Managing your own self-build?

Let’s be four steps ahead together!

Are you project managing your build? Struggling to stay organised and avoid self-build pitfalls? No budget to hire a project manager?

Four Steps Ahead is a revolutionary new project management support service designed specifically for self-builders and aiming to make project management accessible for all. It condenses the knowledge, experience, and processes developed by Four Walls Group over two decades into a handy tool you can take with you anywhere. You’ll get helpful tips, checklists, and tools to support every stage of you project. Your project success is the goal!

What can you do with Four Steps Ahead?

Capture your vision
Craft your schedule
Build & manage your budget
Expert advice for every step
Checklists for every stage of the project
Downloadable templates created by pros

Why use Four Steps Ahead?

According to Checkatrade, “Around 90% of unmanaged building and renovation projects overspend by an average of 20% of the total estimated cost. That’s a whopping £20k overspend for every £100k budgeted for.” A project management company like Four Walls is the best way to mitigate that risk, but many people baulk at spending 12-15% of their build budget on professional project management.

Fours Steps Ahead is designed to support self-builders who want to manage their own build, allowing you to use the same tools as a professional project manager, at a fraction of the cost of hiring one. We’ve packed the app with essential tips and checklists tailored to each stage of the project, so you can avoid common pitfalls and stalls with expert advice. If you need more help at any point, there’s a panic button on the home page that will let you book a 1:1 consultation with a highly experienced project manager for extra support.

We’re here to help you achieve your dream build!
Each stage of your project is broken down for you in order, complete with stage specific tips and a checklist of essentials to make sure you don't forget anything crucial before you move on. In addition to the tips, you'll find a list of templates in the resources section that will help you manage your build like a pro!
Our budgeting tool allows you to create an initial outline budget, record your quotes and track your spend as the project progresses. You'll be able to see at a glance where you're on or over budget, which is the most essential step of keeping control of your costs.
The scheduling tool lets you record start and end dates for every task in your project and convert that information into Gantt charts at the touch of a button, so you can keep track of what's going on and if your timeline is starting to slip.

What do I pay for it?

The Four Steps Ahead subscription is just a touch more than your daily cappuccino and can be billed in six monthly chunks to help you better manage your cashflow across the build, or annually for the best overall rate. This means that you can save money on the first year of your build, but you don’t have to commit to the full year where your build timelines may only have a few months left.