"Nigel project managed extensive refurbishments of our house over 31/2 months from initial ideas through to completion of snagging. He provided detailed planning and forecasting, and weekly progress management of schedule and costs. This involved multiple contractors-electricians, carpentry, heating and plumbing, tiling, decorating, builders etc. He also contributed many ideas to design, materials and recommended suppliers. All his management was done with friendliness, courtesy and professionalism. Overall work completed within 3 weeks of original schedule, even though scope increased significantly. We recommend him as project manager for home renovation work."
Adrian White – Jan 2013
"Nigel Stannard did an exceptional job of project managing the complete renovation of what is now called the South Bookham SPACE and Outer SPACE on behalf of the South Bookham Youth and Community Association (SBY&CA) Ltd charity.
The refurbishment of the dilapidated Boys Club on Dorking Road, Bookham, was a substantial undertaking costing almost £250,000 including VAT and involved co-ordinating fifteen separate contractors in two phases.
Phase 1, commenced in September 2011, comprised the total renovation and conversion of the main building into a sports hall with changing rooms, children and disabled WCs, plus fully furnished kitchen and meeting storage rooms. The works were completed within budget and on schedule and the South Bookham SPACE was opened in January 2012.
Phase 2, commenced in June 2012, involved re-levelling the grounds behind SPACE and the construction of a multi-use games area with all-weather surface, floodlights and re-bound fencing for 5-aside football, netball, basket-ball and tennis. The facilities were opened as the Outer SPACE in September 2012.
Nigel Stannard liaised fully with the SBY&CA management throughout, providing the professional project control and the detailed management information required by Mole Valley District Council and numerous funding providers. The final result has been held up as an outstanding example of a community regeneration project by the council, funders and most importantly the users."
Trevor Goul-Wheeker - Chairman SBY&CA Ltd - Nov 2012
“Nigel provides the perfect service for balancing work and build. From planning through to snagging Nigel made himself available around our busy work and school related schedules to guide us through the process of extending and transforming our property. Nigel had it all covered: plans, budgets, schedules, trusted tradesman & suppliers, and a dedication to a quality finish. We learned a lot during our build, foremost of which was that Kevin is right when he says always hire an experienced project manager. Nigel fitted the bill perfectly for us.”
Paul Rhoades - Sep 2012
“Nigel was the project manager for a significant extension and renovation that we completed last year. The build lasted about six months and included a two storey side extension, a single storey rear extension, new kitchen, new bathroom, new shower room, replacement of the central heating system, partial re-wiring of the house, new flooring throughout the downstairs, new drive/front wall and hard landscaping in the back garden.
We started working with Nigel at the point where we had planning permission and were looking for contractors to complete the build. Nigel gathered quotes from the various trades and put together a project schedule and budget. Throughout the build, Nigel co-ordinated all of the different trades and suppliers to keep the project on track. We had some fairly big problems with the plans that our architect had drawn and Nigel was great at pulling together the various parties to resolve these, whilst still keeping the builders on site and busy. Having someone that could take care of these issues on our behalf was invaluable as we both work full time.
We were delighted with the end result, both from a timing and cost perspective as well as the quality of finish. I would definitely recommend Nigel's work.”
Mark Woodward – Mar 2012
“Nigel Stannard project managed the entire house renovation, two storey side and rear extension and complete internal fit out of our house. We moved to the US with my company a week before the works started, so we left everything with Nigel. He was very diligent in keeping us up to date via projects plans, emails, photos and skype as the project progressed. Any deviation from the planned work was OK’d with us before any additional expense was incurred. He coordinated all the sub-contractors and worked hard to source any materials that were needed in the most cost effective way.
We were extremely happy with having Nigel involved in the project. The work was completed to a very high standard and with Nigel’s eye for detail and foresight based on his previous experience and projects that he has completed. There is no way we could have done it remotely from the US, and I firmly believe that this would have held true even if we were in the UK.”
Alan Poole – Nov 2011
“Nigel managed the build of our new kitchen and extension. He brought together the sub contractors very efficiently and kept to a very tight schedule while delivering a very high standard product. He has plenty of practical ideas and supplier contacts to be able to contribute to design and source the right products at a fair price We were very pleased with the way in which he picked up a project that had been moving along slowly and injected some urgency and drive to complete it, while taking the effort and stress out of dealing directly with contractors, engineers, architects and other third parties.”
Tom Jenkins - Sep 2011
“We used SBM to project manage a garage conversion/extension on the basis we work, have young children, have no experience in building work nor the time to devote to it. SBM provided the expertise and reassurance managing everything from architects to builders and other suppliers from costs through to timings. Regular updates, advice/recommendations, clarity, professionalism and approachability were all second to none throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone needing a project management service.”
Jason Peacock - Jul 2011