Project Charter – Example
This is my site Written by admin on May 17, 2010 – 11:49 am

This example relates to the project at my home. See here for the step by step guide which gives you the complete end to end approach to ECO renovation.

PROJECT: Green Home Diary


To reduce the energy consumption and CO2 footprint by up to 80%. Why ? Because resources such as oil and gas are dwindling; CO2 is slowing killing life on the planet; we want the next generation to have a chance of surviving; and this will help save us money.


  • An very well insulated extension to increase the living space.
  • Conversion of the garage to a utility / bike rooms.
  • Insulation across the rest of the house.
  • Some form of heating.
  • Some form of savings on electricity.

Phase 1 – the ground floor and extension.

Phase 2 – Insulate rest of the house.

Phase 3 – Solar hot water panel.

Phase 4 – Photovoltaic panels

Phase 5 – Rain water harvesting.


  1. Kitchen must not be disrupted.
  2. First floor rooms must not be disrupted.
  3. Rob will be available to do a majority of the work himself.
  4. Risk: Rob may not know how to do some of the work.
  5. Risk: Overspend.
  6. Must ensure that certain infrastructure is in place to minimised disruption at the later stages.


  • £60K for phase 1;
  • Use own labour to reduce costs.
  • Use Buildstore to get discounts on materials


  • Cover experience risk by employing one man builder with expertise and flexibility.
  • Produce a feasibility study.
  • Get an architect / consultant who has ECO experience.


Rob & Sue will personally inspect the work and manage the level of quality.


For suppliers, to be done verbally and confirmed via e-mail.

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  1. I simply adore this weblog! The info is priceless. Thanks for every one of the posts and making my personal night. Thanks, Amazing

  2. Thanks for keeping this blog going, Rob!
    Terrific actually seeing the disruption and the various stages. Absolutely right about covering the experience gap by employing someone with general expertise – a key element of your success, of course.
    I hope to use some of your lists of jobs as a short section of a ‘General Studies’ lecture on Architecture next year – really to answer the question ‘for whom does building exist?’: the user (interior and usage pre-eminent) or the wider public (exterior more important).
    Many thanks. Hope your life is more varied nowadays?

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