After much soul searching and code development, its time to get this puppy off the ground.
the decision has been made to use symfony for a mockup version of the software to layout db and a general interface.
fingers crossed that the learning curve will not be too great, but from initial impressions it looks like a bit of a walk in the park.
Using symfony will enable rapid development to get some of the UI elements online and enable simple administration into the project.
Once again will keep you all upto date with how its going :)