Project Management Service
Garden Project Management – The Benefits of Professionals
Some of customers come to us needing a design for their garden but may want to use their own construction team, one that a neighbour used for example. It is quite common for us to use our expertise to project manage schemes being built by other contractors throughout Kent, Sussex and Surrey – it’s very useful to have the landscape designer on hand to explain any particularly tricky details or construction queries for example.
Garden Project Management – Involvement in Your Garden Design
The keen eye, and passion, of your garden designer from Openview Landscape Design Ltd could be tricky to replicate for grounds workers; creating a garden can be seen as an artistic involving process where the details really matter! During a project management we like to visit the build on a regular basis, deal with any supplier, material and/or design issues which may arise and hold scheduled meetings with all relevant contractors to make sure the scheme is evolving as you wished, it is after all, your garden!
The exact involvement of your project manager can be decided before any works take place. You may simply want some guidance/management on setting out a landscape design or just a few visits at the beginning, middle and end to provide general help to the construction team. You may however want a more rigorous project management involvement with daily site visits and help in planning continuing works. On a regular basis we undertake:
- Management plans and schedules
- Addressing and negotiating any planning permission issues
- Creating works specifications for tender packs
- Contract management
- Maintenance scheduling and after-care procedures
- Organisation of suppliers and sourcing materials
Garden Project Management – Fully CDM 2015 Compliant
You may not be aware that the Construction (Design and Management) 2015 regulations are now enforceable, these lawful regulations are designed to minimise the health and safety risk for all design and construction practices. What does that mean? The updated regulations (previously CDM 2007) now include Domestic projects so regardless of the scale of works involved all construction projects now have a legal obligation to generate certain levels and types of information as evidence that they have been conceived and executed with health and safety strongly in mind. One of the ways these new regulations effect what we all do is the requirement for a potential Principal Designer or a Principal Contractor, both of these roles are important in managing a project from the client brief right through to completion of the construction. Coordination of these elements is a skilful time consuming task and you have to be sure your provided the correct information through the entire process. The experienced teams here at Openview Landscape Design Ltd are able to provide skilled project managers fully trained in the latest health and safety requirements to make sure you are also compliant.
Pauline Bourne (East Grinstead Garden)