TERMS & CONDITIONS
Lindrick Building and Construction Standard Terms & Conditions
1. Construction Work Terms
a) Our quotations are produced with as much detail as possible to avoid any misunderstandings. If something is missing that you would like included, please let us know and we will revise the quotation accordingly. Any additional works found necessary are to be agreed with the client and a separate revised or extra contract quotation provided.
b) Free access is required for delivery of building materials, plant, machinery and skips etc.
c) Access to and collection of used or unused building materials, equipment and plant etc remains in place until full and cleared final payment is received.
d) Accepting a written quotation from Lindrick Construction Services Ltd (titled QUOTATION), either verbally or in writing, and agreeing to the commencement of works will allow these terms and conditions to come into effect. The client or Lindrick Construction Services Ltd may withdraw from the quotation offer prior to commencement of works without sanction or penalty however any deposit paid by the client will be used to pay for any bespoke materials ordered on the client’s behalf and any bespoke materials under these circumstances will be forwarded to the client to include delivery costs. Any document produced by Lindrick Construction Services Ltd without the heading ‘Quotation’ will not be recognised or accepted as a valid offer of quotation and will not form a contract, please see item F.
e) The main contractor being ‘Lindrick Construction Services Ltd’ may employ both direct and sub-contract labour to work on site. Each individual contractor takes full responsibility for their own third party liability. The main contractor will oversee all works to completion and takes full general and operational responsibility in the running of any contract agreed with the client (see article ‘F’).
f) A ‘contract’ with Lindrick Construction Services Ltd is an agreement by the client to have work undertaken based on a written quotation headed ‘Quotation’ submitted directly to the client on an official Lindrick Construction Services Ltd letterhead and is a clear and straightforward undertaking between the two parties (Lindrick Construction Services Ltd & client) to form a contract. An informal verbal estimate, verbal or written price guide received by the client, or any other document, in this context does not amount to the formation of a contract.
g) Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, by cheque or in cash and a receipt for payment will be given. Please make all payments by cheque payable to ‘Lindrick Construction Services Ltd’. Bank Transfer details can be found at the bottom of your invoice. Payment in full is due upon completion of the contract and presentation of the associated invoice. Part payments, interim payments and deposits may be agreed prior to commencement of works or during the contract duration. A down payment ‘retainer’ is usually required however arrangements may be made for a down payment in respect of the acquisition of bespoke or high value materials. Interim payments and final payment on completion of a contract is not reliant on the presentation of completion certificates with respect to ELECSA, GAS SAFE or Building Control Completion Certificates as they are subject to third party administration by the Local Authority etc.
h) Insurance – Public Liability and Employer’s Liability: Public Liability Insurance is provided up to the sum of £1,000,000 and Employer’s Liability up to the sum of £10,000,000 by AXA Builder’s Insurance – Policy number 550.005.818. All usual general building practices are covered within our insurance policy.
i) All client information is retained in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and all personal and other client details will remain confidential.
j) In the event of unforeseen difficulties arising, or any other circumstantial changes, the quotation price or estimated cost may be revised to reflect the situation at hand before or after commencement of work.
k) Guarantees: All customers will benefit from a full guarantee on our workmanship for a period of 12 months. Guarantees on materials run in accordance with manufacturer’s warranty periods where applicable. Our guarantee covers all new work and new materials used in construction or repairs, but does not guarantee the integrity of any existing structures, materials or decorations. New build structures only (roofs, flashings to new roofs and new vertical brickwork joints to existing masonry) are covered by our guarantee against water ingress, ingress of water through existing structures are not covered by this guarantee. Subsidence issues (sinkage below slabs, subsidence below new or existing foundations or movement of foundations or floors etc) are not covered within our guarantee agreement. In the event of a failure beyond the guarantee period we will be happy to investigate the cause and negotiate a solution to the problem without delay and carry out any agreed repairs as soon as possible. Charges may apply for remedial work carried out beyond guarantee dates or to items not covered by our guarantee. Decorations are signed off on completion and not covered by guarantee.
l) No responsibility is taken by ourselves for the presence of perished, infested or rotten timber (or any other perished, infested or rotten materials) in existing structures such as doors, constructional or other timbers, windows and frames whether detected or undetected at the time of contract.
m) Extras will only be undertaken further to both full discussion with the client, and, verbal or written agreement, and charged at the agreed rate.
n) Protection of existing surfaces (floors, carpets, curtains, doors and furniture etc). Whilst we endeavour to protect existing surfaces with the use of dust sheets and loose plastic sheeting etc along with care in our working practice, responsibility for protection from damage of any existing surface or fabrics etc is the responsibility of the client. Arrangement can be made to put in place protection of existing surfaces, over and above our basic cover, at a negotiated additional cost.
o) Building Control: Inspections and other related issues concerning the Local Authority Building Control Department can be managed by Lindrick Construction Services Ltd if requested by the client in advance and details of these arrangements are confirmed in writing by both parties. Payment on completion of a contact is not reliant upon presentation of Building Control Completion Certificates as delays are sometimes possible due to Local Authority administration issues.
p) Contract duration: An approximate duration time for work to be carried out can be found on our quotations. The ‘Contract duration’ is to be used as a guide only and will not affect the agreed contract price i.e. if a contract takes longer than expected no extra charges will be levied unless previously agreed and conversely if good progress is made and a contract takes less time to complete than expected, the client should not expect to receive a discount.
q) Discounts and retentions: Prices are based on the understanding that no retentions are held unless previously arranged and authorised. No Main Contractor or Sub Contractor discounts are given unless agreed and confirmed in writing.
r) Builder’s waste is deemed to be waste generated by the contractor whilst carrying out building works and includes materials taken down or demolished by the contractor, this material can be used by the contractor or client for hardcore or masonry infill etc if suitable for the purpose.
s) We will endeavour to employ a helpful attitude at all times and will always attempt to bring the building works to a satisfactory conclusion as soon as possible taking into account weather conditions and availability of specialist materials and unforeseen circumstances etc.
t) The above terms and conditions apply to ‘Lindrick Construction Services Ltd’.
a) Clearing and / or moving of furniture and other items blocking access to work areas are not included.
b) Except where detailed, builders work (creating of holes larger than 50mm diameter, creating of support structures, etc) are not included, except as outlined in 1d, e and f above.
c) Re-decoration and final making good is excluded from quoted costs, unless specifically detailed as included.
d) Removal from site and disposal of rubble, fittings, wiring, materials, general waste and packaging is not included.
3. Extras and Variations
a) All extras and variations must be agreed in writing prior to commencement.
a) The costs quoted assume continuous and unhindered access to the site by prior arrangement with you.
b) Unless stated otherwise, the costs quoted assume standard working hours between the hours of 07:30 hrs – 17.00 hrs Monday to Friday inclusive. Work required outside these hours may attract out of hours premium rates.
c) Any additional work not covered in our quoted costs will attract additional time charge rate of £30.00 per hour /per man plus materials cost and VAT.
d) All figures quoted are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.
e) All figures quoted are valid for a date of 30 days from the date of the estimate or quotation.
5. Deviations from Building Regulations
a) All work where applicable, will be executed fully in compliance with applicable Building Regulations and BS7671 in force at the time of the work, particularly in respect of work in dwellings to allow the legal Part P obligations to be met. Where a Client requires deviation from such regulations, a written instruction and record will be required.
6. Risk and Title of Goods and Property
a) The risk in all goods supplied shall pass to the Client upon delivery.
All goods supplied shall remain property of Lindrick Construction Services Ltd until all sums due have It is the customers responsibility to ensure that quotation details meet their expectations prior to any works commencing and that all inclusions and exclusions are accurate. On commencement of works, works will be carried out only by those agreed on original quotation. Please inform us immediately prior to works commencing if any amendments are required.
b) been paid in full.
c) The client is responsible for ensuring that the property is insured for the duration of the project work.
a) Lindrick Construction Services Ltd will provide a workmanship warranty for any defects for a period of 12 months following final payment of works to include any payments for extra works. Warranty does not cover materials or appliances that fail on their own or any damage caused by them, materials will be covered by manufacturer’s warranty where relevant and is the responsibility of the client. Warranty does not cover fixtures or materials free issued by client or not supplied by Lindrick or any subsequent damage caused by them. Warranty does not cover general wear and tear and damage caused via adverse weather conditions. Lindrick will not warrant any original installation that has been altered or tampered with by client or any third parties or any subsequent damage caused by them.
a) Unless agreed in writing payment in full must be made on completion of the specified works to Lindrick Construction Services Ltd.
b) Payments to be made as per individual quotations
c) Stage payments will be requested by prior arrangement where planned works take longer than 14 days. We reserve the right to request from you stage payments in the instance where works take longer than 14 days.
d) All goods remain the property of Lindrick until payment has been made in full. Lindrick reserve the right to issue any certification until payment has been made in full.
e) No warranty will be valid until payment has been received in full.
9. Dispute Resolution
a) In the event of a dispute, mediation is to be the preferred method of resolution.
Workmanship Warranty Statement
Lindrick Construction hereby offers the following warranty terms in relation to this project.
a) All workmanship carried out by Lindrick Construction carries a 12 month workmanship warranty as per Company Terms & Conditions.
b) Warranty commences from project completion date on the provision that full payment have been received. Otherwise warranty will commence on receipt date of full payment.
c) This warranty should be retained and kept in a safe place for future reference.
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