Tuesday, 14 August 2012

An Olympian deal on New SPON's & BCIS 2013 Pricing Books

We're taking10% OFF, plus FREE POSTAGE on all orders placed before 30th September 2012.

The new 2013 pricing books will be publishing between end of August and beginning of October 2012.

The UK Construction industry is suffering like no other part of the economy in this recession.  So in addition to our lower prices, we're also adding FREE POSTAGE.

This is our best deal ever on SPON's and BCIS Pricing Books, so why pay more?, grab a piece of gold now.

click on SPON's 2013 Pricing Books or BCIS 2013 Pricing Books

Thursday, 2 August 2012

August Deal of Deals

We're offering FREE Postage on JCT 2011 Building Contracts during August on top of our 10% discount.

This is the best deal ever on JCT 2011 Contracts.

The UK Construction Industry is being squeezed, so we are here to help by squeezing the costs to builders, and now is the time to fill your boots with JCT 2011 Contracts!!

JCT 2011 FREE Postage

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Extending and Improving Your Home?

Extending and Improving Your Home : An Introduction

House extensions and improvements have gained enormously in popularity as a way of providing more space and enhanced living conditions. While there are many books that deal with the construction, there are few sources that combine the planning, construction and regulatory aspects into one easily accessible source. By focusing on specific building elements – foundations, walls, roofs, services, finishes etc – the book neatly provides a comprehensive, accessible guide to the areas of home improvement that cause most concern for householders.  Read more...

List Price: £29.95, Our Price £25.46

Monday, 23 July 2012

NEW - A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Professional Services Contract

It identifies the roles and responsibilities of each of the named functions within the contract, explains the approaches required to achieve a successful working relationship between all parties, and examines all the procedures in the PSC. The book explains the links between the various sections of the contract to assist the reader with cross referencing, and covers all the variations created by the Main and Secondary Options.  Read More.....

List Price: £69.99, Our Price £59.49

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book - New Edition

This second edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage.


List Price: £18.99, Our Price £16.15

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Professional Services Agreements: A guide for construction professionals

This book is an essential reference for consultants, project managers, architects as well as their legal advisers and insurers, enabling them to better understand and negotiate the contracts prepared by the client side of the industry for their professional services.

ICE Dispute Resolution Procedures just published

ICE Dispute Resolution Procedures combines in one volume the up-to-date Adjudication Procedure, Arbitration Procedure, Conciliation/Mediation Procedure and Dispute Board Procedure.

The procedures can be used with almost all forms of contract, are applicable throughout the construction industry, and allow for prompt resolution regardless of the size or nature of the dispute.

Monday, 30 April 2012

New CESMM4 for Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers has published its long awaited new Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement – CESMM4 – well established for over 20 years as the standard for the preparation of bills of quantities in civil engineering work. This much anticipated fourth edition, CESMM4, brings the method into line with changes in industry practices.

This edition, which has been updated to incorporate all the newest technologies and is contract neutral for the first time, can be used across contract suites including with NEC, FIDIC and ICC.

Without the limitations on the form of contract or the National Standards, CESMM4 is the most accessible and vital edition to date, essential for all civil engineering and construction projects across the world.  Read more....

Buy now and Save 15% before the end of May 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012

20% of UK Construction Sites Fail Safety Checks

In a recent HSE survey nearly one in five construction sites failed safety checks during a national initiative to improve.

Inspectors targeted sites where refurbishment or repair work was being carried out as part of an annual, month-long drive across Britain with the aim of reducing the risk of death, injury and ill health.

The focus was on high-risk activity including working at height and ensuring sites were in 'good order', being clean and tidy with clear access routes.

Falls from height remain one of the most common causes of deaths and major injury and responsible for the largest proportion of enforcement notices 49%.

Builders should check the HSE guide Health and Safety in Roof Work, there really are no excuses.

RICS launches New Rules of Measurement NRM 1 & NRM 2

The New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are a suite of documents issued by the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group. These have been developed to provide a standard set of measurement rules that are understandable to all those involved in a construction project. The rules aim to take a cradle-to-grave approach to the procurement of construction projects, and include cost estimating, works procurement and post-construction procurement. 

As well as covering the traditional costs that are reflected in measurable building work, the NRM encompass a range of other issues. These include overheads, profit and inflation, and other costs including consultants' fees, land costs, and planning obligations. Guidance is also provided on dealing with tax allowances and grants. 

Part of the rationale for the new rules is to provide central governments, local governments and other public sector bodies with a value-for-money framework. More accurate cost estimation should also give reassurance to banks which are lending for construction projects. RICS supports the need to develop standard methods of measurement and reporting for sustainability across the property, land and construction sectors through the use of the NRM. Although the NRM are based on UK practice, the basic principles should be applicable globally. Read more...

NRM 1: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for capital building works, provides fundamental guidance on the quantification of building works for the purpose of preparing cost estimates and cost plans. Direction on how to quantify other items forming part of the cost of a construction project, but which are not reflected in the measurable building work items, is also provided – i.e. preliminaries, overheads and profit, project team and design team fees, risk allowances, inflation, and other development and project costs. Read More....
List Price: £45.00 Pre-Order Price £38.25 until 30th April 2012

NRM 2:detailed method of measurement for capital building works, provides fundamental guidance on the detailed measurement and description of building works for the purpose of obtaining a tender price. The rules address all aspects of bill of quantities (BQ) production, including setting out the information required from the employer and other construction consultants to enable a BQ to be prepared, as well as dealing with the quantification of non-measurable work items, contractor designed works and risks. Guidance is also provided the content, structure and format of BQ, as well as the benefits and uses of BQ.  Read More...
Price: £45.00
Pre-Order Price £38.25 until 30th April 2012

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New NEC3: A User's Guide

Save 15% Off the New - NEC3: A User's Guide

Author:  Jon Broome
Edition: 2 Rev ed
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Imprint: Institution of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 9780727741097
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Pub Date: 15/05/2012

Comments on the new book.

‘…a must read for Employers, Consultants, Contractors and Subcontractors...’ Trevor Exton, Commercial Director, Jackson Civil Engineering Group Ltd

‘…everyone and anyone having anything to do with the NEC should read this book.’ Rudi Klein, Chief Executive – SEC Group

‘…the contractual bible for users on how to implement and get the best from an NEC3 contract’ Glenn Hide, NEC3 Managing Consultant, GMH Planning Ltd

Written in an engaging style, the guide introduces the NEC3 family of contracts, and how they fit together, and provides a better understanding of how to build up and assemble a contract and how to run an NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) for successful project outcomes.

Act now and Save 15% before 30th April 2012

List Price £35.00, Our Price £29.75

Click here and you can also Save 10% on all NEC3 Contracts and Books

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

New BCIS 2012 Price Books

Save 10% on these new BCIS 2012 Price Books:
BCIS publish three new 2012 editions of their best selling books in March

 It is an essential resource to plan and budget for building maintenance. Contains the latest labour, materials and plant hire costs for maintenance work, repairs and rehabilitation - helping you plan and budget more effectively. The new 2012 edition has been completely updated and includes around 100 new items spread across all trades.
List Price £145.00 Our Price £130.50

BCIS Estimating Cost Guide for Small Works 2012
The 'must have' book for estimating and pricing of domestic sized extensions and loft conversions up to approximately £60,000.  This book makes pricing quick and easy by providing the user with no less than 256 standard estimates of varying size and construction.

List Price £59.99,  Our Price £54.00

BCIS Painting and Decorating Price Book 2012
 The most reliable price book available to the painting and decorating sector of the industry suitable for projects up to approximately £30,000.
List Price £39.99, Our Price £35.99

Monday, 5 March 2012

Save 20% off NEW Griffiths Building Price Book before the end of March

Griffiths has just launched the new 2012 edition of its best selling Pricing book for the construction industry.  This now the most up-to-date pricing book available to builders.

Edition: 58 ed
Publisher: Franklin & Andrews
ISBN: 9781901856330
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 578 pages

We know times are very tough in the construction industry and whilst the publishers have held the price for the last few years, Which Building Contract is adding to the cost saving by offering this new 2012 edition at an amazing discount of 20% for the month of March.

Griffiths is the ideal guide to pricing typical mid-scale new work projects up to £1 million in value and mid to small scale alterations and repairs up to £50,000 in trade order.  This book has remained an industry standard for over 50 years and continues to gain strength.

The new Griffiths is now available in a variety of formats to suit customers needs, as a traditional paperback book, or PDF eBook format for those using eBook readers; also a CD-Rom version for computers which includes a free estimating software package. 

SAVE 20% off These Recommended Retail Prices Before 30th March 2012 at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk.
Book                £99.40       
EBook              £99.40     £119.28inc. VAT
CD                   £99.40     £119.28inc. VAT
Book & CD      £149.10    £168.98inc. VAT
EBook & CD    £149.10    £178.92inc. VAT

Friday, 17 February 2012

How to avoid bad builders and bad customers

Let’s face it; there are good and bad builders and customers alike.  Yet everyone can protect themselves from the disreputable ones by using the JCT Home Owner contract for peace of mind and legal protection.

 The JCT Home Owner Building Contract only costs £22.50 and is a simple four page document, written in plain English, plus it carries the "Crystal mark" for plain English, so it is easy to understand by all parties.
The government commissioned the JCT to create the contract to cover home owners having building work such as extensions and alterations, or repairs done to their homes.

The contract covers all the basic details required and is legally binding in the courts.  There are two copies of the contract in each pack, one copy for the householder and one for the builder.

By using the JCT Home Owner Contract, builders and home owners can protect themselves from the unreliable, cheating and downright fraudulent types, whether they are the builder, or the home owner.

Unfortunately for builders, many customers do not fully understand the problems involved in carrying out repairs, or alterations and the unforeseen difficulties that can come to light as work progresses.  Customers are also prone to ask for extra work to be done, which they will be unwilling to pay for at the end.

Neither party should be afraid, or unwilling to use this contract.  Those that won't, you are probably best avoiding.

So for peace of mind all round for both parties, the best and safest option is to use the JCT Home Owner Building Contract.

JCT Home Owner Building Contract (HOB)
ISBN: 9780414041714
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
List Price: £22.50 inc. VAT
Available from www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Save 10% off the New 7th Edition Building Regulations in Brief

Building Regulations in Brief - Save 10% before 30th March 2012

Authors: Ray Tricker & Sam Alford
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9780415809696
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1056 pages, 215 black & white tables, 3 colour illustrations, 238 black & white line drawings
Pub Date: 13/02/2012

The most popular and trusted guide to the building regulations, Building Regulations in Brief is updated regularly to reflect constant changes. Now in its seventh edition, it has sold over 28,000 copies since its first publication in 2003.

This new edition includes the latest on all the significant amendments to Building Regulations, Planning Permission and the Approved Documents that occurred in October 2010 and includes changes to Parts F and L, as well as Approved Documents A, C, and J. There are also changes reflecting the consolidation of the building regulations included.
The simple, no-nonsense approach to the regulations, without delving too deeply into detail, has always made it a firm favourite with all those involved in the building industry including designers, building surveyors and inspectors, students and architects. A ready reference giving practical information, it enables compliance in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible.

 Building Regulations in Brief cuts through the confusion to explain the meaning of the regulations, their history, current status, requirements, associated documentation and how local authorities view their importance, as well as emphasizing the benefits and requirements of each regulation. It's an essential purchase for anyone needing to comply with the building regulations.


1. The Building Act 1984
2. The Building Regulations 2010
3. The Requirements of the Building Regulations
4. Planning Permission
5.Requirements for Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval
6. Meeting the Requirements of the Building Regulations

Our Price £26.09, List Price £28.99

Hurry, buy now before 30th March 2012 at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk

Thursday, 9 February 2012

New 5th Edition of Building Contract Casebook

SAVE 10% off this new 5th edition of the highly popular
Building Contract Casebook

Author: Michael Furmston
Edition: 5 Rev ed
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780470655924
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 504 pages
Pub Date: 10/02/2012

The Building Contract Casebook has always been an essential reference for anyone involved in building contract disputes, and this is the latest update since 2006 and includes recent major cases and court decisions.

The problem for builders is that the major part of the law is laid down in decided cases, and construction professionals need be familiar with these cases but the information is scattered throughout a large number of law reports.

This new 5th edition brings together a wide range of cases on the main aspects of the law of construction contracts, states the principle established by each case and gives a summary of the facts and the decision.  The casebook presents the leading cases on each topic, together with many lesser-known but important decisions.

List Price £89.99 Our Price £80.99

Buy Now and Save 10% before 30th March 2012, got to www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk

Malcolm Bartlett
Tel: 0844 567 5087
Email: malcolmb@goeshere.co.uk

Monday, 6 February 2012

HSE Books now added to our web site

 SAVE 10% off the list prices

We are pleased to announce that we have now added the various titles published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE Books), concerned with the construction industry.  

These include titles such as the Health & Safety Law Poster, Accident Report Book, Managing Health and Safety in Construction, LOLER, PUWER and Health & Safety in Roof Work.  

To see the full list of these essential safety guides for anyone working, commissioning building works, or managing a construction site visit our store at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk and save 10% off the list prices.

Friday, 3 February 2012

New Edition of PSA Schedule of Rates for Decoration Work 2012

SAVE 10% off the list price

Ninth Edition
Author: Carillion
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
ISBN: 9780117069336
Binding: Paperback
Extent:    76 pages
Published: 13 Jan 2012

The new 9th edition (previous 8th edition published in 2007) of the PSA Schedule of Rates for Decoration Work 2012 is aimed at Measured Term Contracts and provides a definitive price guide for estimating, tendering and contracting for all aspects of decoration work.
The PSA Schedule of Rates for Decoration Work covers Employer's requirements for temporary works, Contractor's general cost items for temporary works, Decorative papers and fabrics, Painting and clear finishing and Signs and notices.
The list price is £100.00, but customers can get it for just £90.00 until 30th March 2012.

This new edition of the guides is produced as a companion to the PSA Schedule of Rates series for estimating, tendering and contracting work in the construction industry, published by the TSO (The Stationery Office).

Which Building Contract supplies all the different price guides and related estimating books for all types of building works.  Also, all the current forms of building contract used in the UK construction industry.  All are available from their web site at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Save 10% on New PSA Schedule of Rates for Landscape Management 2012

SAVE 10%

Fourth Edition
Author: Carillion
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
Extent: 312 pages    
ISBN: 9780117069282  
Binding: Hardback
Published: 25 Nov 2011

 Save 10% on this is new fourth edition of the PSA Schedule of Rates for Landscape Management, last updated in 2005, it is aimed at Measured Term Contract Procurement and is the definitive guide for estimating, tendering and contracting work in the industry. The reference guide for estimating, tendering and contracting all types of landscape work.

The PSA Schedule of Rates for Landscape Management covers the following sections: General directions, Employer's requirements, Contractor's general cost items, Demolition, alteration and renovation, Groundwork, In situ concrete, Masonry, Windows, doors and stairs, Surface finishes, Furniture and equipment, Building fabric sundries, Paving, planting and fencing, Disposal systems and Piped supply systems.

List Price: £180.00, Our Price £160.00

These new editions of the guides are produced as a companion to the PSA Schedule of Rates series for estimating, tendering and contracting work in the construction industry, published by the TSO (The Stationery Office).  Save 5% discount on the other PSA titles.

Which Building Contract supplies all the different price guides and related estimating books for all types of building works. Also, all the current forms of building contract used in the UK construction industry. All are available from our web site at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk.