ROM and DCA. Scene setting. Us. Our house. Our project manager. Our aspiration for our house. ROM. The project manager provides a rough estimate of the cost and timescale of the extension He does this by comparing our initial ideas with other work he has undertaken
for our house
The project manager provides a rough estimate of the cost and timescale of the extension
He does this by comparing our initial ideas with other work he has undertaken
He cannot assess other costs that may be incurred e.g. are the sewer and drainage pipes of sufficient capacity for the extended house. If we want this information we have to pay for a sewer and drains survey.
The project manager assessment lets us work out if our aspirations are achievable.
The project manager (from experience) suggests refinements to the plans and then we have something we think is achievable
This is the architect used
by the Project Manager
Having got an idea of what is achievable an architect draws up plans.
The Project Manager arranges for the architect and other surveys and planning permission submissions
We have to pay for these services
The plans are passed.
We have paid for the plans, surveys and planning permission.
The project manager gives a firm quote for cost and timescales, noting contingency areas and providing detailed impacts and plans for each room and the house structure e.g. roof, drains etc.
We re-assess the viability
At this point we can change the plans etc, if the plans are altered significantly we have to go through (and pay) for the revised drawings and further planning permissions submissions.
The completed extension