Construction Contracts Kirkby-in-Furness

Sometimes the subcontractor in Kirkby-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.

Barry Coward
01229 889208
Kirkby Hall
Barrow in Furness
 
Cl & Lj Garnett
01229 716119
1 Fellview Barn
Broughton in Furness
 
A & S Joinery Services
01229 588135
Smithy Cottage
Ulverston
 
A D Greenwood
01229 466179
Barn Field
Askam in Furness
 
Geoff Pearce
01229 467649
12 Avocett Crescent
Dalton in Furness
 
South Lakeland Bricklayers LTD
01229 889921
Dunnerdale,Sandside
Cumbria
 
Chris Hull Construction Ltd
01229 716821
Orchard Barn
Broughton in Furness
 
David Farrer
01229 861476
Smithy House
Ulverston
Membership Associations
FairTrades Registered
Year Established
1970

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David Webb Building
01229 775431
The Hollow
Millom
 
D Farrer
01229 588337
Smithy House
Ulverston
 
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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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