Services

Tailor Made Construction and Building Management Services

We believe that a key ingredient to the success of our Construction and Management Services is that we appoint a Company Director to each and every project that we undertake. The Director will stay with the project from the start until the finish and will ensure that the OLF 'Personal Service' is maintained through out the works.

As there is no 'one service fits all’ route to be taken with construction projects, OLF will tailor make its involvement to suit the requirements of the client and the project team.

OLF have completed construction contracts and management services on building projects with clients expenditure ranging from £100,000 to over £10 million. OLF are used by clients wanting excellent building advice and delivery, on large projects and small.

Management Contracting

OLF use a bespoke or JCT model of Management Contracting that we have developed over the last 20 years to work specifically for residential clients who want control, flexibility, innovation, exacting standards, transparency and value for money. The majority of the buildings we have completed have been built under this form of procurement. It has never failed to deliver anything but successful projects.

OLF have spent 20 years challenging the concept of the hidden margin and the other grey areas of construction practice to provide clients with a completely transparent, well managed and unconfrontational approach to building.

OLF specialises in taking on the principle responsibility for project delivery from a very early stage. We specialise in project programming, cost planning, VAT apportionment, value management analysis, construction management planning, tendering packages of works, tender assessments, design cost assessments, Health and Safety planning and keeping the client informed at every stage of the build.

Traditional Contracting

OLF are available to negotaite or tender for traditional Lump Sum construction contracts and can be retained to complete fixed price work. OLF approaches these contracts with the same management skill, innovation and exacting standards as in our management contracts and have only ever delivered these contracts successfully. Clients and Professional teams see the benefit of using OLF’s well organised, experienced and skilled teams to deliver on time and to the highest possible standard.

OLF provide a comprehensive pre-construction service that can assist and deliver on key project requirements before works start on site. Even with traditional contracting OLF's management skills can make a real difference in the early stages.

When there is a detailed specification and a fixed design this form of procurement offers the client time and cost certainty. OLF prides itself on maintaining a very high standard of quality in traditional contracting.

Project Management

OLF can be retained to complete a Project Management Service without taking on the main building contract. In this role, we use our extensive construction knowledge and management expertise to ensure that the design team and the chosen contractor deliver efficiently and to the highest possible standard.

As a firm of Chartered Surveyors, OLF offers a full Project Management service including contract administration, quantity surveying, feasibility analysis, project programming, cost analysis, consultant appointments and pre-construction management. We take a clients brief, set up lines of communication and responsibility, prepare full tender packages, advise on design and manage the construction works to completion.

OLF Monaco has been set up to provide an exclusive Project Management service for private clients wanting a high level of expertise and control over their international building projects.

Maintenance

'OLF Maintain' offers an exclusive special works and maintenance service to all clients. This service runs independently of OLF Construction and provides exclusive management to some of London's most prestigious homes. The aim of 'OLF Maintain' is to give clients peace of mind that their home is being cared for by the right experts at the right time through out the year. As the requirements of each house will be different, an OLF Manager will tailor make an annual programme, arrange special works and organise client's services as required.

Arranging, co-ordinating, maintaining and servicing household suppliers from basic utilities to complex media and communication systems requires experience and organisation. OLF Maintain can manage all household services and employ strict security measures to ensure that site visits are carried out safely and information is kept private.

Locations

London

OLF started by working for private clients in London and has extensive experience of and knowledge of all of the challenges that face the residential developer in this city. Having worked extensively with many of London’s leading Architects and Designers OLF has a wealth of experience in facilitating and delivering beautiful houses and apartments within the complexities of London’s planning, building regulation and other bureacratic systems.

Country

OLF has supplied residential building services in the home counties and the West Country. The extensive supply contacts that OLF have through-out the countryside and our knowledge of the UK statutory processes and standards enables us to take our building and management service out of London to successfully deliver country homes. We have worked on new builds, Listed Buildings and gardens, we have built extensions, swimming pools and converted out buildings. OLF provide a cost effective and efficient building solution in the UK countryside.

International

OLF has been active in Europe since 2012. OLF Monaco and OLF EU were set up in response to a demand from our existing UK clients for a Project Management service and a well managed building company in Europe.

OLF Monaco is a Project Management Company lead by Mick Barnett, a principle Director of OLF Uk. Mick and his team of managers have extensive experience in the bureacratic systems in the South of France, Monaco, Italy and Spain and are able to help clients navigate their building projects through European systems in a practical, transparent and cost effective way.

OLF Eu is a Building Company based in the South of France that has  taken our transparent, flexible, organised, collaborative and cost effective building approach into a market where clients have often found building difficult and expensive.