Oak Farm Infant and Junior School

London Borough of Hillingdon
Building Surveying

As part of a Borough wide roofing refurbishment programme by the London Borough of Hillingdon, Frankham Consultancy Group formed a skilled team to specify, procure and administer the re-roofing of roofs at varying levels at this site, to ensure they had a 25 year insurance backed warranty for the works. Associated works included:

  • Removal and replacement of clerestory windows to overcome technical obstacles and also improve thermal comfort.
  • Replacement of existing cast iron rainwater goods at high level, with PVCu variants, to reduce future maintenance issues.

A very tight programme resulted in key site issues with consequential claims for extensions of time and variations. Frankham Consultancy Group successfully administered the works contract and overcame these issues. They were dealt with by fairly examining the evidence, negotiating and advising on the appropriate course of action. In most instances, Frankham Consultancy Group were able to prove that the claims were not substantiated. This was done whilst keeping the contractor motivated and focused on completing the works, to the benefit of the school and client.

These exercises were done in collaboration with the client, which ensured that the substantive roof works were completed within the School holidays to high standard of finish and Health and Safety, ready for the new term to commence, causing minimum disruption to teaching activities.