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(1) The conditions of the latest issue of the JCT standard form of domestic sub-contract doc/1 shall apply and acceptance is subject to agreement of the following.
• Appendix details to a standard form.
• Start and completion date with a programme of works.
• Any numbered documents.
(2) Plastering will be carried out in accordance with BS 5492:1990. Code of practice for internal plastering.
• Dubbing out, unless specifically described and quantified as to area and thickness is not allowed for in this quotation.
• Making good around pipes and the like, where measured is only allowed for if such can be completed as work proceeds on surrounding areas.
The quotation does include for a final snag i.e.: removal of blemishes, sanding. (not damages)
(3) Non load bearing partitions will be carried out in accordance with BS 7364: 1990 code of practice for partitions and BS 8212: 1995 code of practice for drylining and partitioning using gypsum plasterboard.

(4) Workmanship will be in accordance with BS 8000: part 8 1994 code of practice for plasterboard partitions and dry linings.

(5) Where a bill of quantities is supplied it is priced on the assumption that the measured items alone clearly indicate the work required, it is subject to re-measure based on the standard method of measurement of building works seventh edition and all quantities are gross with no deductions for openings and the like unless otherwise stated.

(6) The plastering/partitioning sub-contractor is to be reimbursed for all extra costs involved in complying with an instruction from the main contractor to make any payments not being due under the national working rule agreement.

(7) The rectification of defects or damages by others or resulting either from other trades materials or workmanship or from an un suitable specification is not allowed for in this quotation.

(8) The following attendances are assumed to be provided by the main contractor free of charge and are not allowed for in this quotation.
• Unloading of material and plant at the commencement of the works unless agreed otherwise.
• Sufficient space and access for delivery vehicles to the hoist position or tower crane. Alternatively the provision of a fork truck to unload all our deliveries.
• Adequate hoisting facilities with driver at suitable positions. Must be capable of delivering full packs of plasterboard directly on to the slab without the need to split packs down.
• Standpipes and hosepipes for the supply of water at each working level and at a suitable mixing point.
• All areas to be kept clear swept and clean prior to works commencing.
• All scaffolding including erecting and dismantling over 3m working height.
• Preparation of all surface backgrounds where not specifically allowed for.
• Suitable storage for materials and plant.
• Temp lighting to simulate lighting conditions of the finished project.
• Provide any heating/drying equipment necessary and a constant supply of 110 volts.
• Provision of datum’s and levels at 5m intervals.
• Protection of the works from weather conditions/elements and other trades.
• Adequate site and welfare facilities.
• Space for a site office and adequate storage container.
(9) The main contractor shall pay to the plastering/partitioning sub-contractor in consideration of the execution and completion of the sub-contractors works as described for the price stated exclusive of value added tax subject to the following:
Interim payments will become due at the end of the month following the execution of the work and the final date for payment will be 30 days after submission of an interim application unless otherwise agreed.
(10) If the amount due for payment is not paid by the final date for its payment the main contractor shall pay the plastering/partitioning sub-contractor in addition to the amount not properly paid simple interest there on for the period until such payment is made. Payment of such simple interest shall be treated as a debt due to the plastering/partitioning sub-contractor by the main contractor. The rate of interest payable shall be 5% over the base rate of bank of England and will be charged on all interim applications, final accounts, invoices and all other monies which become overdue.

(11) Any verbal instructions given by the main contractor must be confirmed in writing within a 24 hour period of giving the verbal instruction. Failure to provide written confirmation will result subsequent verbal instruction not being actioned.

(12) The responsibility for any design and drawing production is entirely the responsibility of the main contractor or other third party.

(13) The quotation is based on a 3 visit philosophy i.e:1st fix, 2nd fix and skim unless otherwise stated.

(14) The commencement of works does not imply acceptance of the suitability of any backgrounds/substrates or areas to be worked in.

(15) Main contract liquidated and ascertained damages to be limited to 3% of our sub-contract sum.

(16) Retention to be a maximum of 3% unless otherwise stated.

(17) No provisions have been made for testing.
In the event of any dispute or difference arising between the main contractor and sub-contractor whether arising during the execution or completion or abandonment of the sub-contract works or after the termination of this subcontract or the main contract in regard to any matter or thing of whatsoever nature arising out of this subcontract or in connection there with then either party shall give notice in writing of such dispute or difference and such dispute or difference shall be and is hereby referred to for the time being of the royal institute of charted surveyors and in either case the award of such arbitrator shall be binding on all parties.
Adjudication shall be dealt with as set out in the ‘scheme for construction contracts’ part 1 section 108 construction and regeneration act 1996.

It is also a condition of this subcontract that either party referring any matter to adjudication shall be equally liable for such fees as the adjudicators require payment upfront before any actions are taken.

The parties will be liable for their own costs in respect of the adjudication subject always to the final decision of the adjudicator.