This guidance explains the definition of operating under the terms of the ‘Construction Act’. Includes advice on contract terms and receiving payment under the scheme.
It is quite common for the employers of scaffolding companies to adjust the Applications for Payment / Invoices submitted by the scaffolder. The process is often referred to as setting-off. This guidance outlines the rules for setting-off and also offers guidance on potential remedies to the Scaffolding Company.
This guidance outlines the differences between an estimate, quotation and tender and provides advice and recommendations on how to provide a well drafted quote.
This guidance outlines your legal requirements to charge interest on late payments, types of contracts it applies to, substantial remedies, date from which interest can be calculated.
Generally written contracts specify a date for completion of the works. Whichever method is used failure to complete the work by the specified date may leave the scaffolder open to employer's claims. This guidance outlines the circumstances and how different situations can be managed.
Other than for very small contracts most contracts of any size have a pre-contract meeting. The primary purpose of the meeting is often for the parties to clarify specific points in the enquiry and quotation. This guidance outlines items to be covered in the meeting, pitfalls and a recommended strategy.
The supply of hoists, for the use of others, by scaffolding contractors as part of a typical scaffolding contract can give rise to a number of problems, particularly if the equipment is being cross hired from another supplier under the CPA terms and conditions. This guidance outlines the main issues and possible solutions.
Daywork is a method of valuing construction work according to the time spent carrying out work together with the value of the plant and materials resources used. It is an alternative to valuing work by measurement. This guidance outlines when daywork can be charged, how it can be calculated an d administration.
A licence is required in order to erect a scaffold on or above the public highway. The licence is issued under section 169 of the Highways Act 1980, generally by the highway authority responsible for the particular stretch of highway. This guidance indicates the type of information that may be required.
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