Property development can be a tough old game. Particularly when it comes to breaking ground and getting well and truly stuck into a building project. You spend a lot of money and time on each development so it’s important to get things right the first time and avoid costly mistakes.

It’s one thing knowing what you want to do to a property, but an entirely different challenge when it comes to making it a reality.

There’s often a lot for you to consider. To complete a building project well, you need to plan thoroughly and remain organised throughout the entire process to keep things on track and on budget.

To ensure your vision becomes a reality, it helps to have someone on board who has plenty of experience in managing build projects from start to finish. As well as someone who is on your side to advocate for your best interests.


Having someone who knows how to plan a project, source reliable tradespeople, and understands how much various types of work should cost can help to take a lot of the stress away. That’s what we do here at Åben.

So, go ahead. Take a look around. Just give us a shout if you have any questions or want to learn more.


Tender Package

Our Tender Package is the ideal way to go if you already know what you’re doing to your property and you have the time to manage everything, but you need some help in compiling a detailed package so that tradespeople can provide quotes and get on work with the work.

You might know what you want your property to look like by the time the renovation is over. You might even be as far along as having architectural drawings completed and are ready to start putting a team together to get the work done. But how do you know exactly what work needs to be done and how to get things going?

Lots of property developers like you find themselves in this position. You’ve got the vision in mind, but need an extra pair of hands to ensure that vision becomes a reality. 

A Tender Package is a great way to start your project off on the right foot. With plenty of detail and design decisions made upfront, your project can make good ground quickly with everyone being on the same page from day 1. This almost always avoids costly mistakes later on in the project.

To get the ball rolling, we’ll meet with you on-site to talk through your project with you as well as review any building surveys you may have completed ensuring all of those works are included. This helps us to understand what work needs to be done to convert the property into its intended use. We’ll then go away and work our magic to create a fully-fledged Tender Package. 

Once the Tender Package is agreed upon and signed off, it can be handed to your build team to work from. This ensures that every tradesperson is on the same page and working towards your vision.

What’s included:

  • Written specification of works for each trade
  • Electrical, plumbing and decoration plans
  • Site visits
  • Review of building surveys


Our Project Coordination package is the ultimate hands-off approach for your consideration. As well as creating the initial Tender Package for you, we can coordinate the entire project from start to finish.

As a property developer, your time and energy are precious resources. If you’ve got multiple projects on the go, it might feel like you are spread a little thin. Sometimes, having someone else on board to ensure your projects make it over the line on time is just what is needed.

You’ll be in safe hands with the Åben team, and we’ll be there every step of the way to achieve a vision for your property that leaves you feeling proud. We’ll be your eyes and ears throughout the build and we’ll always advocate for your best interests. With our help from the beginning, we use our experience to ensure no detail is overlooked in your Tender Package and specification.

You’ll receive regular progress reports throughout the renovation, which includes us walking through the site with the build team to check that everything has been completed in line with the specification. We’ll even oversee visits from Building Control, and at the end of the project, we’ll put together a ‘snagging list’ to ensure that no job is left unfinished or not completed to a high standard.

What’s included:

  • Coordinate with tradespeople throughout the project
  • Creation of a tender package for tradespeople to provide quotations of work
  • Weekly site progress reports
  • On-site visits
  • Support with building control visits
  • Snagging list at the end of the project
  • Property staging* at the end of the project to make it ready for photography and videography
  • Photography (optional)


  • Åben were on hand for us throughout the entirety of our nursery renovation in Derby. They did all of the legwork in terms of finding us builders and other tradespeople to take on the project and Adam provided us with detailed updates throughout the build to ensure that things were completed on time. Sammie worked wonders for us on the interior design of the nursery, helping us to create a 'wow' moment for new parents when they step inside the property for the first time. We couldn't be happier with the service provided to us and would happily recommend Åben to anyone. Thank you both for the hard work and dedication you have given to our nursery.

    Danielle Butler Operations Director, Tommies Childcare



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