Overview

Hookway offers a comprehensive range of Building Surveying services across most industry sectors. 

We work for local authorities, government organisations, churches, schools, businesses, charitable trusts and private clients to maintain and enhance their building stock. From acquisition to disposal, our experienced RICS chartered surveyors support and advise our clients at every stage of the property investment cycle, ensuring that they achieve maximum value and minimise vulnerability to risk. 

Our Approach

We approach all projects with the same level of dedication, working carefully with our clients  to help realise their aspirations.  

With over 55 years' experience in the industry,  we have built a reputation for genuinely caring about delivering the highest standards of work,  excellent cost control and management, and top quality customer service.  Whether you are considering developing a new building, or refurbishing an existing one, Hookway can enhance the process and save you time and money.  

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Design & specification

Hookway has over 40 years' experience of designing and specifying building projects for the built environment. We work across a variety of different sectors and projects range in scope from something as simple as a roof repair to a stand-alone building.

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Project management

Hookway's experienced project management team has gained in-depth knowledge and expertise through working on many, varied projects in different property sectors.

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Cost control

Production of Budget cost estimates is vital to ensure that a proposed project is in line with the available funds. We are able to produce estimates from various levels of information from initial sketches through to more detailed proposals.

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Health & safety

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) were introduced with effect from 6 April 2015 and impose duties upon all members of the construction team as well as introduce the new role of Principal Designer.

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Building surveying

We carry out a full range of Building Surveying services across most industry sectors. We work for local authorities, churches, schools, charitable trusts and private clients to maintain and enhance their building stock.

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Buildings maintenance

Having a planned preventative maintenance contract can help avoid buildings becoming damaged and keep everything running smoothly - thus avoiding reactive maintenance costs further down the line.

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Condition reports

A condition report is a vital tool in any planned maintenance strategy as it highlights any defects, problems or potential dangers that a might exist.

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Planning advice

The wide experience of our team ensures that we are able to offer practical and succinct planning advice over a wide range of applications across the whole built environment.

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Sustainability advice

Hookway offers a range of sustainability services for both commercial and domestic properties. We can assess compliance needs and help clients work towards achieving their sustainability targets.

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Party wall advice

Hookway's RICS chartered surveyors can offer comprehensive, professional advice relating to Party Wall legislation.

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Feasibility studies

Hookway is experienced in providing advice relating to the feasibility of a newly proposed project. We can help ensure that our clients are able to make a well informed decision, prior to any firm commitments or large financial expenditure.

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Whole lifecycle costing

Essentially whole life costing is a means of comparing options, and their associated cost and income streams, over a period of time. Understanding the whole life costs of a building helps our clients make better informed design decisions from the outset.

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Get in touch

Greg Smith heads up our Building Surveying department. If you would like to find out more about our Building Surveying services please contact Greg

Greg Smith

Partner

Telephone: 0117 955 4545
Email: gregsmith@hookway.org.uk

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Related case studies

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Historic conversion

Hookway were engaged to design and project manage the conversion of office space within a listed building into student accommodation.

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DVSA

Hookway was part of the team who won the Constructing Excellence Integration and Collaborative Working Award in relation to the work done on DVSA projects.

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St. Mary Redcliffe

Hookway Chartered Surveyors has enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with St Mary Redcliffe and Temple Secondary School

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Multi Use Games Areas

An impressive new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) installed for St Bonaventure’s School in Bristol is just one example of many such projects that we have undertaken.

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Norton St Phillip

Design and project management of the construction of a nursery and classroom, although not a large project this was an exciting and challenging brief.

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Hardenhuish school

Bidding for funding and providing principal designer and project management services for the refurbishment of a Grade II* listed mansion.

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Bristol Cathedral Choir School

The religious, cultural and historic significance of this building required a considered approach to refurbishing of the roofs.

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Holy Trinity School

Somerset local authority engaged Hookway to design and project manage the construction of a new four classroom block for Holy Trinity school in Taunton.

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Testimonial

“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.”

News

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Hookway - developing the team to meet growing demand

Hookway has appointed a new surveyor, Anna Gribben, to help meet growing demand and manage the company’s ever-increasing workload. Anna is a qualified building surveyor and skilled AutoCAD technician, a skill that will be of immense value to clients.

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Fulfilling the Principal Designer role

The introduction of the role of Principal Designer in the 2015 Construction Design & Management Regulations has seen Hookway build on previous experience as CDM Co-ordinator under the 2007 regulations.

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Hookway achieves 90% success rate on academy funding bids

Results of the Government funding bids have just been announced and we are delighted with the outcome. Bids approved range in value from £30,000 to £500,000 and include a variety projects...

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