Before embarking on a DIY project, read this

Before embarking on a DIY project, read this   By Ballast Point director Mat Wilk If you’re considering building your own home or embarking on a major DIY project because you think it’s a good way to make a profit or get ahead in the property market, there are some important things you need to…

The 10 stages of design and construction

The 10 stages of design and construction     By Ballast Point director Mat Wilk If you don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to renovating or building homes, the process may feel a tad overwhelming at times. The below describes the typical process of design and authority approval at Ballast Point that…

11 tips for writing site meeting minutes

11 tips for writing site meeting minutes     By Ballast Point director Mat Wilk When I first started working as a junior project manager more than 20 years ago, writing site meeting minutes was one task I always dreaded. It is common practice in the undertaking of construction projects for site meetings to be…

6 audiobooks that influenced my business

6 audiobooks that influenced my business     By Ballast Point director Mat Wilk When my first child Koby was born 13 years ago I was partway through reading Midnight’s Children by British-Indian author Salmon Rushdie. I recall opening it where the bookmark was every evening and falling asleep before I got to the bottom…