All quotations will be given to Clients, and all contracts are subject to the following terms and conditions, and no other terms and conditions shall apply to work carried out by the Contractor: –
- a) The Contractor’s quotation can only be accepted based on these terms and conditions. The results will not start acceptance. So that you know, acceptance may be required in writing.
- b) Variations or additions to a Client’s order or acceptance must be agreed upon with a director and will be confirmed in writing by the Contractor. No changes or additions will be made unless we agree on this.
- a) Save where specific terms as to payment are set out overleaf or otherwise agreed by the Contractor, payment in full is due seven days after the date of the invoice, which shall be submitted by the Contractor when the Contractor, in the Contractor’s opinion, considers that the work required under the Contract has been complete.
- b) The maximum retention deductible on any contract by the Client shall not exceed £200.00 unless agreed with the Contractor in writing before the commencement of any such contract.
- c) The Contractor reserves the right to require payment in advance for materials and equipment. In all contracts, including roofing works, the Contractor reserves the right to require payment of 50% of the total contract price on account before the work is commenced or at any time before the work is completed.
- d) The quotation price is a non-negotiable discount. We will talk about any discounts before acceptance.
If payment has not been made by the due date, then interest is chargeable at the base rate of HSBC Bank PLC plus 8% unless otherwise agreed by the Contractor.
VALUE ADDED TAX
All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated), which will be charged at the rate current at the time of invoice.
- a) All prices given in quotations to the Clients are provided on a strictly net basis and are open only for a period of 30 days (unless otherwise stated) from the date of quotation. Provisional sums quoted in any reference are not binding on the Contractor until confirmed and are subject to adjustment once sums have been finalised.
- b) Emergency repair works and additional works carried out by the Contractor as necessary (including the purchase of any supplemental materials) will be charged to the Client in addition to any quoted price given by the Contractor and shall be at the Contractor’s standard hourly rate for such works.
CONSENTS AND APPROVALS
Unless the Contractor agrees in writing, obtaining all necessary planning consents and approvals for work to be carried out or completed by the Contractor is and remains the Client’s sole responsibility.
Any dates the Contractor gives to the Client for the commencement or completion of work are provided for guidance only and are not binding on the Contractor.
If the Client has supplied measurements to the Contractor to give a quotation, then the Contractor shall have the right to alter its authority if the Contractor finds such measures incorrect.
If the Contractor has provided samples to the Client, these are samples only showing substance and general character. Equality regarding the colour, size, thickness or shape of the products supplied according to the models is not guaranteed. The Contractor has no responsibility if the goods provided ultimately do not equate with samples previously supplied.
SERVICE TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE CLIENT
- a) The Client is responsible for ensuring that on-site use by the Contractor is provided with a mains electricity supply, a water supply and toilet facilities for use by the Contractor.
- b) The Client is responsible for contacting the electricity board and any other provider of services which may be affected by the carrying out of the work and, in particular, have all overhead power cables checked and made safe at the Client’s expense unless the Contractor undertakes so to do in writing.
- c) The Client shall be responsible for ensuring adequate proper, and safe access for the Contractor and its employees to the site on which work is to be carried out.
- d) The Client shall ensure that he has notified the insurers of his property that works are being carried out to the property by the Contractor. It is the Clients responsibility to ensure that he is adequately covered by insurance against loss or damage by fire or other risks arising from the works to be carried out by the Contractor.
- e) It shall be the responsibility of the Client to ensure that appropriate consents are obtained from neighbouring or other third parties if work to be carried out by the Contractor may or will involve entering onto the land of neighbours or third parties or in any way interfering with rights of such persons. Any costs, delay claims or losses suffered by the Contractor due to failure to obtain such consents shall be added to the Client’s account, who shall reimburse the Contractor for the same.
- f) It is the responsibility of the Client to ensure that if other works are required to be carried out during the results to be done by the Contractor that the Client organises these and that, as appropriate, the Client shall consult with and obtain the agreement and approval of the Contractor to the carrying out of these works whilst the Contractor is on site.
- g) The Client is responsible for ensuring that television aerials and satellite dishes are removed where necessary before work commences. The Contractor will charge for removal and replacement unless a charge is included within the quotation before the works begin.
- h) Materials delivered to the site and received on behalf of the Contractor should be stored safely within 5 metres of the point of erection, or they are to be transported by the Client when required at the direction of the Contractor and no charge or cost to the Contractor. All forklift/hoisting facilities are the sole responsibility of the Client.
- i) It is the client’s responsibility, if they are so aware, to advise the Contractor that bats are present in any building on site and to consult with the local bat group or English Nature before the commencement of the works.
THE CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBILITIES
If scaffolding is required to be erected, then the Contractor shall ensure the scaffolding and ladders are subject to current Construction (Safety, Health & Welfare) Regulations. Construction of the scaffolding must be carried out only by the Contractor, and the Client shall not have access or to allow any third party to have access to scaffolding erected by the Contractor.
MATERIALS ON SITE
- a) Legal title and property in all materials supplied by the Contractor remain with the Contractor until paid for in full. Until then, they may be removed by the Contractor or its agent at any time. The Client is responsible for securing the materials on site and ensuring that the Contractor’s name is the materials’ owner. The Client agrees that the Contractor shall have the right of access (with vehicles) for this purpose.
- b) All salvage materials, including scrap lead, slates, ridge tiles and general roofing materials removed from the site become the property of the Contractor and will be allowed for in the quotation cost at the Contractor’s discretion.
- c) The Contractor reserves the right to display sign boards at the Client’s site or premises advertising the Contractor’s name.
HEALTH & SAFETY
It is the Clients responsibility to ensure that the site where the Contractor and its employees will be working is secure and safe. Whilst on site, the Client must comply with any instructions regarding safety the Contractor gives. The Contractor reserves the right to withdraw its employees if the site or facilities do not meet current health and safety regulations or if the weather conditions are adverse.
Suppose the Contractor discovers any dangerous materials while carrying out the works. In that case, the Contractor shall not have any responsibility to deal with the same and may, if the Contractor so decides to cancel the Contract by giving notice to the Client. No duty rests with the Contractor for removing any hazardous substances found on site unless the Contractor otherwise agrees.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR
- a) Whilst the Contractor is in the practice of using only materials that comply with the current British Standards specifications, this may be different with specific works of repair or reinstatement due to the age or character of the property.
- b) The responsibility of the Contractor is to carry out roofing works. If the Contractor agrees to work on chimney stacks or other parts of the property, then no guarantee is given regarding any such assignment. The Contractor reserves the right to require the Client to arrange for a building contractor to do such work.
- c) The Contractor accepts no responsibility for water ingress through brickwork to chimneys unless the Contractor has fitted an appropriate lead tray under the Lead Sheet Association recommendations. The Contractor takes no responsibility for lead works completed by a third party.
- d) The Contractor shall not be held responsible for any damage to any internal or external fabric of the building on which works are being carried out or to the decoration or contents of such buildings howsoever caused or for consequential loss arising there from although the Contractor will use every reasonable precaution to try to ensure that this does not happen.
- e) The Contractor shall not be held responsible for any deterioration or damage to materials supplied by the Client.
- f) The Contractor reserves the right to employ subcontractors when necessary.
SITE NOT READY
Suppose the Contractor cannot carry out the works due to the failure of the Client to ensure that the site is ready for such works. In that case, the Contractor reserves the right to charge such additional costs and expenses as have been incurred by the Contractor, the minimum charge of which will be £50.00.
- a) It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure that the roof structure on which works are to be carried out is sufficient and robust enough for the jobs as ordered by the Client, and no claim may be made against the Contractor if this is not so.
- b) No claim can be made in any event against the Contractor by the Client which exceeds the contract price for the work carried out by the Contractor.
- c) Quotations for works do not, unless otherwise specified, allow for repairs to structural timbers, fascias, barge boards, soffits, guttering and the like.
- d) The Contractor shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by non-performance of any of its obligations to the Client due to an act of God, war, civil disturbance, government actions, strike, lockout or trade dispute, difficulties in obtaining materials, breakdown in machinery, fire or accident or any other cause whatsoever beyond the control of the Contractor. Should any such event occur, the Contractor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contract without incurring any liability for any loss or damage.
- e) The Contractor reserves the right to refuse to execute any work or Contract if the arrangements for payment or the customer’s credit are not satisfactory to the Contractor. The Contractor also reserves the right to cancel every Contract made with the Client or to cancel or suspend or discontinue delivery of goods and materials and the execution of work and the hire of scaffolding or plant at the Contractor’s option without prejudice to the Contractor’s right to recover any loss sustained
If the customer commits any act of insolvency or has a bankruptcy or winding up order made against him, then the Contractor reserves the right to cease carrying out the works immediately and may, on giving notice to the Client forthwith, cancel the Contract without incurring any liability for any loss or damage thereby occasioned.
If any dispute or difference arises under this agreement, either party may refer it to adjudication under the procedures set out in The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1998 and The Scheme for Construction Contract 1998 and any subsequent amendments. The party referring to adjudication shall apply to the President or Vice President of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for nomination and appointment of the Adjudicator.