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

Protection of all parties.

  • A building contract provides protection for both the client and builder. All parties understand what is required at the outset.
  • There are several industry standard building contracts for use on all sizes of projects ranging from large scale commercial projects to small domestic projects such as a single storey extension.
  • The contract will cover many items such as the overall cost of the project, payment terms, timescales, quality of workmanship, design liability, defective work.
  • A quantity surveyor will be able to give advice on the appropriate contract for your project.