As I tell my clients, there are four simple rules for a successful building project.
Firstly, you need a good scheme and plan of work. It should be a thorough review of what is required, it needs to be realistic, achieve the essential goals and be robust.
Secondly, the chosen scheme needs to be adequately documented with good technical plans so that others can quote, understand and ultimately build.
Thirdly, you need to choose your suppliers and builders with care so you can be sure that they operate with integrity and the necessary skill.
Fourthly, and finally, you should not change the design once the building work has been commissioned.
In my opinion, if you follow these four rules your project will almost certainly be a success, and that means on time and to budget.
I will expand on the above four point over the next weeks weeks for those that may be interested.