We are one of the few female led consultancies making a change for homeowners in London. We offer convenience, peace of mind and confidentiality where needed.
You might be wondering why STAR Projects then? That’s a very… special name. Well. Most of the conversations I have end with the statement ‘Julia, you are a star!’
Within the private residential renovation projects environment, statistics show that 9 out of 10 construction projects experience cost overrun with an average budget overrun of 28%.
The outlook doesn’t improve when we look at programme overruns. Out of ten projects only one is completed in the original tender programme.
Within as little as 6 years (between 2016 and 20022) the number of projects going over budget increased to 91%. This needs to change.
We are on a mission to tailor Quantity Surveying services, combine them with Project Management principles and provide private homeowners with the outcomes that will
allow them feel safe and ensure their aims are met. You no longer need to decide between a 300 page Bill of Quantities you cant understand and one page scope of works that doesn't cover half of your requirements. Everything has its time and place, this service is tailored to your needs.
Hi! I’m Julia. My background is in Private High End Residential Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying. I have spent over a decade working on projects in and around London, delivering the most unique houses you can imagine.
In my career so far I have completed over 100 construction projects. From little refurbishments to extensive renovations, conversions, extensions, alterations, fit outs etc. I have worked at the most prestigious postcodes within the capital delivering outstanding properties. Over 50% of these were either listed buildings or within a conservation area where the typical rules do not apply. Complex access, difficult neighbours and other unexpected, unaccounted for layers are bread and butter for me.
I have worked within commercial projects including hotels, restaurants, offices etc and also with residential and mixed use developments. I have also worked on residential projects from about £20k to £5M. It was always most challenging to work with private clients and homeowners who know very little about the laws and processes this industry works within. Often they would be in a very lonely and vulnerable place having to make decisions they don't understand with repercussions that nobody explained to them. I decided to change this.
I started Star Projects and created systems that allow homeowners to refurbish their homes, achieve results they want, stay within the budget they have and aim for a realistic timescale.
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What makes us different?
Probably… everything! We are a female team passionate about what we do. Your problems are our problems. We take outside the box thinking to another level. Because we work with a very specific clientele, trust and communication are the most important assets we have. An open mindset allows us to deliver results others can’t.
Because we are a people-first business we always deliver a service beyond expectations celebrating all the milestones along the way. A true family approach is always carefully monitored by our Client Satisfaction Manager - Suzie.
This approach allows us only to work with a handful of clients at any one time to ensure we can provide full support and services required. If you wish to be one of them - contact us now!
Here you can see examples of the projects we worked on. However, our clients' privacy and their desire to create unique spaces is hugely important to them and us. If you wish to see our most current portfolio please contact us to book a meeting, where we will be happy to show you a hard copy and talk through everything involved.
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What they say about us...
Ann Grimes, House Manager
It was a real pleasure working with julia. she has an eye for detail that makes her work very special. the work was done when she said it would be and the installation was completed in a very efficient manner. furthermore, the additional services were top notch! I would highly recommend Star Projects, they are totally dependable, and extremely trustworthy. importantly we were kept up to date with the process in were continually in communication with julia and her team. Our visitors constantly comment on the quality and finishes which make our property stand out.