“If only all our clients had been to this workshop it would make projects run much more smoothly.”

Pete Merrett, Architect


This practical workshop will take you step by step through everything you need to know to create a bespoke Project Plan for your works and start your renovation with confidence!

Step 1: CHOOSE YOUR TEAM - The Big Picture

Understanding what a project involves and how to adapt this for your requirements. Using real case studies we’ll compare the different professionals you could hire, the various ways you can organise the process, and explain the impacts each will have on the budget, programme and design of your project.

Step 2: MAKE YOUR BRIEF - How To Get The Project You Want

Identify what you want to achieve and learn how to communicate it. We’ll teach you how to quantify which aspects of your project are (and aren’t) important to you so that you can clearly communicate your brief to your team and prioritise your budget.

Step 3: DEFINE YOUR ROLE - Being the Boss

Understand your role on the project and where you can add value. Learn tips for a time and cost efficient project and how to schedule your available time for maximum effect and make use of your own skills to save yourself money.

Step 4: SET YOUR BUDGET - Staying In Control

Using real case studies we’ll guide you through the process of identifying your budget and mapping out all the potential costs you may encounter. We’ll give you practical methods you can use to manage your budget (and stick to it) throughout the course of your project

One-to-one Consultations

During the day you’ll be invited to discuss your project for a 20 min one-to-one consultation with an architect who will use the information gathered through your exercises and your estate agent plans to conduct a design consultation based on your particular circumstances and identify next steps to take your project forward.

The HomeNotes Project Plan is equivalent to completing the Strategic definition and Preparation & Brief Stages (Stages  0-1) of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work.  The RIBA recommends these planning stages as the essential preparation for any project.  To find out more about the RIBA and their Plan of Work read more here.