It’s wonderful when you have a very productive and positive relationship with the people who are in charge of your rebuild and renovate project. The great thing about this sort of arrangement when it goes right is that you never find yourself out of the loop. Communication is good which means you can get your points across to the team of designers and builders easily and they can keep you completely updated.
Unfortunately, this sort of thing does not happen very often. That is why it is so hard to choose from all the different design and build companies London is home to. One thing you can do to put yourself in with a better chance of working with people whose project management and communication skills are of the highest order is to go for a firm that deal with everything under one roof.
A team that consists of designers, builders, project managers and architects who are all working for the same company has a better chance of delivering on that positive relationship. There are unlikely to be any breakdowns in communication because everyone is signing from the same hymn sheet. This is the equivalent of design and build bliss.