'How To'

These workshops provide expert guidance to help you onto the next stage of your build.


How to Plan & Start Your Build -
2018 dates coming soon

This workshop provides expert guidance on how to get your build off to a positive start. Our experts will talk you through the build options, how to manage the construction process and explain the information that needs to be available before you can get started. We will also cover the topics of planning and programming, health and safety, procurement along with budgeting and tools to control your costs.

Project Management

COURSE CONTENT

  • Planning a successful build. What makes your build successful? Managing information and effective communication. Planning and Programming; how to put together a “prestart” and “build” programme. Budgeting and finance; managing your cash flow and saving money.Employing and managing subcontractors.
  • Regulations and Permissions. Completing your planning approval and reserved matters.Site Investigations and surveys; why you need them. Regulations, permits and working with the local authority. How to manage statutory service providers.
  • Health, Safety and the Built Environment. Rules, regulations and prestart considerations. How to set up an effective site. Insurances; what is needed and why
  • Build Systems and Specifications. Choosing the right specifications. Quality doesn’t have to cost the earth! Choosing the right build method.

PRICE£75- £100
£75.00 Add an additional person for just £25. (£100 per couple)
These courses are free for Potton customers

HOW TO BOOK
To book a place on this course please contact Potton on 01480 403285 or click here

 

Booking Enquiry

How to Manage, Control & Complete Your Build - 2018 dates coming soon

This workshop provides practical guidance about how to manage, control and complete the build process. We will explain the various roles and responsibilities during construction, managing the site, health and safety, communication and how to deal with challenges and problems that are likely to be experienced. You will learn what you need to know to complete the build and how to reclaim the VAT.

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COURSE CONTENT

  • Managing and Controlling your Build. Managing the site; the benefits of organisation and clear communication. Programming; the critical path and the benefits of building in the right sequence. Short term programming and communication. Material Management and controlling waste. Managing the key trades; top tips for success. What to do if things go wrong.
  • Quality Control. The role of the project manager, trades people and the customer. Essential checks and stage inspections. Building to a quality standard; NHBC standards - an introduction.
  • Health, Safety and the Environment. Site safety do’s and don’ts. How to keep safe; inspections and checklists.
  • Managing and Controlling Cost. Budgeting and the importance of record keeping. The importance of cash flow. The relationship of time and money on a building site. Managing contingencies; Cost, Time and Quality.
  • Completion, Snagging and VAT. Certificates you will need. How to identify defects. Reclaiming VAT

PRICE£75- £100
£75.00 Add an additional person for just £25. (£100 per couple)
These courses are free for Potton customers

HOW TO BOOK
To book a place on this course please contact Potton on 01480 403285 or click here

Booking Enquiry