Construction Contracts Windermere

Sometimes the subcontractor in Windermere 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.

Graham Coward
01539 445415
Hillside
Windermere
 
Eric Slater
01539 444336
Froswick
Windermere
 
John Storey & Sons
01539 443867
32a Thornthwaite Road
Windermere
 
Chapman & Todd
01539 445347
Linghowe
Windermere
 
Mitchinson's
01539 445274
Chestnut Forge
Windermere
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FairTrades Registered
Year Established
1976

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D A Joinery
01539 448623
Unit 5 Alice Howe Farm
Windermere
 
J Brownells & Son Ltd
01539 446555
Upper Oak St
Windermere
 
M Dixon
01539 444709
39 Claife Avenue
Windermere
 
P J White Joinery (sign Writing)
01539 447155
The Cottage
Windermere
 
Mitchinsons
01539 445274
The Workshop
Windermere
 
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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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