Clerk of Works

The role of a Clerk of Works has come to the forefront with today’s fast paced construction market and recent high profile cases where a lack of inspection during construction has caused major issues.

The role of a Clerk of Works is defined by the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate as:

“A person whose duty is to superintend the construction and maintenance of buildings, or other works for the purpose of ensuring proper use of labour and materials”.

Our Clerk of Works will inspect and report on all areas of construction to help maintain quality standards, identify costly defects and delays and reduce risk.

Our overall objective is to protect the interests of the Employer, whilst ensuring works are carried out in accordance with the contract.

We will carry out regular visits to site throughout the construction period to the agreed frequency to inspect the works and provide a simple written report to update the Client on general progress as follows:

  • General progress and any delays noted, including photographic reports.
  • Resources on site, weather conditions and visitors to site.
  • Drawings received in the period for comment together with any comments raised.
  • Schedule of any Clerk of Work Directions, H&S issues noted, defective works.
  • Status report on areas snagged/de-snagged.
  • Schedule of testing and commissioning.

Our team have a pro-active approach and work with the Contractor team to ensure the required quality is achieved. We believe in being open in our approach and working with the Contractor to agree a suitable quality of workmanship and set the benchmark early on, hence avoiding conflict later in the project due to differing aspirations.

In addition to Clerk of Works Services, William Saunders can also provide NEC Supervisor Services.

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