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  1. #1

    Default Do i really need a lbp project manager ?

    I'm currently waiting for the resource consent from council for my 100-year Villa extension project, ( new kitchen, new ensuit master BR ) was wondering anybody have any previous experience with managing their own project, and have no problem of getting the CCC after the completion. Ofcourse all the tradesman will be licensed as plumber, builder, and electrician. My role is only to coordinate the job. As I find a few quotes from the Project Manager are just ridiculously high.

    Really appreciate your comment.

    Cheers.
    Cool Al

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    why do you need a project manager at all, a good builder can manage the job its not a 20 storey building

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    Have had no problems, nor ever employed a Project Manager on several similar jobs over recent years; including one with NZHPT involvement !

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    What you need is a good builder - the rest just flows.
    Follow the builders lead to get the right people in at the right time.
    The builder might charge an hour or two for their extra time but you do all the running around saving them time.

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    Depends on how much you know about building, plumbing, etc. If one of them comes to you and says that everything will now take a month longer because of some unavoidable thing, will you be able to tell if they're right or just giving you the run-around? If the shower leaks and the plumber blames the builder and vice versa, will you be able to tell who's right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenalex View Post
    Depends on how much you know about building, plumbing, etc. If one of them comes to you and says that everything will now take a month longer because of some unavoidable thing, will you be able to tell if they're right or just giving you the run-around? If the shower leaks and the plumber blames the builder and vice versa, will you be able to tell who's right?
    would a project manager?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usranger View Post
    I'm currently waiting for the resource consent from council for my 100-year Villa extension project, ( new kitchen, new ensuit master BR ) was wondering anybody have any previous experience with managing their own project, and have no problem of getting the CCC after the completion. Ofcourse all the tradesman will be licensed as plumber, builder, and electrician. My role is only to coordinate the job. As I find a few quotes from the Project Manager are just ridiculously high.

    Really appreciate your comment.

    Cheers.
    Cool Al
    I notice that you don't mention the piles? Has the property been repiled? If not then you need to get that done before you do anything else. Where is the property?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimO View Post
    would a project manager?
    Guess it depends on the PM. If he is trade qualified and "experienced" then he should be able to coordinate the trades and oversee the work prior to sign off. Not hard to wipe bums if you know what you are doing.
    There is no reason why a PM can't manage the job and organise subbies and the owner pays the bills.

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    Thank u for all your advise, I guest I will get a real qualify builder first.
    #Meehole : the property is in Auckland, and yes I did see the architect drawings with new pile for the extension, will need to source for 1 as well
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meehole View Post
    There is no reason why a PM can't manage the job and organise subbies and the owner pays the bills.
    why add another mouth to feed when a good builder will do this as part of his job


 

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