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Project & Construction Management

We have a proven track record for good management, budgeting responsibility and finishing on time. 
 
We typically:
  • Give advice on the project structure for your project.
  • Collaborate with local architects, consultants and engineers.
  • Project & construction manage renovations.
  • Obtain planning permission, listed building consent and freeholders consent.
Max Buston Design is engaged as Interior Designer with an external (or local) project architect, recommended by us.  Max Buston Design provides the concept and Detailed Design drawings for the Architect or Quantity Surveyor to submit for tender.
Once a contractor is engaged, their work is monitored by the architect and project manager.  Max Buston Design takes on a Design Management role, in that:
  • The design is kept in its true form and corners are not cut
  • We deal with issues arising from site conditions and design clever solutions
  • If a client wants to develop something differently that process can be managed and variations added to the contract.

Typical project structure

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Our construction experience includes metal extensions, basement conversions and total restorations.  Including obtaining planning permission and party wall agreements, through to costing and construction.
As the project develops, Max Buston Design manages quality control, and continues to show samples to the client.  Such as:
  • Choosing stone finishes for bathroom walling or bespoke furniture and flooring
  • Making final decisions on paint colours and special finishes
  • Keeping the metal finishes consistent throughout the interior
For hotel projects, one or several mockup rooms are created, where a whole finished room type can be revieweed by the client and hotel manager, in advance of the final rooms being finished.  This is also an appropriate stage to review the bespoke furniture and specialist finishes.
 
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Choosing stones for bespoke marble furniture typically requires a warehouse visit.  Clients can come too...

Procurement and FF&E

At the same time the procurement of furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E) is carried out by Max Buston Design. This covers the budgeting, design and costing of all the bespoke furniture:
  • The management of its manufacture and quality control
  • Logistics of getting it to site and installed on time
  • Procurement of off-the-shelf items
     
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Delivering a sofa in Central London via a crane.  Extra wide furniture can be delivered in this way and afford a much richer and contemporary feeling to an interior.

Site Dressing

When the project is ready, it is handed back over to Max Buston Design for installation of the FF&E, and dressing of the project.
This phase is not to be underestimated. It involves arranging the furniture, hanging the curtains, as well as all of the accessories to make a home, or hotel, feel like a home away from home.
 
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Site dressing can include all of the tableware to set a table...

Summary

Max Buston Design can fully manage the project construction, including budgets and timelines.  For restoration projects, MBD can manage the whole process, setting up the project, contracts and recommending trusted builders.  Lifting all the stresses of project management from a client's shoulders, so that they can focus on the design and end use of the interior.