About us

Championing Quality

We are Hickton Consultants Ltd (trading as Hickton Quality Control) – an award-winning and leading national consultancy providing Clerks of Works and NEC Supervisors for your construction projects. We assess the quality of your project through inspection and reporting.

We visit construction sites to focus on the standard of workmanship provided by the contractor and their subcontractors and comment on the work being undertaken for compliance with the design and specifications agreed. Our observations are shared verbally with the contractor straight away and followed up with a regular report.

Non-compliances found are highlighted for any necessary remedial action. We can also comment on how the project is progressing against agreed contract programmes, whether sufficient labour is being employed and compare these against milestones depending on our agreed scope of services for each project.

What we stand for

For 29 years we have built a reputation based on “Quality, Client Focus, Honesty, Integrity, Competency, Teamwork, Development, Accountability and Exceptional Service” with the vision to become the leading provider of Clerk of Works and associated services in the UK.

Services that we provide

Our quality control services range from:
+ Clerk of Works services
+ NEC Supervisor services
+ Technical reviews
+ Condition surveys.

When we can support you

Most of our work is undertaken at key stages during the process, RIBA Stage 5 (Monitoring Works on Site) and RIBA Stages 6 and 7 (Snagging and Handover). We also can get involved early in the design during RIBA Stage 3 and 4 (Design) to offer proactive advice about construction and the practical ways in which it can be built well and safely. When the project has completed and been occupied, we can also be involved in soft landing discussions and recommendations for planned maintenance because by that time in the process we will have been involved in most aspects of the construction of the building.

The size and location of your projects

We have over 100 highly-experienced Building, M&E, Civil and Landscaping Quality Site Inspectors, Surveyors, Clerks of Works and NEC Supervisors located throughout the UK so that we can provide a local service to you wherever you are. We pride ourselves on the value-adding reports that we provide which have been market tested for their relevance and use for improving standards of quality work. We can inspect the construction work from small individual housing projects through to multi-use and phased major construction projects.

Our legal entity

Hickton Quality Control is an independent Ltd company operating within Hickton Group Ltd which provides financial strength and stability. Further expertise within the Group includes Cook Brown Energy and Approved Inspector Services BRCS Building Control and Cook Brown Building Control, who each have impressive portfolios of projects and established client base throughout the UK. Each business will remain independent to each other and you can continue to appoint the individual companies directly for the core service which they provide, but with added value of the group key strengths.

Following the traditions and standards set during the 1990’s by the founder, the business has grown to its current size and is now run by a board of directors chosen for their diverse knowledge and experience of the industry. They are committed to deliver our mission which is to be the most trusted construction-based company that our clients and staff ever work with.

We can effectively provide and co-ordinate internal services which Champions Quality, Compliance, and Sustainability in construction to benefit your project across the UK.

To view some of the construction schemes that we have provided Quality Site Inspection services for, please take a look at our projects page. For Building Control enquiries please visit our sister companies’ websites BRCS and Cook Brown Building Control, for Energy Consultancy visit Cook Brown Energy or our Group website Hickton Group.

Championing Quality, Compliance and Sustainability in Construction