Builders contract with sub-contractor

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This construction sub-contract is for a builder to buy and use for any small works project. Suitable for a deal with a one man sub-contractor or a large company providing a specialised service. Makes clear the self employed status of the sub-contractor if a sole trader. Allows you to define the work to be done and make sure it gets done. Takes some of the risk out of using an unknown tradesman. Contains many other provisions useful in a contract of this type. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item.
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About this construction sub-contract

This construction sub-contract is for a builder to buy and use. It is a basic straight forward construction sub-contract for any small works project. Use to contract with sole trader or company. Suitable for a deal with a one man sub-contractor or a large company providing a specialised service. Makes clear the self employed status of the sub-contractor if a sole trader. Allows you to define the work to be done and make sure it gets done. Takes some of the risk out of using an unknown tradesman. Many useful provisions.

The construction sub-contract requires that you attach a specification of work. If you use the same sub-contractor for other projects in future, he will automatically be subject to this agreement. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item and leaving you simply to choose and use.

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This construction sub-contract covers just those areas where you most need legal strength: limiting your liability if things go wrong, payment provisions, the specification, no posting bad publicity on social networks. Of course, with the wide Net Lawman experience of the real World, there are yet more helpful points too.

This construction sub-contract also contains drafting notes to make quite clear what the text means and to advise you on choosing from the options we give.

Contents of this construction contract

  • Definitions of special terms
  • Basic contract
  • Requirements for projects
  • Sub-contractor warranties
  • On-site matters
  • Sub-contractor pays tax
  • Restraints on trade
  • Sub-contractor’s fees and expenses.
  • Health and safety
  • Use of sub-sub-contractors
  • Disclaimers and limitation of liability
  • Duration and termination
  • Sub-contractor’s indemnity
  • Sub-contractor’s other work
  • No Assignment
  • Uncontrollable events (just in case you need it)
  • Miscellaneous legal matters
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Recent reviews

Great Service
30 October 2023
Various online firms offer templates but I selected this one because its inexpensive, comprehensive and there is the option to have it reviewed which, while more expensive, at least means that more complex issues can be discussed with a solicitor if needed. Just bought a second template as v happy with the first.
Mark Williams
Review of the United Kingdom version
Easy To Understand
14 October 2020
Excellent contract. Very easy to use and explanatory notes invaluable. Loved the layout and how easy it was to understand and follow.
Aisling Doyle Doheny
Review of the Ireland version
Ideal Template
24 July 2018
The document was an ideal template and exactly what i was looking for. It made helpful suggestions which i followed and dealt with a broad spectrum of topics.
Mark Higson
Review of the New Zealand version
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