General Building Terms & Conditions of Contract
1. The quotation we are providing is based on the information that we have been supplied and/or any relevant plans. It relates to the works requested by the client to whom the estimate is addressed and is in respect of the property indicated. On receipt of working drawings we reserve the right to alter our quotation if the detailed information varies from the original enquiry.
2. The quotation will remain open for acceptance for a period of 3 months from the date there on. If the quotation should be accepted a written contract will be set up between Entire Houze Ltd. and the client and a 20% deposit will be required between Entire Houze Ltd. prior to commencement of works. Payment to be made in weekly installments based on progress of works. Payment must be made on time, in full, and without any deduction, set off or counterclaim.
3. The quotation is based on the visual inspection and assumed condition of the land/building, unless stated otherwise with evidence of a written description or detailed plans from the structural engineer or architect. Any change to those conditions found to exist as work proceeds may result in additional charges to those initially indicated and Entire Houze Ltd. will not be held liable.
4. The client, in accepting this quotation, agrees to Entire Houze Ltd. carrying out the described works on his/her property, and he/she shall make reasonable provisions to protect his/ her fixtures and fittings not subject to the described works and other possessions left in the property whilst the works are undertaken. The client shall also make safe, suitable and uninterrupted access.
5. The quotation is based on the work being carried out during normal working hours. Should weekend, holiday or other extraordinary hours be required the client may incur an additional costs for this. Prices are valid only if all the works are carried out at the same time.
6. Any additional jobs which come along during the project will incur additional time.
7. Any changes or alterations to the quoted works or to the materials requested by the client may result in an alteration to the costs. All additional works instructed to be carried out during the course of works will be subject to additional charges based on day rate basis and any extra materials will be charged accordingly.
8. The quotation is subject to the availability of materials, plant and labour at the time required. Liability cannot be accepted for delays or their effects either whole or part to causes out of our control.
9. The quotation provided is based on known costs for materials etc., at the time of preparation. Occasionally the building trade experiences sudden price increases. Whilst we aim to keep within the quoted costs, we may be forced to increase charges when situations like this occur. We will notify the client of any such increases.
10. Where present, it will be assumed that the supply of, water, electricity and toilet facilities will be made available for the use of all workman on site. If not an additional charge may be made to provide these services to comply with health & safety. Client to supply parking permits for whole duration of works, if not an additional charge will be made.
11. The quotation is based on the information given with the enquiry on all services either underground or above. We would expect the client to be in receipt of all service drawings and all services located prior to any excavation taking place. No liability of damage services will be paid by Entire Houze Ltd.
12. Entire Houze Ltd. shall not be held liable for any works undertaken at the client’s instructions if that work requires planning or other consents, which the client has not obtained. Unless requested as part the contract, it is the responsibility of the client to apply for and pay all appropriate fees, for such consent prior to the commencement of works.
13. Entire Houze Ltd. aims to carry out works to a very high standard and in accordance with current legal and building regulations. Any changes to the regulations which were not in existence at the date of this contract Entire Houze Ltd. will not be liable for.
14. All visitors to the site where works are being carried out including owners of the property do so at their own risk. Entire Houze Ltd. will not accept any liability for injury should an accident occur.
15. Terms of payment are strictly 7 days from the date of invoice. Late payment may result in an interest charge calculated on a daily basis.
16. Any disputes with the invoice must be raised in writing within 7 days of the date of invoice. Failure to do this will result in the full invoice amount being made payable.
17. All invoices where applicable will be subject to V.A.T at the appropriate rate. Unless the client advises Entire Houze Ltd of any different rate we will automatically charge the standard rate of 20%.
18. Unless stated, all paints used are of the highest quality and manufactured by Dulux ICI paints or Leyland (standard Dulux or Leyland trade).
19. Price includes rubbish removal and skips if needed unless otherwise stated.
20. All goods, for whatsoever supplied, shall remain the property of Entire Houze Ltd. until paid in full. “Notwithstanding that risk in the goods shall pass to the buyer upon delivery, full legal and equitable title and interest in all and any goods supplied by Entire Houze Ltd. to the buyer shall remain vested in Entire Houze Ltd., Including where such goods have been affixed to the land or property by the buyer or his agents, and shall not pass to the buyer until Entire Houze Ltd. shall have received payment in full of all amounts due and owing from the buyer to Entire Houze. for the time being (including any interest accruing and owing to Entire Houze Ltd.”