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Building Surveying

We carry out a full range of Building Surveying services for schools and colleges. From acquisition to disposal, our experienced chartered surveyors can support and advise clients at every stage of the property investment cycle, ensuring best value and minimising risk. We currently work with over 90 schools, arranging everything from simple maintenance to major extensions. 

Excellent standards

We currently work with over 90 schools, arranging everything from simple maintenance to major extensions. With over 70 years' experience in the industry, we have built a reputation for genuinely caring about delivering the highest standards of work, excellent cost control and top quality customer service.  

Building surveys

Hookway has particular expertise in working with schools. With more than 70 years of constant involvement in the sector we have worked with over 200 schools to help manage, maintain and improve their buildings.  A condition survey and planned maintenance report are often the starting point for what we do. 

Clarity for planning and budgeting

A Condition Survey and Prioritised Maintenance Report are vital elements of any planned maintenance strategy.  The survey uncovers any defects, problems or potential dangers that might exist within the building and require attention, while the report allows the school to plan and implement required repairs and refurbishments in a timely fashion.

Our Condition Survey includes a thorough visual inspection of all main elements of the school building, and taking photographs and recording details of any work required. The information is then used to create a comprehensive Prioritised Maintenance Report which also includes professionally estimated costs for repairs and refurbishment. All works are prioritised in order of urgency to help you plan and implement repairs and refurbishment in the most effective and timely way. The report also helps you forecast future maintenance costs. 

 

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Quantity surveying & cost management

During the construction phase of a project, various matters can arise that in some way alter either the cost, programme, or quality of the works - often it is a combination of more than one factor. The timely, methodical and detailed monitoring and reporting of all potential and realised costs in relation to a project is key in enabling timely decisions to be made by all parties to minimise any impact, or maximise any benefit, to the project.

Cash-flow is often key in the successful running of a company or individual project; this is especially true if the project relies on phased delivery of funding. Hookway is able to provide estimated cash flows for all types of construction project to help ensure that income & expenditure can be successfully planned and managed. Once works are underway the cash-flow can be updated and monitored throughout the project to track actual costs and revise future estimates for improved financial understanding.

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Project management

Our project management helps ensure that everything runs smoothly and that the works are delivered on brief, on time and on budget. In the initial stages we can ensure that the client’s brief is clearly established and is at the heart of the project. We can assist in the selection of the appropriate design team to build on the brief and establish time, cost & quality benchmarks. Our aim is always to integrate the client’s value objectives and ensure that their aims can be achieved.  

Our expert team will ensure the production of appropriate tender documents to allow competitive tenders. We will also help to identify they right contractors to deliver the project and produce the best possible outcome. During construction we will establish an integrated framework for the construction & design teams, keeping the Client informed and involved throughout the construction phase and ensuring the smooth flow of information between all parties. Our expertise in monitoring the building process allows us to ensure that the project is completed on time. This can include managing any required changes to the project, whilst keeping the client’s brief at heart and ensuring sound financial management throughout.   

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Get in touch

For more information about any of our services please complete and submit our enquiry form, or phone or email to arrange a video call or face to face meeting. 

Telephone: 0117 955 4545 

 

Testimonial

“Hookway came highly recommended and we are absolutely delighted with the project.”

“Everyone at Hookway has been great to work with. They have worked closely with us to ensure that every last detail has been agreed and implemented. Thank you - we look forward to working with you again!”

“We have just had two new class rooms constructed for our school and Hookway managed the whole project, which really took the pressure off me. They were brilliant, managing the contractors and making sure that we were all kept fully informed as the project progressed, with all updates given in a timely manner.”

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