How do I organise my construction job?
When we start on a build, we need to know what to do and when to do it. If this is your first time then you’re likely to feel overwhelmed. What you need to remember is, there are a lot of lists out there to help and guide you. These will vary depending on your build, but you should be able to get some guidance from them.
Now, just in case you’re searching Google and you’re still not sure or, you’re unable to find what it is you’re looking for, I have set out a basic guide just for you.
Site set up
Felt and Batten
Fascia and Soffits
Windows and Doors
Battening and Boardwork
1st Fix Carpentry
1st Fix Plumbing
1st Fix Electrics
You can use the above list to help set out your project. It will give you an idea of what to do and when. What you have to remember, is that although construction is a hands-on job, there is still a required amount of paperwork that needs to be completed before you start to build.
The chances are, if this is your first build, you have spent a lot of time thinking about this. These decisions are not made off-the-cuff. You’ve received your planning consent, you’ve got all of your finances in order and you have filled in all of the other blanks. You’re ready!
The above list is set out in an order of stages and as I have said, each project will vary, so make sure you adapt to your needs. Just take from the list what works for you.
There is a lot of organising to be done when building, so you need to make sure that you have an excellent team. If you’re taking on the role of site manager then you need to ensure that you have everything in place. You must have excellent communication and organisational skills for the site manager position, regardless if it is you, or someone else, taking on the role. Make sure that you have a team you can trust! Trust is the biggest factor in any team, and most importantly, enjoy every step because the end result will be more than worth it.