Who uses us?

Working with the entire construction team

A wide range of small and large public, private and corporate organisations appoint us to inspect and report on the quality of construction on their projects, ensuring that work carried out by the contractor is constructed in accordance with the specification and contract agreed.

We will work hard to ensure that we enhance your projects and believe the value that we add will benefit the whole construction team regardless of your industry or organisation.

Clients use us who want a quality approach to construction

  • Our quality control professionals report on the quality of workmanship and materials during the practical process of construction so that your projects are built using good construction techniques and to specification. The electronic report includes photographic evidence and observations of significant points, quality control and witnessing, site progress and activities, health and safety and defects. Through this process we encourage the team to “get it right first time” and avoid time wasting and expensive remedial work.

Clients use us who are interested in the entire construction costs

  • The value that we add to the build process can reduce the number of defects and the need for avoidable future repair and unplanned maintenance costs in your projects.

Clients use us who are short staffed

  • We can compliment your in-house inspection team by providing you with specialist advice ‘as and when’ you require it and offer a flexible service where you determine the visitation levels. We can input into your specifications to assist in checking for errors and offer valuable advice from site experienced professionals who can assist your project manager, contractor and principal designer with buildability and practical aspects of your health and safety plan.

Tenderers use us to help them win bid

  • With access to over 100 Quality Control Inspectors and our Head Office expertise, we can provide national support to your tenders with a unique selling point through your commitment of an independent inspector to assess control quality onsite.

Clients use us when they want their technical staff trained or mentored

  • Our experienced site staff can provide training and guidance if required offering you guidance on quality construction techniques demonstrating best practice and sharing ideas with you with the aim to add to your existing skills as part of your learning and professional development.
 To view some of the construction schemes we have worked on please take a look at our projects page.
  • "Hickton have been involved in the McDonald’s estate for over 25 years providing guidance, feedback and problem resolutions. They have supported our goals and have helped maintain and indeed increased standards across our building estate."

    Senior Project Manager, McDonald’s Corporation

  • "Hickton Clerks of Works have been diligent in assessing works’ compliance against Employer’s Requirements and providing progress commentary against programme. Their reports are consistent across all projects and they support our Employer’s Agent/Contract Administrator role by providing an additional independent checks against the contractor’s report."

    Associate, RLF

  • "We regard Hickton as being very professional in their approach, and the experience of the inspectors they employ is recognized throughout the industry."

    Chairman, GMI Construction

  • "The building is a Grade II listed building within a World Heritage Site therefore the M&E routes were very sensitive and needed to be installed as agreed with the Conservation Officer. The Clerk kept a keen eye on the installation and the report included photographs which clearly identified the defect/problems."

    Senior Chartered Architectural Technologist, GSS Architecture

  • "We recognise Hickton as a market leader in the provision of Clerk of Works services. They provide experts appropriate to the nature of the work at hand and a culture of working with the client and their consultants, as well as the contractor, to get the very best end result."

    Local Director, Summers Inman

  • "The Clerk of Works Officer’s manner both personally and professionally has been an asset to the project – he has built up good working relationships with the main contractor and their sub-contractors as well as the CEC Surveyors."

    Project Manager, Edinburgh Council

  • "Large scale projects need Clerk of Works services backed up by a well-established company with adequate insurances and back room support. It’s essential to have a smooth running service reporting directly to the client – with a Clerk of Works willing to challenge the contractor on quality issues, whilst still being able to work collaboratively. Together Housing Group would never rely on a contractor’s internal quality processes – an independent inspection reporting directly to the client is deemed essential."

    Project Manager, Together Housing Group

  • "Many thanks for a very clear and comprehensive report. I think that your conclusion provides the assurance we require but goes further by mapping out a set of actions as a way forward. I want to thank you again for the very professional approach taken for this assignment and the value it has added to our project."

    Project Director, Quadram Institute Bioscience

Hickton Quality Control

Amber Court
51 Church Street
South Yorkshire
S74 8HT



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