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Five Essential Tips For Construction Project Management

Construction projects can be stressful, there is no denying this. In fact, without the correct planning and equipment, they often end up taking far longer than planned and even cost more money than expected. As a Project manager, it is, of course, your responsibility to make sure this does not happen and this is all possible through meticulous planning. Naturally, you will need to consider a whole range of products, materials, and tradespeople before you begin the project but what are the most important things to consider before you get the wheels rolling on your construction project? Check out this blog to find out!



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Set a strict budget

We’re sure most of our readers have seen a few of those terrible Grand Designs episodes where self-builders spiral wildly over budget and end up in a catastrophic situation. More often than not this leads to damaged relationships, and a terrible finished product. Of course, it would be nice if there was an infinite amount of money in the pot, but unfortunately, this is simply impossible. So, to spare your blushes and a hefty bill, make sure that you make a detailed budget that you stick to throughout the project. It might also be wise to leave a little bit of money to the side in case any unforeseen circumstances arise.


Source your materials first

Sourcing materials can be an incredibly arduous task. After all, there is almost always something that seems to be low in stock. So, you should make sure that most of your materials are sourced before you start building so you can start straight away. This will drastically reduce the time scale for your project and bring the costs down. So, find most of your materials first to make your and your tradespeople's lives easier.


Portable containers

It is vital that you gather some portable containers before your project starts. This way you will have somewhere to store all of your pre-purchased materials. There are a myriad of containers to choose from so take your time and pick the right ones for your site. One thing is for sure a few storage containers will vastly improve the efficiency of your project.


If you're planning a new construction project as a project manager or the owner of the land then make sure that you have some portable containers ready. Here at Manchester Cabins, we have a range of containers for you to choose from so you can certainly find a few that are right for you. We have many years of experience in the industry and can certainly help you find the perfect fit for your project. What’s more, we pride ourselves on listening to your concerns and making sure that your project runs as smoothly as possible. Contact us today to find out more!

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