To help clients navigate their commercial building project, Shadforth Lythgo has broken the process into six steps. This facilities easy tracking of progress and overall project management. By taking a birds-eye view of the entire process, clients are more easily able to understand where there are at in the project’s journey and what still needs to be done.
Step 1 – Project Initiation
This step takes place once the site has been identified. The client and builder will meet onsite to work through the design parameters of the project and proceed with a cost analysis. The responsibilities of the builder will usually be decided on at this stage.
Step 2 – Project Development
At this stage, the development process is established including what actions are required to advance the project.
If this process requires both a Development Application and a Building Application, we would cost the steps required to complete this process.
It is standard practice, at this point, to enter into a Preliminary Agreement specific to your project.
Step 3 – Design & Tender Preparation
The design requirements are then determined and design work is completed. Now it’s time to identify items for inclusion in the comprehensive tender checklist.
Step 4 – Tender
Tender timelines will be set and then we issue documentation to the market to obtain competitive prices from relevant trades.
Market prices are received and evaluated for thoroughness and accuracy. We present you, the client, with the outcomes of the competitive tender process.
Step 5 – Construction
At this stage the client will enter into a Building Contract and pay a deposit. Construction will then commence within the agreed timelines. At Shadforth Lythgo, weekly construction meetings are undertaken to keep our clients abreast of progress. Throughout the construction period, progress payments are made in accordance with the Contract Schedule.
Step 6 – Completion
Practical Completion is achieved and all required Certificates are issued to enable Final Certification to be issued by the Certifier. Final handover is then completed and final payments made.
With well thought-out and documented project outcomes plus weekly project update meetings, we have been able to achieve a sound track-record for delivering commercial projects on time and budget – every time.
If you’d like to chat about your commercial plans, please call us on (07) 5493 9757 .