Essentially whole life costing (WLC) 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. It allows them to select the most suitable building materials and components, or elements, thus achieving a more sustainable facility and better project outcome.

Whole life costing involves calculating the lowest cost options for the entire commercial life of a building, or individual component or element of a building, to include: construction capital costs, maintenance costs, running costs and also possibly demolition costs. It may also include a planned preventative maintenance programme and an allowance for expenditure on maintenance, as in this way interruption to business and associated costs can be minimised, thus saving money in the long-term.   

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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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