Terms and Conditions

WESTOAKS BUILDERS LTD

GENERAL INFORMATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

 **General Notes:-**

Please note where the term provisional is used, this means a cost or item of work which at this stage is either an unknown quantity or an optional piece of work. All provisional items are completed /or not, only after consultation with yourself before work commences.

 

Timescales:-

An indication of the lead-in time to commence work may be given. Please note that this can change as all works are programmed in order on a “as formal instructions are received “basis.

An indication of the time to complete the project may be given. Once instructed we will use our best endeavors to complete the works, from an agreed commencement date and  in a programmed manner designed to meet the target completion date .There are however a number of common  circumstances  which may delay the intended completion date ,  which  are beyond our reasonable control. and for which we will not be held responsible.

These are for example :- Inappropriate weather conditions , unforeseen ground conditions,  existing building faults, changes in specification or time lost in considering possible changes  ,  the involvement of pre-tender nominated sub-contractors , utility companies and  any person or  organization who is able to act unilaterally during the course of the work.

 

Working Hours:-

Our standard working hours are between 8.00am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Other hours and overtime rates are by prior agreement.

 

Access & Facilities:-

Reasonable access to the work areas will be required during working hours and by prior agreement holding areas for the storage of bulk materials, plant and equipment. Generally we will require a 240v electricity supply for use with power equipment and tools associated with the works.Generally we will require a mains pressure water supply to be used in association with works and staff welfare.

 

Work carried out in occupied /furnished premises.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean working environment and taking all reasonable precautions to prevent the migration of dust to other areas .However there may be occasions when the type of dust produced is so light and fine that some cross area contamination will occur.Clients should make their own risk assessment regarding the separate storage of any sensitive items, and will be responsible for the decontamination of any areas outside the work areas we have specified.

 

Performance of Materials & products

Most materials & products whether man made  or  natural ( such as  wood) are subject to  naturally varying environmental conditions and  may expand contract warp or twist  temporarily or permanently as a result.  Additionally some materials will naturally resist ingress of moisture or readily accept moisture under certain environmental conditions . Whilst we will always be happy to provide our opinion  as to whether a material or product will be suitable for  installation in a particular environment , we make no guarantee of the performance of such materials or products. We strongly advise that Clients refer to the manufacturers recommendations .

 

Changes or variations to the works:-

Changes will be made to the specification only by prior agreement and any cost implications will be advised before changes are actioned either verbally or in writing as appropriate.

 

Commencement of works :-

On acceptance by the Client of works to be carried out (written or verbal) the works are deemed to have been started and  we reserve the right to recover any preparatory costs incurred prior to our physical commencement on site  should the Client give notice of cancellation .

Terms:-

Deposits are not generally required however on some projects reasonable “stage payments “will be requested as work progresses and will be agreed prior to commencement.  Payments are due on presentation of invoice.  We reserve the right to charge interest on overdue amounts at the prevailing standard legal rate.

Insurance:-

We hold £10,000,000 Public liability cover at all times and this can be inspected upon request.

Clients are reminded it is a common requirement of policies issued by Domestic Building Insurers to be advised when building works are undertaken on the property.