GENERAL CONDITIONS (Surfacing)

1. Defects Liability period for workmanship and materials will be 12 months from the date of substantial completion of our works.

2. Any contract will be subject to English Law and the English courts will have sole jurisdiction.

3. Acceptance of any order will be based on our being able to establish satisfactory financial arrangements regarding payment for the works.

4. This quotation may be withdrawn at any time before our acceptance of an order and will remain open for acceptance for 30 days from its date unless we have stated otherwise.

5. This quotation is based on the specifications and method of construction stated overleaf. We reserve the right to pass on any increase in costs attributable to any variance from these.

6. When quoting to a required specification we accept no liability for its suitability.

7. We reserve the right to increase our prices / rates if this quotation is not accepted in its entirety.

8. Any purported amendment or variation to these conditions or purported cancellation by the Purchaser of the contract in whole or in part shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and signed by a director of our company.

9. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with any time or date agreed for the supply of our services, but any dates and times are intended for guidance purposes only and shall not be of the essence, and shall not be capable of being made of the essence by notice from the Purchaser. If no times or dates are agreed, the services shall be supplied to the Purchaser within a reasonable time from the acceptance of any order.

10. Safe access for our employees, plant and equipment is to be provided by the Purchaser free of charge.

11. The responsibility for providing accurate information as to the location of any services that may affect our works rests with the Purchaser, as does the financial liability for repairing any damage to these services if unmarked.

12. This quotation is based on our working normal day time hours Monday – Friday (but excluding Bank Holidays). No allowance has been made for out of hours working or working in isolation outside of the site boundary.

13. Additional visits will be charged for.

14. Unless stated to the contrary, no allowance has been made for maintaining, cleaning or sweeping any existing surfaces.

15. The purchaser is responsible for ensuring we have full uninterrupted access to the area of our works at all times when we are on site.

16. Prior to laying any material in a single course construction or the first course of a multi course construction a grid of levels shall be taken and agreed jointly by us and the Purchaser.

17. Additional charges will be applied if we are required to lay any additional thickness of materials to regulate a base prepared by others in order to achieve design finished levels. Any such charges will be calculated on a pro rata basis unless otherwise agreed to by us in writing.

18. Unless agreed to by us in writing the value of any work carried out by us on a daywork basis shall be calculated in accordance with the C.E.C.A. schedule of Dayworks ruling at the time the work is carried out.

19. The purchaser must ensure that cross falls, cambers and longitudinal falls comply with the minimum requirements of the relevant British Standard.

20. We will accept no liability for water standing on areas with gradients less than those recommended in the relevant British Standard.

21. Our rates / prices are based on manholes and all other surface projections being constructed at the level of the surface on which the first course of our materials is to be laid. We are not responsible for blanking off, breaking out, building up or making good to any such items.

22. No allowance has been made in this quotation for any testing requirements unless we have stated to the contrary.

23. We will not accept any responsibility for any failures resulting from base and binder courses being used as running surfaces.

24. Sympathetic (reflective) cracking in the surfacing may occur when laid over joints in concrete and we can accept no responsibility in the event of this occurring.

25. Weed killer, when specified, will be applied strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations however, no guarantee is offered on the treatment’s effectiveness.

26. No liability will be accepted for any foundation failure or damage caused by our plant and equipment if the foundation is not of sufficient strength.

27. A standing time charge will be invoked in the event of delays outside of our control.

28. The Purchaser is responsible for the insurance, protection and maintenance of our works.

29. The purchaser is responsible for ensuring we have full uninterrupted access to the area of our works at all times when we are on site.

30. The purchaser is responsible for the provision and maintenance of all task lighting, traffic management (pedestrian, road, rail or water borne), and the protection of in situ concrete, block paving, and drainage systems potentially affected by our works.

31. The purchaser is to provide us with free use of any welfare facilities and secure, suitable storage for our plant, equipment and materials on site.

32. Unless agreed by us in writing no deduction or ‘Set Off’ shall be made from the sums due under this contract. All rights of ‘set off’ either under common law or by statute are expressly excluded.

33. Work completed will be invoiced monthly and will be due for payment within 28 days of the invoice date.

34. We reserve the right to charge interest at 8% above our banks’ lending rate on all overdue amounts.

35. This quotation is based on current rates for all our component costs and we reserve the right to pass on any increase in these costs plus 15% for overhead recovery.

36. We shall be under no liability for any loss, damage, delay or expenses caused wholly or part by act of God, outbreak of war, civil commotion, governmental policies or restrictions or control, including restrictions of export or import or other licences, trade or industrial disputes whether or not such dispute involves us or our employees, or by any event whatsoever which is beyond our control, and in any such circumstance we may cancel or postpone your order.

37. We shall not be liable to the purchaser for any of the following: • Pure economic loss • Loss of profits • Loss of business • Loss of goodwill / reputational damage • Losses arising from any liability to a third party (including liquidated damages claims) • Claims for consequential costs, charges, expenditure or compensation (including legal costs)

38. Where there is any conflict between these general conditions and those stated on the front of this quotation the latter, being contract specific, will take precedence.

GENERAL CONDITIONS (Ground Works)

1. Defects Liability period for workmanship and materials will be 12 months from the date of substantial completion of our works.

2. Any contract will be subject to English Law and the English courts will have sole jurisdiction.

3. Acceptance of any order will be based on our being able to establish satisfactory financial arrangements regarding payment for the works.

4. This quotation may be withdrawn at any time before our acceptance of an order and will remain open for acceptance for 30 days from its date unless we have stated otherwise.

5. This quotation is based on the specifications and method of construction stated overleaf. We reserve the right to pass on any increase in costs attributable to any variance from these.

6. This quotation is based on all excavated material being inert and that all the site can facilitate 20 tonne muck away lorries.

7. Spoil heaps must be located no more than 50 metres from the point of excavation.

8. No allowance has been made for: • Setting out or secondary setting out / engineering outside of our package of works • Work within the public highway • Work to or in conjunction with stats. services. • Builders work in connection with new services installations such as draw pits internally • Asbestos surveys or removals • The provision of skips for general waste • Disposal of surface / ground water • Hand digging / hand excavation • Part load charges / broken down deliveries • Concrete pumping

9. This quotation is based on the drawings provided. Works are deemed to be re-measurable in accordance with SMM7.

10. When quoting to a required specification we accept no liability for its suitability.

11. We undertake to liaise with local authorities and utilities in order to execute the contract. The Purchaser agrees to take responsibility for local authority and utility consents where necessary.

12. This quotation is based on our working normal day time hours Monday – Friday (but excluding Bank Holidays). No allowance has been made for out of hours working or working in isolation outside of the site boundary.

13. We reserve the right to increase our prices / rates if this quotation is not accepted in its entirety.

14. Any purported amendment or variation to these conditions or purported cancellation by the Purchaser of the contract in whole or in part shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and signed by a director of our company.

15. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with any time or date agreed for the supply of our services, but any dates and times are intended for guidance purposes only and shall not be of the essence, and shall not be capable of being made of the essence by notice from the Purchaser. If no times or dates are agreed, the services shall be supplied to the Purchaser within a reasonable time from the acceptance of any order.

16. Safe access for our employees, plant and equipment is to be provided by the Purchaser.

17. The responsibility for providing accurate information as to the location of any services that may affect our works rests with the Purchaser, as does the financial liability for repairing any damage to these services if unmarked.

18. Additional visits will be charged for.

19. No allowance has been made in this quotation for any testing requirements unless we have stated to the contrary.

20. Unless stated to the contrary, no allowance has been made for maintaining, cleaning or sweeping any existing surfaces or for wheel washing.

21. The purchaser is responsible for ensuring we have full uninterrupted access to the area of our works at all times when we are on site.

22. The purchaser is responsible for ensuring up to date drawings are issued in good time.

23. The purchaser is to provide temporary water, power, access roads, hard standings and any other enabling works required.

24. Excluded are abnormal ground conditions: • Hard material (unless there is a quoted item) • Unmarked underground services (live or redundant) • Unstable ground

25. Where earthwork support is included we have only allowed for normal support that can be inserted after excavation to formation (without suffering any collapse) has been carried out and then moved along as the work progresses. No allowance for trench sheeting and the like has been made.

26. This quotation is based on the use of plastic drainage items only.

27. Drains will be tested on laying and signed off at that point. Testing of large diameter pipes (200mm+) will be subject to further discussion.

28. A standing time charge will be invoked in the event of delays outside of our control.

29. Unless agreed to by us in writing the value of any work carried out by us on a daywork basis shall be calculated in accordance with the C.E.C.A. schedule of Dayworks ruling at the time the work is carried out.

30. Weed killer, when specified, will be applied strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations however, no guarantee is offered on the treatment’s effectiveness.

31. No liability will be accepted for any foundation failure or damage caused by our plant and equipment if the foundation is not of sufficient strength.

32. The Purchaser is responsible for the insurance, protection and maintenance of our works.

33. The purchaser is responsible for the provision and maintenance of all task lighting, traffic management (pedestrian, road, rail or water borne).

34. The purchaser is to provide us with free use of any welfare facilities and secure, suitable storage for our plant, equipment and materials on site.

35. Unless agreed by us in writing no deduction or ‘Set Off’ shall be made from the sums due under this contract. All rights of ‘set off’ either under common law or by statute are expressly excluded.

36. Work completed will be invoiced monthly and will be due for payment within 28 days of the invoice date.

37. We reserve the right to charge interest at 8% above our banks’ lending rate on all overdue amounts.

38. This quotation is based on current rates for all our component costs and we reserve the right to pass on any increase in these costs plus 15% for overhead recovery.

39. We shall be under no liability for any loss, damage, delay or expenses caused wholly or part by act of God, outbreak of war, civil commotion, governmental policies or restrictions or control, including restrictions of export or import or other licences, trade or industrial disputes whether or not such dispute involves us or our employees, or by any event whatsoever which is beyond our control, and in any such circumstance we may cancel or postpone your order.

40. We shall not be liable to the purchaser for any of the following: Pure economic loss • Loss of profits • Loss of business • Loss of goodwill/reputational damage • Losses arising from any liability to a third party (including liquidated damages claims) • Claims for consequential costs, charges, expenditure or compensation (including legal costs)

41. Where there is any conflict between these general conditions and those stated on the front of this quotation the latter, being contract specific, will take precedence.

DAYWORK RATES

Machine Operator @ £28.00/hr

Skilled labour @ £24.00/hr

General labour @ £18.00/hr

Materials & Plant @ Cost + 20% The same duration

This page was updated on 16/10/2018