Design and project management services for the self builder and developer




With access to an innovative design team, we can provide you with a full design service from concept to detailed design.  When combined with our comprehensive project management and quantity surveying service, the Client enjoys one point of contact for the whole process from initial conception to the final completion.


However, we recognise that the client may have developed the design to a detailed planning stage and have an established relationship with an Architect which the client wishes to maintain.  This is where our dedicated project management and quantity surveyor services are able to help.


Self Build Project Management


We believe quality dedicated Project Management on any Self Build project including new builds, remodelling and refurbishments is vital to the successful completion of your project.


Our aim is to manage your project to esnure that it is completed within budget, on time and to the highest quality.  This requires communication to be maintained between all parties from day one consistently to final completion.


We strive to provide you with a dedicated Project Management and QS service that is beyond the service you could expect from an Architect, allowing the Architect to focus entirely on your design.  Having successfully completed our own personal Self Build project and spending 20 years within the Construction Industry, we understand the potential pitfalls and risks associated with your investment.




Selection of Services offered by SJB Projects:




  • Liaison between Client and Designer to establish an understanding of the Clients aspirations for the project.
  • On completion of the initial concept designs, we can prepare an initial cost estimate for the works.




  • Ongoing liaison with all parties including the Client, Architect, Engineers and Planners to ensure the design is produced to the satisfaction of the Client.
  • Formulate a Precontract Health and Safety plan if required
  • Produce an initial program of works with anticipated durations and completion dates
  • Submit F10 notification to Health and Safety Executive if required
  • Prepare site for commencement




  • Formulate construction phase Health and Saftey plan
  • Ongoing liaison with all parties including the client, architect, engineers and planners to ensure detailed design is completed to allow formation of tender enquiries.
  • Review construction cost budgets based on detailed design drawings.
  • Create a detailed schedule of works or Bill of Quantities for tendering purposes
  • Obtain Subcontract and Material quotations to allow pricing of Bills of Quants
  • Alternatively obtain quotations from Main Building Contractors
  • Compilation of all quotations with detailed analysis to allow an informed selection process
  • Creation of formal appointments including the Form of Contract / Subcontract which would reflect payment milestones, agreed program periods, defects period, retentions, insurances and late completion penalties
  • Formulation of a Construction Program
  • Cashflow forecast




  • Ensure welfare facilities are set up on site accordingly and prepare for commencement
  • Maintain communication with all parties to ensure the contractor(s) is able to maintain progress, the Architect is providing all necessary information and generally ensure your project runs smoothly to budget and on time.
  • Attend site on a regular basis and submit weekly updated cost report and program together with any other issues to the client. This will also include progress photographs.
  • If required, we can attend site on a more frequent basis dependant on the procurement route.  For instance if we are utilising subcontractors directly, considerably more site attendance will be required to ensure the project continues to run smoothly
  • Managing interim applications and invoices from Subcontractors / Contractors and make recommendations to client accordingly
  • Review and agree variation accounts
  • Draft and agree a Final Account settlement with the contractor
  • Manage the defects liability period and subsequent retention release to the contractor
  • Liaise with Building Control and ensure inspections are carried out and signed off accordingly
  • Maintain Health and Safety awareness throughout the project




  • Carry out a snag and inspection of the completed project including an inspection with Building Control
  • Carry out a detailed review of the site with the client for a final snag
  • Carry out handover of the completed project together with the handover of the Health and Safety file
  • Final Account preperation, negotiation and conclusion
  • Manage the defects liability period and subsequent retention release to the contractor


The above summary of services includes both project management and quantity surveying duties.  You may wish to be more hands on with some of the project management duties and simply require some assistance with the financial and contractural management.  Click here to view a summary of the Quantity Surveying services.


Should you require some general one off assistance with one of the above services or a more comprehensive service, we are commited to being totally flexible.  SJB Projects are able to create a tailor made package to suit your budget and precise requirements.


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