I need a Contract?
sort of Contract do I need?
you have a professional advisor i.e. an Architect,
Designer or Engineer they should be able to advise
you on these matters and the type of contract that
would suit you best.
like the vast majority you do not, our advice is that
any contract written and signed is better than no
contract at all. A free printable contract for Minor
Works is available in printable form at http://www.buildingadvice.co.uk
It is designed to allow for variations and by entering
a tender cost at the outset should prevent costs
spiralling out of control.
there any contract's you can use that are free of
A printable contract is available at www.buildingadvice.co.uk
there other contracts that I can use?
A contact for Minor works JCT plain english edition
can be found at www.fmb.org.uk
stated above your professional advisor can inform
you of what is available.
are often sample contracts in the "Which Book
of Home Improvements" and sometimes in the "Which
Book of D.I.Y."
can obtain various type of building contracts in pre-printed
form from Her Majesty's Bookshops.
for Minor Works are available from the Royal Institute
of British Architects.
contract is better than no contract.
to think of all the items you think you need before
you enter a contract. There is provision for alterations
and additions but the fewer there are the better.
the builder you have chosen does not want to sign
your contract find another builder.