Building project management

Take the stress away from your build with our expert project management services, where we take the wheel to give you the most efficient, affordable and hassle free project possible.

Architectural building project management is an equally important part of the process of both house renovation and commercial architecture as well, and our experienced team of architectural professionals are all ready and waiting to bring their expertise to your project.

Once your designs are perfected, planning has been obtained, building regulations drawings are finished, and the project is ready to be completed, there is still a lot more to prepare for a successful project. This is where our project management services come into play so perfectly.

Our carefully curated services are designed around the most important pillars of the build process, set up to offer you:

  • Reduced Costing Without Disputes or Confusion
  • Minimised Contact Time
  • Improved Contract Efficiency
  • Advanced Communication Benefits
  • Full Control and Access to expertise

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

The main goals of project management are controlling and organising

Not only do we define the scope of the project being managed in collaboration with you and create a detailed work plan that identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the home renovation project, but we also determine the resources (like time, money & equipment) required, and develop a schedule for the completion of the project that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.

We use this to ensure that all work being carried out is of the highest quality, your money will go as far as possible, and there will be no added stress or surprises throughout where it can be helped too.

We will then review the building project management schedule with you and the contractors and revise the schedule as required, furthermore, we will determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.

Project being built

Construction drawings

In addition to the drawings we create, we also produce a technical schematic detailing the finer points of the construction. This includes features such as fixture and fittings, switches, and any other necessities the builder will require or that you need to mention. This is particularly useful if you want to take certain parts of the build elsewhere for better rates or familiar specialists.

Schedule of works

On top of the schematic addition, another part of the building project management service we provide is a thorough and detailed schedule of works. This is designed entirely to layout precisely what the builder will need to know and carry out in every single possible step. This reduces any potential extra costs, optimises time use, and makes sure that there is no room for disagreement where avoidable from poor communication. Again, you may use this to make special requests to the build like having external workers do specific jobs.

From basic design to full project management,  you can tailor your service to you


As well as creating the drawings required to carry out your build and creating the schedule of works, we also aid in the tendering process to get you the perfect builder for the project. Using our own recommendations, your own preferences and an extensive research and vetting process, we will provide information to and receive information from 3-4 builders who are best suited to your build. From there, you can choose which builder you find the most comfortable and we can begin the next stage of the building project management process.

Contract administration

To ensure that all duties and obligations are legally recorded, we will form a building contract between the parties involved. This contract is to serve the purpose of legal protection should it be needed for any reason through areas of the contract not being met. This includes costed drawings, schedules, and the builder’s quotation as well. It will also cover a detailed payment schedule to ensure there is no room for issue in this regard, the builder’s insurance, and an agreement of working conditions when on-site such as working hours, facility usage and any other requisites the two parties may have. We will commence this part of the project by hosting a meeting with all involved parties to ensure all are on the same page and the work can be carried out effectively and efficiently.

We currently use the industry-standard JCT suite of contracts.

Person administering contracts
Person looking at plans

Site inspections

While this work is being undertaken, the CK Architectural team will visit the site each week and report the progress back to the client in order to keep a continuous progress report. We will also ensure the build quality is up to standard and that the project is progressing in the way that it should be, or if any issues need to be addressed for any reason.

Every second week, we will also invite all parties involved to meet with us in order to discuss the findings of the site inspections and allow a clear and unchallenged line of communication to unfold in a civil and professional way, resolving anything that needs to be resolved with the utmost efficiency.

We produce a report on each visit which includes reviewing against the programme, build variations that may incur cost, and report on all statutory issues such as regulations and planning. This means there is a constant builder communication channel and no room for anything unclear.

The complete project management role is ultimately set on ensuring your property is handed back to you and is ready for use without any added stress or issue, giving you a cost-effective, well managed and stress-free build. To ensure the build is complete, we coordinate the handover process checking all the statutory requirements have been fulfilled and signed-off, check receipt of all required test certificates, inspect the build to make sure it is as per the drawings and specifications and if not issue a snagging list which identifies the items be rectified.

Our fee for project management is based upon the time during the project, but as guidance, it is approximately 5% of the build cost.

If you have any questions what so ever reading our process, please get in touch with us today and a friendly member of our team will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have about your project.

What our customers say about us

Lars Cavi
13. November, 2020.
As a developer in Hull, I have been working with CK Architectural on many complex projects and they have always delivered a great professional service. Highly recommended. Lars
Peter Tyas
28. August, 2020.
Great service from the team at CK helping out with a every changing project design. Friendly and knowledgeable service, which I would recommend. Thanks.
Dave Turner
12. July, 2020.
Highly recommend CK Architectural. Chris and his team did a great job gaining planning permission for a new build and renovation of an existing property. We hit some dead ends with the planning officer but Chris found different ways of getting around the problems without going over budget.
Carl Newlands
10. July, 2020.
For someone far removed from the building / planning industries the thought of where to start when thinking of a big extension project to my house (two story to the side and wrap around of semi-detached 3 bed) was a little daunting at first. Luckily, after obtaining a competitive quote, I enlisted the services of CK Architectural and have been very impressed with not only the service received but the ease at which they have made the whole process. After listening to my thoughts and the reasons for needing the extension work doing, the architect came up with a great design that encompassed everything that was needed. Even when I changed my mind over a couple of aspects, Donna, Chris and the team were quick to administer any alterations. Every visit to the house for measurements / planning etc has happened without a hitch with all members of the team we've encountered being punctual and professional at all times. The best thing has been by far the ease at which CK have made of getting all council and local authority sign off for the project. All I have needed to do is pay the fees at the required time, no stress involved and all went through seamlessly. I'm now at the stage where I have the drawings to hand and have submitted them to builders to obtain quotes. Importantly, the feedback so far from the builders indicates the project to be within the budget specifications I explained to CK during the first consultation. Very happy customer 🙂 Carl.
Delwar Hossain
21. May, 2020.
Excellent Service and prompt!! I have taken CK's service twice. Chris and his team is very helpful and most importantly have enough patience to accommodate my frequently changing mind set. I would happily recommend any one to CK Architectural and wish them all the best.
Rockmetteller Woof
11. September, 2019.
Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .
Carla Dulare
23. August, 2019.
Enjoyed working with CK on our loft conversion, kept us updated along the way and very happy with the outcome and the service. Would highly recommend
P Furley
23. August, 2019.
Great service and really helpful with any changes I wanted to make.

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