The NSBRC Guide to Project Management

This course is essential for anyone considering their first self build, home improvement, loft conversion or renovation project. Covering everything from budgeting, insurance and site management through to health & safety, snagging and VAT reclaim.

This one-day event is delivered by experienced Project Manager, Charlie Laing. Charlie has presented NSBRC courses for several years and is Director at CLPM Ltd, a specialist project management business. 


Charlie is a building project management expert and heads up our project management team. As a member of the Laing family construction dynasty, you could quite literally say building is in Charlie’s blood. With over 25 years in the industry, Charlie has project managed everything from major commercial projects overseas to more modest residential new builds and renovations in the UK.


Project Management Course Dates

Next available dates:

  • Saturday 10th October  (9:00 - 17:30) *SOLD OUT*
  • Saturday 5th December  (9:00 - 17:30)

Advanced booking is required.

For further information please call 0345 223 4455 or click here to register your interest for a future event.

“It was a great course. Although I am not actually working on a project at the moment, I have a potential project on the back burner. The course has given me some inspiration and if I decide to go ahead with it, I shall definitely be revisiting the course. Thank you very much.” June, 2020.

 “You did a wonderful job of putting this course together and Charlie adapted to the new medium marvellously. I really appreciated being able to participate online and learnt so much that will prove invaluable when we come to build our new home. Thank you everyone, it was fab!” June, 2020.

We’re with you every step of the way!

Project Management Basics

  • Sequencing your Build
  • Project Management Options
  • Build Routes
  • Programme Management

Budgeting - Setting and Establishing a Budget

  • Controlling Expenditure
  • Insurances and Warranties
  • VAT Reclaim

“A tremendous thank you for the invaluable advice and information which was delivered in such an understandable, no nonsense way. It has enabled me to narrow down the best route for me to take for my forever home.”

Trades and Materials

  • Sourcing and Managing Trades
  • Getting a Price
  • Contract Options
  • Sourcing Materials
  • Quality Control

Site Preparation and Set up

  • Site Management
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • Health and Safety
  • Completion


“A really good course, very professionally delivered and brilliantly illustrated with real life anecdotes by a highly credible presenter.”


Refund Policy - The Project Management Course

Cost of course per person: £165 gbp (VAT inclusive).

We offer course places on a first come first serve basis.

If you are unable to attend the course after booking, we can transfer your place to another course date if you notify us at least a week before the event (subject to availability). Please notify us as soon as possible.

Please note that we will issue a full refund if you notify us up to 7 days prior to the event start date, if you notify us after this time your payment will be non-refundable.


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