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Condition Surveys for schools

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.

We understand school buildings 

Hookway has particular expertise in working with schools. With more than 50 years of constant involvement in the sector we have worked with over 150 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. 

Prioritised Maintenance Reports

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.

Clarity for planning and budgeting

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. 

“Our Trust has 30 academies located throughout Somerset, North Somerset, and Bath & North East Somerset. We use the Prioritised Maintenance Report that Hookway has produced to help us plan and implement critical preventative maintenance works throughout the academies within the Trust. The information in the reports is well presented, and the at-a-glance ‘traffic light’ system used makes it easy to see exactly what work needs to take priority ..." read more 

Darren Ling - Estates and Facilities Manager, Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust

Our comprehensive report shows 

  • Current building condition
  • Photos and description of any elements that require attention  
  • Estimated costs for repairs and refurbishments 
  • Required works are prioritised to support planning and implementation  
  • Traffic light system makes information  quick and easy to understand. 

Who we work with  

From individual primary schools to large multi-academy trusts we have worked on every kind of educational establishment including voluntary aided private schools.

Our long involvement in the education sector has given us a unique, in-depth understanding of how schools function and we can plan and manage building work to suit their needs and cause minimum disruption. 

Why choose Hookway  

Our experienced surveyors can carry out a Condition survey for your school and ensure that any required repairs or refurbishment work undertaken is managed and completed on time and on budget.  We are known for delivering a highly professional service and schools frequently tell us that our skilled management makes the whole process easy and hassle-free.

Other services  

  • Funding applications 
  • Building design and specification 
  • Servicing and compliance
  • Project management 
  • Quantity surveying and cost management
  • Construction health and safety 
  • Servicing and compliance 
  • Emergency repairs 
  • Space Audits  

Get in touch

To find out more about School Condition Surveys and Planned Maintenance Reports for schools please call  0117 955 4545, email or submit your enquiry using the enquiry form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

Related Case Studies

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

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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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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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“The whole project was entirely ‘self-sufficient’ as far as the school leaders were concerned, apart from pre-agreed meetings/decisions along the way, and the building was completed to a very high spec in a safe and efficient way. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hookway to other schools.”

“Hookway have been fantastic for us, they have prepared all of our bids and CIF has made huge difference to our buildings over recent years. ”

“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!”


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Over £12 million CIF secured for 45 academies in 2020

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