Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Disrupting the status quo in construction, extension and renovations

A lot of builders, home owners and property investors talk about the cost to build a house in terms of dollars per square meter. The way this is calculated is by taking the total cost of the build and dividing it by the total floorspace of the home (not the land).

I am personally not a massive fan of these calculations as the cost per square foot/meter for a kitchen or bathroom is going to cost a lot more than the cost per square foot/meter for an empty room.

Thus your calculations can quickly become inaccurate if you are creating a large kitchen or bathroom space in the home.

None the less it is an important measurement so here is a rough estimate of cost per square metre different types of houses may cost you.
  • Project Homes (basic) – $620-$780/square metre
  • Project Home (deluxe) – $1,000 – $3,000/square metre
  • Custom Built Homes – $1,500 – $3,000/square metre
  • Deluxe Customer Built Homes – $2,500 – $4,000+/square metre

Extra Costs You Need To Take Into AccountThere are also some extra costs you need to take into account which could end up costing you a significant amount of money. It is difficult to estimate the costs without knowing anything about your land or your build. 

PM4Reno is disrupting the status quo, and offering FREE project cost assessment and contract reviewFor more information, please 'click to visit PM4Reno'  (

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Collaborate more effectively on building projects

This week, we launched our ‘cloud’ based project collaboration managed service.
What does it mean to our Customers? (re: attached PDF)
For the first time, home owners and investor groups (project owners) will receive scheduled progress reports at each stage of development - from start-to-finish. 
For the contracted builder, sub-contractors and tradesperson, the application provides real-time access to critical information. These include,

  • Project Documents: Approvals, Permits, Reports, Notices, Surveys, etc.
  • Building Plans: Up-to-date plans that can be downloaded to a smart devise - phone, iPad, tablet, etc.
  • Project Schedule: Up-to-date visibility of who's doing what, when, where at the site, including overlapping jobs.
  • Reporting: Progress reports, and report sharing between tradespeople on each job, and related task.
  • Contract Details: Names, photo ID and contact details of all key personal contracted to the project.

The PM4Reno collaboration software (SaaS App) gives us complete visibility over our Customers project. The projects progress across each stage of development, and likely risk and issues - to ensure the project is delivered to scope, on-time and at the lowest total cost (LTC).
For more information, please 'click to visit PM4Reno' []

Monday, September 14, 2015

Asbestos, a guide for DIYers & Tradies - by PM4Reno (Project Manager for Renovators)

This guide mainly applies to tradespeople and ‘do-it-yourself’ (DIY) home renovators carrying out minor renovations on building materials that may contain asbestos.

  1. The guide was produced by Queensland Government
  2. The guide doesn’t cover the major removal work of either non-friable or friable asbestos.
  3. 'Click' to download the guide 

About PM4Reno ('click' to connect)
PM4Reno (Project Manager for Reno) was established to provide time poor renovators, DIYers and DIFMers with a 'Go-to-Location' for,
• Independent and objective project help;
• An expert (2nd) opinion on project cost - material, labor, and likely hidden cost (a No Cost Service);
• Support with addressing the Top 3 Renovation Headaches (Tradie Delays, Bullshit & Bluster, and The Shitty Little Things) that every renovator, DIYer and DIFMer has to face; and
• Help to ensure the project is delivered on-time, to scope, and at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).

>> For more information, 'click to go to PM4Reno'

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Small and medium (SME) construction companies are failing to win most public sector contracts, it is claimed.

1: NEWS, Building Industry
Public sector construction contracts are worth more than A$71billion (£37billion / USD$57billion per year, which is a considerable 38% of all construction output, says a new report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Despite a government pledge that at least 25% of all central government contracts should be awarded to small and medium-sized (SME) businesses by 2015, many construction SME firms are finding it tough to win public sector work.

Read the full FMB report - ‘Improving public procurement for construction SMEs’ + framework agreement, lesions to be learned + more ... [PDF download link]

2: Solution - Profitable Partnering
The GAP Program is the game changer for SME Master Builders to win more projects.
To learn more, you can [download the PDF here].

How SME's (small and medium enterprises) are driving procurement cost down!

As 'stand-alone-businesses', the core strength of a SME is its entrepreneurship, innovation and flexibility to address local market and 'niche market’ needs.

Unfortunately, this very strength becomes its greatest weakness - when it comes to the 'Power of Procurement'.

HOWEVER, there is a simple solution!

The GAP Program

In a globalised market, multi-nationals and corporate business are leveraging the power of procurement through 'size' and 'globalised procurement strategies and strategic sourcing strategies' to drive aggressive negotiations within low cost manufacturing countries (LCMC) and within local markets where they do business to address - supply gaps, roadblock, leakages - and to deliver negotiated and realised savings back to (a) a project, (b) business unit, (c) groups profitability.

The GAP (Group Aggregated Procurement) program (copyright, HERM Logic) is leveraging the power of procurement for SME's through an overarching strategic sourcing plan and framework based on profitable partnering.

As a result, our next generation GAP Program has delivered negotiated and realised savings from 10% - 35% to projects, business units and the bottom-line of the group’s P&L Statement.

To learn more about the GAP Program, you can download the PDF here!

The Problem with Procurement; and the game changer that you may have been searching for!

Many organizations, particularly since GFC (aka, Global Economic Crisis) have had to make the difficult decision of reducing staff and streamlining departments. As a result, more responsibility has been placed on the remaining excellent staff that often has little time to invest in a major new project, solving complex problem or managing a comprehensive cost saving efforts beyond their immediate core responsibilities.

About Me
In the early 80’, as a young man and a manufacture, I needed a sustainable game change to provide me with a competitive edge. An edge that would break through, and give me a foot hold in a mature market dominated by long established manufactures and suppliers.

30+ years later, I am still applying the principles of that game change. This time, to deliver sustainable change to my clients business (from SME’s to multi-nationals); and deliver negotiated and realized savings back to business - where the value gains can be traced back to the P&L Statements.

How Can I Assist With Your Business Growth?

There are 7 primary reasons why my BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) services are sourced!
1: Time
2: Expertise & Resources
3: Speed
4: Natural
5: Fresh set of Eyes & New Ideas
6: Financial Benefits
7: Business Value Benefits

Next Generation BPO Services

As such, I extend a personal invitation to you to visit HERM Logics’ new website; and to gain knowledge of our next generation BPO services ... the game changer that you may have been searching for ... and in return, earn your respect and endorsement.

Your Invitation Link: HERM Logic

Yours Sincerely,