More and more nursery clients are contacting us to discuss their business developments which are including extending their premises to accommodate more children, renovating properties into nurseries and in some cases building new nurseries. This is all very exciting for the clients and it is wonderful for us to observe our clients business’s growing.
Unfortunately, these developments can also produce a few headaches along the way and with the ever increasing legislation, quality due diligence needs to include Health & Safety legislation and of course, from our perspective insurance requirements.
We have been delighted to work with Jonathan Cornes Associates to ensure our clients do not get themselves into a difficult situation and cover all the relevant areas. They have helped us put together a few tips which all clients who are undertaking building work should consider.
There is a natural instinct when financials are sometimes tight to consider managing any building work yourself in the belief this will both save you money and ensure you get exactly what you are expecting due to a hands-on approach. In an ideal world this would be great, however, we discuss below the potential issues.
The above points are by no means exhaustive however you need to be confident you are able to answer them before deciding to self-manage a construction project.
A number of clients we work with could have potentially fallen foul of a few of the above points but with the right guidance, they were able to make clear and objective decisions. Some continued with their initial thoughts to self-manage their projects but others decided to either bring in the professionals to assist them on a consultancy basis and a few changed their views going down a main contractor route.
It is vital any nursery business seeks the right guidance at the very start of these projects which in the long term can save time, money and potential risk.
If you would like to speak to us further then do not hesitate to contact Jackie Hyde at dot2dot on 01204 570372 or Stuart Thornhill at Jonathan Cornes Associate on 01782 209203