There are numerous stages to a building project between inception of the scheme and delivering the finished article. There are often many challenges to procuring a building project. Even the smallest jobs have their difficulties, design challenges and regulatory hurdles to overcome. For these reasons, employing a professional team to assist you is the best way to ensure that the usual risks associated with a building project are minimised. For instance; cost overruns, time delays, non-compliance with standards and defective construction are common risks associated with construction work.

In our experience, these risks are much more prevalent in the homeowner and SME sectors where the standards and procedures of commercial construction are not found. To minimise risks in these sectors it is therefore imperative to seek professional advice.

in the homeowner and SME sectors the main problems we see are:


Homeowners and SMEs engaging builders to carry out work on their property – often costing tens of thousands of pounds – without any written contract in place.

Building Regulations

Client’s instructing building work without obtaining Building Regulation approval. Client’s employing contractors who have little care for procedural matters and are years behind on current regulations.

Poor Advice

Client’s committing to projects on insufficient budgets, impossible timescales and with unrealistic outcomes in mind.

Substandard Work

Homeowners and SMEs trying to save money by engaging the cheapest builders – again, often with no written agreement in place. The final article is often substandard, and sometimes difficult or costly to put right.


our process for delivering your project


Share with us your ideas, your requirements and how you need help. We’ll review the circumstances and propose outline solutions to best suit your needs.


We’ll formulate the best strategy in the circumstances taking account of the key factors: budget, timescales, legislation, and specialist skills and advice.


We’ll ensure the right measures are in place to deliver your solution. We’ll ensure your risks are minimised, your key obligations are met and that you’re fully informed.


We’ll organise, manage and deliver your project within the agreed parameters. Continuous review is built into the process to stay flexible and to keep everything on track.

examples of recent projects carried out:

The full over-roofing of a 1970’s industrial unit
The conversion of an attached home garage into a design studio
The refurbishment and conversion of a 1930's former public library to office space
The extension and full refurbishment of a 1990's medical centre, adding new consulting rooms

If you’re a homeowner, or commercial property owner or occupier, then we can assist you in procuring your building project. We have a broad range of design, procurement and contract administration experience: from refurbishing commercial and industrial premises to home improvements and extensions on a variety of residential properties. Over the years we have developed good relations with a wide range of competent commercial contractors, local builders, suppliers, structural engineers and other construction professionals to enable us to put together a complete team for all requirements.

If you’re working to a tight budget then we can work with you to develop a building project that strikes a balance between your budget expectations and your design and performance requirements, without taking undue risks or compromising construction standards or regulations.

Contact us to discuss your project and we’ll get things moving today.