management points to consider, to help you get the level of service you want.
10 Point Project Management Plan:
This project management plan will help you establish what your supplier is going to do for you and the services that they will include in the price of your building.
|The InsideOut 10 Project Management Plan|
|Point||Service||Questions to ask your supplier|
|1||Site visit||Do you visit to discuss the office design, survey garden and answer my questions?|
|2||Office design, quotation and CAD drawings||What size can my office be? Do I have a choice of windows, doors, plumbing or other details.|
|3||Design revisions and alterations||Can the office design be altered and developed to my taste at no extra cost?|
|4||Design/space planning of interior||I have furniture and equipment I want to include, can you produce a scale plan to check it fits?|
|Foundation Service||Questions to ask your supplier|
|5||Foundation design||Is design of foundations and drainage included in the price of the building?|
|6||Installation of foundations/drainage||Do you install the foundations or find to builders to install them for me? do you charge for this?|
|Planning Permission and Building Regs Service||Questions to ask your supplier
|7a||Planning application if needed||If I need planning permission will you provide all the drawings and make the application for me?|
|7b||Building regs application if needed||If I need building regs will you provide all the drawings and make the application for me?.|
|Project Management Service||Questions to ask your supplier|
|8||Management of all details of the build||From acceptance of quote through to completion of building do you look after every detail?|
|9||First day of build||Which member of the suppliers company will be there on the first day of the build?Are they in charge and able to make decisions?Is the supplier insured to run a building site?|
|10||At end of build||Who will snag the building, check details and craftsmanship and make sure you are happy with your building?|
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