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Contract for extension work

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Sammiesnake Tue 23-Feb-21 16:37:12


We are supposed to be signing a contract tomorrow with the builders for our home extension. Is there anything particular we should look out for on the contract? We’ve never done anything like this before.

Thank you!

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Outbutnotoutout Tue 23-Feb-21 16:40:26

When will they require payment

Ours has asked for 3 payments

1) when the floor is completed
2) when the roof is on
3) when finished

Sammiesnake Tue 23-Feb-21 16:43:24

Thank you that’s helpful!

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Outbutnotoutout Tue 23-Feb-21 16:51:02

How long are the expected length of works?

Sammiesnake Tue 23-Feb-21 17:03:40

5 weeks for the build apparently then another 5 inside

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SilverBirchWithout Tue 23-Feb-21 17:06:20

Is final payment before or after snagging items have been fixed?
It’s often hard to get builders back to fix any minor (or major) issues once a job has been completed - because they have had payment and are now working on their next job.

SilverBirchWithout Tue 23-Feb-21 17:07:44

If material prices increase or specific products are unavailable how will this be resolved/paid for?

SilverBirchWithout Tue 23-Feb-21 17:11:08

Check through specifications in detail - is everything correctly detailed, such as type of bricks, roof slates, and other finished?

Who is organising building regs/controls inspections?

SilverBirchWithout Tue 23-Feb-21 17:13:50

Check if there are clauses about clearing up the site during and after the work is finished.

Outbutnotoutout Tue 23-Feb-21 17:20:44

Oh yeah, who pays for the electrics, is it all in or on top, same for extra radiators and gas work

Sammiesnake Tue 23-Feb-21 20:03:20

This is so helpful thank you everyone!!

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121hugsneeded Tue 23-Feb-21 21:07:25

Who takes responsibility for CDM you, them or the architect? And general health a safety on site too. Will try require a portaloo,kettle etc etc

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