Construction 2018-07-27T11:15:06+00:00

Construction

The stage at which Hawkespur would become involved in the planning of your construction project:

  • Stage 1: Site visit by the architect

  • Stage 2: Design Proposals

  • Stage 3: Planning application

  • Stage 4: Building regulations approval

  • Stage 5: Construction drawings and specification of works

  • Stage 6: Contractors tendering
  • Stage 7: Construction

  • Stage 1: Site visit by the architect
  • Stage 2: Design Proposals
  • Stage 3: Planning application
  • Stage 4: Building regulations approval
  • Stage 5: Construction drawings and specification of works

  • Stage 6: Contractors tendering
  • Stage 7: Construction

When we are asked to tender for your construction project we will first visit the site with the architect (if one is appointed). We will then produce our tender for your project which will include all known material and labour costs and any variable costs will be highlighted.

A 10% contingency will then be added onto the quotation; this is for any unforeseen work which may be uncovered during the building process or any amendments you wish to make for the specifications. We find that, unless you are drastically altering you specification, 10% is more than ample to allow for a contingency fund.

Size wise we work on a broad range of construction projects; no job is too small and we also have the capacity to take on larger developments.

What Happens Next?

Outlining the key stages of any project is essential to ensure that the work is co-ordinated towards a timely completion. On agreeing the project start date a schedule of works is drawn up; this breaks down the project into stages highlighting specialist elements and key materials.

Once the quote and the programme of works is agreed by you, Hawkespur will produce a contract for the job. This is usually in the form of a JCT contract, along with a payment schedule should no contract administrator be appointed.

We will meet with you ahead of your project start date to introduce you to your Project Manager & Site Manager who will be your main point of contact throughout the project. We will also pencil in the first of your weekly site meetings with our team. The Project Manager works between the site and the office to manage all elements of your project from ordering specialist items and ensuring the project is running on time and in line with the agreed quote and specification.

The Build

Throughout your project we like to arrange weekly site meetings for you to come onsite and see the development of the works. It is during these site meetings that you can visualise the progress and step in with any variations to the current plans.

Towards the end of your project the finish stage is more often than not the most exciting as you see what was previously a building site unfold into your new space. Specialist tradesmen and sub-contractors are instructed in completing the finishing touches to the build.

At the end of the project Hawkespur will carry out a complete inspection of the works with you and together we will sign off the project. On completion Hawkespur will produce a ‘completion folder’ which will include your entire project from copies of the final drawings, the supplier contact details and all the manuals and warranties for equipment that has been fitted.

Following the completion of the build, you hold on to a retention payment for three to six months depending on what has been agreed in the JCT contact. At this stage we contact you to arrange a visit and run through what snagging works are required. Your project manager will then arrange a suitable time and programme for the works to be carried out. Once this is done, your project is now fully complete.

Hawkespur have a maintenance and property management team who are dedicated to making your life easy. Whether your property is let out, or requires a capable pair of hands to help with general maintenance do please contact our team.