Building project management

Our building & construction project management service is quickly becoming highly sought after with our clients in Gloucestershire who simply wish for an experienced professional to take control and run the project on their behalf.

After you have received your architectural design services, the final step in bringing your project to life is with the build itself, which you can of course do yourself, or utilise the expertise of construction and building project management services like our own. Managing the project is essentially where you’ll need to select your builder, carry out the work, deal with payment and any issues, and ultimately make sure the entire project is built to a standard you’re happy with. It’s a lot of work to take on.

The CK Architectural project management service is designed for that exact reason, to help you deal with all of the stresses that come along with project management, and to ultimately offer you the benefits only experts can, like:

  • Reducing Costing Without Disputes or Confusion
  • Minimising Contact Time
  • Improving Contract Efficiency
  • Advanced Communication Benefits
  • Providing Full Control and Access to Expertise

We work with you in every area of the project, making sure that you’re always up to date on every aspect of the build, maintaining a constant level of control over each specific detail, ensuring you get the best service possible.

Contact the CK team today to discuss your project and receive free quotes and advice on your build.

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The main goals of project management are controlling and organising

  • Programme
  • Cost
  • Payment control
  • Build quality
  • Ensure required compliances

Our Building Project Management role starts once the project has achieved planning and building regulations approval from the relevant council party. (Stages 5-7 of the RIBA Plan of Works) We are able to start this role whether your planning/building regulation drawings were completed by ourselves or by another company.

Delivery of the agreed programme cost and quality to the agreed scope of works are vital to a successful project, and we provide the following items which assist in achieving the objectives.

Project being built

Construction drawings

In addition to the design, planning and regulations drawings that we provide, builders may also require further construction drawings to help them identify the finer details of the construction. That ranges from fixtures and fittings, switches, additions, and any other specific project requirements like exclusions too.

Schedule of works

Working with the builder to create clear, accurate and realistic time frames is also another challenge of the project. We create a schedule of works that can be used as a general guideline throughout the entire build. This keeps both you and the builder in the loop about the expected progress of the build, and any issues that may arise too.

From basic design to full project management,  you can tailor your service to you


We work with you to select and vet the right builder for the job, looking at their previous project experience, reviews, pricing, and using our own recommendations and experience to give you all of the information you need.

Contract administration

Both you and the builder are protected by contractual agreements, that outline the requirements of the project, working conditions, and any other details of the job. That also includes the builder’s specific information such as quotations, insurance, and other areas of their profession. Having this contract to the highest standard, signed by both parties, means you’re both protected and recorded in relation to legal requirements and obligations.

Person administering contracts
Person looking at plans

Site inspections

As the project progresses, we will visit the site fortnightly throughout our management, ensuring everything is moving accordingly, receiving status updates, and dealing with any issues should they arise from both you and the builder. We can voice any concerns you may have for you, without any added hassle or worry.

The complete building project management role is ensuring your property is handed back to you and is ready for use. To ensure the build is complete, we coordinate the handover process checking all the statutory requirements have been fulfilled and signed-off, check receipt of all required test certificates, inspect the build to make sure it is as per the drawings and specifications, and, if not, issue a snagging list which identify the items be rectified. As part of the contractual process we set up a defects period to follow the handover. This allows the final stage payment to the builder to be made 3 months after the build is complete (default 3 months in the JCT Home Owner Contract) and is not paid until all defects during this period are rectified and signed off.

Project Management can bring many benefits to your build which include saving you time, stress and money. We can achieve this as we bring to the project:

  • Our expertise and experience
  • Become a single point of contact for the build.
  • Improve the efficiency of the project
  • Ensure good communication throughout the project
  • Control costs, programme and quality.

Our fee for project management is based upon time during the project but as guidance it is approximately 5% of the build cost.

What our customers say about us

Lars Cavi
13. November, 2020.
As a developer in Hull, I have been working with CK Architectural on many complex projects and they have always delivered a great professional service. Highly recommended. Lars
Peter Tyas
28. August, 2020.
Great service from the team at CK helping out with a every changing project design. Friendly and knowledgeable service, which I would recommend. Thanks.
Dave Turner
12. July, 2020.
Highly recommend CK Architectural. Chris and his team did a great job gaining planning permission for a new build and renovation of an existing property. We hit some dead ends with the planning officer but Chris found different ways of getting around the problems without going over budget.
Carl Newlands
10. July, 2020.
For someone far removed from the building / planning industries the thought of where to start when thinking of a big extension project to my house (two story to the side and wrap around of semi-detached 3 bed) was a little daunting at first. Luckily, after obtaining a competitive quote, I enlisted the services of CK Architectural and have been very impressed with not only the service received but the ease at which they have made the whole process. After listening to my thoughts and the reasons for needing the extension work doing, the architect came up with a great design that encompassed everything that was needed. Even when I changed my mind over a couple of aspects, Donna, Chris and the team were quick to administer any alterations. Every visit to the house for measurements / planning etc has happened without a hitch with all members of the team we've encountered being punctual and professional at all times. The best thing has been by far the ease at which CK have made of getting all council and local authority sign off for the project. All I have needed to do is pay the fees at the required time, no stress involved and all went through seamlessly. I'm now at the stage where I have the drawings to hand and have submitted them to builders to obtain quotes. Importantly, the feedback so far from the builders indicates the project to be within the budget specifications I explained to CK during the first consultation. Very happy customer 🙂 Carl.
Delwar Hossain
21. May, 2020.
Excellent Service and prompt!! I have taken CK's service twice. Chris and his team is very helpful and most importantly have enough patience to accommodate my frequently changing mind set. I would happily recommend any one to CK Architectural and wish them all the best.
Rockmetteller Woof
11. September, 2019.
Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .
Carla Dulare
23. August, 2019.
Enjoyed working with CK on our loft conversion, kept us updated along the way and very happy with the outcome and the service. Would highly recommend
P Furley
23. August, 2019.
Great service and really helpful with any changes I wanted to make.

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