Own The Build
Own The Build
C-Link
Join us each week as Paul Heming and Liam Curley from C-Link discuss how small and medium-sized developers can level up their business through smart construction management.
Episode 20 - Designing and selling unique homes
In this episode, Paul and Liam meet Karolina Adamczyk, Chief Visionary Officer at Ademchic, a multi-disciplinary interior design and branding consultancy. Karolina provides tips on how developers can design spaces that produce quicker sales while at the same costing less to create.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
Jun 7
30 min
Episode 19 - Let’s talk about variations
In this episode, Paul and Liam catch up with Jason Farnell, Adjudicator and CEDR Accredited Mediator from Commercial Risk Management, to discuss variations.We put forward the following scenario to Jason:We are a Main Contractor working on a JCT 2016 Building Contract with a £3m lump sum Contract Sum. The client (the property developer) is looking to amend an element of the works and has issued an instruction to omit a large portion of your scope relating to the M & E. The results are to be completed by Another company. The works are valued at approximately £300,000, including circa £30,000 of profit.We then asked Jason a series of questions from the main contractor's and developer's perspective to understand how/if you can claim for loss of profit in response to variations when the client is instructing a significant omission.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
May 31
31 min
Episode 18 - Planning for Success
In this episode, Paul and Liam meet David Kemp, Managing Director of DRK Planning (www.drkplanning.co.uk), a multi-disciplinary planning and development consultancy. David provides tips on how developers can best work with planning consultants and how sustainability is becoming more critical in successful planning applications.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
May 24
34 min
Episode 17 - Missing the boat on development finance
In this episode, Paul and Liam catch up with Ian Humphreys, Co-Founder of Brickflow (brickflow.com) - the UK's first search engine for development finance - about innovation in development finance. Ian gives his tips on how developers can build attractive, high-quality development appraisals that stand out to lenders.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
May 17
33 min
Episode 16 - Equity vs. Debt
In this episode, Paul speaks with Piragash Sivanesan, Founder and MD of Totum Finance, an FCA regulated brokerage and debt advisor, about funding options for developers: specifically, equity funding vs. debt funding. What are the pros and cons of both approaches and why Piragash advocates for a hybrid approach.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
May 10
31 min
Episode 15 - The cost of the fit-out
How much should I budget, and how can I maximise profit? In this episode, Paul catches up with Christopher Barber, a co-Founder at C-Link (www.c-link.com). Chris is a qualified Quantity Surveyor, and the conversation is focused on how property developers should budget for and best manage the fit-out of residential apartments. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
May 3
29 min
Episode 14 - Ask the Architect
How can clients make Architects more efficient? In this episode, Paul meets Hugo McCloud a Partner at 1200 Works (www.1200works.com) an architecture practice in London. The topic of conversation is focused on how clients can act to maximise an Architect’s productivity. What can clients do to make an architect successful. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
Apr 26
30 min
Episode 13 - Vesting Certificates
In this Episode, Paul catches up with Jason Farnell, Adjudicator and CEDR Accredited Mediator from Commercial Risk Management, to discuss vesting certificates.We put forward the following scenario to Jason:We’re a property developer acting as a Main Contractor on projects. Subcontractors and suppliers regularly ask to make Advanced Payments for materials off-site by our supply chain. We understand the need for this, but we want to make sure that we’re managing the process and de-risk it.We then asked Jason a series of questions from the developer's perspective to understand how developers can best respond to requests for advanced payment from their supply chain and reduce the risks inherent with these payments by using vesting certificates and other securities.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
Apr 19
25 min
Episode 12 - Programme Negotiations
Do Principal Contractors give enough consideration to programme negotiation?In this episode, Paul and Liam discuss how you should treat programme negotiation with the same level of focus applied to price, specifically looking at incentives for the contractor to deliver ahead of time.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
Apr 12
25 min
Episode 11 - Planning for Opportunities and Risks
How should a developer, acting as the Main Contractor, or a Main Contractor themselves, plan for the unknown risks they’re going to encounter on a project?In this episode, Paul and Liam discuss how you should create a system for identifying risks and opportunities throughout the project, rather than sitting back and waiting for either to appear.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link. The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by; Liam Curley and Paul Heming.
Apr 5
33 min
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