Construction Contracts Barrow-in-Furness

Sometimes the subcontractor in Barrow-in-Furness is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Builders A M C
01229 823086
13 Cheltenham St
Barrow in Furness
 
Davis & Hadwin
01229 839675
26 Croslands Park
Barrow in Furness
 
Parsons
07789 372517
15 West Avenue
Barrow in Furness
 
Britannia Construction Cumbria
01229 811601
Unit 54 Furness Business Park
Barrow in Furness
 
Tag Joinery
01229 825722
145 Abbey Road
Barrow in Furness
 
Owen Williamson
01229 877532
25 Priors Path
Barrow in Furness
 
Bryn Clark Roofing
01229 825555
Salthouse Road
Barrow-In-Furness
Membership Associations
FairTrades Registered
Year Established
1957

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Furness Joinery
01229 490003
Unit 34d Salthouse Mills
Barrow in Furness
 
Hodgson K
01229 827501
23a Kirkstone Crescent
Barrow in Furness
 
Michael Crowe Building & Construction
01229 433783
15 Marsh Street
Barrow in Furness
 
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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: February 1, 2007

By Ron Willis

Sometimes the subcontractor is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Subcontractors need to be compensated with more funds and time by the GC for all extras incorporated into the work that are not specifically spelled out in the contract documents. It is the general contractor's responsibility to retrieve those funds from the respective trades or owner that originally generated the extra. If the owner or any of the subcontractors or suppliers requests an extra from your firm, they should pay for it.

There is often a statement like this in the subcontract: “The subcontractor will not be paid for any extra work where the cost has not been predetermined and the time extensions have been agreed on in advance in a signed change order by the contractor.” This statement works in your favor.

However, back it up with a sentence something like this: “No extra work will be done unless requested in writing and a price agreed on by both the general contractor and the subcontractor.” However, as often as not, there will be a counter statement that says that the subcontractor must perform extra work without compensation when asked.

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