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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.   

Testimonial

“Hookway recently secured funding through CIF to install a new playground surface (MUGA) for our front playground to help improve the PE opportunities and safety aspects for the children. The children are over the moon about their new playground, and are already enjoying safer and more interesting playtime and sports lessons.”

“I lose count of the amount of positive comments we receive from visitors on how great the new build looks and it really fits in well with the existing building.”

“We had to prepare and construct additional facilities, within two terms, to accommodate a child with severe and profound needs. The initial task seemed totally overwhelming, however Hookway took on the role of project managing the nearly £100,000 extension and enabled school life to continue with very few changes. ”

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Deadline approaching for CIF 2019 

The deadline for CIF bid applications is the 14th of December so if you want to apply you will need to act fast. Hookway we can help you prepare your application and our expertise will give your school the best chance of success.

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Hookway to exhibit at the Schools and Academies Show - Birmingham

Hookway will be exhibiting at the Schools and Academies Show in Birmingham in November and look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand # E34.

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The news on school loos

Having well designed, clean and pleasant washrooms not only helps ensure the facilities remain in good condition, it also encourages healthy habits for students from pre-school to sixth form.

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