Why is it essential to have a building contract in place between client and builder?

Timescales and programme.

  • The building contract will set out the agreed timescales of the project which will include a start and completion date. This ensures the client and builder understand what to expect.

  • If the builder fails to complete the work by the contract completion date, the building contract will dictate the process to be followed.

  • A quantity surveyor can give specialist advice on building contracts and the timescales for the project.