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Do you understand the roles and responsibilities of various parties involved in a building project? Where would you seek information on the standard documentation used under a contract for building work? How do you set the standard on your contract and the service you receive?

Construction Contracts: You Set the Standard

A building contract is an agreement between two parties (the client and a contractor) to undertake an agreed amount of work, to a pre-arranged standard for a fixed sum of money and within a certain time frame. Small projects such as re-decoration or a small number of window replacements warrant the use of less formal contracts in order to keep costs down. For minor works, a quotation from a contractor accompanied by their terms and conditions may be acceptable, but treat them with care. For more involved and extensive...

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Construction Contracts: You set the standard