IQ Consultants – intelligent project management solutions for residential and commercial developments
“Our job is to bring together a team of construction professionals and tradesmen to work towards a common goal – to deliver a project of the highest quality and finishes, and during the process hear our clients say ‘this journey was fun!’ ” – Tony Cheeseman
Are you considering a new build or major refurbishment?
It makes sense to talk to us first. We aim to make your construction project an experience you can truly enjoy. We like to be involved as early as possible when our client’s vision is still just that. This is the stage at which we can literally lay the project foundations needed to bring your dream to life.
Our bespoke service, keen eye for detail and sheer dedication to excellence in all areas of construction is what we pride ourselves on most, and that’s because we understand exactly what is required to make your vision come to life in a way that reflects your personality and suits your lifestyle. Our efficient project management means that you get on with your daily lives and go about your business as normal leaving us to manage on your behalf.
Our working practices
Pulling together an expert team and ensuring that all parties follow the agreed scheme and schedule takes planning, management, logistics and structure – 4 things that IQ Consultants concentrate on.
We are contract administrators, not architects or building contractors and because we operate independently we are free to choose the right partners for our clients. As a result we appoint a team of first class professionals and trades with your unique needs and requirements in mind.
We never take on more projects than we can manage at any one time. We are realistic in assessing our workload and advising you when we can start to work with you so that we always maintain our high standards of client care and satisfaction.
“A good project is rarely concluded without healthy debate and deliberation to strike the right balance. It’s a vital part of the process if the right opportunities and solutions are to be achieved for all parties because out of good debate comes great design” – Tony Cheeseman.
Is your construction project already underway?
We are often called in to take over a project that may have reached a critical stage, when problems appear insurmountable and a client feels there are literally mountains to climb. Circumstances will be different in each case but are typically characterised by factors such as major delays, lapses in planning consent, contractor’s financial problems and poor or insufficient project management. All the above destined to make life stressful beyond belief.
Talk to us if you see your project derailing at any time. We can step in at most stages to assess the challenges and plan a course of action designed to put a project firmly back on track as quickly as possible. Our expertise gets to the root of the issues immediately.
Fees & Costs
We can work on either an hourly rate or fixed fee basis, depending on the type of project you commission us for.
Stage One work – feasibility and assessment:
This usually includes design meetings, feasibility studies and pre-contract works (works before the builder starts on site) and we normally charge this work on an hourly basis. We find that charging for hours spent works better during Stage One pre-construction phase as it allows our clients to use as little or as much of our service as they wish.
Time sheets to support Stage One invoices, indicating time spent and activities carried out, are always provided. If you would prefer us to be more prescriptive and provide a fixed fee for Stage One, we would be happy to do so.
Ongoing work – project management:
Once the works are ready to commence on site and the level of project management/support required has been agreed, we are happy to provide a fixed monthly fee for the project duration.
Travel costs and disbursements are charged separately.
What can you expect from IQ Consultants?
- Dedicated Project Managers working independently on your behalf
- Single point of contact saving you valuable time, taking care of all planning stages and ongoing processes
- Only the best, most reputable contractors are appointed to ensure adherence to budgets and timescales
- Standard working procedures include weekly site meetings, fortnightly formal contractor meetings & monthly progress reports
- H&S procedures fully adhered to on site
- Great communication so you stay informed at all times
- Proactive and confidential project management
- Any savings made are passed to you and your interests always come first