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Most construction projects have a lengthy duration and thus require the contractor(s) to be paid for works done to date on an interim basis (monthly being commonplace). Payments made must representative of the works done.

Hookway is able to undertake such evaluation and provide certification to advise on the sum properly due to the parties. Our surveyors will ensure that the sum certified is a true value of works done and advise on contractual matters in relation to payments, withholding payments, VAT and other such matters. The provisions of The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act contain many prescriptive ‘rules’ that must be adhered with regarding payments and so professional certification and advice in this regard is very important, especially for inexperienced clients.

Once works are complete the final account sum will need to be agreed with the contractor(s). The sum due can often be a source of disagreement as it will depend on many factors such as number of variations, and any contractual claims made by the parties. The early appointment of a Quantity Surveyor should result in any issues arising being resolved as works progress, however, agreement of the final sum due can often be a long process. Hookway is able to assist in the preparation or agreement of a final account at any stage of the project and will work with all parties to achieve a swift resolution to valuing the works undertaken. We are able to assist both contractors, sub-contractors and all other clients.

Should any claims be made under the contract by any party we are able to offer professional contractual advice and assistance to any party to help explain the issues and provide assistance in achieving a satisfactory resolution. Our professional team have a detailed knowledge of all the commonly used construction contracts and keep up to date on new case law and relevant legal matters to always be able to provide practical and relevant advice. 

Testimonial

“We have just had two new class rooms constructed for our school and Hookway managed the whole project, which really took the pressure off me. They were brilliant, managing the contractors and making sure that we were all kept fully informed as the project progressed, with all updates given in a timely manner.”

“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.”

“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’.”

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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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