Construction Contracts Coniston

Sometimes the subcontractor in Coniston 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.

Dugdale Allan
01539 441162
Browside
Coniston
 
John Dewhurst & Sons
01539 436340
Hawkshead Sawmill
Ambleside
 
G.d Usher & Son
01539 441217
Dixon Ground
Coniston
 
George Long Joinery
01539 433898
The Roods
Ambleside
 
A W Bowness Ltd
01539 433375
Colwith Orchard
Ambleside
 
W Watson Ltd
01539 441287
10 St Martins Court
Coniston
 
Usher Joinery Ltd
01539 441209
Dixon Ground
Coniston
 
A W Bowness Ltd.
01539 433375
Colwith Orchard
Ambleside
Membership Associations
FairTrades Registered
Year Established
1950

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J M Kellett
01539 436485
Red Lion Yard
Ambleside
 
Colwith Interiors Ltd
01539 432847
Low Colwith Farm
Ambleside
 
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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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