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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

“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. ”

“After a fantastic refurbishment of our Grade II* listed building roof last year, Hookway has excellently project managed a complete transformation of our asbestos roofs.”

“Hookway worked in close partnership with us and carefully managed a range of trades and contractors. Greg Smith, Hookway’s Surveyor, met with my team regularly and always acted upon any feedback shared; he cared passionately about the quality of the work and made sure that it was completed to an excellent standard.’”

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Welcome to Matt Beech, our newest recruit

Hookway’s team of Building Surveyors welcome Matt Beech, the company's newest recruit. Matt, a fully qualified building surveyor, started his career 'on the tools' and brings a wealth of experience to bear in his new role.

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Expanding the practice to meet an increased work load

2018 has been a phenomenal year for Hookway and we have been steadily expanding our practice to meet an ever increasing work load. Jo Moore, our most recent recruit, has joined the team to assist with property management administration.

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Deadline approaching for CIF 2019 

The deadline for CIF bid applications is the 13th 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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