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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

“The needs of the school were always at heart and I felt that I had a voice in the process. The two new classrooms are fantastic. They are light, airy and spacious, and the children love them. The children refer to them as the ‘Posh Wing’.”

“Hookway have helped to transform our aging washrooms over the past few months with minimum disruption to the school. Project management and funding application have been undertaken by Hookway in a very professional and helpful manner and we look forward to working with them in the future. ”

“The new building has been open for over a year and teachers and pupils are still excited about it. It is so well designed in terms of light, space and ventilation that it is a joy to work in. The projecting roof at each end creates fantastic covered play space.”

News

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Hookway secures £7.5 million worth of CIF bids for academy clients

We've helped over 30 academies secure a combined total of £7.5 million to address significant building condition needs.

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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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