Offering Quality Site Inspection services through our sister company
Last year our company underwent a major development with its acquisition by Hickton Holdings. We saw these changes as a positive move to allow us to expand and ensure its long-term future in this ever-changing and competitive industry.
It was a key consideration that as well as choosing a company that had an excellent reputation, it was one which would also complement our very own service.
Hickton is a long-established Quality Site Inspection consultancy with over 25 years’ experience offering nationwide coverage. Considered to be the first choice for Clerk of Works services they also offer; NEC Supervisor services, technical reviews, audit and coaching, one-off independent inspections and condition surveys. We believe that both companies can offer a unique and combined service which will complement your whole construction project.
What does a Quality Site Inspector/Clerk of Works do?
A Quality Site Inspector also known as a Clerk of Works, provides an independent assessment of the works undertaken, checking the quality of the build, M&E, structural and architectural works. They produce regular reports and dialogue with the design team. Reports include a site diary; photographic evidence; progression of the works against the programme; site meeting information and highlight any risks and defects that can delay the project. Quality Site Inspectors can be appointed directly by the end-client or sub-let through a project team member and can attend the site on a full or part-time basis depending on your project requirements.
Whereas other professionals’ time can be limited on site, Quality Site Inspectors are there solely to review the work under construction and act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the client.
Their role typically consists of:
Checking all critical stages to ensure that the quality meets both the specification and the expectation of the end user.
Highlighting potential specification design issues for comments before they affect construction and programme.
Checking for component clashes.
Giving a view on completion dates as work progress.
Auditing workforce attendance if required.
Reporting any unresolved concerns.
Why choose Hickton?
Their experienced Quality Site Inspectors will build a good relationship with your construction team, and are dedicated to getting things done right-first-time, saving you time and money.
They have an ISO 9001 Quality Management system, accredited by NQA which has been held since 1993, and an internal electronic library containing technical references for their use online.
They have the necessary procedures in place, specifically developed to ensure that good construction techniques are provided, enabling the highest standards of quality throughout your project.
They are on-hand to ensure that you are protected from defects and deficiencies that might impact on your construction and future maintenance budgets.
They hold £10m Public Liability and Employee Liability insurance.
Their inspectors endeavour to get the right level of workmanship from the contractor and follow their company values of quality; client focus; integrity; teamwork and continuous improvement.
They have an excellent and experience head office team which are on hand to support their site team and the client.
Over the past five years, they have been involved in the inspection of £6.5bn worth of construction works across the UK.
To view the quality site inspection services in greater detail, please visit their website www.hickton.co.uk or contact the team on 01226 743959.