Building contract administration and consultancy

We provide contract administration, management and consultancy for commercial and domestic projects across the South East and London.

From preparation of contract documentation to onsite monitoring of build and completion, our RICS Chartered team will ensure your project is delivered successfully

Contract Administration

Such is the nature of construction work with its complexities, liabilities and cost exposure, it is vital that the client is suitably assisted and protected through the course of a project.

The role of the Contract Administrator is to manage a suitable binding contract between client and contractor. Their appointment at the outset of a project is designed to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the works until successful completion. To achieve this, the CA will invariably prepare the works specification, procure the most suitable contract type, inspect the works at regular intervals, chair meetings with the contractor, instruct the contractor, agree variations and consider delays along with authorising payments and ultimately approving the overall cost of the works.

Contract administration is often offered alongside quantity surveying, project management and monitoring surveying to ensure that one practice is ultimately responsible for the successful oversight and management of a build. We also offer drone services at an additional cost.

Our approach

We offer a full turnkey service from design, quantity surveying, and cost management, to the preparation of contracts and monitoring surveying, ensuring the completion of the project as intended.

Our approach is one of transparency, speed, and communication to ensure that you understand the works involved and that clear lines of dialogue occur between both the contractors and the employers. 

Projects overseen by Sillence Hurn are delivered to specification, meeting the agreed schedule and budgetary requirements laid out throughout the process.

We provide a full contract administration service including:

  • Providing formal JCT contracts
  • Issuing documentation to the contractor
  • Organising compliance, approvals, and insurance
  • Organising schedule and phase meetings
  • Programme of works oversight and performance monitoring
  • Managing change and budget throughout
  • Issuing instructions
  • Agreeing final accounts
  • Management of defect rectification/snagging


"Sillence Hurn quoted to oversee roof replacement on a block of flats in Southampton for me. Their quotation is very thorough and professionally presented. No details overlooked. More comprehensive than other quotes. I've recommended them to the block managing agent so as to be more confident the new roof will be done to the correct standard in accordance with the specification."
Robin Pearce - Owner / Occupier

enquire about contract administration

If you have a specific project you need assistance with, please complete our enquiry form below. Please provide as much detail as you can so we're fully informed. If you'd prefer to call us to discuss the project further, you can reach our team on 02380 014786.

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